About Me

(Printable resume)

[EMAIL]

dochoa25@yahoo.com

[YouTube]

http://www.youtube.com/user/DerekOchoaTV

[EDUCATION]

Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA     Graduation: Dec 2011

Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication

Concentration: Broadcast Journalism

Minor: Business Administration

Relevant courses: Broadcast Newsgathering and Producing, Advanced Broadcast, Newsgathering, Media Writing, Visual Communication, Mass Media Law, Media Ethics and Responsibility.

[SKILLS]

Proficient: Final Cut Pro

Knowledge: Edius, Avid, Easy News, Adobe Photoshop, Sony NX camera

[EXPERIENCE]

INTERNSHIPS

WWL-TV Ch 4 New Orleans       June 2011 – August 2011

Paid internship that provided TV news experience. Helped cover Danziger Bridge trial by sending updates from the courthouse to the newsroom. Went out with a reporter and photographer daily to provided help with stories when needed. Was also sent out alone with a photographer to cover stories and events.  Worked in the newsroom, wrote VOs and VO/SOTs for daily newscasts.

REPORTING, PRODUCING, DIRECTING AND ANCHORING

NewsBreak      January 2011 – Present

Create news packages, VO/SOTs and VOs for Newsbreak, a broadcast run by students in the Advanced Broadcast Newsgathering class at LSU. Also help produce and anchor the newscast. Provides experience in television news reporting as well as planning, writing, shooting and producing television newscasts.

VIDEO EDITING

LSU Football      August 2010 – Present

Create original content for www.LesMiles.net, including weekly game recaps and player highlights. Also create “trailer” videos for upcoming games. The site is used as a recruiting tool for prospective student-athletes. All footage is property of LSU Football.

LSU Basketball      July 2009 – November 2009

Created video content for LSU Basketball’s Facebook fan page. Videos were used as a build-up to the first game of the 2009 season. Videos include highlights of Pete Maravich, Shaquille O’Neal and Chris Jackson. All footage was provided by LSU Athletics.

VIDEO SHOOTING AND EDITING

Bayou Bengals Insider      July 2008 – August 2010

Created original content for www.BayouBengalsInsider.com, LSU’s ESPN affiliate website. Shot and edited video at LSU Football spring and fall practices. Also created “hype videos” for upcoming games.

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