Jeff Allen - Resume

TELEVISION PRODUCER ● NEW MEDIA SPECIALIST ● COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL

An innovative, creative thinking, communicator with demonstrable skills in producing cutting edge productions for national television, internet, and corporate or public sector clients. High-standards ensure the best quality material is consistently delivered. An innate ability to connect with people, foster relationships and put people at ease. As a manager, a proven natural organizer and problem solver, who enjoys leading, nurturing, rallying, and excelling.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • 2010 - Present:
    Jeff Allen Productions, Edmonton, AB - www.jeffallenvideo.com

    Owner/Creator

    • Jeff Allen Productions is a new business initiative by its owner Jeff Allen. Since May 2010 the company has leveraged its experience to partner with broadcasters, production companies, and corporate clients to broadcast and webcast impactful stories around the world. Storytelling is Jeff Allen's passion and is the footprint the company would like make in the video production world going forward.
  • 2007 - 2010:
    Statusfirm Media Group, Edmonton, AB - www.statusfirm.com

    Video Production Manager

    • Created Statusfirm's video production division.
    • Launched online television channel www.righttoplaytv.com during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
    • Proposal writing, budgeting and execution of live webcasts for sporting events, conferences, speaking tours, and government presentations.
    • Providing excellent customer service, developing rapport with clients and securing repeat business.
    • Established a strong, talented team that celebrated many successes.
    • Key team member helping launch internet television network, "TheEnergyNews.com".
  • 2006 - 2007:
    Dynacor Media Group, Edmonton, AB

    Producer / Cinematographer

    • Wrote, directed, and shot high-end corporate videos (in high definition) for clients such as EPCOR, City of Edmonton, and AADAC.
    • Worked with animators and editors to create tailor made, client specific videos.
    • Prepared budgets, made presentations to prospective clients, acted as client liaison for ongoing projects.
  • 2003 - 2006:
    Access The Education Station, Edmonton, AB

    Producer / Videographer

    • Integral member of Alberta Motion Picture Award winning show Careers TV, and national program HelpTV.
    • Produced and shot many feature stories across Canada, United States, and South America.
    • Responsible for creating stories for the popular segment 'Off the Beaten Path' for Careers TV.
  • 2000 - 2003:
    Monarch Community Television, Medicine Hat, AB

    Producer / Videographer / Host

    • Researched, wrote, produced, shot, edited, and hosted weekly magazine show, "Plugged In."
    • Created unique, new segments such as "Garage Band" series, and documentaries "Baseball Dreams," and "The River Voyageurs."
    • Mentored new videographer through development of an additional show, "The Beat."
    • Connected with many community members by sharing their stories and giving them a medium for their voice.

EARLY CAREER EXPERIENCE:

  • 2000:
    CJDC Television & Radio, Fort St. John, BC

    • Videographer and radio news host
  • 1998 - 2000:
    A-Channel, Calgary, AB

    • Floor Director, Studio Camera, Production Assistant
  • 1996 - 1998:
    Tri-Ed Ltd., Calgary, AB

    • Inside and outside sales
  • 1992 - 1996:
    Co-op, Calgary, AB

    • Cashier, Grocery Clerk

EDUCATION:

  • 2000:
    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, AB

    • Broadcast News Honors Graduate; Cinema, Television, Stage, & Radio Program
    • Co-developed SAIT Trojan hockey play by play that integrated with college radio station.
  • 1995:
    University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

    • Bachelor of Physical Education, Faculty of Kinesiology

ASSOCIATIONS & VOLUNTEER:

Member: Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association 2003 - Present
Member: Film & Video Arts Alliance, Edmonton, AB 2007 - Present
Volunteer: Strathcona High School, Edmonton, AB 2009 - Present
Volunteer: East Park Little League, Edmonton, AB 2009 - Present
Volunteer: Face Off Against Cancer, Calgary, AB 2008 - Present
Volunteer: Sherwood Park Soccer Association, Sherwood Park, AB 2008
Board Member: Clover Manor Condo Association, Edmonton, AB 2005 - 2006
Volunteer: Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories, Edm, AB 2004 - 2005
Volunteer: Medicine Hat High School, Medicine Hat, AB 2001 - 2003
Volunteer: Southview Community School, Medicine Hat, AB 2003
Volunteer: North Peace Little League, Fort St. John, BC 2000
Volunteer: High School Volleyball Coach, Calgary, AB 1991 - 1996

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS:

  • Hockey Online Training, 2008, Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association (AMPIA) Award
  • CareersTV, New York Special, 2007, AMPIA nomination
  • EPCOR, Orientation Program, 2007, AMPIA nomination
  • CareersTV, The Series, 2006, AMPIA nomination
  • CareersTV, The Series, 2005, AMPIA Award
  • HelpTV, The Series, 2005, AMPIA nomination
  • CSIF Film Festival, Dirty Little Town, 2000, Best 8 mm Film

« Back to About Page