Andru Scott Anderson
Assistant Professor, Communication & Media Studies, University of Mary Hardin Baylor (August 2015 - Present)
Lecturer, Communication Studies, Baylor University (August 2008 – May 2015)
MFA, Film & Media Arts, Southern Methodist University (2014) - Kappa Tau Alpha
MA, Communication Studies, Baylor University (1997) - Emphasis on Broadcast Management
BA, Telecommunications, Baylor University (1995) - Radio/Television/Film degree
Numerous technical and professional conferences, seminars and workshops
· Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
April, 1999 - December, 2007
Applied Materials, Inc. - Santa Clara, CA
On-line Communications Project Manager December, 2004 – December, 2007
The focus of this position involves researching Internet trends, recommending technologies and coordinating vendors for implementation and development of on-line improvements of appliedmaterials.com.
Secondary responsibilities are the creation of processes for appliedmaterials.com, in-house developed tools, in-house daily tasks and the use of departmental resources.
This position also includes the research, script writing, storyboarding and production of the award-winning “How to” series on appliedmaterials.com. These animated presentations describe technical topics of the semiconductor industry. Topics include: How to Make a Microchip, How to Make a Flat-Panel Display, How Clean is a Cleanroom, How to Make a Transistor, What is Nanomanufacturing Technology and What is Solar Power.
Streaming Media Technologist April, 1999 – December, 2004
The primary responsibility included the design, deployment, coordination, production of content, and management of a cutting-edge global streaming media infrastructure. The product, named AMTV, is comprised of network-level routing server farms with custom streaming media applications; including a six-channel music broadcast system and an on-line media encoder.
Other responsibilities of this position included technology research, project management, media production, media development, architecting streaming media products for internal customers, developing web-based streaming media encoding system, process creation for digital media production, streaming and web server administrator, digital media production system creation, development of on-line departmental tools, integration of on-line productivity tools, and training employees globally on streaming media production.
A notable project involved the researching, advising, creating process documentation, and integration of a digital asset management system for multi-departmental deployment.
May, 1996 - March, 1999
Andersen Worldwide (Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting) - St. Charles, IL
Events Producer (Project Manager) Sept, 1998- March, 1999
The responsibilities of this position included project planning and management for corporate events, production of corporate events, research new technology trends for the events industry, negotiation with vendors for on-site support of equipment and establishing relationships with internal clients.
Major accomplishments included estimation, coordination and installation of computers used during a large (2000+participants) government event, coordination of an external vendor trade fair with 40+ vendors and 1200+ participants, production of an industry focused seminar with 200+ particiapants, coordination and management of a 4-day videotaped seminar with 500+participants.
Digital Media Post-Production Specialist Aug, 1996 - Sept, 1998
This position allowed me opportunities to edit, compress and deliver the majority of digital media for a global company. While maintaining the production facilities, I was also involved with assessing project requirements, preparing production elements and assist on shoots and make suggestions when digital media was the deliverable. As this position developed, it included researching new technologies, scope and procure hardware/software for multimedia production and train new employees on digital media production.
Major accomplishments include the creation of the digital media production facility at Andersen Worldwide, creation of media for distribution on CD-ROMs, helped to set the digital media standards for Arthur Andersen, consulted on numerous standards for a variety of internal websites and creation of sound effects for digital distribution.
Aug, 1995 - March, 1999
Rhythm House Productions - Mobile DJ/Professional Audio
Owner Aug, 1995 - March, 1999
Rhythm House Productions was a mobile DJ/professional audio support company that was hired out for 50-80 jobs a year. This company provided an opportunity for me to understand the business skills required to run a small company. Additional skills of marketing, customer relations and entertainer were required.
July, 1990 - March, 1999
Audiotech, Inc. - Westport, MO
Contractor Sept, 1992 - March, 1999
Major responsibilities of this position included the installation of professional sound and lighting equipment in venues around the U.S., the maintenance and repair installed equipment, the design of sound and lighting systems, and consultation with clients regarding equipment needs
Mobile DJ/Technician July, 1990-Aug, 1992
Responsibilities included entertaining party goers at events with 100-1000 participants, setting up and maintaining sound equipment and training of new party DJs.
Oct, 1993 - June, 1995
Sonance, Inc/KBRQ - Waco, Texas
PSA Director/On-Air Announcer
While at KBRQ, I held the positions of public service announcement (PSA) director and on-air announcer. Responsibilities included reviewing and producing PSAs for air and running a leading radio show for its daypart.
· Mobile entertainer, Sky High Productions, Waco, Texas
· Production director/Announcer, KWBU, Waco, Texas
Film and Digital Media: What is Baylor Doing – April 2011
Session Description: This presentation was given at BEA about how Baylor University approaches video, projects and storytelling at a Sony sponsored talk.
Managing Media in a Corporate Environment - A RealNetworks Webinar
Streaming Media East 2001 - Insider Q&A
Session Description: This insider Q&A session is your chance to ask questions of and get advice from individuals inside Fortune 1000 organizations that have implemented their own streaming applications to improve communications and training, cut costs, and achieve a sustainable ROI.
Streaming Media East 2001 - Powering your Business with IP-Based Communications Tools
Session Description: Web and videoconferencing is being used in boardrooms all over America to deliver online presentations and interviews to a global audience while reducing travel costs and enhancing business relationships. CEO broadcasts are becoming a common method of management to disseminate information to a global workforce. This session examined how and why Fortune 1000 companies are taking advantage of the newest streaming and IP-based applications and services to enhance communications, and how your organization might benefit from these ideas.
RealNetworks Conference 2001 - Deploying cutting-edge streaming media system in the Enterprise
Session Description: This panel discussion focused on deploying streaming media within an enterprise and the considerations one must take for the success of deployment.
RealNetworks Conference 2001 - A customer’s view of the industry
Session Description: This Q&A session was a time where industry insiders and vendors could ask leading streaming media customers’ questions regarding the state of the industry and where it was heading.
Real Partner Conference 2001 - A view from the customer
Session Description: This presentation was given to around 200 representatives of RealNetwork’s Partner program. It was comprised of a pre-planned presentation that outlined Applied Materials’ streaming media roadmap (past and present) and what customers of the audience expected of the RealNetworks’ partners. A Q&A session followed.
Real Network Conference 2000 - Streaming in the Enterprise
Session Description: This panel discussion covered the basics of deployment and use of streaming media within an enterprise.
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