ANDY SHIRE

(971) 404-1531

 

EDUCATION

1994 – 1996 & 1999 – 2001 Columbia Int’l University Columbia, SC
B.S. Bible
Also majored in Communication with a focus in Video Production. Some of the Communication classes included: Writing for the Media, Integrated Marketing Communication, Broadcast Management, Introduction to & Advanced Video Production, Computer Animation, and Web Development.

 

EXTRACURICULAR ACTIVITIES

In June 2001, gathered footage for a missions/evangelical video among the Yanomamo Indians in the Venezuelan rainforest. Also directed, edited, and co-produced the project. The finished video, I’ll Never Go Back: A Shaman’s Story, (the testimony of former shaman Chief Shoefoot) has sold hundreds of copies since its completion and release in March 2002. Profits support the Yanomamo church.

During my senior year of college, I was station manager for the on-campus radio station. I was responsible for hiring volunteer staff and for program scheduling. I was also the “talent” for the morning show.

Recently, I acted as co-producer of an hour-long video parody of 'The Lord of the Rings.' It was completed in November 2003.

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

1988 - 2000. I volunteered my time at Silver Birch Ranch, a summer camp. I worked my way up from a support staff worker to crew supervisor (1995, 1996) and finally to staff director (1998). Directed, shot, and/or edited promotional videos for them (1992, 1994, 1995, & 2000).

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

1989-1993 Media Conversion Corp. Glen Ellyn, IL
Data Entry
Part time. Performed various tasks with computers including optical text scanning, editing, diskette duplication, and file management.

1992-1994 Morning Son Productions Glen Ellyn, IL
Technical Assistant
Part-time. Apprenticeship in a small recording studio. Involved in set-up of microphones and recording to 16 track analog reel-to-reel tape. Engineered the recording of a weekly ten-minute radio program.

1995-1996 CIU, A/V Services Columbia, SC
Student Worker
Part time. Live sound reinforcement for school events and chapel services. (Also worked the same position 1999-2001.)

1995–1996 CIU, Columbia Extension Columbia, SC
Student Worker
Part time/contract. Camera operator for four different IDL (Independent Distant Learning) courses. Two of the courses received national recognition. (Also worked the same position 1999-2002.)

1996–1998 Boca Raton Community Church/Bibletown Boca Raton, FL
Technical Director
Full time. Supervised the sound reinforcement, video, and lighting for weekly church services, the Bible conferences, and concerts. Also chief technician for large stage productions including the annual Easter Pageant.

1998 (Summer) Silver Birch Ranch White Lake, WI
Support Staff Director
Supervised and directly managed the summer volunteer support staff. This involved living with the male staff members, resolving conflicts, planning and organizing weekly staff outings, and offering counsel for spiritual needs.

1998-1999 Antigo, WI
Production/Shift Manager
Full time. While living in Wisconsin I worked at a production facility and also a restaurant while saving for college. I was promoted into leadership roles in both positions.

2002–2003 Sound & Images Columbia, SC
Audio Visual Technician
Full time. Responsible for delivery, set-up, and operation of audio/visual equipment for corporate and political events (including Vice President Dick Cheney, US House Speaker Dennis Hastert, and several state officials of SC). Also responsible for the installation of audio/visual equipment in conference rooms, museums, and houses of worship.

January-March 2004 Stream International Beaverton, OR
Customer Service Representative
Full time/Temporary. Tech-support via e-mail and chat for tax filing software.
Promoted to handling 40 to 60 incoming customer service phone calls per day for publishing software.

April-September 2004 Dee Thomason Ford Gladstone, OR
Sales & Leasing Consultant
Full time. Assisted customers with the purchase of new or pre-owned vehicles. This included communication via telephone, inventory awareness, and accumulating a vast amount of product knowledge.

November-December 2004 Best Buy Clackamas, OR
Sales Associate
Seasonal. Assisted customers with the purchase of digital cameras and camcorders. This included communication with customers in the store and via telephone. I had to accumulate a large amount of product knowledge in a short amount of time. Also, acted as cashier for most transactions I was involved with.


 

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