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Christopher Dawes
http://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherdawes • christopherdawes@mac.com • (646) 322-8209

Summary of Contributions
Speaks the language of Technology, Business, and Media, bridging the gap between them all. Transforms disparate ideas into powerful
decision-making tools that will bring value to the organization. Rolls up sleeves to craft compelling stories, award-winning strategy, clear
processes, creative visuals, and concise management reporting. Leads teams to solutions that will be a business success and a wise
spend of resources. An accomplished public speaker and published author. References available upon request.
EXPERIENCE

AFTER STONEWALL PRODUCTIONS, Brooklyn, NY

2010-Present

Product Manager / Social Networking Promoter

Generated 2,904,133 impressions & 924 clicks via social networking campaign to promote pioneering film festival cruise.
• Supervised matrix-managed subcontractors, ensuring completion of project components on schedule and to specification.
• Composed effective and up-to-date disaster recovery plans, workflows and versioning standards for the project.
• Enabled remote collaboration between project stakeholders across the globe.
• Built digital asset management repository using off the shelf technologies.
• Produced historical reenactments and current events for inclusion in documentary.

GRACE CHURCH BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn, NY

2008-Present

Social Networking Ministry

Attracted 90 “likes” to the church’s new Facebook page.
• Produced short video segments highlighting church ministries.
• Updated parish Facebook page with church events, sermons, and related articles.

(2008-Present)

Parishioner
(2002-Present)
• Vestry Member, Eucharistic Minister, Eucharistic Visitor, Stephen Minister, Cinematographer for 2011 Hurricane Irene Mission Trip,
Group Marshall NYC Pride Parade (5 consecutive years), Cinematographer for 2009 Hurricane Katrina Mission Trip, Leader of the
Anglican Listening Process, Education for Ministry (Year 3 of 4).
Webmaster
(2002-2007)

Authored new church website using Microsoft Front Page HTML authoring program.
• Modernized look and feel of church branding.
• Maintained church website with updated content, sermons, etc. on a daily basis. Answered web inquiries from parishioners.

IN THE LIFE MEDIA, New York, NY

2009-2010

Product Development Consultant

Recommended new product and distribution opportunities for video newsmagazine.

Edited raw video footage using Apple Final Cut Studio, including sound correction and color correction.
• Researched multimedia content related to current video projects in the pipeline.

MEDIAMERX, New York, NY

2009-2010

Co-Producer
• Produced 6 episode proof of concept for web news and feature show incorporating green screen technology.
• Grew user base of over 60,000 in 2 months.

Developed economically viable business model to put series into mainstream production with attractive return on investment.

MEDIAMORPH, New York, NY

2009-2010

Project Manager

Conducted SAS-70 readiness assessment of venture-funded startup specializing in Internet, Mobile and IPTV Video.

Authored needs assessment and business requirements, detailing both tactical and strategic solutions to pass audit.

Interfaced with some of most respected individuals in broadband media and Internet ad serving.

THE LEVIN INSTITUTE, New York, NY

2009-2010

JumpStart NYC Fellowship

Selected as 1 of 50 inaugural participants out of over 200 applicants.

Developed new entrepreneurial skills and adapted existing corporate skills to drive NYC venture startups.
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Christopher Dawes
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, New York, NY

2005-2009

Product Manager

Reduced product development costs by over $2,100,000.00. Overhauled feature request prioritization process. Created simple,
effective, and transparent process that became the division standard for software development.

Decreased operating expenses by $750,000 per year. Evangelized enhancement request to correct malformed securities
instructions incurring yearly repair fees. Cost to build request was $8,000.

Spoke in front of over 200 employees detailing new product capabilities in an auditorium / webinar setting.

Published 3 daily blogs representing Product Management, Diversity Initiatives, and Six Sigma organizations.

Created concise, accessible and polished proposals, presenting them in face-to-face meetings with C-Level executives.

Established vision and strategy for electronic banking product using Waterfall software development methodology.

Pioneered Agile SDLC methodology for software development and SCRUM cycles for design of Adobe Flex based replacement of
legacy Java Swing / Javascript based instruction capture system.

Represented divisional interests in enterprise-wide social networking pilot of IBM Lotus Quickr and QuickPlace software.

THE CENTER, New York, NY

2005-2009

Cable Television Project Manager

Produced over 30 mini-documentaries for televised and online newsmagazine, specializing in stories about religion & spirituality.

Trained 2 teams of inexperienced volunteers in all aspects of Final Cut Pro. Several are now pursuing careers in video as a result.

Filmed over 17 live events using Sony PDX-10 video camera, Sennheiser E100 wireless lavalier and Lowell lighting kits.

Monitored internet traffic and impressions using Blip.TV, TubeMogul, WebTrends, etc.

Edited raw video footage using Apple Final Cut Pro, Color, Soundtrack Pro, LiveType, Motion, Avid, and Adobe After Effects.

CITIGROUP, New York, NY

1988-2005

Technology Infrastructure Program Manager & Webmaster
(2003-2005)

Defended combined revenue at risk of $3,160,000,000.00. Completed unprecedented 90-day SEC 17-A4 regulatory project on
time, within scope, and under budget.
• Updated product portfolio website with updated content and structure using Adobe Dreamweaver HTML authoring program.

Interviewed and wrote news articles for division’s employee relations website, posting articles using Adobe Dreamweaver.

Received personal commendation from CEO, Global Corporate and Investment Bank.
E-commerce Web Product Manager
(2001-2003)

Expedited $80,000,000,000.00 asset transfer from prior custodian, contingent upon timely delivery of web-based securities trade
instruction product.

Increased revenue by $3,000,000.00 and increased share of wallet by $1,000,000.00. Launched interface to third party vendor
platform on schedule and within budget, resulting in superior product offering and increased sales in Scandinavia.

Program managed 8 interactive e-Commerce web initiatives for institutional clients worldwide.

Interfaced with Java, Crystal Reports, and Data Warehouse engineering departments.

Conceptualized, iterated, and produced visual wireframe prototypes for new website designs.

Conducted face-to-face external client usability interviews and testing.
Relationship Management Team Leader

Supervised and developed staff of 17 accountants serving institutional clients in North America.

Increased return on investment by 20% for an institutional client’s Defined Contribution plan.

(1999-2001)

Early career history
(1987-1999)
Progressive assignments in Accounting and Relationship Management with Citibank and MONY Financial Services.

EDUCATION



Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Bank of New York Mellon, New York, NY. 2006.
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry and French, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY. 1987.

SOFTWARE






Adobe: Premier, After Effects, Soundbooth, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver .
Apple: Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Color, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor, iWork, iLife, iWeb.
Avid: Media Composer.
Microsoft: Project, Access, Visio, Front Page, Expression, Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
Other: Cinema 4D, Blender, OmniGraffle.

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Christopher Dawes – Addendum
PRESS APPEARANCES
JumpStart NYC Promotional Video

Time Magazine

Subject
Speaking about personal experiences transitioning
from Financial Services to Media. 2011.

Subject
A print magazine interview about participating in the
Unemployment Olympics. 2009.

NY-1

Newsweek Magazine

Subject
New York City television interview about the
JumpStart NYC fellowship program. 2009.

Subject
A print magazine interview about participating in the
Unemployment Olympics. 2009.

Süddeueutsche Zeitung

Byline Magazine

Subject
A German newspaper interview about the JumpStart
NYC fellowship program. 2009.

Author
A print magazine interview about the economic crisis
and changing careers. 2009.

PRODUCER

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Hurricane Irene Mission Trip

19 Century History Interview

Producer, Camera, Editor, Participant
A short video highlighting Grace Church Brooklyn
Heights’ disaster relief ministry. 2011.

Interviewer, Researcher, Production Manager
Architected in a way that dovetailed with the rest of
the film. Also booked remote location & talent. 2011.

African History Interview

Manor Reenactment

Interviewer, Researcher, Production Manager
An interview conducted in French at the request of
our specialist from Cameroon. 2011.

Director, Camera, Production Manager
Adapted from a short story written by Karl Heinrich
Ulrichs in the 1800’s. 2011.

Oh Bully! Music Video

Grace Church Katrina Mission Trip

Producer, Promoter, Editor
Produced and promoted a music video for
Singer/Songwriter Diane Lincoln. 2010.

Producer, Camera, Editor, Participant
A Hurricane Katrina segment for inclusion in a planned
National Episcopal Church documentary. 2009.

ACTOR

See Something Say Something

Pride of the Ocean

Actor, Propmaster
Cast as the lead character, we filmed underground in
the NYC subway. 2011.

Actor, Production Assistant
I appeared in front of the camera to promote a film
festival cruise I was helping to run. 2010.

Long Night's Journey Into Day

Dr. Joy Lovejoy

Screenplay, Production Manager, Actor
Made for a film race in 24 hours, on 2 hours of
sleep, and with only 2 people. 2008.

Actor, Production Assistant
Cast as the lead in this pratfall-laden slapstick
comedy about oranges. 2008.

CAMERA

Protest March

Light up the Night

Camera
In violation of the law, this was an exciting and risky
event to film. 2008.

Reporter, Camera
Times Square in subzero weather. I conducted oncamera interviews and took turns filming. 2008.

NARRATIVE – LONG FORM

Slektstreff (Family Reunion)

Lakota

Editor
My first foray into editing long form narrative in a
foreign language that I didn’t speak. 2009.

Editor, Production Coordinator
The director and I spent an exciting week scouting
locations and talent. Filming scheduled for 2012.

NARRATIVE – SHORT FORM

Yes and No

Lucky Break

Editor
I successfully salvaged the footage from this stalled
project. This film was my first IMDB credit. 2010.

Actor, Project Coordinator
I built a team, coordinated, and had a brief cameo
for this film race. Won best late entry. 2007.

DOCUMENTARY – LONG FORM

Hidden Things
Associate Producer, Assistant Director, Editor
I am thrilled to be participating in this
groundbreaking documentary. 2012 release.

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Christopher Dawes – Addendum
DOCUMENTARY – SHORT FORM

Film Festival Panels

Reverend Jide Macauley

Camera, Editor
My cousin mentioned my name to the Executive
Director of NewFest, who hired me for the job. 2009.

Editor
A minister’s story of fleeing persecution in Nigeria to
his self-imposed exile in London. 2009.

House of Ninja

Assisted Reproduction (2 Episodes)

Editor
The story of the House of Ninja and the benefits they
bring to their community. 2009.

Camera, Editor
Children and spirituality have become recurring
themes in my work. 2007.

Arthur Laurents

Seventy is the New Twenty

Editor
A tough-as-nails Broadway producer, his touching
personal stories became the focal point. 2008.

Editor
Amber Hollibaugh "stole the show" with her
engaging wit and humor about mortality. 2008.

Bishop Gene Robinson

Sacred Activism

Camera, Editor
Originally not on the show’s schedule, I asked to film
and produce Gene’s talk, being a fan of his. 2008.

Camera, Editor
It was difficult to edit the noted mystic Andrew
Harvey's powerful message to 5 minutes. 2007.

Spiritual Awakenings

Two Spirits

Camera, Editor
There were many memorable quotes in this talk
given by Christian de la Huerta. 2008.

Camera, Editor
I used my own masks and drawings as artistic
touches of my own to this segment. 2007.

The Ultimate Penalty

Inspiration

Camera, Editor
Repurposing some compelling but unused footage of
this was a funding pitch for a feature film. 2006.

Camera, Editor
My first project, I made extensive use of scale,
transparency, and vector coordinates. 2006.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

House of Ninja Credit Roll

Charity Walk Credit Roll

Editor
Masking, compositing, and a clock wipe allowed me
to combine music, poetry, dance, and text. 2009.

Editor
I elected to use opacity and split screen edits to
capture the walk’s energy during the credits. 2008.

Cabaret Credit Roll

Brooklyn Rally Credit Roll

Camera, Editor
I captured the hilarity of the evening while being
short and punchy enough for a credit roll. 2008.

Camera, Editor
I saturated the video footage to create a Technicolor
look tailored to each performer. 2007.

CORPORATE

Terra Forma (12 Episodes)

SportPass.TV (6 Episodes)

Editor, Camera
A monthly television series highlighting innovative
solutions to environmental problems. 2011.

Editor
The 6 episodes in the proof of concept for this sports
series attracted over 65,000 viewers. 2009.

New York Civil Liberties Union

S.W.I.F.T. at Bank of New York Mellon

DVD Architect
I compressed double the normal amount of footage
onto 1 single layer DVD for this project. 2009.

Camera, Editor
The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial
Telecommunications panel discussion. 2008.

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Garden Party 25

Broadway Backwards 3

Camera, Editor
The 3rd consecutive year that I created a
synchronized split screen edit. 2008.

Editor, Production Assistant
I had to interleave our interview footage with 3rd
party performance footage. 2008.

"Home" Staged Reading

Garden Party 24

Editor, Production Assistant
Conveying the plot of a two-hour theatrical piece in 5
minutes, as well as the views of the actors. 2007.

Editor
The 2rd consecutive year that I created a
synchronized split screen edit. 2007.

Miracle on 13th Street Credit Roll

Garden Party 23

Camera
My first time operating a camera solo and a trial by
fire, this event was not set up to be filmed. 2007.

Camera, Editor
Christine Ebersole’s performance became my first
split screen edit. 2006.

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