Andrew Hymas - Media Professional

A Brief Summary of My Career

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Work Experience

Silvergate Media Inc. (June 2016 – Present)
Line Producer; Hilda, Octonauts, development and special projects

  • Line Producer for the Netflix 2D animated series Hilda, based on the books by Luke Pearson
  • Drafted animation writing and production schedules in collaboration with creative producers and studios
  • Point of contact for animation studios in Canada and Ireland for development and series production
  • Cost reported on projects and assisted with finance planning for series production and fulfillment costs
  • Drafted budget estimates and schedules for development and special projects (promos, commercials, etc.)

Silvergate Media Inc. (March 2014 – June 2016)
Production Manager; Octonauts and special projects

  • Production manager for the CG animated series Octonauts, working with the SGM creative department, animation studio, and creators to meet production requirements, maintain communication and work out challenges
  • Responsible for tracking and maintaining the production schedule, proactively anticipating scheduling issues, developing plans to resolve them and creating detailed calendars for SGM staff
  • Point of contact for production with overseas animation studio, checking in regularly on progress and reporting to the SGM head of production
  • Drafted contract requests and reviewed agreements for vendors, talent, writers, and studios with legal department

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, FX Productions (Aug 2013 – Nov 2013)
Graphic Designer

  • Created motion graphic animations for field produced segments, including title cards, lower thirds, transitions and short full-screen animated clips
  • Developed and pitched ideas for motion and still image graphics to supplement field segments
  • Implemented visual effects, including motion/planar tracking, particle simulation, and screen replacement
  • Provided coverage for day-of production by creating graphics for monologue and in-studio segments

Whiteboard Animation/Motion Graphics NYC (November 2012 – August 2013)
Freelance Producer

  • Supervised animation production and maintained production schedules for projects
  • Drafted project budgets and submitted weekly reports on the financial status of projects and studio operations
  • Assigned project tasks to artists, ensuring that they understood and were able to execute the work
  • Point of contact for clients, maintaining communication and addressing their needs
  • Improved workflow by instructing animators on best practices and maximizing efficiency

Therefore Productions (January 2008 – October 2012)
Freelance Producer, Writer, Editor

  • Produced commercials, promos, music videos, event coverage, and comedy shorts
  • Drafted budgets and documentation for project proposals and RFP submissions
  • Supervised editing, animation, VFX, and compositing in post-production
  • Edited projects, created motion graphics, authored DVDs, and prepared videos for online publishing
  • Field produced, scouted locations and assisted with equipment setup on shoots

Tapestry International (August 2005 – Sept 2007)
Producer, Associate/Segment

  • Proposed, wrote, and produced segments for the Discovery Channel series Assignment Discovery
  • Producer and head writer for the Emmy Award-winning series Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye
  • Functioned as field producer and 2nd unit camera for shoots in the NY/NJ area
  • Coordinated post-production process and assisted with editing, voice over lay-in and DVD publishing
  • Checked all outgoing Tapestry programs for quality control

Second Floor Films (June 2009 – July 2009)
Post-Production Coordinator

  • Retrieved images and releases from photographers for documentary use
  • Created database for organizing media release information and generating reports
  • Logged and captured footage, swapped high resolution images for online edit
  • Assisted with motion graphics and finishing for final delivery

Talking Points Memo (July 2009 – Auh 2009, May 2010)
Freelance Video Production Consultant

  • Edited and formatted videos for the various Talking Points Memo news sites
  • Pulled videos from a Snapstream DVR server for cut down using closed captioning transcripts
  • Set up and coordinated purchasing for a satellite/fiber interview room for TPM reporters
  • Created site graphics for feature stories, photo galleries, and video clip boards
  • Selected, cropped, and formatted photos for news articles and the site front page
  • Worked under tight deadlines in a newsroom setting, managing requests from several reporters at once

Viacom (March – June 2008)
Video Content Assistant

  • Provided support for litigation by sorting video clips through a content management system
  • Needed to understand clip attributes and have a broad knowledge of Viacom content from channels such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and Spike

Eagle Plans (RJF) (summers 2001, 2002, 2004)
Administrative Assistant

  • Performed transactions and made travel plans for the financial adviser
  • Functioned as a receptionist in the office and on the phone
  • Prepared reports and research files for clients

Boston College Fine Arts Department (Sept – Dec 2002)
Administrative Assistant

  • Organized and operated the e-mail list-serv for Film Majors and Minors
  • Performed general office and clerical tasks

Education

Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences (Fall 2001 – Spring 2005)

  • Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Film Studies and Philosophy
  • Studied film/television theory and learned basic production and field skills

School of Visual Arts, Continuing Education (Spring 2009, Fall 2011)

  • Completed courses “Introduction to Computer Animation with Maya”, “Producing Animation”, and “Producing Commercials for Television in the 21st Century”

Technical Skills

Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator), Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, Octopus/PMI, WordPress, HTML/CSS, DSLR/tapeless cameras, Mac/PC proficient

Honors/Memberships

Producers Guild Member, 2008 Emmy Award winner, member NATAS New York chapter, Tribeca Film Festival 15-Second Film Competition finalist, Golden Key Honor Society, Eagle Scout

Recommendations

“Andrew Hymas is a smart, talented young man. He’s a proven multi-tasker with a firm grasp on the production process from writing scripts and navigating rights and clearances, to assisting on shoots and managing post production. Andrew can work well within existing systems, and offer valuable insights toward improving those systems. He’s also reliable and ethically minded.”
– Karen Carlson, Vice President , Tapestry International Productions
“Andrew has now worked for TPM Media in several capacities, first as a video production intern and more recently as a consultant building our video studio and sat uplink. Andrew is extremely capable, smart, works very hard and he’s always matched or exceeded my expectations in all the projects he’s done for us. I recommend him without reservation.”
– Josh Marshall, Editor & Publisher, TPM Media
“Andrew Hymas served as an intern at WNET for the Performance & Arts department from January – April 2010. During that period Andrew assisted with the Great Performances / SundayArts unit, screening footage, transcribing interviews, assisting with shoots both internally and on location, conducting research (where he showed an exceptional talent for writing), securing photo licenses and other administrative duties. Andrew was not only efficient and effective in his tasks, but pro-active in providing additional materials that could be of help to program producers. On shoots he was helpful and inquisitive without intruding into the process. We believe Andrew was an ideal intern and we wish him success in the future.”
– Joan Hershey, Executive Director / Producer, WNET – PBS Channel Thirteen New York