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Frank Joseph Prinzel
St. Petersburg, FL
727-892-5237
prinzel@bigfoot.com
 

Education

Television Production Specialist,
Miami Lakes Vocational/Technical School

Electronics, General Class FCC License
Lindsay Hopkins Vocational Education Center
Miami, Florida

General Studies
Western Hills Senior High
Cincinnati, Ohio
 

Awards, Fellowships

Letter of appreciation from Mayor David Fischer St. Petersburg Florida for
creation of the Multimedia presentation for the 1996 "All America City"
Competition.
 
Album credit for technical support on Epic records"Don Johnson, Heart Beat"
record album 1986.

Gold Record for assistant recording engineer on Arista records "Expose'
Exposure" record album 1985.
 

Positions Held

8/94 - Present
Multimedia Specialist
City of St. Petersburg's W35AJ TV
175 5th St. North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Programming directing, pre production, post production, editing and shooting air
ready video product. Operation of video equipment i.e. cameras, switchers,
audio mixers, video tape recorder/players, editors, character generators,
automated playback equipment.

Arrange and or perform preventive maintenance, installation, design, and
fabrication of video systems as necessary. Working in cooperation with city
staff to prepare public information and in-house training programs. Install
maintain, and construct computer based nonlinear video, graphic editing and
multimedia presentation systems.
 
 
8/92 - 8/94
Information Specialist
City of St. Petersburg, Marketing & Public Information, City Hall in the Mall
175 5th St. North St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Provide City, County Government, and Transportation information and services to
residents at a kiosk location in Tyrone Square Mall.
 

3/92 - 7/92
Audio Engineer
Club Facade, Miami Beach, Florida

Live sound engineer for ten piece show band. Maintenance of audio equipment.
Coordinate and assist national touring concert artists utilizing in house and
support audio/video equipment.
 

6/90 - 3/92
Audio/Video Technician
Sound Design & Engineering, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
3403 N.W. 9th Ave. Suite 803
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309

Supervision of audio/video and computer systems installation, and end user
training and support. Special emphasis on computer interfaced multimedia presentation systems. Component level service of all related equipment.
 

11/88 - 6/90
Recording Engineer/Electronics Technician
On-Line Recording Studios, Miami Lakes, Florida

Session engineer, studio operations and electronics maintenance featuring PC
MIDI sequencing in addition to analog audio equipment.
 

10/85 - 10/87
Recording Engineer/Electronics Technician
Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
1755 N.E. 149 St.
Miami, Florida

Session engineering and electronics maintenance including disk mastering suite
and five recording studios. Installation, alignment, and servicing of analog and
digital multitrack recorders, recording consoles and outboard gear. Tuning and
maintenance of time aligned control room monitors.
 
 
 Technical Skills:

Multimedia presentation software skills, 3D animation and nonlinear video
editing on PC platforms with experience using Autodesk 3D Studio, Autodesk
Animator Pro, Adobe Premier, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Power Point and Amiga Video Toaster.

Experience with hardware required for graphics and video production at television station W35AJ TV: Grass Valley 110 video switcher, Sony DXC327 cameras, Panasonic DSP800 SVHS ENG camera, Chyron Maxine graphics generator, Sony BETA SP playback & recording decks, Tektroniks multifunction scopes, Yamaha, Sony, Mackie audio mixing consoles.

Miscellaneous audio equipment experience: MCI JH24 24 track Analog audio recorder, MCI JH 110 2 track Analog recorder, Mitsubishi X800 32 track Digital audio recorder, Lexicon, EMT reverberation devices, Solid State Logic SL6000E computer assisted audio console. Record and Repro alignments analog recorders.

Voice over and original music production.

Providing musical score for video productions.

Design and assembly of PC computer workstations, Internet Home Page design.

Macintosh, PC & Amiga environments including image and video capture devices, redundancy storage devices such as RAID arrays used in nonlinear editing Systems.

Audio and Data CD-ROM preparation and recording,

Microsoft DOS, Windows 3. 1 and Windows 95/98 Windows NT installation and
configuration.

Database design in Clarion and DataBoss.
 

Licenses and Certificates

General Class FCC Radiotelephone Operators License
 

Special Projects

Integrated computer technology in video and music production at W35AJ TV for the transition from cable access to broadcast status.

Production of the "Major League Baseball" video and
"Community Oriented Policing" video for the St. Petersburg Police Dept.

Designed and prepared "All America City" multimedia Power Point presentation.

Department Lead for Y2K compliance.

Member of Internet Host Bid Review Committee, City of St. Petersburg.

Submitted a design proposal for the upgrading and updating of the City of St.
Petersburg's Council Chambers, to accommodate multimedia presentations at the City's request.

Radio Frequency Pointer/Utility for ABC Sports at J C Penny Classic through
Unitel Mobile Production facilities.

BETA Tester for Pinnacle Systems, manufacturers of broadcast and consumer video production systems.
 

References and examples available upon request.
prinzel@bigfoot.com