Melissa Leah Weiss

EXPERIENCE

HBO                                                                        

· “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”Junior Editor Partially Important Productions (2014-present)

Weekly comedy-news show. Mostly in-studio “at the desk” commentary with various pre-taped comedy sketches.

Editted web-exclusive videos. Loaded and organized large quantities of field and archival media from various sources and multiple formats. Synced and grouped field shoot footage for editors. Served as point-of-contact with studio control room and managed machine-routed connections. Coordinated media hand-offs with studio tape operator through EVS. Managed and maintained ISIS partitions. Organized and archived projects.

 

COMEDY CENTRAL                                                                        

· Comedy Underground with Dave AttellAdditional Editor Marobru Inc. (2014)

Eight half-hour stand-up comedy episodes hosted by Dave Attell featuring guest comics.

Edited bumpers, behind the scenes segments, and performed camera switches. Worked extensively with executive producer and other editors. Synced, grouped, and organized multicam footage from ten-camera set-ups. Prepped episodes for online editor and audio mixer.

 

MTV NETWORKS                                                                        

· “Nikki & Sara Live” Seasons 1 & 2Junior Editor – MTV/Viacom (2013)

       Weekly late night comedy talk-show with pre-taped sketches and man-on-street segments.

Edited, mixed sound, and color corrected five comedy sketches for air. Loaded, synced and grouped pre-taped sketch and MOS footage. Designed over-the-shoulder graphics. Managed organization and storage of all media.

 

PBS                                                                        

· “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies”Assistant Editor Ark Media (2013)

       Three-part, six-hour documentary produced by Ken Burns exploring the history of cancer.

Synced and organized hundreds of hours of footage with second-system audio.

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WILD                                                                                    

· “Spoiled Rotten Pets” – Assistant Editor – Picture This Television (2012)

       Six half-hour episodes about pet owners and the many ways they over-indulge their animals.

Loaded, organized, and grouped multi-cam footage. Exported, quality-checked, and delivered cuts to network.    Selected promotional materials. Prepared episodes for online process.

 

OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK (OWN)

· “Staten Island Law” – Assistant Editor – Picture Shack Entertainment (2012)

       Half-hour docu-series about two lawyers resolving issues between individuals through mediation.

Loaded, organized, and grouped multi-cam footage. Exported, quality-checked, and delivered cuts to network.    Prepared episodes for online process.

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL                                                                                    

· “Abandoned” – Assistant Editor – Picture Shack Entertainment (2012)

       Twelve half-hour episodes following three antiques salvagers exploring abandoned buildings.

Loaded, organized, and grouped multi-cam footage. Exported, quality-checked, and delivered cuts to network.    Prepared episodes for online process.

 

EDUCATION   

Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, May 2009.

Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Media Studies.

SKILLS   

Proficient in Avid Media Composer and Photoshop. Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and After Effects. Excellent troubleshooting skills.

 

 

 

References available upon request.