S. TOBIN KIRK
Executive Producer/Producer

EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE 

01/2017 – Date

Managed all aspects of the production process from the initial breakdown and bid, planning and scheduling facility resources to supervising the team and managing the relationship with the client.

• Oversaw a team of artists working on multiple projects simultaneously.

• Interfaced with client to ensure expectations and budgets were managed.

• Planned and scheduled facility resources and team to create an effective approach.

TROIKA
03/2016 – Date
Managing Executive Producer
Managed production department, including day-to-day logistics and production oversight across all studio projects. Ensured business and projects success in partnership with the creative directors, production department, and business development team. Drove professional excellence across all Troika projects and fostered a collaborative culture with optimal processes.
• Team Management – Coached, mentored, and lead the department by offering positive guidance, answering questions and solving problems.
• Project Oversight – Strategized all project plans, including budgets and day-to-day logistics and facilitated project assessments during the sales cycle.
• Resource Planning – Provided resource forecast of upcoming business, including project scope, and potential resources to aid project and department planning as well as monitored production logistics related to project profitability, studio profitability, resource billability, and resource utilization. Maintained long-term perspective on staff resources and key freelancers (e.g., appropriate assignments, growth opportunities).
• Production Logistics – Maintained production database and provide necessary information to accounting to ensure timely invoicing and collections.

BLIND INC
11/2011 – DATE
Executive Producer
Responsible for leading all projects, from prospect to contract, through production and delivery. Provide quality control over concepts and projects, maintain creative standards, meet deadlines, and stay within budget.
• Oversee production and creative teams to meet all deadlines whether from advertising agencies, networks or client direct work.
• Lead meetings with senior clients and internal teams, serving as a liaison between all groups.
• Collaborate with Head of Production and Producers to create project schedules, budgets, and teams.
• Develop strong relationships with potential clients in order to develop new business, as well as maintain client relationships and opportunities within existing accounts.
• Maintain and promote communication across creative and production departments.
• Foster and support collaborative and lasting relationships with internal staff, freelance artists and outside vendors.
• Create and encourage a culture that provides continuous feedback and support. Set clear
goals for the team and hold employees accountable.

PROJECTS INCLUDE
‘Ink’ – Interactive music video for Coldplay
‘Jump Forward’ – Commercial for XBOX/Microsoft
‘Panther Touch’ – Two commercials using live-action with 2D and 3D animation
NatGeo Wild – Station IDs
‘Your Story’ – Ancestry.com
‘Skydiver’ and ‘Fashion Designer’ – Spots for Moe’s Southwest Grill/Focus Foods
‘Room 237′ – Trailer for The Shining documentary created using photo-real liquid simulation
AXS/AEG – Four-minute video used for AXS Expo 2013
‘Round Up Ready Plus’ – Commercial for Monsanto/Osborn Barr
‘Virtual Costa Rica’ and ‘Sea Shell’ – Spots for Costa Rica Tourist Board for 22 Squared
‘OptiCool’ and ‘Testing’ – Commercials for Sealy Mattress/Arcana Academy
‘Great American Adventure’ – Commercial for Lunchables/McGarryBowe
‘Havoc in Heaven’ Commercial for MTEE/The Brand Partner
‘Create’ – Commercial for AT&T/GSD&M
‘Practice’ – Commercial for PGE/North

FREELANCE
Producer
11/2010 – 11/2011
Managed all aspects of the visual effects process from the initial breakdown and bid, planning and scheduling
facility resources to supervising the visual effects team and managing the relationship with the client.
• Oversaw a team of artists working on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Interfaced with client under supervision of Executive Producer to ensure expectations and budgets were managed.
• Planned and scheduled facility resources to create an effective approach to the visual effects work.

PROJECTS INCLUDE
‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ – Main Title Sequence – BLUR
‘Good Things’, ‘Homecoming’, ‘Attitude’ – Commercials for Chrysler – A52
‘Gatorade Billion’ – Commercials for Gatorade – A52
‘Rocksmith’ – Visual effects for Ubisoft commercial – A52
‘We’re all in this together” – In-flight video for Method/Virgin America – Green Dot
‘Apartment’, ‘Afterglow’ & ‘Jump’ – Commercials for Sealy Mattress – PSYOP/MassMarket

FARMER BROWN
1/2008 – 11/2010
Facilitated the delivery of motion graphic elements for various network programs.

PROJECTS INCLUDE
Pilgrim Films – ‘Miracle Detectives’ Main title sequence
OWN Network – ‘Enough Already’ main title sequence
Ghost Town Media – ‘Juanes’ music video
Pretty Productions – ‘Bixby Energy’
PB&J Television – ‘Blonde Charity Mafia’ main title sequence
TBS – ‘World’s Funniest Commercials’ main title sequence
Pilgrim Films – ‘In Harm’s Way’, ‘Rocco Gets Real’, ‘My Fair Wedding’ & ‘Worst Case Scenario’ main title sequences
ZiZo Films – ‘A Parent is Born’, ‘Talk it Out’ & ‘Welcome to Parenthood’
CBS – ‘Secret Talents of the Stars’ main title sequence
Mark Burnett Productions – ‘Jingles’ main title sequence
World Famous – ‘Microsoft Project Natal’
Al Roker Productions – ‘DEA’ main title sequence and episodic graphics
The Ant Farm – ‘Wizard 101’, ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ & ‘End of Nations’ video game cinematics
Microsoft – ‘Hardware Acceleration’ promo video
Bunium/Murray – ‘Real World Awards Show’ & ‘Living Lohan’ main title sequences
Endemol USA – ‘Jerseylicious’, ‘Scappers’& Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Sketchers – ‘Tone Ups’ online commercial

DIRECTV ON-AIR PROMOTIONS
7/2006 – 10/2007
Delivered entertaining on-air promotions promoting DIRECTV brand, programming and offers.
• From conception to air, worked closely with Marketing Department and Creative Director to creatively convey the chosen concepts.
• Conceptualized and wrote scripts for on-air spots.
• Supervised the entire creative and production process, from concept and casting to editing and post-production.

PROJECTS INCLUDE
Martin Scorsese “On DIRECTV”
”Project MyWorld” Tune-ins
Championship Gaming Invitational Promos
September 11th Remembrance
Chris Gardner/Peyton Manning Intros
CES DVR Sizzle Video
NASCAR HotPass “Behind the Scenes”
Red Zone “Behind the Scenes”
Referral Program Promos
CHOICE XTRA Programming Package Promos

FREELANCE
8/2005 – 7/2006
Worked with a variety of subject matter and video and film formats to bring each individual project to fruition.
• Met production deadlines and completed projects within a wide range of budgets.
• Aided in both creative as well as technical aspects of production.

PROJECTS INCLUDE
“Lies” – Wild Card Productions
“Card Player Magazine” – WONGDOODY
“Tobi Steamer” – Ninth Tentacles, Inc.
“Juliet” – Boulevard Industries
“Entourage/Accent” – CreativDesign Group
“Ola’s Box of Clovers” – Tuck & Go Films
“Disease” – DOA Films
“The Tyde” – DOA Films
“Customer Stories” – CreativDesign Group
“Skateboard Not Included” – DOA Films
“Caligula Trailer” – Merge @ Crossroads
“Santa Fe Event” – CreativDesign Group

BILL VIOLA STUDIO
4/1999 – 8/2005
Worked with world-renowned video artist Bill Viola to bring his unique vision to life.
• Based on artist’s concepts, brought together all components for complex video installations.
• Supervised every aspect of each project – researched, built, hired cast and crew.

PROJECTS INCLUDE
“Observance” – London National Gallery
“Unseen Foe” – Athens Olympics
“Living Witness” – Munich’s EON Corporation
“Emergence” – The Getty Museum
“The Tristan Project” – Opéra National de Paris
“Going Forth By Day” – Guggenheim Museum
“Catherine’s Room” – Anthony d’Offay Gallery
“The Passions” – Anthony d’Offay Gallery

 

FREELANCE
8/1998 – 4/1999
Collaborated with directors at a wide range of budgets to ensure their visions were realized.
• Communicated effectively with directors, crew and clients.
• Bridged gap between director’s and client’s vision of projects and produced finished projects satisfying both parties.

PROJECTS INCLUDE
“Do I Have Your Attention?” – DOA Films
“On Your Mark” – Mad Monk Films
“Free Music” – Napster.com
“It’s True” – So What Productions
“Ten Bass Hit” – TST Productions
“Stay Alive” – Orloff-Williams
“Forty-Eight Cards” – TST Productions
“The Zippers Medley” – Rupp Films

 

AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS
Webby Awards – Online Film & Video category – ‘Ink’ – Best Use of Interactive Video/Best Music Video/Best Animation
Telly Award Winner – 2013 Silver – ‘AXS’ – Best Campaign – Business to Business
Telly Award Winner – 2013 Silver – ‘AXS’ – Best Branded Content – Business to Business
Telly Award Winner – 2007 Film/Video Silver Winner ‘DIRECTV Choice Xtra’

MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATIONS
Member – Producers Guild of America
Member – AICP
Member – ProMax/BDA

EDUCATION
San Jose State University
Major: Television/Film

 

Professional References Available Upon Request