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 Expert  722590

Expert in Public & Media Relations, Libel and Defamation, Digital TV, Video & Motion Picture Production, etc.


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Georgia (GA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has more than twenty years of experience in television broadcast station management and broadcast journalism. Job titles have included Executive Producer, Writer, Producer, Chief Photographer, General Assignment Reporter and Consumer Reporter.
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broadcast station

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telecommunication broadcast

Expert's Firm has provided quality video production services to clients all over the world for more than 20 years.

Our clients include Coca Cola, UnitedHealthcare, T I Automotive, G A Communications, SYSCO Food Services, U.S. Geological Survey, Lowe Worldwide, Ingersoll-Rand, Torrington Bearings, Fox News Channel (FNC), ESPN/ESPN2, GE Power Systems, PAX TV Network, Encounters With The Unexplained, Fox TV Network, Guinness World Records Primetime, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment Television, Cannes Film Festival, NBC News, ABC News, NBC Sports, ABC Sports, PBS, COPS, Georgia Public Television, Burger King Corporation, Florida Power & Light Company and many more.

Expert's Firm can afford to charge our clients less than our competitors, because we keep our overhead low. We choose not to employ many full-time employees or buy lots of expensive (and soon to be outdated) TV production equipment. We hire only those people and production resources necessary to do the best job for our clients. And we definitely do not force our clients to use in-house skills and capabilities simply because they are there. Our clients can count on Expert's Firm to design the most cost-effective and creative video productions, always keeping our customer's bottom line in mind.

Expert is a professional writer with more than 20 years of experience as a copywriter for print and Internet, and as a script writer for television, video, A/V and film. He is also an accomplished journalist, television producer/director, television cameraman and public/media relations consultant. His specialties include corporate and institutional videos (sales, marketing, image and training), Video News Releases (VNR's), press releases, network television news and documentaries. His other services include corporate news media training, news media notification and supervision (VNR's and press releases) and public relations consulting.

Expert is a well-rounded individual with extensive experience living and working internationally. His many global contacts database includes decision makers and staff from news media, business, government, non-profit and educational institutions.

Public and media relations is much, much more than simply writing press releases and faxing them to a database of news organizations. Expert knows how to sell a story to journalists and build long-term relationships with them. His experience allows him to service the unique needs of a wide spectrum of media (broadcast, print, Internet).

You require someone who is mature, a master of the communications craft who is also capable of quickly understanding every nook and cranny of the story that you want told. Your organization needs a person who is both a critical and strategic thinker, who is part showman and part entrepreneur, who thinks ahead, plans for every eventuality and can juggle many demands at once. Expert can offer you these things as well as impeccable honesty, poise and a personality that puts people from all walks of life at ease.

Expert is available for the following assignments:

Corporate and business/institutional image videos; corporate and institutional training videos; Video News Releases (VNR's), including media notification and live VNR satellite broadcasts; live remote/outside broadcast multicamera productions; TV commercials; documentaries; Electronic Press Kits (EPK); behind-the-scenes and event videos; expert witness for lawsuits regarding journalism, TV and motion picture production; TV/motion picture facility design consultant; TV/motion picture program/film producer, line producer, supervising producer, field producer, director, script writer.

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public relations

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journalistic scandal

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journalism

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internet defamation

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news release writing

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entertainment industry

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defamation


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  Marietta, Georgia;  and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   BA pending   Journalism   University of Missouri - Columbia  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1984 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

CEO & Executive Producer

 

Expert is a professional writer with more than 20 years of experience as a copywriter for print and Internet, and as a script writer for television, video, A/V and film. He is also an accomplished journalist, television producer/director, television cameraman and public/media relations consultant. His specialties include corporate and institutional videos (sales, marketing, image and training), Video News Releases (VNR's), press releases, network television news and documentaries. His other services include corporate news media training, news media notification and supervision (VNR's and press releases) and public relations consulting.


1998 to 2001

 

Georgia Public Broadcasting

 

Georgia Public TV - Production

 

Videographer

 

Responsible for principle videography and lighting for public television documentaries, TV series, news and public affairs programming.

1997 to 1998

 

CNN International

 


 

News Writer

 

Researched and wrote news stories for this global TV news network. Monitored live world events, packaged world leader press conferences, kept up-to-date with all world events.


Career Accomplishments:
Awards/Recognition

Georgia Association of Broadcasters/GABBY (1999) Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters (1993)

Presidential Citation For Private Sector Initiatives / Ronald Reagan Administration (1987)

United Press International/UPI (1982)

Sigma Delta Chi / SDX (1976)


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Creator of numerous network television news stories, magazine show features, TV documentaries, educational video programmes, TV commercials and promotional corporate videos. Creator of numerous press releases and video news releases. Expert's work has been seen on CNN, NBC News, ABC News, PBS, Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS), "Entertainment Tonight", "COPS", RAI (Italian TV) and many more.


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2003 to 2004   U.S. Geological Survey   TV Producer / Writer   Created video news release explaining mosquito-borne West Nile Virus and USGS efforts to study and combat this disease. Extensive research. He was in charge of VNR distribution nationwide in USA and Canada via satellite.
1995 to 1995   U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service   TV Producer / Writer   Researched and wrote training video about airboat safety and maintenance for USFWS. Extensive research.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • July/August 2007-PresentCurrently working as consultant and expert witness through Intota/Guideline for law firm involving a defamation lawsuit against two United States television news organizations. Researched and wrote affidavit regarding this case and slander, libel and defamation issues. Wrote opinions and perspectives on past and current television news and general journalism best practices. Participation in deposition and possible court testimony pending.Our clients include Coca Cola, United Healthcare, T I Automotive, G A Communications, SYSCO Food Services, U.S. Geological Survey, Lowe Worldwide, Ingersoll-Rand, Torrington Bearings, Fox News Channel (FNC), ESPN/ESPN2, GE Power Systems, PAX TV Network, Encounters With The Unexplained, Fox TV Network, Guinness World Records Primetime, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment Television, Cannes Film Festival, NBC News, ABC News, NBC Sports, ABC Sports, PBS, COPS, Georgia Public Television, Burger King Corporation, Florida Power & Light Company and many more.
  • Created numerous video news releases, marketing and training videos, brochures and other corporate communications pieces for a wide variety of employers and freelance clients.
  • Advised corporations and organizations on media relations strategies.
  • Managing Editor of international petroleum and mining newsletter with global corporate and academic subscribers. Duties included research, technical writing, layout, subscriber relations and PR/marketing.
  • Created the first sales training video series for the flooring industry.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
July/August 2007-Present

Currently working as consultant and expert witness through Intota/Guideline for law firm involving a defamation lawsuit against two United States television news organizations. Researched and wrote affidavit regarding this case and slander, libel and defamation issues. Wrote opinions and perspectives on past and current television news and general journalism best practices. Participation in deposition and possible court testimony pending.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expertpages.com for consulting on defamation.
  • Broadcasting expert witness for consulting on advertising litigation.
  • Expert for consulting on internet defamation issues.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2001 to 2001   France   TV coverage of Cannes Film Festival for "Entertainment Tonight". E! Entertainment TV, CNN and numerous other international TV networks.
1988 to 1988   Brazil   Director of Photography for one-hour TV documentary about development of and ecosystem research in the Amazon rain forest.
1978 to 1979   Israel   Toured Israel, West Bank, Jordon River Valley and Israeli settlements for series of National Public Radio feature stories about American immigrants to Israel and Palestinian issues.
1989 to 1990   U.S. Virgin Islands   Director of Photography for various TV commercials, marketing videos and travel TV programme.
1989 to 1989     Director / Cameraman for national TV commercial for Nassau Beach Club Hotel.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has more than 25 years of experience working with and training college-level student interns in broadcast journalism and television production at the University of Missouri -Columbia as a Teaching Assistant, as a staff TV Producer at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), and on numerous freelance TV assignments.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Keeping current with all significant developments in technology, services and other resources is a regular part of Expert's professional career. As a freelance TV Producer and consultant Mr. Vesrfelt is called upon to suggest and buy TV production equipment and advise - through written reports, proposals and budgets - what resources to use for TV production, including specific vetted vendors.


 

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