A Seasoned, award winning Editor, and Cinematographer with 30 years of experience, who assembles and captures remarkable award-winning images. An accomplished NLE editor and VFX artist with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and abilities in designing and creating original CGI. Who uses the latest industry best practices, use of equipment, and software. A Lighting Cameraman who works well with others or alone, maintaining a cheerful persona under pressure, able to solve any production issue with ease. A focused self-starter, who works hard and is willing to sacrifice. A Director of Photography who can complete projects within budget and on-time.
• Adobe Premier Pro CC
• Final Cut Pro 7
• After Effects
• Speed Grade
• DVD Studio Pro
• Media Encoder
William K. MacTavish II, d.b.a. Cinematographer, Producer, Editor, Writer 10/90 - Present
• Captured performances against greenscreen using latest industry techniques and HD
equipment. As a result, this CGI-laden production won multiple awards on the film festival
circuit, bringing notoriety and honors to the film's first-time director.
• Created dynamic nighttime images when the original idea could not be filmed due to rain.
As a result, this visually stunning scene won a Telly Award.
• Established a shooting pace of over 50 set-ups a day for 15 days despite the back-to-back
105-degree weather. My positive attitude helped keep the crew motivated such that this
production wrapped 3-days ahead of schedule.
• Produced a 1-hour DVD documentary within a compressed post-production schedule. The
customer provided more than 25 hours of raw footage. At great personal sacrifice, the DVD
was finished in less than 14 days in order to meet the client’s need date. As a result, the
client was able to capture a substantial market share measured in hundreds of sales.
• Used my extensive Visual Special Effects knowledge, skills, and abilities to design and
create original Computer Generated Images for a movie filmed almost entirely against
greenscreen. The seamless integration of CGI and live performances in this VFX heavy film
resulted in the win of a Bronze REMI for best Science Fiction Film in the 2017 Worldfest
• My editing skills have been recognized with a multiple film festival awards and nominations.
As a result, producers have successfully shopped their projects and ideas to major
television studios and production companies in Hollywood, California.
• A broad knowledge of various industries coupled with professional scriptwriting skills has
created the blueprints needed to produce documentaries, industrials, commercials, PSAs and
feature films. Scripts under my penmanship have sold to productions with six-figure
AWARDS & HONORS
2017 Worldfest: Bronze REMI Win Best Science Fiction Film - "Seeds"
2016 The Zone Sci-Fi Film Race: Audience Choice Nomination - "Seeds"
2013 Barcelona International Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize Win - Schultza Gets the Blues"
2013 Lone Star College LET Program Advisory Board member
2013 Stuart Career Center GCCISD Film Advisory Board member
2012 Los Vagas Film Festival: Golden Ace Award Win Best TV Pilot - "Caveman Theory"
2012 Worldfest: Gold REMI Win TV Pilot - Caveman Theory"
2011 San Jacinto College VisComm Advisory Board member
2011 Accolade Competition: Award of Merit Win - "Caveman Theory"
2011 Academy of Art university: Magna Cum Laude - 3.9 GPA
2010 Telly Awards: Bronze Telly Win Best Cinematography - "Renfield"
2010 Telly Awards: Bronze Telly Win Best Editing - "Renfield"
2005 HCC Filmmaking and Television Advisory Board member
1990 SFASU Fine Arts Dean's Academic Honor List
1998 SFASU Fine Arts Dean's Academic Honor List
Academy of Art University - Master’s Multimedia Communication, San Francisco, California
Stephen F. Austin State University - Bachelor’s Fine Arts, Nacogdoches, Texas
• Tech Director / Switchers
• Customer Relations
• Event Planning
• Decision Maker
• Mac & PC Computers
• Word Processing
• Accounting Software
• Camera & Lighting Plot Design
• Plural Eyes
• Adobe Flash
• Final Draft
• Adobe Story
• HD Video Cameras
• 35mm Film Cameras