Billy MacTavish

(281) 389-8683

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.

CORE COMPETENCIES

       • Adobe Premier Pro CC

       • Final Cut Pro 7

       • After Effects

       • Motion

       • Speed Grade

       • Color

       • DVD Studio Pro

       • Media Encoder

       • Compressor

       • Photoshop


WORK HISTORY

William K. MacTavish II, d.b.a.  Cinematographer, Producer, Editor, Writer  10/90 - Present

     Cinematographer

       • 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.

     Producer

       • 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.

     Editor

       • 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

          competition.

       • 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.

     Writer

       • 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

         budgets.


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


EDUCATION

Academy of Art University - Master’s Multimedia Communication, San Francisco, California

Stephen F. Austin State University - Bachelor’s Fine Arts, Nacogdoches, Texas

Resume'

• Tech Director / Switchers

• Customer Relations

• Event Planning

• Decision Maker

• Training

• Recruitment

• Mac & PC Computers

• Word Processing

• Accounting Software

• Camera & Lighting Plot Design

• Plural Eyes

• Aperture

• Dreamweaver

• Adobe Flash

• Lightroom

• Celtx

• Final Draft

• Adobe Story

• HD Video Cameras

• 35mm Film Cameras