Professional Experience:
Micajah Smithson Communications March 2014 - Current
Laguna Niguel, CA

West Coast Projections Nov. 1996 – March 2014
San Diego, CA
Design, direct and produced corporate video programs and live events for Fortune 500 companies. Includes creative design of video and graphic elements, as well as stage design, signage and theme logos. Also directing and overseeing production and editing of video elements, soundtrack design and production, staging and direction of live events.

Heil-Brice Retail Advertising Aug. 1991 - Nov. 1996
Newport Beach, CA
Responsibilities include production and direction of all agency television and radio commercials; managing the agency’s in-house broadcast production department as well as interfacing with outside vendors and production companies. Involved developing estimates from boards and concepts, bidding, casting, negotiating talent fees and contracts, crew scheduling, filming and post production through finish. Included new campaigns as well as weekly production of television and radio spots for agency clients such as Food 4 Less corporation (Ralphs, Food 4 Less grocery chains), Thrifty-PayLess Drug Stores throughout the seven Western States, ABCO Foods (Phoenix, AZ grocery chain), and Weis Markets (Harrisburg, PA grocery Chain).

Micajah Smithson Communications Dec. 1990 - Aug. 1991
Laguna Niguel, CA
Freelance producer of television and radio commercials for numerous agencies as well as producing and directing for my own clients. Also continued work in the audio-visual field producing and directing business theater, and industrial film and video. Clients include Shimano, El Pollo Loco, Forte Hotels International, Allergan, Hybritech, Buena Vista Television and others.

Franklin & Associates Advertising July 1985 - Dec. 1990
San Diego, CA
Oversaw production of all agency television and radio commercials. Involved all aspects of broadcast production for television and radio commercials, as well as special event non-broadcast videos.
Broadcast clients included: San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Great American Bank, Union Tribune Newspapers, San Diego Padres, McDonald's Restaurants, San Diego Humane Society, PetCo.

PIX Productions Oct. 1972 - July 1985
Santa Ana, California.
Produced over 500 industrial productions for clients such as Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Shiley Labs, Yamaha International, Altec Lansing, Beckman Electronics, Basic Four Computers, Allergan Pharmaceuticals, U.S.. Armed Forces Training. Involved producing/directing audiovisual productions including film, video, sound, and Multi-image slide projection.