Nathan Chojnacki

  • Content Creator
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Sports

Previous positions

  • Director/Editor/Designer at Freelance
  • Manager, Post-Production at Cleveland Cavaliers

Education

The University of Akron

Background

Summary

Nathan Chojnacki is an creative designer and director in Los Angeles with 15+ years experience in all areas of digital content creation, from boradcast, to web, to live events. Possessing a unique ability to bridge the creative gap between clients and design teams, Nathan brings a process-based and marketing-minded approach to working with some of the biggest brands in the world. Currently working as a full-time creative designer and editor for Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment

Experience

  • Editor/Designer

    Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE)

    October 2011 – Present(8 years)Greater Los Angeles Area

    -Conceptualizing complete digital design campaigns for major sporting events and leading creative teams to produce content for stadium, broadcast and web (US Open, BNP Paribas Open, College World Series, Pac-12 Football Championship, NCAA Final Four) -Creating 3D motion graphics and visual effects for team introduction video and stylistic opening segments for broadcasts (NFL Draft, Winter Olympic Games, WRU Rugby, UCLA Bruins, Team Challenge Cup) -editing highlight packages ‘on-the-fly’ in live event situations

  • Director/Editor/Designer

    Freelance

    October 2012 – 2015(3 years)Queens NYC

    -Directing and editing content and motion graphics for established and emerging brands (Washington Wizards, Wacom Technologies, General Electric, TruPic, Dutty Artz, LoveTaps) -Visual Effects, title design and digital compositing for film -Videography for concerts, festivals, and corporate events -Creative direction and brand development for international clients (Ritello, Contobox, Exaltus)

  • Manager, Post-Production

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    June 2004 – October 2012(8 years 4 months)

    -Produced, shot and edited major marketing initiatives for broadcast, in- arena and public display. -Managed and produced content for outdoor video displays -Managed post-production assets and network storage for 6 editors across a 8 seat Avid/Unity Network -Shooting interviews, psa’s and fan engagement videos with high-profile athletes and talent (LeBron James, Dan Gilbert, WWE Superstars) -Controlled and launched real-time music and video prompts during games

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  • Adjunct Professor, Basic Audio and Video Editing

    The University of Akron

    August 2004 – December 2006(2 years 4 months)

    -Taught basic editing theory and Avid Media Composer -Time management and workflow optimization training -Generated customized syllabus under coursework guidelines set forth by The University of Akron, as well as customized lectures and projects -Managed and graded 50+ students per semester

Education

  • The University of Akron

    2000 – 2005

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Workflow Management
  • Animation
  • Digital Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Sports
  • Interactive Media
  • Special Events
  • Video Post-Production
  • Video Editing
  • Communication
  • Creative Strategy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Time Management
  • Manage client expectations
  • Videography
  • Creative Direction
  • Project Management
  • Production Management
  • Art Direction
  • Digital Photography
  • Client Relations
  • Event Management
  • Motion Graphics
  • Broadcasting
  • Public Speaking
  • Visual Effects
  • Motion Design
  • After Effects
  • Marketing
  • Entertainment
  • Editing
  • Constructive Feedback
  • Live Events
  • Compositing
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Commercial Design
  • Event Designing
  • Social Media
  • Web Design
  • Media Production Management
  • Brand Development
  • Storytelling
  • Budgeting
  • Cinema 4D
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Copywriting
  • Corporate Events
  • Video