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Gary Furlow
12721 NW Forest Spring Lane
Portland, OR 97229
Home - (503) 439-0424
Cell - (503) 544-2533
Email - gary@garyfurlow.com


An eight-time Emmy Award winner, I've spent my career writing, photographing, directing and editing television programs, promos and commercials. Along the way I've have the privilege to work with some of the best in the business: ABC News, ESPN, NBC News & Sports -- and at some of the top stations in the country including KSDK in St. Louis and KGW here in Portland. Whether working as a cameraman, editor or directing and producing, it has been a diverse, rewarding experience.


Work History

5/2012-9/2015
Editor
Comcast Spotlight - Portland, OR

Staff editor for Comcast Spotlight, the production arm of Comcast Cable in Portland. Working with Creative Director, a pair of Producers and a Production Manager to service dozens of clients in the Portland area.


7/2008-3/2012
Senior Director/Cinematographer/Editor
Patterson Technology/Caesy - Vancouver, WA

Shot, directed and edited industrial and corporate presentations for Patterson/Caesy Technology and Webster Veterinary, two of the world's largest dental/medical/veterinary companies . Shooting with Panasonic High-Def cameras, post/editing/animations with Final Cut Pro Suite, After Effects and Photoshop.


5/2007-7/2008
Application Developer
Ensequence - Portland, OR

Ensequence is a Portland, Oregon-based software company specializing in the creation of interactive television software. I joined the company to bring my experience in the broadcast industry to their Technical Services department. In addition to handling the video and DVD production needs for Technical Services, Creative Services, Marketing and other departments, I developed interactive TV applications for clients including the U.S. Navy, the History Channel, Ford, Olevia, the Food Channel and SpikeTV. Working in conjunction with Bravo and the American Film Institute, I developed advanced Video-On-Demand capabilities for cable industry set-top boxes. For this project, I wrote the application and oversaw the presentation of the innovative software before the AFI's 2007 Digital Media Forum.


7/2002-5/2007
Sr. Producer/Writer/Editor/Photographer - Creative Services
KGW Television - Portland, OR

Senior Producer, Creative Services, for KGW's staff of producer/writers/editors. Wrote, shot, directed and edited hundreds of spots for sales, promotion and marketing. As Senior Producer I oversaw 3 other producers and was also responsible for many of KGW's Special Projects including 'Your Northwest Garden' (director/series editor/second camera), 'Around The House' (series editor/second camera), 'Gimme The Mic' (asst. director/lighting designer/director) and 'The Starlight Parade Special' (producer/writer). While at KGW won an Emmy, two Tellys and an Oregon Association Of Broadcasters award. Also, in charge of the station's production studio and post-production facility including upkeep of the department's four edit suites and purchase of cameras, lighting and editing gear.


3/2005-3/2007
Vice-President - Production
Creative Motion Group - Portland, OR

While at KGW, formed Creative Motion Group with two partners. I was in charge of production for the company. Produced, directed and edited numerous commercials, corporate presentations and programs. One memorable project we created was Travel Oregon's 'Oregon Scenic Byways.' I photographed approximately one-third of the commercials, then edited the 48-spot, Telly Award-winning campaign. Also, wrote and performed the original music for the project. Designed and programmed the DVD companion to the series. Over 25,000 discs were distributed through Travel Oregon's magazine. Other projects we created include presentations and commercials for D.R. Horton, Nautilus, Traeger Grills and Riverside Homes.


10/2000-7/2002
Cypress Bayou Video Productions
New Orleans, LA.

Cypress Bayou was my video production company. Projects included writing, producing, directing and editing numerous corporate presentations, as well as shooting for Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, C-SPAN, NBC, ESPN, ABC and various other production outlets. Worked 'freelance' throughout the Southeast for ABC, ESPN, the Sunshine Network, MSG, the NBA and other companies as a videotape editor and cameraman for live sports events. Also, wrote, produced, shot and edited training video targeted at Fire departments, Police departments and other community services on 'readiness' following '9/11.' Additionally taught "Non-linear Editing" at The New Orleans Video Access Center.


2/1997-9/2000
Director of Production, Operations & Engineering Manager
WNOL-TV - Studio 38 Productions - New Orleans, LA.

Responsible for a Production/Operations staff of 25 editors, photographers, production coordinators, supervisors and operations personnel who kept WNOL on the air, as well as producing, directing & editing promos, commercials and programs. Also managed the Engineering Department consisting of a Chief Engineer and two staff engineers.
One of the best experiences during this time was directing the construction of WNOL's the new television facility in the New Orleans Centre. As head of the project I was able to design the production facility and offices, select and purchase all the equipment, and direct the construction of the entire station. The all-digital facility opened in the Fall of 1999, on time and under budget.
Additionally, I continued to act as producer, director, writer, photographer and editor for many commercials, promos and programs including:
    -Director, writer, editor & co-producer for 'Life, Love & Lunch', daily half-hour New Orleans-based cooking show.
    -Producer/Director for live broadcasts of Tulane University football and baseball.
    -Executive Producer, Co-Producer/Writer, Editor for 'Satchmo of the Ghetto', one-hour music documentary on New Orleans legendary trumpeter, James Andrews.
In my spare time I also programmed and updated the station's website.


1/1993-2/1997
Producer/Director, Photographer/Editor & Chief Programmer
Virtual St. Louis - St. Louis, MO

Virtual St. Louis was a full-service video production company and the original on-line service for St. Louis. On the video production side I created, wrote, produced, shot and edited numerous commercials, programs and specials for various clients and companies, including the St. Louis Blues Hockey team, St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and Southwestern Bell. VSTL teamed up with Sable Production to create 'Outdoors In The Heartland,' a weekly hunting and fishing show airing on Fox (Prime) Sports Network throughout the Midwest. I produced, directed, shot and edited the show. I created Virtual St. Louis, the first online guide to the City of St. Louis. One of our early clients was the State of Missouri's Department of Tourism. VSTL created and programmed the first database and designs for "Missouri Online."


5/1991-10/1996
Director of Video
Riverport Amphitheatre - St. Louis, MO

Director of Video Production and director for Riverport Amphitheatre, 22,000+ seat entertainment venue. Controlled house video system of four camera and 20 projectors and monitors for 60 to 70 live shows per year.


4/1986-12/1995
Director of Special Projects
KSDK Television - St. Louis, MO

Created, wrote, produced, directed and edited numerous programs, news series, live and taped sporting events and specials for KSDK television, NBC in St. Louis. Won six Emmy awards and had over a dozen nominations in the 9+ years at KSDK. News and entertainment specials took my crews and me from Guam to Rome to the deserts of Saudi Arabia and all over the U.S.
Also, was the sysop for KSDK's newsroom computer system, a BASYS system (UNIX -VAX 3100).


10/1985-4/1986
Director of Production & Operations
WMDT - Salisbury, MD

Head of Production & Operations for WMDT -- staff of 22. Implemented upgrade of facility, operations procedures and overhaul of staff training. Also produced, directed and TD-ed programs, commercials, promos and newscasts.


3/1984 - 10/1986
Technical Director/Video tape editor/technician
ABC News - Washington, D.C.

Technical director, video tape editor and technician for ABC News in Washington, D.C. TD/tape editor for various ABC News productions and programs including World News Tonight, Nightline, Good Morning America and This Week With David Brinkley.


3/1975-3/1986
Senior Producer/Director
WVUE Television - New Orleans, LA

Directed and TD-ed thousands of newscasts, programs and commercials, and managed the Production Department. Twice named "Director Of The Year" by local AFTRA. Winner of two New Orleans Press Club awards for producing, writing and directing news & public affairs specials.


6/1973 - 3/1975
Production Manager/Producer-Director
WGNO Television - New Orleans, LA

Head of production, as well as producer, writer, director and editor of numerous programs & commercials including live sports, Saints and Tulane football shows.