How I choose to get my hands dirty on a daily basis

I work across many different forms of media and, detailed below, is my best attempt at summarizing my skills and specialties, along with the software and hardware I use to get the job done on a daily basis. It is worth noting that this list is far from exhaustive.

MUG5 in Rio De Janeiro - Photo by James Law

MUG5 in Rio De Janeiro – Photo by James Law

Multimedia Skills & Specialties:

  • Music  //  Production, Mixing, Mastering, Composition, Beat Making, Performance (vox, guitar, bass, keys), Programming, Editing, Patching, Cabling, Studio Design & Setup;
  • Design  //  Creative Director, Graphic Design, Print Design, Web Design, Logo Design, Custom Art, CD Packaging, DVD Artwork, Billboard Design, DVD Artwork, Clothing Design, Branding, Corporate Identities, Banners & Skins, Conceptual Design, Sales Mocks and Typography;
  • Film  //  Director, Executive Producer, Creative Director, Producer, Editing, Colorization, Motion Graphics, Show Packaging, Lower Thirds, Quarter Screens, Show Openers, Logo Stings, Post Production, Keying, Camera Operation, Set Design, Special FX, Titles, Animation and Broadcast Packages;
  • Photography  //  Studio shoots, Location Shoots, Colorization, Photo Re-touching, Masking & Cutouts, Art Photography, Music Photography and Fashion Photography;
  • Art  //  Studio shoots, Location Shoots, Colorization, Photo Re-touching, Masking & Cutouts, Art Photography, Music Photography, Fashion Photography;
  • Web  //  Public Relations, Website Design, CSS, WordPress, VBulletin, CPanel, FTP, Social Networking (Facebook and Twitter), Ad-Operations;

Software & Languages:

  • Adobe Product Range  //  Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Dreamweaver, In-Design,  Premiere, Flash;
  • Web Design  //  HTML, CSS, XHTML, PHP, Javascript, XML, SQL,  Flash, RSS;
  • SEO and Social Networking // Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, Stumble Upon, Digg etc;
  • Server Based Software  //  WordPress, Jamroom, WHM, CPanel, Vbulletin, Open X, PHP List, DFP, DFP for Small Business;
  • Audio Related Software  //  Cakewalk Sonar, Propellerhead Reason and Record, Logic, Sony Soundforge, Ableton Live, Izotope Ozone, Drumagog, Antares Autotune, Melodyne, Fruiyloops, Most Audio Plugins;
  • Video Related Software  //  Final Cut Pro, Final Cut X, Premiere, After Effects, Color, Looks, Magic Bullet, Various Video Plugins;
  • Microsoft Product Range  //  Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access;

Hardware:

  • Mac’s and PC’s; All major server/workstation platforms;
  • Apple  // Macbook Pro, Ipad, Iphone and Ipods;
  • Most Peripheral Hardware  //  Graphics Tablets, Scanners, Web Cameras, Mixers;
  • Line 6  //  Amplifiers, PODs, Toneports, Gearbox and Guitars;
  • Behringer  //  Power Strips, Rack Gear, Amplifiers, Speaker Cabinets, Pedals, Pedal boards and Amplifiers;
  • Microphones  //  Blue, Shure, AKG, M-Audio, sE
  • M-Audio  //  Microphones, Headphones, Midi Controllers and Studio Monitors;
  • Cameras  //  Nikon, Sony, JVC and Canon;
  • Korg  //  PadKontrol, MIDI Controllers;
  • Guitars  //  Fender, Gibson, Epiphone, LTD, SIlvertone & Dan Electro: Electric Guitars,