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Michele Erin Lopatin


Web Development Experience

  • Code HTML and JavaScript
  • BBEdit, HomeSite, Front Page, and Dreamweaver
  • ImageReady, Flash, Fireworks, and Shockwave with Director 8
  • TIBCO Portal Builder
  • Launched a national medical database web site
  • Launched CNN FYI web site
  • Developed internet accessible publishing tools for Crain Communications
  • Lead GUI developer for media publication web sites
  • Digitize, edit, and optimize audio/video/photographs for web pages
  • Gather requirements from clients and determine project scope

Graphic Design Skills

  • Design, layout, and implementation of web sites
  • Creation of graphics and animated gifs
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Animation using Director, Adobe Premiere, and 3D modeling software
  • Audio production with Sound Edit 16

Computer Skills

  • 10+ years of Macintosh Operating Systems experience
  • Several years experience with Windows Operating Systems
  • UNIX and VI editor
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Software
  • High capacity for learning new software and programming languages

TV Production Experience

  • Produce television news packages for CNN and Headline News
  • Write and edit scripts
  • Experience with BETA, VHS, S-VHS, and digital video cameras
  • Field and studio production
  • Linear and non-linear editing

Film Production Experience

  • Produced and directed student films
  • Lighting and set design
  • Experimental filmmaking
  • Animation with Oxberry Camera
  • Edit with Steinbeck, Avid, and Final Cut Pro

Related Skills

  • Acting
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Writing and copy editing
  • Supervision of production interns
  • Internet training and orientation of new employees
  • Organizational skills
  • Verbal communication training and oral presentation skills
  • Excellent ability to multi-task

Relevant Experience

  • Web Team Lead Solutions Developer, Blue Meteor, Chicago, IL, October 2000 - present
  • Interactive Producer and Assistant Editor, CNN FYI, Atlanta, GA, March - September 2000
  • Independent contractor for web development, Turner Learning, Atlanta, GA, July - December 1999
  • CNN Student Bureau Intern, CNN, Atlanta, GA, summer 1999
  • Web Site Designer,, Highland Park, IL, summer 1997
  • Freelance Photographer, The Chicago Tribune and other publications, 1993 - present
  • Television Producer, “Giants in Action”, Highland Park, IL, 1993-1996
  • Student Corespondent Finalist, “Sportschannel”, Chicago, IL, 1995


University of Texas, Austin, TX

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Radio-TV-Film with Multimedia Design Concentration
  • Intensive Production Sequence
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • College Scholar with High Honors
  • UT Equestrian Team

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

  • Public Relations, Business Writing, and Constitutional Law course work

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

  • Filmmaking Summer Scholar Program

Highland Park High School, Highland Park, IL

  • Photography Editor of Newspaper and Yearbook
  • Art Editor of Literary Publication
  • Student Publicity Chairman