Michal Trzaska

479 Orange St. Studio 2
New Haven, CT 06511


Senior Television Producer
Kaplowe Studios Inc.
Woodbridge, Connecticut
Fall 2006-Summer 2008

Responsible for production of television commercials. Implemented the use of new techniques and technology to improve production time and quality. Managed a staff of up to 6 at a time plus freelances. Introduced digital delivery of final product, reducing the need to ship tapes and DVDs. Eliminated the need to outsource 2D animation by training staff members.

Graphic Designer
Boston, Massachusetts
Fall 2005

Created visual content in form of print, outdoor and video for both internal and marketing use for both PUMA and Tretorn brands. Helped to develop and distribute the Holiday Outdoor Marketing Campaign for the New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. Produced an internal video introducing the PUMA Motorsport performance product line.

Absolute Video Inc.
North Haven, Connecticut

Involved in the full process of production and post production of documentaries, marketing, and wedding videos. Created marketing materials to expand the customer base. Introduced three new product lines. Implemented the use of Apple Final Cut Studio Pro non-linear editing software along with Adobe Photoshop.

Peer Tutor
Endicott College
Beverly, Massachusetts

Provided students with homework help, exam preparation and other curriculum projects in both one-on-one and group sessions. Created marketing material to inform student body of services provided by the Peer Tutor program.

Assistant Motion Graphics Artist
Crane Productions Inc.
New Britain, Connecticut
January 2003

Worked as part of a team in a video production advertising firm. Designed a new opening slate using typography and brand mark in a 3D environment. Designed a direct mail marketing campaign.

Eli Films
Norwalk, Connecticut

Involved in all aspects of pre-production, production, post production and marketing of a documentary film titled, “Searching for the Forth Nail”. Implemented a digital work flow to cut project costs by over 70 percent. Managed and created a marketing campaign introducing wedding video services to the Southwest Connecticut demographic.

Video Editor
Barnstorm Productions Inc.
Meriden, Connecticut

Involved in production and post-production of television and radio advertising. Started as a production assistant and moved up to Video Editor. Responsible for production of marketing materials in form of print, video, and web.


Endicott College
Beverly, Massachusetts
May 2006

Bachelors of Fine Art
Major in Visual Communications
Minor in Communications


SD and HD Video production. Studio and field lighting for digital video and photography use. Audio set up in both field and studio environments.

Post Production
Nonlinear visual content editing. Sound editing. Motion graphics design. Both 2D and 3D design and animation. Motion picture color correction. Visual special effects design. Video Compositing.

Graphic Design
Print, outdoor, packaging, web and page layout design. Photography retouching and color correction.

Fluent in English and Polish.

Tools of the Trade

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Flash. MAXON Cinema 4D, BodyPaint 3D. Apple Final Cut Studio Pro, Shake.

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