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George W. Playdon III

3041 Kalihi St.

Honolulu, HI 96819

Phone: 808.542.1588

[email protected]

playdonproductions.com

Professional Summary

Seasoned media & public relations expert with more than twenty years of experience. Excellent verbal and management skills.

Exceptional track record of achieving professional results in many fields of employment.  Superb people skills & leadership style.

Skills
Public Relations, Directing, Producing, Graphic Design & Nature Guide.  Software: Photoshop, Pinnacle, Final Cut Pro, AVID & MS Office. 
Experience

Graphic Artist / Public Relations / Guide

Oahu Nature Tours & Atlantis Tours

August 2010 - Present

  1. Founder of playdonproductions.com that produces graphic design artwork & photography for clients.
  2. Tour Coordinator for Aloha Tower / Atlantis Adventure Tours. 
  3. Conducting private excursions for Atlantis Adventure Tours, Roberts Hawaii Tours & Oahu Nature Tours.

PR Specialist / Graphic Artist / Photographer

Habilitat Inc.

September 2007 - May 2010

  1. Managed public relation accounts & advertising for Habilitat Inc.
  2. Press release coordinator for newsrooms & radio stations. 
  3. Promotional spokesperson for radio & television during fundraisers.
  4. Graphic Artist for marketing materials, brochures & special events.

Transportation Coordinator      

AVIS Inc.

August 2006 - September 2007

  1. Managed all inbound and outbound of company inventory.
  2. Established transportation routes that serviced the majority of the Northeast.
  3. Orientation Coordinator & trainer for all new employees.

Freelance Photographer / Director / Producer

July 2001 - August 2006 

  1. Utilized own production equipment to document historical sites worldwide.
  2. Produced videos & commercials in Spain, Jordan, Greece, Fiji, Israel,  Solomon Islands & Europe.
  3. Composed scripts, edited featurettes & was a videographer.

Producer / Director / Videographer

Golden Tapa Productions Inc.

May 1998 - June 2001

  1. Produced & directed the Jaguar CEO Tour golf tournament & Hawaii Business Magazine.
  2. Produced, filmed & edited video segments for The Military Channel.
  3. Created local, corporate & commercial television programming.

Production Manager

KWHE / Oceanic 11

April 1997 -May 1998

  1. Managed all ENG/EFP equipment, budgets, remote video trucks & twenty freelancers for large productions.
  2. Produced local, national & regional programming on a weekly basis.
  3. Directed 'live' television programming on a weekly basis.

Photojournalist / Editor

KHNL / NBC News 8

April 1995 - April 1997

  1. Shot, edited & produced local news stories for the 5pm & 6pm newscasts.
  2. Worked on 'live' remote shoots covering breaking news stories for NBC News 8.
Education

B.A. Mass Communications & History

University of Denver, CO

Awards
Recipient of a regional Emmy 'Best Local Newscast' 1996   l   Nominated for a regional Emmy 'Hawaii Business Magazine' 1999