Jim Freni is a nationally recognized award winning Multimedia Producer Director, Graphic Designer and Broadcasting Professional. He has demonstrated success integrating imaginative production, technical expertise and collaboration with community and governmental organizations, businesses, and other producers. His expertise in a/v production, graphic design, storytelling, producing, directing and editing for broadcast, web and print diversifies his communication skill set with technical proficiency and a creative edge. His strengths in public, media and government relations, on-camera news reporting and writing, provide him with an advantage when it comes to all aspects of communications management. Jim's expertise in visual design & esthetics has not only provided multiple companies and individuals with innovative branding solutions, but the Cablevision Regional Programming Dept. with much of its on-air appearance through 2013. He has also been featured as an On-Air Personality, News Correspondent/Reporter, and Feature Anchor for Optimum Programming. Jim is a versatile voice actor and his prowess in music composition has also provided the soundtrack for many productions throughout his career. Through his creation of Hudson Valley Hub and his work as Creative Marketing Director and Sr. Graphic Designer for Reel Recruits Inc., Jim has displayed proficiency in strategic branding, web site design and content and social media management.Jim is a proud graduate of S.U.N.Y. Oswego and believes strongly in community involvement. In his free time, he has Independently produced and composed original music and artwork for multiple artists' including his own 15 album catalogue. He loves to play guitar, bass, saxophone, drums, percussion and synthesizer. He has instructed and lectured in audio production courses at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and resides in Hyde Park, N.Y. with his wife and son.

Producer Director / Reporter

Cablevision / MSG Varsity
2009 – 2013

Hudson Valley, N.Y. Connecticut

Sr. Production Technician

Cablevision / MSG Varsity
1997 – 2013
Hudson Valley, N.Y. Connecticut

Owner / Executive Producer

Beyond the Dome Productions
2003 – 2011

Sales,Marketing, Media Relations

Source One Funding Inc.
2007 – 2010

Hyde Park, N.Y. 12538

Instructor:
Intro to Sound Recording

Dutchess Community College
2006 – 2008

S.U.N.Y Cobleskill 1992 – 1994

Associate of Arts and Sciences 

Early Childhood / Humanities
(A.A.S.)



S.U.N.Y. Oswego 1994 – 1996

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Broadcasting and the Mass Media

(Radio & Television)

Education:

Professional Experience:

Biography:

Creative Skills:

● Graphic Design 

● A/V Services  (Editing, Videography)

● Producing, Directing

● Copywriting, Storytelling

● Web Design

● Photography

● Music Composition and Arrangement

● Audio Recording, Sound Design & Editing, ● Technical Directing,

●  Cameras:

    P2, XD Cam, DVC-Pro, Beta SP

●  Audio:

    Mackie Mixers 8, 16,24 Ch., M-Audio

●  Graphic Platforms:

    Chyron Infinit, Duet

    Compix Pro

    SCALA

    MX Extreme

●  Video Switchers: 

    Grass Valley & Ross

●  Software:

    Microsoft Office

    Final Cut Pro

    Adobe CS6:Premier, Photoshop,

    After FX, Indesign, Illustrator,

    Powerpoint

    Keynote

●  Web: Wix, Joomla,WordPress

●  Audio : Digitech Pro-Tools

    Acid Pro / Music / Studio

    Sound Forge

    Encoding Software 

    360 Systems

    Leightronix Products

●On Cam for Studio, Field, Live & Taped

●Voice Actor & Consultant(Versatile)

●Film and Theater performance

●Musician: Guitar, Saxophone, Bass     Drums, Synthesizer & Vocals

Jim Freni with Great Uncle & Master Photographer John Freni of John Lane Studios in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

● Creativity

● Problem Solving

● Troubleshooting

● Leadership

● Technical, Aural & Writing Proficiency

● Personable

● Trustworthy

● Dedicated

Mantra:

Attention to detail is paramount.

Strengths:

Freni = Superb Craftsmanship

   
Generation after generation the Freni name has  garnered respect in the field of the Audio and Visual Arts. This is due to a soulful yet mindful approach, a deep passion for quality, and an exceptional attention to detail. ​
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    With his Award Winning style and execution of all aspects of production, Jim Freni is the Audio, Video, Photography, Original Music, Voiceover, Branding, & Graphic Design ONE-STOP.

 

   

"Discussion of Betrayal" by Jim Freni  copyright 2003

​​Original Music from the Film Soundtrack "5 String Banjo "​​

All Rights Reserved by  Jim Freni ™ ℗ & © Copyright 2013 ​​

Awards:

Working with Jim Freni : Reviews & Correspondence from Clients, Co-Workers, and Community Leaders​ (Click slider to view full)

Below: The actual classified ad for my 1st job in broadcasting published in the Poughkeepsie Journal in 1997... Good Luck trying to find a  job in the newspaper today.

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Communication Skills:

● Public, Media, Community & Govt. Relations

● Interviewing, Storytelling

● Social Media Management

● Public Speaking, Presentation and ● Development

● Advertising & Marketing Language

● New Reporting, Research, Scheduling

 

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Creative Marketing Director/

Sr. Graphic Designer
Reel Recruits Inc.
2013 – Present

Colorado Springs, Colorado

www.reelrecruits.com

Creator/ Executive Producer

Cablevision / MSG Varsity
2013- Present
Hudson Valley, N.Y. 

www.hudsonvalleyhub.org