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Hi there

I am an experienced news and documentary video editor with over 5 years of professional digital video experience, along with a decade of freelance non-fiction video work. My editing skills include color correctionand audio design, and I am proficient in Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Avid Media Composer and FinalCut Pro X. I am passionate about social, racial and environmental justice, through which I seek to tell equitableand impactful stories beautifully.

Here’s what people are saying

“Dain is an incredibly talented video editor and producer.

He is a great storyteller, writer, cameraperson and host, but his post production skills stand out more than anything. He is a true craft editor. While we worked together at CNBC, he tackled some very difficult topics, and he once edited a feature-length documentary in a matter of weeks — record time for the team. But above the skills, he is an absolute pleasure to work with. He brings his passion and enthusiasm to every project, and everyone on the team loved working with him. I highly recommend him for whatever video project you may need help with!”

Jeniece Pettitt
Supervising Producer, CNBC

SKILLS
Software
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Audition
Adobe Photoshop
Avid Media Composer
Final Cut Pro 7 + X
Pro Tools

Production
Audio editing
Color correction
DSLR and professional cameras
Podcast production
Story development
Video editing
Video journalism

Engagement
Facebook Watch
Google Analytics
YouTube Creator Studio
YouTube Audience Development
Project management
SKILLS

Software
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Audition
Adobe Photoshop
Avid Media Composer
Final Cut Pro 7 + X
Pro Tools

Production
Audio editing
DSLR and professional cameras
Inclusive and equitable storytelling
Podcast production
Story development
Video editing
Video journalism

Engagement
Facebook Watch
Google Analytics
YouTube Creator Studio
YouTube Audience Development
Project management

EXPERIENCE

Producer | CNBC
Englewood Cliffs, NJ | January 2019 to June 2022

I pitched, produced, wrote, shot, and edited mid-form explainer videos and feature-length documentaries covering current affairs in the technology market using expert sources, archive and original footage, academic journals, and compelling interviews. These in-depth videos have gained millions of views due to their detailed reporting and creative storytelling.

Associate Producer | NowThis Media
New York, NY | July 2017 to January 2019

I created three original series for the NowThis Facebook Watch channel. This required thoughtful planning, booking equipment, field producing, shooting, supervising crew, and collaborating with editors and motion graphics designers. These videos have gained upwards of 2 million views.

Social Video Coordinator | Fullscreen Media
New York, NY | February 2017 to July 2017

I worked with brands like A+E Networks, Revlon and NBC to develop and execute strategies that optimize visibility and monetization on YouTube, driving millions of views per day and hundreds of thousands of dollars per month. This required intense accuracy in a fast-paced environment.

Executive Assistant and Special Projects | Wanderlust
Brooklyn, NY | January 2016 to February 2017

I managed servers and domains, created systems and processes for employee needs, and worked with the Media department to edit videos and features for Wanderlust TV with an average reach of 600K views per video. I also aided in the development of sponsorship strategies and gathered key metrics from Wanderlust’s media campaigns for high-profile companies like Google, Ford and others.

Marketing Team Lead | Big Apple Performing Arts (New York City Gay Men’s Chorus)
New York, NY, November 2016 to February 2017

I was tasked with assembling and leading a team of professional media creators to develop marketing strategies and video content. In the first month of activity on Facebook, my team and I increased page views by 134%, reach by 164%, and engagement by 230%

Marketing and Outreach Team Lead | DOC NYC
New York, NY | October 2015 to November 2015

I supervised a team of 6 freelancers to develop, organize and implement tailored outreach campaigns for each film in the 2015 festival, which totaled over 100 films.

Intern | UnionDocs​
Brooklyn, NY | September 2015 January 2016

I created dynamic and engaging social media and marketing content for various events and workshops, boosting ticket sales and general
attendance.

Outreach Consultant | Film Sprout
New York, NY | January 2015 to April 2015

I assisted in the development of outreach campaigns for award-winning documentary films using research of potential partners, and provided detailed statistics and writing samples for educational materials.

Intern | POV (American Documentary, Inc.)​
Brooklyn, NY | June 2014 to September 2014

I spearheaded several successful screening campaigns through meticulous research and outreach to a plethora of organizations and nonprofits across the United States. I also developed creative and understandable analytic reports showing our successes and our areas of improvement.

Assistant Teacher | Community Television Network
Chicago, IL | February 2014 to April 2014

I aided in developing lessons, projects, and in-class assignments, working with and providing support to high school students in the South Side of Chicago.

Producing Teacher | Chicago Filmmakers​
Chicago, IL | January 2014 to February 2014

I developed a comprehensive crash course on fiction and non-fiction film production, including lesson plans, lectures, weekly assignments, and online resources for students of all ages and experience levels.

Office Assistance | Kartemquin Films
Chicago, IL | October 2013 to December 2013

I created a database and system of organization of this company’s large backlog of uncategorized documents, dating back to the 1960s.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Editor | “How the AMC apes cracked Wall Street”
Englewood Cliffs, NJ | October 2021

This documentery was featured on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, and received over 1.3 million views on YouTube

1st Place Hackathon Team | Out In Tech
New York, NY | August 2016

I played an integral role in the First Place team at the Digital Corps Hackathon, creating a website for international LGBTQ+ non-profits.

Published Contributor | Yoganonymous
Brooklyn, NY | February 2016

I wrote one article and hosted two podcasts for this online publication which receives over 1M views per month.

Featured Guest | Technical.ly Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY | January 2016

I was asked to discuss race, sexuality and intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ communities on this online publication which boasts over 150k unique monthly readers.

Contributor | Documentary Blog
Brooklyn, NY | June 2014

I wrote two articles for POV/American Documentary, INC’s renowned Documentary Blog.

PROJECTS
Founder | Queer Filmmakers
Brooklyn, NY | October 2018 to present

Creator and Host | Permission Podcast and Blog
Brooklyn, NY | April 2015 to August 2016

Outreach Coordinator | GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story
Los Angeles, CA / Brooklyn, NY | October 2015 to December 2015

Social Media Coordinator | Syndicado​
Toronto, ON | September 2015 to November 2015

Outreach Coordinator | The Age of Love Film
Brooklyn, NY | September 2015 to December 2015

Producer’s Assistant and Outreach Coordinator | Almost There, a Kartemquin film
Chicago, IL / Brooklyn, NY | October 2013 to December 2015