About Jim Powell

Certified Video Engineer (SBE)

Independent Contractor


Muti-Camera AV Technical and Operations Support



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     Jim Powell has spent many years in the communications business gaining experience in radio, television broadcasting and corporate television including work as an operations manager, producer, engineer, videographer, on-air talent, programmer, salesperson, writer and director. He is a Life Member of The Media Communications Association-International (MCA-I) joining in 1985; and member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE).  He is also a licensed Certified Video Engineer (SBE) and FCC Broadcast Engineer (GROL).
Most Recent Work

     In June 2014, Jim began independently producing the ICC ES Committee event in Los Angeles.  From his personal inventory and with an operations staff of 4, the event required 7 cameras including 4 robotics, 26 microphones, sound reinforcement, rear screen projection, recording and Internet broadcast . 

     His personal responsibilities also included being project manager, technical director and video engineer.    4 more events are on the schedule including Birmingham, Alabama and again in Los Angeles.

     More information and pictures of this event may be viewed at:  ICC ES Case Study
     Prior to this date and as an independent contractor, Jim worked as the video engineer for the International Code Council's on-location building code hearings' television production beginning in 2007.   ICC's multi-camera operation includes 2 separate banquet halls, each with seating up to 1,500.  Each room consists of 4 cameras including 2 robotics, TriCaster, audio support up to 28 mics plus sound reinforcement; and 2 lighting trusses to light a 50 foot stage.  Each event is recorded on hard-drive, DVD and separate audio recordings.  In addition, the program is Broadcast over the Internet with delivery to personal computers as well as for iPhone, Android and Tablet reception.  The feed is generated over 800 servers around the world.  The most recent venue in Atlantic City received over 10,000 viewers.
     The ICC presents hearings for the public considering new building code proposals.  Meetings are

scheduled semi-annually.  Each hearing attracts upwards of 3000 participants including building inspectors,.

architects, fire marshals and others interested in promoting safe building construction.
     For more information, please go to:   ICC Atlantic City     ICC Case Study    ICC Panel
    Educated at Kent State University in Telecommunications and at United Electronics Institute in Electronics Technology, he has shared his knowledge in lectures at the MCA-I International Conference, InfoCOMM and many MCA-I Chapters. He also has further training at the International Film and Television Workshops in Rockport, Maine, audio studio engineering with the Recording Institute Association of America, SONY Workshops, and workshops through MCA-I.
Award Winning Documentary
     "Children of the Storm," a one hour television documentary presenting Hurricane Katrina
through the eyes of children survivors, presents a child's point of view of the disaster and how it
affected and still affects the children in it's path.  Produced by Jim and written by his wife, Charlotte,
the program presents the devastation from New Orleans through the Mississippi Gulf Coast
to Bayou La Batre, Alabama with experiences from 20 children from the Gulf Coast and
New Orleans.  See it on YouTube    For more information, go to:   ShootSouth.com
     "Children of the Storm" won the top TELLY Award, a Silver.
     Jim has also provided videography services for Space Camp in Huntsville recording the footage
for a "week in the life" marketing video.
     In addition, he has provided footage for The Montel Williams Show and The Dr. Keith Ablow Show
Other Awards
     Recent awards include two national awards for "The Arnolds of Owen County," a documentary concerning a family that settled a large portion of Northern Kentucky in 1800.  Jim has won a TELLY Award, Cindy and a Videographer Award for "Space Camp" for production and videographyHe has also won an ITVA AiME Award and The Communicator's Award for performance in NAMB's "Missions-in-Motion."

        In recognition of his service with the national MCA-I Board of Directors, Jim has also received the prestigious President's Award.

     Having become an independent in 1985, Jim is a nationally recognized narrator. He has produced numerous commercials for the Birmingham market as well as many long-format business productions for marketing and training. Major performance productions include his narration in over forty, 20 to 50 minute video training programs for Computational Systems, Inc., half of which have been on-camera. He has been the on-camera host for 18 episodes of the North American Mission Board's "Missions in Motion" monthly video program. For the ICC, he has recorded numerous programs including a 6 hour CD set and 14, 30 minute programs for on-line training.   His professionalism and strong desire for excellence is exhibited on both sides of the camera as an experienced producer and highly skilled narrator.
     Prior to 1985, Jim spent many years in radio and television broadcasting working as an operations manager, on-air talent, programmer, writer, producer and engineer through the mid-west and south working the markets of Louisville, Nashville, Cleveland, Cedar Rapids and Birmingham.
Industry Participation
     Jim has received many accolades for his leadership rolls in MCA-I including the MCA-I National Board of Directors, Regional Vice President and National Nominations Committee Chair.  
     For more information, contact Jim at (205) 706-4697 or  (800) 283-7686. You may also email Jim at   Jim@JimPowell.com

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