Doug Kiesling Resume

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Videographer / Editor Position


Owner / Founder of Breaking News Video Network (BNVN): 2001 – Present

Duties include overseeing the day to day operations of a small business.

Overseeing ENG packages shot by BNVN Stringers of breaking news events. Training of freelance videographer to shoot, edit and upload via NLE over the internet.

Designed and setup an FTP network hub server for video distribution to feed broadcast quality footage from the field to virtually any TV network around the world for the BNVN stringers.

Facilitate and distribute breaking news footage to various networks such as The Weather Channel, CNN, Network News Service, ABC News One, CBS New York, NBC Broadcast Ops New Jersey, King World Inside Edition and APTN London.

Setup the BNVN Stock Video Archive for broadcast and non broadcast productions which is now handled by Conus Archive.

CNN: 2003 – Present

On call videographer for the Minneapolis Market on an as needed basis as well as field photographer as needed for major events.


The Weather Channel: 1999 – Present

On call videographer for the Minneapolis Market on an as needed basis as well as field photographer as needed for major events.

Shot and produced over 700 ENG packages from 2002 – Present. A full shot list of billable packages is available upon request.

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KSTP TV / Hubbard Broadcasting Inc – Minneapolis : May 2005 – 2009

Freelance videographer to cover local news and weather events on an as needed basis. Footage included major breaking news and weather events around Minnesota as well as various b-roll footage.


New York International Independent Film And Video Festival

Audience Choice For Best Documentary Hurricane Charley – Punta Gorda Florida – Friday The 13th August 2004. Executive Producer / Editor / Videographer.


Video Production & Tech Notes

  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 - CS5.5
  • Final Cut Pro 5.0
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 - CS5
  • Adobe Encore 2.0 - CS4
  • Adobe Audition 1.0
  • Various Broadcast Camera Gear in SD and HD
  • Various Wireless Audio Equipment
  • Extensive Knowledge Of Non Linear Editing
  • Various Broadcast Field Lighting Equipment
  • Underwater Videography
  • Wireless Computer Technology
  • Working Under Life Threatening Dangerous Conditions And Extreme Deadline Pressures


Office Management, Business & Personal

  • Microsoft XP Pro
  • Microsoft Server 2003
  • Mac OS 10
  • Microsoft Office
  • Most Windows Software
  • Macromedia Dream Weaver
  • File Transfer Protocol
  • Repair and rebuilding knowledge of computers and camera equipment
  • Private Pilot
  • Certified NAUI Scuba Diver
  • PADI Nitrox Scuba Diver
  • ENG News Room Operation
  • Extensive Knowledge Of Severe Weather
  • Field Production Logistics
  • Managing a large staff of stringers

Short List Of Production’s That Have Used My Footage


  • The Weather Channel - (Various Projects)
  • BBC (various news productions)
  • Creative Differences Productions (Various Projects)
  • National Geographic – Inside Hurricane Katrina
  • National Geographic – Inside The Tornado
  • National Geographic – Hurricane Summer
  • National Geographic – Violent Earth
  • National Geographic – Hurricane
  • National Geographic – Mysteries of the Bible “Lost Cities”
  • HBO / Spike Lee – When the Levees Broke
  • Discovery Channel – Surviving Katrina
  • PBS / Frontline – The Storm
  • NOVA – The Drowning Of New Orleans
  • Current TV – Weather Paparazzi
  • The History Channel - This Day in History
  • The Year the Earth Went Wild
  • When Disaster Strikes - New Orleans Hurricane
  • Mega Disasters
  • Pluma Pictures – Not Broken (In Production)
  • Frantic Films - Music Rising – Production for New Orleans Recovery
  • Towers Production – Over a dozen long format productions for The Weather Channel.
  • Top Spin Productions New York – Various broadcasts around Asia
  • NHK Japan – Strange Nature
  • Spiegel TV Germany – Hurricane Katrina
  • Sky News London – Various weather projects.
  • Various Associated Press London and Washington DC weather related productions
  • ABC 20/20 (Various Projects)
  • King World - Inside Edition (Various Projects)



Available Upon Request

Demo Video

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