A proven team leader with ten years of experience producing editing, and designing for video, Steve Renard approaches each project with a sharp focus on the goals and objectives of the client, using his diverse talents and interests to create an outstanding finished product. He is seeking a position where he will have the opportunity to develop his leadership and project management skills, while continuing to play a role in crafting an effective message and creating excellent and effective communications tools.
Motion Designer / Producer / Editor, Freelance, Toronto, ON, July 2011-Present
Building on his role as an expert motion designer, producer, and post-production Swiss Army Knife, Steve tackled a variety of projects on a freelance basis, including work for McLaren/Edge productions, the in-house production studio at McLaren-McCann Toronto.
Media Manager, Cicada Design Inc., Toronto, ON, Sept 2010-July 2011
After working with Cicada Design for over a year as a freelancer, Steve joined their team in a full-time role to manage and direct the development of multimedia presentations for a broad range of projects. This included developing and executing ideas for animated architectural visualization presentations and leading members of the Cicada team through the process of producing those videos. At the same time, he was responsible for developing content and copy for the re-launch of the company web site, and maintaining the site following the launch.
Freelance video editor and motion designer, Toronto, ON March 2009-SEPT 2010
Steve worked for companies in Toronto edit and create graphics for superior broadcast and corporate productions. These included work for Nike, TD Canada Trust/TD Waterhouse, Scotiabank, Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada, and Metrolinx.
Editor and Motion Designer, A la Carte Videos, Toronto, ON March 2008-March 2009
Steve served as the staff editor, working closely with internal staff and external clients to complete 38 videos in less than one year, including TV ads for Scotiabank in the Canadian and Caribbean markets. He also edited, composited, and designed graphics for corporate event videos and internal communications.
Freelance video editor and motion designer, Toronto, ON, May 2007-March 2008
Steve worked on corporate, broadcast, and web-based video projects on a freelance basis after moving to Toronto from Washington DC in May 2007.
Communications Manager, CACI Inc., Washington, DC Apr 2006-Mar 2007
As a contractor, Steve developed a communications plan for the Biometrics Project Management Office of the United States Army. He also executed print, web, and personnel communications as part of the plan, making stakeholders aware of the latest news from the Office.
Freelance video editor and motion designer, Washington, DC, Jan 2006-Apr 2006
Steve spent several months working on corporate, broadcast, and web-based video projects on a freelance basis early in 2006.
Assistant Editor/Graphic Artist, Advocomm Inc., Washington, DC Oct 2005-Jan 2006
Steve served as an editor and motion graphics designer for a political and corporate advocacy ad agency, and as a member of the print design team for a major national ad campaign.
Associate Producer/Editor, Leading Authorities Inc., Washington, DC, Jan 2002-Oct 2005
Steve began with a small role in the production process, but quickly grew into a position as a primary video editor and motion graphics designer for a small post-production house, playing key roles in over 100 projects.
B.A. Music Composition, Earlham College August 1997-May 2001
Steve was the only Earlham music graduate in 2001 to receive an honors designation for his senior project, a tone poem based on the epic Beowulf. In addition to his studies, he worked as a scene shop supervisor to lead a team of carpenters through the construction of sets for productions occurring on the Earlham stage during his final three years in school, as well as serving as a lighting technician, lighting designer, and pyrotechnics designer and technician for various productions.
Interests and Activities
Steve earned the Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America in 1995. He served as the music director for two productions of the St. Mark’s Church Summer Young Adult Theatre program: Fiddler on the Roof in 2000, and Damn Yankees in 2002. He volunteered for one week each in 1996 and 1997 as part of the Group Work Camp program, repairing dilapidated homes of those in need. His current hobbies include music, cycling, curling, cooking, and chasing after his three-year-old son.