TV Director

Hello, my name is Kevin Beckman and I am a freelance video production technician. I have proffessional broadcast experience for KGTV-TV ABC 10News and ESPN 3 as a director, technical director, and camera operator.

Much of my career has been behind the camera, but I also enjoy making skateboarding videos and video tutorials on my YouTube channel. My hobbies include filming action sports, skateboarding, and eating ice cream!

My professional prospects include newscast directing, camera operation, and technical directing jobs within a sports media company or local news operations.

I earned an Associate’s of Science in Video Production from the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles in 2007, and I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s of Arts Degree.


Experience working at KGTV-TV, as a Studio Operations Technician, providing production support for newscasts and commercial programming using broadcast equipment, software, and technologies.
On-site video recording and live-streaming using high-definition equipment to showcase product information and data for live and virtual auidiences.
Non-linear editing using Adobe CC Suite tools – Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition, for video assembly, color correction, graphics creation, and audio editing.


Video Production Specialist
As a freelance video production specialist for UC San diego, I work under the supervision of the Assistant Athletics Director of Video Production and Senior management in various production capacities.

At UC San Diego, I have been able to work with high-level production equipment and cover Division 1 and 2 athletics from multiple crew positions.

My responsibilities include camera operation, producing, directing, and switching live broadcasts for ESPN 3/ESPN+ streams within the Big West Conference.

  • Confer with Assistant Athletics Director, crew, and on-air talent to discuss assignments, filming sequences, scripting, graphics, and camera direction.

  • Oversee and train student workers and freelancers on best practices for equipment usage and providing production-related protocols.

  • Operate Ross Carbonite 3 MLE video switcher using macros, keyers, and switching between video sources.
  • Work with crew to minimize on-air discrepancies and deliver engaging television for audience (especially important for student-athlete families during COVID-19).

Studio Operations Technician

At ABC 10News, I had the privilege of working alongside and with Emmy Award winning anchors, producers, and directors during my time there. I was hired as a vacation-relief studio operations technician, stage managing and as a photographer.

Overtime, I gained mastery of broadcast operations including master control operation, newscast and commercial directing, and technical operations. I demonstrated a high-competency to learn multiple crew positions for live and taped productions.

After working at 10News for less than a year, I was offered full-time status and assigned the weekend morning newscast director role. I covered breaking news such as the Lilac Fire and other non-scripted news as a newscast director.

  • Examine rundown and scripts for errors; story-coding and directing newscasts using Grass Valley Ignite Automation Production Control (APC).
  • Assign graphics, videos, and live feeds to auxiliary destinations and on-set monitors.
  • Created SOP for video routing, using inbound/outbound satellite, fiber and IP feeds.
  • Arranged spots, commercials, and programming in Master Control playlist, documented EAS tests, satellite readings, and on-air discrepancies.
  • Communicate technical and content elements to studio and remote production teams.
  • Collaborate with producers to facilitate production elements including music, graphics, lighting design, camera-blocking, props, set furnishings, and related presentation elements.
  • Track, document and communicate technical and operational notes to production team, News, engineering and Creative Services management as appropriate.
  • Reconcile technical and operational issues related to News production processes

At Creative Circle in San Diego, I have been a recurring contact for the recruiting team, assigned to mulitple clients including LPL Financial, NAMM, and Sammumed. Projects for these comapnies involved storyboarding, scripting, producing, recording, and editing marketing videos using Ultra-HD video equipment and editing workflows.

Working with other creatives in the San Diego area has led to networking oppurtunities and resources for video-based projects. Learning from like-minded professionals has been part of the fun working with Creative Circle. 

The best part of this job is working with different clients from all over the country. I enjoy using my professional skills in the various production roles for Creative Circle.

  • Submitting deliverables to customer with tight turn-around deadlines, such as for the 2019 LPL Financial Focus Conference.
  • Supervising production crew, ensuring compliance to outlined goals in accordance with producers and company stakeholders.
  • Capturing best performances from talent using technical direction and affirmation.


Volunteer Experience

  • Feeding San Diego
  • Glory Mountain Church
  • HRock Church
  • Jesus Center
  • Jesus Worldwide
  • Mosaic Hollywood
  • Presence OC Church
  • Set In Place
  • Sanctuary Church
  • USA Surfing
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