Carl L. Marxer is an award-winning motion graphics designer and documentary producer. He is defining creative branding solutions for marketing and communication challenges utilizing electronic media, with an emphasis on emedia, broadcast and corporate communications markets.
Carl L. Marxer
P.O. Box 18764
Atlanta, GA 31126
Motion Media Designer: Video Production Services, Atlanta, GA
I have been working freelance at CNN in the on-air promotions department, and with Primal Screen in Atlanta, GA. I have also freelanced with Coca Cola, Cadbury, American Diabetes Association, UPS, and Invesco. 1990-Present.
Warner Bros. / Bonanza Productions
Produce screen graphics for all video and computer screens seen on set for the FOX television series “Past Life”. A promo of our program can be viewed on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzAEtbmPF8I
IMDb info- http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt1396401/maindetails More Past Life info- http://bit.ly/2WLRVC August 2009 to October, 2009.
CNN On-Air Promotions Department
Produced Motion Graphics for on air use on the networks of CNN. I worked freelance during the post election period through the 1st 100 days of the Obama presidency. Some of the programs I worked for were Heroes, American Morning, Backstory, Your Bottom Line, GPS with Fareed Zakaria, Impact your World, Ali Velshi, Lou Dobbs, Campbell Brown and 360 Anderson Cooper. November 2008 - May 2009.
Primal Screen, Atlanta, GA- http://www.primalscreen.com
Motion Graphics compositor for projects including PBS Kids “Dot and Dash”, HBO “Jammies”, and Turner Classic Movies “Feature Open” that plays each evening at 8 and 11PM on TCM. March 2009 – present.
WPIX-TV 11 Alive, New York, NY
News photographer for the Independent News Network, owned by Tribune Broadcasting. Covered all news conferences and hard news stories in Atlanta with a national interest. Political interviews included Ronald Regan, Burt Lance, Bob Barr, and Jimmy Carter. 1985-1990.
WAGA-TV Channel 5, Atlanta, GA
Produced a weekly half hour multi-camera TV program for Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. (the church of Martin Luther King, Jr.) 1983-1987.
MFA: Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Degree completed November, 2006.
Bachelor of Science in Communications, 1978
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
College of Communications, School of Broadcasting
Degree concentration is Broadcast Sales and Management.
PromaxBDA, NYC June 16-18, 2009
I was invited to work with the PromaxBDA promotion department to explore new methods of using social media for the conference. We produced video interviews of conference speakers and attendees, and posted them to YouTube. We established a Twitter hash tag and promoted the interview postings via Twitter and Facebook. We also sat in on the conference sessions and events, reporting quotes and pictures from the conference speakers via Twitter. The project was a success, allowing attendees to be more knowledgeable about the conference they were attending and allowing members not attending the conference to be part of the proceedings, while getting a sense of the information available at the conference. We measured the success of the project from number of views on YouTube and Re-Tweets on Twitter.
AIGA Atanta, June 3-6, 2009
Leadership Retreat- Portland, Oregon. I am on the board of directors of the Atlanta chapter, as the chair of technology. I provide technical support for meetings, and develop new internet communications techniques including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, podcasts, and provide streaming media services. We posted video and picture highlights of the retreat for our members back home to learn from via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo. http://twitter.com/aigaatl
MCA-I, March 1&2, 2008
Leadership Training Conference, Dallas, TX
Media Communications Association- International, the professional trade organization for corporate and industrial video communications. I have been elected President of the Atlanta MCA-I chapter for 2009. http://www.mcaiatlanta.org
National Association of Broadcasters Annual Meeting (2006, 2004, 2002, 2001)
Las Vegas, NV. Research current and future trends in video production and make recommendations to equipment manufacturers. In 2004 my HD motion graphics design reel was screened at the JVC booth by Heuris.
A synopsis can be viewed at: http://www.heuris.com/Press/UserStories/HDV/videoproductionservices.htm
I attend software training seminars with Adobe, Apple, AutoDesk, Avid, Sony, and Panasonic.
Avid DS Editing, August 2004
One week training on Avid high-end editing system at Comprehensive Technical Group, Atlanta, GA
March 2007-present Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta
I am Professor of Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics. I teach part time, one or two classes per quarter in the evenings. My courses are Design for Moving Media, Digital Media Studies, Editing Theories and Techniques, Computer Art and Storyboarding. The software we use is Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, DreamWeaver, Flash, Premiere, Discreet Flame and Final Cut Pro Studio. For instructional purposes, I have experience with Blackboard, Banner and Adobe Acrobat Connect. I teach graduate level thesis writing classes for Studio 1 & 2.
Film Festival Screenings and Public Performances:
Dixie Film Festival- Athens Georgia, October 13, 2007.
Screening of thesis project in the documentary film category, “Bethesda Home for Boys”.
GABPC- Georgia Big Picture Conference- May, 2007
Student Film Festival; won Honorable Mention, Documentary Film “Bethesda Home for Boys”
(This was 2nd place overall in the GABPC film festival)
The PETA organization in Washington, DC has posted my PSA on their peta2.com website and on their YouTube blog. In March, 2007 they requested that I send them a ‘broadcast master’ videotape of my award winning PSA to be distributed it to TV stations across the US.