Kim Giancaterino Resume

Summary of Qualifications

Education and Experience
Kim Giancaterino earned a B.A. Degree in Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. While studying at UCLA, she worked as a media buyer and production assistant for a busy advertising agency. Upon graduation she was promoted to post production coordinator, supervising finishing sessions for hundreds of television commercials. Since that time, she has worked in front of the camera, as well as behind the scenes as a writer, producer, and electronic graphics operator.

California Notary Public
Kim Giancaterino currently resides in Los Angeles and manages her own mobile notary public business, with regular clients throughout the Los Angeles area. She has special training in real estate loan document packages, and is experienced with trust documents such as wills, deeds, and powers of attorney.

Internet Marketing
Kim Giancaterino has created more than a thousand revenue-generating web pages using social media and blogging platforms including Facebook, WordPress, Blogger, and Weebly.

Certified Fitness Instructor
Kim Giancaterino is an American Council on Exercice (ACE) certified fitness instructor. She taught aerobics and step training for more than 7 years, which led to an association with a local fitness network that contracted her to edit a quarterly fitness publication, On the Move.

Advertising Agency & Video Production

Don Lewis Advertising (Burbank)
Media Buyer
Primary duties included developing and implementing broadcast media campaigns to most effectively market clients' messages to U.S. and Australian markets. This included television, radio, and print campaigns. Worked directly with clients in the weight loss, fitness, medical, and auto painting industries.

Don Lewis Advertising (Hollywood)
Post Production Coordinator
Responsible for the editing and tagging of commercials for busy international advertising agency. Worked closely with producers, directors and editors in the post-production of television spots. Created graphics for commercials.

VIP Video (Hollywood)
Production Coordinator
Responsible for the development and production of television commercials for a busy production facility. Booked crew and talent, scouted locations, secured permits, created storyboards, coordinated props and equipment. Assisted directors in the post-production phase to assure that spots were tagged properly. Distributed completed commercials and broadcast traffic instructions to U.S. markets.

Electronic Graphics (Post Production & Live)
Responsible for the creation and execution of live and post-production electronic graphics for local, national, and international television markets.

Live News and Sports
KABC, KNBC, KCOP, KCAL, E! Entertainment, ESPN2, Prime Sports, TVG Live Horseracing, FOX Sports, Q Television Network (QTN)

Game Shows and Tabloid Shows
Hollywood Showdown, Inquizition, Friends or Lovers, Love Line, Street Smarts, Access Hollywood, Extra, Craig Kilborn

Network Promo Experience
CBS Television City - Chyron Operator for Promo Department
ABC - Assistant Editor for Politically Incorrect and Promo Department

Post Production Facilities
The Post Group (Electronic Graphics Department Manager), Media City, Sunset Post, 4MC, Modern VideoFilm, The Production Group, Laser Pacific Media Group

Special Projects
Tournament of Roses Parade - Pasadena onsite operator, live broadcast for HGTV (2002)
Academy Awards - Designed graphics for show packages and end credits, operator for live preshows (1999-2004)
Warner Bros. - Designed graphics for classic cartoon sing-along videos

Union Affiliations

Technical Writing & Editing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Technical Writer
Responsible for the writing, editing, and production of technical documents, including Plant Engineering construction specifications and classified meeting notes. Provided on-camera and voiceover talent for videotaped LLNL security productions. These duties required a secret level government security clearance for the handling of classified and secret information for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Kirk-Mayer, Inc. (KMI)
Technical Writer/Editor
Responsible for the writing, editing, and production of corporate brochures and safety analysis reports.

Stone & Webster Engineering
Marketing Manager
Responsible for the writing, editing, and production of technical documents, brochures, articles, environmental impact studies, safety analysis reports, and engineering construction bids.

Certified Fitness Instructor

Aerobic Dance & Step Training Instructor
Certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and California State University, Hayward (Now CSU East Bay)

Editor, On The Move
Wrote personality profiles and feature articles on a variety of fitness-related topics, supervised the production efforts of design staff, freelance photographers and writers, and coordinated classified and display advertising.


University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies

Chi Omega Sorority
Gamma Beta Chapter (Established 1923)

Bruin Belle
The Bruin Belles Service Association was established in 1946 to support UCLA's athletic, performing arts, and alumni programs.

Specialized Training

Weynand Training International (Woodland Hills)
Quantel Paintbox Electronic Graphics Course

Video Symphony (Burbank)
Avid Introduction to Media Composer Editing
Avid Introduction to Media Composer Effects

Michael Hague Seminar (Hollywood)
Screenwriting for Hollywood

National Notary Association (Chatsworth)
California Notary Public Practices and Procedures

American Notary Group (Los Angeles)
California Notary Public Seminar 101
Notary Loan Signing Specialist Seminar

Allied Schools (Laguna Hills)
Real Estate Principles Course
Real Estate Finance Course
Contract Forms Specialist Designation
Short Sale Specialist Designation
Green Specialist Designation