Frank L

Technical Writer - 15 Years of Experience - Near 21044


Technical Writer

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PROFILE I am a creative, energetic, and insightful director of instructional design, senior instructional designer and media producer with over twenty years of experience having produced numerous compelling educational, informational, and entertaining video programs, animations and e-Learning programs. I am dedicated to producing, professional and entertaining e-Learning, instructional video and interactive content that impacts an audience powerfully. I am seeking an engagement that is focused on delivering leading edge training solutions utilizing a broad tool set in instructional design with a focus on media rich e-Learning media design and video production. My Skills: * Work collaboratively with multiple subject matter experts (SMEs) to effectively translate highly technical concepts into user-friendly, professional learning programs, with an emphasis on interactive media rich rapid application development. * Establish coherent procedures to implement the instructional Design process by marrying various approaches across departments and eliminating an awkward and arcane set of processes. * Leverage and heavily use Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia for projects * Provide learning strategy and implementation support for internal operations. * Lead the design and development process for large-scale training solutions for both internal and external clients. RECENT ENGAGEMENTS September 2016 - August 2017 National Fair Housing Training Academy, Washington, D.C., USA Senior Instructional Design Consultant As one of the Senior Instructional Designers for the National Fair Housing Academy, I performed all the traditional ISD duties of analysis, design, storyboarding, as well as developed online courses using Captivate, GoAnimate, Adobe Creative Suite and Camtasia. I worked closely with the Fair Housing Legal SMEs, other instructional designers and the National Fair Housing stakeholders to produce rich, interactive e-learning for legal professionals employed in the Fair Housing Investigation sector of the Fair Housing Enforcement field. I was also the Adobe Connect Admin for the online courses in support of the Academy's Week One Core Curriculum implementation. I led the implementation of NFHTA's Adobe Connect presence for courses requiring interactive meeting rooms, virtual collaboration tools and SCORM tracking of course content, student enrollment and user support. Responsibilities included: * Needs Analysis/Instructional Design/Storyboarding * Captivate Development * Animation * Video Editing/VO Recording/ Audio Editing * Adobe Connect LMS Administration * WebEx Admin * Absorb LMS Administration Improved student orientation by designing and developing a highly interactive 12 hour course which incorporated video, audio and interactive knowledge checks in collaboration with management and administration. ICI. During this period, I consulted as a video writer/ producer/director, made two feature films and developed eLearning solutions wrote and directed live action film and video wrote complex multi-level video games supervising visual effects and 3D animation managing editorial projects wrote outlines, storyboards and scripts directed cast and crew recorded and editing audio and video. My corporate and DOD clients have included The American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists, The U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Corp, The U.S. Air Force, US Immigration, Will Interactive, SAIC, ICS Learning Group Inc., Ford Visteon, and many, many others. Conducted Needs Analysis and Data Collection for NetJets Flight Center Operations Web Based Training Courseware: IntelliJet., BHP Steel, and e-STEEL Inc., Storage Technology (STK) Corporation, Amdahl Corporation, SmithKline-Beecham and Parke-Davis. SERVICES PROVIDED: * Designed and developed front end analyses, course content outlines, storyboards and UI designs * analyses for numerous clients * Wrote successful proposals for front end analysis, design and build phases of CBT and e-Learning * Wrote scripts and navigational design for full-screen video game simulations and conceptualized game-play levels and experiences. * Developed instructional materials to be used by facilitators and other learning professionals. * Developed instructional content for technology-based redesign of courses. * Conferred with Learning and Development staff members, corporate subject matter experts, and advisory groups to obtain knowledge of subject areas * Interviewed SMEs and conducted other research to develop instructional content. * Developed instructional materials, such as lesson plans, handouts, or examinations. * Full Instructional Design/Storyboarding cycle for Explosive Ordinance Disposal Interactive Video Program entitled "Blaster". * Wrote scripts and navigational design for computer-based full-screen, full-motion interactive video simulations including biographies, mission /environment design, interaction-flow * Full cycle Instructional Design for Theater Air Control Systems Web Based Training Courseware * Produced several Instructional DVD Videos for Medical Product Trials * Directed over 20 multi-day video productions for numerous clients * Investigated and reported on new software for training such as Brainshark, WebEx and Zoom, Skype * Developed over 200 hours of SCORM- and Section 508-compliant WBT on numerous Healthcare, Manufacturing, DOD and Pharmaceutical topics. * Performed quality assurance (QA) reviews on all courseware before final delivery to the client. * Applied performance and front end analysis techniques, including job task, cost benefit, and occupational analyses to develop instructional plans. * Designed, developed, and executed Kirkpatrick Level 1-3 evaluation tools for multiple courses, including beta and pilot testing. Client Urls - National Fair Housing Academy - Employer website - Client Site - General Client Site - Client Site- Sales and Marketing Training Client Site Getting Started Instructional DVD Series - Vanquix Instructional DVD Series - UCSF Cancer Information Service Kiosk Video Site Video Client Site Explosive Ordinance Disposal Interactive Video e-Learning Design - Video Game Design Writer for Damnation 2: The Reckoning*v=waIwyaYX-3E - Special Olympics Comedy Web Series Video/ISD Consultancy Site Theatre Air Control Systems WBT- USAF BHP (Australia) Reverse Marketplace CBT Design - Various Microbiology College Course CBT Various Ford Visteon CBT OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE Managed the English Speaking Staff for the largest English Conversation School in Japan * Designed and Delivered On the Job Training for over 200 Teachers.