SCOTT PEHNKE

email: scott@simmphonic.com

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE

I am searching for a position where I can exercise my creative and technical skills for reason of personal fulfillment as well as financial stability.

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

 

 

 

 

1986 to Present

Musician / Composer / Arranger / Producer / Audio and Light Engineer

Designed and engineered the lighting and sound as technical director for the off Broadway show, Bing Cherries. Recently wrote, recorded and mastered my own CD, Moonlight Dances. Created all packaging and designed and programmed the promotional site www.simmphonic.com. Other musical endeavors involve sound design and engineering for local theaters such as The Montage Theater Group in Ridgewood NJ.

 

 

4/2001 to Present

SimmPhonic Media Tenafly, NJ

Multimedia Consultant and Software Developer

Established my own business offering multimedia consulting, design and programming for web and CD-ROM. Some clients include St.Jocques, WebLearning.com and Multimedia Training Corp. The company is also developing software for the consumer market.

 

 

3/1996 to 2/2000

And

3/2002 to 6/2002

Multimedia Solutions Inc. Edgewater, NJ

Producer / Lead programmer / Software / Information Architect

Developed multimedia sales presentations, sales tools, and educational titles for CD-ROM and web distribution. Responsibilities included Macromedia Flash and Director Programming; project management; product and interface design; client relations and maintenance; sales pitching; co-managing teams of up to 20 people; company development; technical troubleshooting; audio and video capture, editing, and compressing; and water bottle changing. Responsible for creating a digital book viewer and a series of digital books for John Wiley & Sons Publishers, which became their first profitable digital products. Clients included Alger, Maxell, Sharp Electronics, GE, and Turner Construction.

Web Address www.multimediasolutions.com

 

 

6/2000 to 4/2001

Cyber Action Inc. New York, NY (Defunct)

Senior Director Programmer

Assisted in enhancing the company’s product by reconstructing its code and redefining its concept and features to make it more compelling to the projected consumer market. Code reconstruction involved replacing legacy code with a more robust object oriented structure within Macromedia Director. Devised, implemented and supervised new strategies to streamline the production process. Built complex program installers for Mac and PC. Designed graphics for major projects. Cyber Action develops on-line multimedia trading cards that can be viewed exclusively through its patented viewer.

 

 

1995 to 1996

Media on Demand, Inc.  New York, NY

Developer of multimedia sales presentations, sales tools, and entertainment and educational titles for CD-ROM and laptop drives. Senior web site planner and developer. Clients included TDI and Media Link. Freelance basis.

 

 

1994 to 1996

Advisions Corporation Northport, NY

Head multimedia and web page developer

Graphic design for digital video and print. Video production for corporate and sales videos. Clients included Olympus Medical Division. Freelance and partner basis.

 

 

1992 to 1994

Freidman-Ahlgren Associates Huntington, NY (Defunct)

Manager of Information Systems

Head research engineer. FAI is a technical research firm that studies and consults on leading edge technology such as computer chip design and testing.

 

 

 

 

1984 to 1996

Freelance videographer

Started my own business offering video for all occasions including weddings. Videographer for the Nassau County Art League and Suburban Art League.

 

 

1993 to 1994

Sam Ash Music Carl Place, NY

Sales and assistant section manager for computer and pro-keyboard departments.

 

 

1982 to 1992

Contessa Restaurant Bolton Landing, NY

Summer Job. Manager and cook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

References Available Upon Request


 

 

 

 

SKILLS AND INTERESTS

 

CD-ROM and Web Site architecture, interface design and programming

Project managing

Game programming

Music composition

Sound design and audio engineering

Piano, synthesizers and percussion

Lighting design and installation

Landscaping and landscape design

Carpentry

Photography

Digital photography manipulation

Videography and DV editing

Film and theater directing

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

1994 to 1995

The Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens, NY

- Music composition and art studies.

 

1993 to 1994

Hofstra University, Uniondale, NY

- Music composition and computer science.

 

1987 to 1992

Polytechnic University, Farmingdale, NY

- Computer and electrical engineering.

 


 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS

 

I am intimately proficient with the following programs:

 

Macromedia Flash - web multimedia authoring tool

Macromedia Director - multimedia authoring tool

Adobe Photoshop - graphics editing tool

Adobe Illustrator - graphic illustrator program

Adobe After Effects - video animation program

Adobe Premiere - digital video editor

Terran Media Cleaner Pro - digital video compressing utility

Wise Solutions InstallerMaster - installer creator

Sonic Foundry Sound Forge w/ Waves Bundle - digital audio editor

Digidesign Pro Tools - digital audio editor

MOTU Performer - MIDI and digital audio multi-track recorder and editor

Microsoft Excel - spreadsheet program

Microsoft Word - word processor

Microsoft Project - project management tool

Microsoft Power Point w/macromedia object integration - presentation tool

Microsoft Visio - flow diagram creator

Claris FileMaker Pro - database program

Microsoft Access - database program

Macromedia Dreamweaver - web site publisher

Microsoft FrontPage - web site publisher

Macromedia Fireworks - web page designer tool

Native Instruments Reaktor - digital synthesizer simulator/designer

Quark XPress - print layout program

 

 

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

 

Flash ActionScript

Macromedia Director lingo and X-object utilization

Javascript, HTML

Pascal, FORTRAN, BASIC

Assembly, machine code (Intel and Motorola)

File Maker Pro Scripting

Microsoft Excel scripting

Apple script

C++ (currently studying)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAMPLES

 

All samples reside on CD-ROM except:

 

 Turner City 2001

www.turnerconstruction.com 

 

Involvement: All programming. 

Features: Database driven content, dynamic balloon text displays, integrated search engine

 

 

EBT 2003

http://www.e-learningguru.com/EBT2003/ebt.html

 

Involvement: All programming and design 

Features: Streaming audio and fun.

 

 

JulySoft Product Demo

http://www.julysoft.com/FlashDemoHI/julysoft_demo.html

Involvement
: All programming and animation using client content. 

Features: 30 minutes of Flash animations with audio and music. ROI calculator.

 

 

Adventure Recreation

http://www.simmphonic.com/programming/flash.htm - Click on Start Game and allow one minute (no preloader)

 

Involvement: Everything. 

Features: Authentic recreation of level 1 of the Atari 2600 game Adventure programmed in an object like environment.

Stats:  This site has received over 400,000 hits and has generated emails claiming that it “pushed Flash in ways never imagined!”