I am a multi-talented individual with much experience in digital
technologies, interactive multimedia video game production, prepress, the
digitization process, digital video non-linear editing, digital
compositing, digital imaging, web page construction, traditional still
photography, film, and video. I have already created, produced,and
distributed the very first, commercially available, prepress quality
digital image collection for Macintosh, DOS, and windows (SKY: Volume
One), and was indispensible in the creation of the game industriesą
first, completely full screen, live action, immediate response, Sega CD,
interactive movie/game (Tomcat Alley). Also, I successfully completed my
contract as Director of Digital Technologies with Sega of Americaąs łSega
Studios˛, Beverly Hills, where I handled all digital aspects of numerous
multi-million dollar productions in a supervisory role.
Respectfully submitted are my name, talents, and experience for your
consideration to aid in any upcoming productions or projects.
Enclosed please find a résumé and related documentation for your files.
I look forward to hearing from you.
861 Congressional Road.Simi Valley, CA 93065
Home (805) 522-0670.Office (805) 527-9227.FAX (805) 527-3035
Internet <rfu...@loop.com>.World Wide Web <http://www.loop.com/~rfugate>
OWNER /FUGATEą DIGITAL INTERACTIVE/SIMI VALLEY, CA/1990 to present
(Professional Imaging, Digital Video, Interactive Multimedia, Internet
DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES/SEGA STUDIOS/BEVERLY HILLS, CA/1994
(Digital Production Division of a $4 Billion Computer Game Company)
MACINTOSH CONSULTANT/DIR. OF DIGITAL PRODUCTION/STARGATE FILMS/BURBANK,
CA/1993 to 1994
(Special Effects Studio, and Interactive Movie Game Production Facility)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND OWNER/CD FOLIOS/WOODLAND HILLS, CA/1990 to present
(Multimedia CD ROM Publishing Company)
PRESIDENT AND OWNER/FUGATE´ STUDIO/LOS ANGELES, CA/1984 to 1994
(Commercial and Advertising Photographic, Video, and Digital Imaging
* Charged with ground-zero creation of in house department for digital
conversion and production for multiple Sega CD productions. Responsible
for all digital aspects of productions valued at over ten million
dollars. Charged with digitization of productions of all TruVideo CD
ROMąs. Researched, developed, and created personal proprietary
systems and methods of digitization and conversion for
increased optimal resolution and clarity of rendition of both Sega CD and
Sega 32X. Directed production teams in proper lighting and photography
and proper sound recording and foley techniques for optimum CD ROM
digitization and translation. Participated in and supervised all
digitization of content and original software creation. Charged with
maintaining the quality and integrity of visuals and soundtrack of all
Sega Studios productions; including, creation of visuals, sound effects,
digital effects, digital retouching, digital video editing, digital audio
enhancement and editing within an accelerated deadline.
Familiarized with script selection, interactive flow charting
methodology, interactive programming techniques, and video production for
interactive final output. Responsible for department budget, employee
supervision, and final output for the following productions:
* Tomcat Alley Version 1.0, English, Interactive Movie Game.
* Tomcat Alley Version 2.0, Japanese, Spanish, German, and French
Interactive Movie Game Foreign Language Conversions.
* Surgical Strike Interactive Movie Game.
* Fahrenheit Interactive Movie Game.
* Tomcat Alley Sega 32X PreProduction R&D, Interactive Movie Game.
* High Stakes PreProduction R&D, Interactive Movie Game.
* Baseball PreProduction R&D, 2 Player Interactive Movie Game.
* Wirehead Sega CD, Sega 32X PreProduction R&D, Interactive Movie Game.
* Responsible for 20 employees supervision and output on high profile
* Conceived and created the flagship product, SKY: VOLUME ONE MAC/DOS/WIN
Version 1.0, Version 1.2, and Version 2.0. Responsible for the concept,
look, and content of all CD ROM products. Charged with all aspects of
sales, marketing, advertising, research, product development, management,
and financial operations. Created and supervised creation of corporate
identity, packaging, advertising, trade show displays, and PR packages.
Supervised and participated in all technical aspects of digitization and
programming of both content and original software creation. Supervised
and participated in CD production from creation of hybrid CD ROM master
for pressing through packaging and final delivery.
* Created marketing strategy and advertising materials for internet
start-up firm, as well as design, HTML programming, and implementation of
web site presence.
* Created white paper for medical implantable device companiesą corporate
* Negotiated and specified capital equipment purchases to $100K.
* Responsible for, designed production techniques for, and created
broadcast quality, photographic, digital łmatte paintings˛ of futuristic
Dallas, the łIsland City˛ in daytime and night time sequences for the
independent production of Island City.
* Owned and operated commercial and advertising photographic, video, and
digital imaging business. Charged with all aspects of sales, marketing,
advertising, financial operations, and management. Clients included major
national and global companies, such as: JBL, Redken Laboratories, Chinon
America, Federal Express, Price Pfister, TRW, Ampex, Quarterdeck Office
Systems, Computer Peripherals, Inc., KLH Speakers, Lumonics, General
Motors, Federal Express, The Southern Company, Munford, Inc., Alaska
Airlines, Exxon, Coca Cola, Federated Department Stores, Miliken Carpets,
Southern Textile Mills, Hanes, Inc., Delta Airlines, Taylor California
Cellars, Drexel Heritage, Lane Furniture, American of Martinsville,
Gucci, Henredon, Sears, and Chevron.
BROOKS INSTITUTE/Santa Barbara, CA
Bachelor of Arts.
Winner and recipient of Photographic Arts and Science Foundation
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA/Wise, VA
Clinch Valley College, UVA Extension.
Liberal Arts education fulfilling degree requirements.
Newspaper photographer and photo instructor. Active in theater, public
speaking, journalism, and local civic affairs.
American Photographers: Whoąs Who of Contemporary Americans.
Marquisą Whoąs Who of Business.
Professional and personal references available upon request
Some software and hardware used professionally (varied proficiency
Adobe Dimensions, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere,
Adobe Streamline, Anubis, Avid VideoShop, C++, Cinepak, Cinepak for Sega,
Color It, CoSA After Effects, DeBabelizer, DOS, Dynodex, FaxSTF,
Filemaker Pro, Freehand, Hard Disk Tool Kit, HTML Edit, Hypercard,
IdeaFisher, Image Alchemy, ImpressIt, Kaiąs Power Tools, MacDraw, MacLink
Plus, Mac OS, MacWrite, Macromedia Director, Microphone Pro, NCSAMosaic,
Netscape Navigator, NaviPress, Norton Utilities, Pagemaker, Quark
Express, Quicken, QuickTime, Quick Link, Fractal Design Painter, Radius
VideoVision, Ray Dream Designer, Retrospect, SAM, Sky: Volume One, Soft
Windows, SoundEdit Pro, StuffIt, Suitcase, Supercard, Strata StudioPro,
Sytos Plus, TextureSynth, TypeStyler, userEZ UltraSheild, VideoFusion,
Web Weaver, Windows, Word, Xaos Tools Paint Alchemy
68020, 68030, 68040, PowerPC 601, 386, 486, SIMMs, modems, hard disk
drives (external and internal), removable drives, magneto optical drives,
fast and wide SCSI 2 drives, DAT audio, DAT tape, Exabyte tape, video
digitizing boards, sound digitizing boards, Ethernet boards, Etherwave,
CD ROM drives, CD ROM emulators, monitors, color calibration devices, dye
sublimation printers, laser printers, flat bed scanners, film scanners,
drum scanners, video display cards, fast and wide SCSI 2 accelerator
cards, RAID disk arrays
Technical Fluency: Digital imaging technologies; Photo CD; Analog to
digital video; Digital video compression technologies; Macintosh systems;
DOS based systems; Video formats and technologies; Motion picture
production technologies; All photographic formats and technologies; All
Color and B&W processes of silver based technology.