Melissa Timme                                         206-910-9073                                 

Melissa Timme


Technical Skills


Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro,Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Motion, LiveType, Soundtrack Pro, Compressor, Quicktime, RED Digital Cinema, Media 100, Avid,  FTP Applications, Sorenson Squeeze,  Cleaner,  Final Draft, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel,  Adobe GoLive, MAC OS X, Windows, Linux, Digibeta, D5, D1, D2, MiniDV, HDCam, 3/4”, 1/2”.

Professional Experience

Duck Studios, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                June 1997 – June 2008

Over 30 year old commercial animation studio                                                                                     


  • Responsible for entire post production process from daily selects/rough cuts to online.
  •      Mastered all commercials in house for the last six years.
  •      Communicated effectively with producers, directors, animators and clients, offered creative and efficient editing solutions.
  •      Managed post production staff. Ensured quality control and efficiently met deadlines.
  •      Designed motif, selected music and cut montages for website and marketing purposes, compressed and posted videos for the internet and email.
  •      Managed color correction film transfer telecine sessions and HD on-line sessions.
  •      Produced DVDs including design, programming and compression.
  •      Maintained editing systems and made recommendations for improvement.
  •      Responsible for troubleshooting all editorial issues.
  •      Organized, managed and backed up all jobs. Maintained tape library and archive.


NiteLite, Los Angeles, CA                                                                          February 1997 – September 2004

Commercial Production Company                                                                                                                 Editor    

  •      Edited and mastered commercials and other projects.
  •      Maintained editing system.


McCann Erickson, Los Angeles, CA                                                                      May 1999 – January 2000

Advertising Agency                                                                                               

 freelance Editor

  •      Edited and mastered Boeing pitch spots.


Edit Head Productions, Los Angeles, CA                                                         September 1998 – April 2004

Editorial Company


  •      Marketed and advertised services.
  •      Set up and maintained editing system. 
  •      Edited commercials, short films and music videos for various clients.
  •      Set budgets, hired and managed graphics and editorial freelancers.


Digital OutPost, Ft. Worth, Texas                                                              November 1995 – December 1996

Editorial Company

Production Assistant/Editor

  •      Edited Commercials.
  •      Found Stock Music.
  •      Basic Graphic Animation.
  •      Cast commercial talent.

Skills and Qualities:

superior organizational skills


Santa Monica College                                                                                   February 2000 – January 2008

Various Classes

Painting, Drawing, Scriptwriting, Ballet, Tennis

Texas Christian University                                                                             August 1993 – December 1995

Radio TV/Fi


Montana Edit                                                                                                             April 2001

Avid Certified Operator