Margo Bruton

Last updated on 09/11/17

I’m a freelance video producer and writer. I have experience with both television content production and with corporate video. I have also done 3 long form documentaries. I work with many talented professionals in the New Jersey area—camera people, audio people, editors and graphic arti… Read more

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Pictures

Me & Stirling1
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Four Moons
Car Blog Shoot 2
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Jackie, Frank & Me
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Videos

HouseSmarts "Architecture Across America: Hampton’s Beach House Style" Episode 166
HouseSmarts "Western Log Cabins: Then and Now" Episode 166
HouseSmarts "Wood Carving" Episode 164
HouseSmarts DIY Smarts "Replace Your Laminate Counter" Episode 162
HouseSmarts "Urban Gardening" Episode 118
Moss Interview
Adelphi
Santa Barbara Wildfire
Ameila cut down
HouseSmarts "Locally Owned and Operated" Episode 112
Chubb Advantage: Understanding Valuable Articles Insurance
HouseSmarts Design Smarts "Bathroom Remodel Before and After" Episode 100
Gullwing

Credits and Employment History

Margo Bruton Media-Clients

House Smarts with Lou Manfredini/NBC Television---2006 to present:
Supervising Producer, Head Writer:
Previous position: Segment producer
I am a journalist for this syndicated magazine-format show about the home--broadcast in over 78% of markets in the US. I research and create content, oversee all production, field produce and write features and bumper segments including Feature segments, “Design Smarts”, “Energy Smarts”, "DIY", "Ask Lou", “Green Home” and “Cool Tools”. I also interface with sponsors and help integrate those obligations.

Fort Production---2006 to present:
Producer, Writer:
Produce television commercials, both local and national, in studio and on location as well as corporate web videos, DVD’s for product introductions and training films.
Clients & Products:
Crest Spin-brush, Enoxaparin, Marvin Windows & Doors, Cambridge Paving Stones, Marvin Windows and Doors, ACE Hardware, IUPAT, NYSSPCA.

Big Belli LLC---2014 to 2015:
Managed the Premier and Red Carpet events for the film “40 Weeks”. I oversaw planning, budget, and logistics and communicated between partners, sponsors, event locations and marketing interests.

Swansea University---2014:
Producer:
Filmed the performance of Michael Sheen in a reading of the poems of Dylan Thomas at a US Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Dylan Thomas for Swansea University’s website. Was the direct liaison with the client.

Tribe Pictures---2014:
Worked in-house as a Production Coordinator on several of their corporate projects this year including American Express, KPRG and ANDA-Actavis. Managed client concerns and expectations.

The Welsh Government---2010 to 2015:
Produce, write and direct projects, hire staff and cover all logistics for shoots for the Government of Wales in the USA.

Chubb & Son Insurance---2007 to 2015:
Video Producer:
Produce, write and direct corporate video including training films, corporate communication, web content, external video and television commercials. Conceive the story line and shape the goals of the video project. Work closely with internal clients to define the message of their videos. Research specific industry content, Hire & supervise the work of production and post-production staff. Travel to US and international offices and other filming locations.

Mercedes-Benz USA---2004 to 2007:
Video Producer:
Produced, directed and wrote content for Mercedes-Benz Training & Education Division and Corporate Communications. Produced Web content, DVD’s and other formats. Worked with internal divisions to conceive content and message, budget, arrange for equipment, personnel and all aspects of production & post-production.

Adelphi University---2008:
Produced and directed a fund raising video for the university to highlight the recent building initiative. (RT 18 min.)

The Gullwing Group International---2011 to 2012:
Wrote & produced a video for the group’s 50th anniversary, highlighting the iconic Mercedes 300SL Gullwing. Project included extensive research to acquire historic footage of important races and innovations as well as obtaining footage of group rallys and important collectors such as Sir Stirling Moss, John Fitch and Jay Leno. (RT 58 min.)

The South Street Seaport and Museum---2007:
Produced and directed an overview of the “Soundings” Exhibit. This was an exhibit of the Museum’s own collections in the newly renovated Schirmerhorn Row. Worked with the curatorial staff to produce a video that showed a vibrant portrait of daily life at the Seaport during its history. (RT 20 min.)

The North American Welsh Choir: A New Tradition in Wales---2003:
Oversaw location shooting in Wales. Arranged the day-to-day needs of filming and crew considerations. Obtained key interviews with top government and cultural figures in Wales and secured location arrangements in historic cathedrals. Oversaw the editing, contracted for advertising and video artwork. Responsible for arrangements of the premiere screening and press receptions in New York City. (RT 50 min,)

Previous Experience:
Inserts Film Production New York, NY 1990 to 1995
Producer, Asst. Producer
Produced “product inserts” for television commercials. Prepared bids, hired film crew, oversaw building of sets and acquisition of props. Oversaw the “shoot” to maintain quality and control costs of production.
Partial client list:
Continental Airlines, MacDonalds, Tylenol, Ivory Liquid,
Butterfinger, Burger King, Chips Ahoy, Crisco,
Black Flag, CBS Video Library, Canada Dry, Jif Peanut Butter,

Industry Qualifications

Producer, Supervising Producer, Field Producer, Writer

I pride myself on being a good communicator and specialize in writing, researching and interviewing key people to get to the heart of the story and build a compelling narrative. I've worked with a few Fortune 500 companies, in many different countries and industries from the battlefields of France to the boardrooms of New York City.

Education

• New York University School of Film, Video & Broadcasting-Certificate in Producing

• University of Alabama MA in Theatre /Theatre Production

• University of Wisconsin BA in Theatre /Directing & Acting

Technical Equipment

Software

 Adobe Premier Pro, Photoshop, Word, Excel, Keynote, Power Point

Other Skills/Additional Information

Live Event Manager and Floor Runner

Experienced Video Producer Script Writer/Storyboard Director Live Event Management Experience

Research

Budgeting

Client Relations

Personnel Management Experience

Software: Final Cut Pro DVD Studio Pro Photoshop Word

Power Point Keynote Excel Various video conversion software