Curriculum Vitae CV

Derek Wong – West Michigan
/ Commercial Photographer
/ ViDEo PRODUCTION
/ Multimedia Specialist

EXPERIENCE

2007 to Present – Analog and digital photography –
All digital and film formats (125 / 120 / 4X5), Chemical developing and printing, Film Digitizing, Traditional and digital darkroom.

2013 to Present –  Video Production –
Record and render SD and FHD formats from a variety of sources, audio mixing, color correction and complete editing. 8mm and Super 8mm film editing and digital transfer, conversion of various tape media including but not limited to DVCAM and 3/4″ U-Matic.

2017 to Present – Live Broadcast Director and Producer –
Live Broadcast Director and Producer. As of 2022 Derek had directed over 55 live broadcasts, both online and local cable channel.

2005 to Present – Sound and Audio Production –
Record, edit and master up to 8 input sources on both digital and analog equipment, basic mixing from PA and studio consoles.

2001 to Present – Digital Media Practices –
General Knowledge of HTML and CSS, Social media and blogging platforms, Portfolio creation, WordPress and Joomla platform, embedding, page layout, SEO, editing and production software.

2009 to Present – Vintage camera and related equipment repair –
Research and complete repairs for all major brands of photographic equipment from 1905 forward, parts fabrication and replacement, electronic and mechanical repair skills.

2016 – 2019 – Official Photographer for the Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Organization – United States Hockey League.

2017 – 2018 – 
Official Photographer for the Muskegon Risers Soccer Club – National Premier Soccer League / Major Arena Soccer II.

2017- Present – Camera Operator – Berlin Raceway, Marne, MI – ex Fanchoice, ex NBCSN, currently NASCAR

2017 – Present – Multimedia Specialist and Producer at O’Riley Media Group

2017 – Present – Specialist / Reporter / IT / Webmaster for The Muskegon Channel

2019 – Present – Director of Muskegon Tonight Live! A Local Talk show for the Muskegon Channel.

2019 – Present – City of Muskegon City Commission Meetings Live Broadcast Director.

2019 – Present – Television Station Director and Specialist for the local PEG Channel 96 Muskegon Public TV – programming and automation (Cable TV, WEB, ROKU & FIRE TV).

2022 – Present – Part time Audio Engineer Assistant (A2)

SELECTED WORK

[Book] [Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley, ISBN-10: 1849231842] [Panorama – Book Cover] [2009]

[Book] [Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley, ISBN-10: 1849234752] [Panorama – Book Cover] [2009]

[Book] [Rock Chick Redemption by Kristen Ashley, ISBN-10: 1453720693] [Panorama – Book Cover] [2010]

[Book] [The United States, Michigan by ABDO Publishing CO.] [Transportation/Wayne Co Airport Chapter] [2009] [Under Creative Commons License]

[Printed Matter] [General Michigan Brochure – Cover] [Michigan Economic Development Corporation / State of Michigan] [ Straits of Mackinac Panorama ] [September 2011]

[Online] [Soundzine Issue #4] [Oct, 2007]

[Online] [Soundzine Issue #9] [June, 2009]

[Online] [ExperienceGR.com] [ Grand Rapids Convention and Visitors Bureau] [Grand Rapids Panorama] [2010] [Under Custom Release]

[Online] [ Michigan Economic Development Corporation ] [http://www.michiganadvantage.org/ ] [Grand Rapids and Mackinac Strait Panorama] [April, 2011] [Under Custom Release]

[Online] [ Michigan Allergy and Asthma Society] [ http://www.themaas.org/ ] [Mackinac Bridge Sunset] [ 2011] [ CC]

[Billboard] [Kodak.Com and Kodak’s Digital Billboard at Times Square, NYC] [ Father’s Day Event ] [ Dad at Mackinaw City ] [June 2011]

[Gallery] [Opening Reception of The Darkroom at Division 9 Gallery] [Miss Lisa’s] [March 2013]

[Online] [USHL Muskegon Lumberjacks] [2016-2018 Season]

[Online] [PASL / M.2 Muskegon Risers] [2016-2019 Season]

[Printed Matter] [ Poster for Muskegon Lumberjacks Charitable Foundation for Dr. Suess’s Night ] [2018]

[Printed Matter] [Program Covers for Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Organization] [Dec 2018 – Apr 2019]

[Video] [Hype Videos for Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Organization] [2018-2019 season]

[Broadcast] [Mona Shores America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree Live Broadcast at the Frauenthal Theater] [Director and Producer of Live Broadcast] [2018, 2019, 2021]

[Video] [City of Muskegon 150th Anniversary Commercial Series (1-3)] [Full Production] [2019]

[Video] [Muskegon County Senior Millage Infomercials] [2019]

[Broadcast] [Pre Game Live at Mona Shores Vs Muskegon Football Game] [Simulcast to Web and Cable TV from remote Location] [ Director and Producer ] [2019]

[Video] [COVID-19 special informational updates for Public Health Muskegon County] [2020]

[Video] [Virtual Lessons for Muskegon Heights Academy System] [2020]

[Broadcast] [Reeths-Puffer Public Schools, Spring Lake Public Schools, North Muskegon Public Schools, Fruitport Community Schools – Graduations] [Director of Live Broadcast] [2020 and 2021]

[Video] [Hope Project’s Behind The Mask 2020 ] [Feature Length][Documentary / Fundraiser] [Full Production] [2020]

[Video] [Lakeshore Human Trafficking Task Force Virtual Community Forum] [Feature Length] [Full Production]

[IT] [Muskegon Channel & Channel 96 Muskegon’s Amazon Fire TV APP] [Android Native] [Production / Programming] [2020]

[Broadcast] [Mona Shores Choir – A Ripple of Hope ] [Socially Distanced Full Choir Concert Live Stream] [Simulcast] [Director] [2021]

[Broadcast] [Every Woman’s Place Cheers and Chocolate Concert w/ Brena] [On Location Live – Downtown Muskegon] [Director] [2021]

[Pay Per View Live Broadcast] [Miss Michigan and Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen] [Frauenthal Center, Muskegon, MI] [Director] [2021, 2022]

[Hybrid Broadcast] [Broadcast with in-person and virtual guests] [Bat Mitzvah] [Temple B’nai Israel] [Director] [2021]

[Film] [Tiger Pride – The Legacy Continues | A Documentary Film] [Director / Production] [Premiered at the Frauenthal Theater] [2022]

[Printed Matter] [Community Foundation For Muskegon County Yearly Report] [Eight Photos Within] [2022]


SELECTED CURRENT OR PAST CLIENTS

Mona Shores Choir Association – America Tallest Singing Christmas Tree
Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey Organization,
City of Muskegon,
Central Scouting Services,
Spring Lake Public Schools,
Reeths-Puffer Public Schools,
North Muskegon Public Schools,
Fruitport Community Schools,
Oakridge Public Schools,
Muskegon Heights Public Academy System,
United Way of the Lakeshore,
Michigan Economic Development Corporation,
West Michigan United Labor,
Muskegon Risers Soccer Club,
St. John’s Health Care P.C.,
Muskegon Surgical Associates,
Hope Project USA,
Every Women’s Place,
Community Foundation of Muskegon County,
Frauenthal Center,
Muskegon County,
Goodwill Industries of West Michigan,
Miss Michigan Scholarship Program,
Safe Seniors of West Michigan