Craig Alphonse Smith


Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

December 2014


WFTV-9; Orlando, FL


  • -Use Ignite and INews to direct the 10pm newscasts for WFTV 9, the #1 news station in Orlando, Florida.
  • Assistant Direct the 4-6pm newscasts on ABC for WFTV 9, including operating Vintin, audio, floor directing, and coding.
  • Help promotions, sales, and news film content outside of newscasts for the advancement of the station, including commercials and live productions.

WPDE; Myrtle Beach, SC

Director (September 2018-August 2019)

  • Led a team in the daily production of the highest rated 11pm newscast in Myrtle Beach.
  • Used Ross Overdrive, iNews, the Ross Acuity Switcher, and Telemetrics to direct newscasts.
  • Helped develop and implement new work flows for our directing equipment to streamline and heighten newscasts.
  • Edited abundant video content for shows and the web using AVID Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Directed various other newscasts and specials as needed
  • Trained new employees on equipment, work flows and policies.

WAVY-TV; Portsmouth, VA

Director (December 2016-Present)

  • Use Avid iNEWS and Ross OverDrive to solely code and direct the weekend morning newscasts
  • Run the switcher, CG, audio, servers, and AVID TD Control during live shows using OverDrive
  • Primary fill-in director for weekdays, direct the main shows often
  • Work with producers and instruct camera ops to ensure impressive newscasts
  • Run five robotic cameras if not directing during weekdays, exhibiting stellar cinematography

Red Bull; Los Angeles, CA

Freelance Journalist (February 2016-Present)

  • Pitch and produce excellent features for
  • Cover all major FGC events for the website including previews, recaps, and features
  • Use the Red Bull CMS to build articles, including media and text, to be uploaded to the site
  • Meet quick deadlines and turnaround-times for articles

WAVY-TV; Portsmouth, VA

Production Operator (September 2015-November 2016)

  • Direct five robotic cameras for afternoon and evening news broadcasts on NBC and FOX affiliates in Hampton Roads (WAVY-TV and FOX 43)
  • Maintain aesthetically pleasing cinematography during live coverage of news, weather, traffic, and sports
  • Edit show promos on Avid Media Composer
  • Floor Director for anchors and reporters on set, including blocking
  • Run Teleprompter for news shows

Comcast Spectacor; Norfolk, VA

Video Producer (December 2013-January 2016)

  • Filmed Old Dominion University athletics (basketball, wrestling) for live broadcasting
  • Produced graphics for Old Dominion University athletics
  • Ran replay for Old Dominion University football; replayed every play, built/edited highligh reels during the game
  • Compressed and exported highlights following the game for online purposes
  • Filmed/ran graphics for live events (Katt Williams, Harlem Globetrotters, Spartyka Cage Fighting)

Disney College Program; Orlando, FL

Photopass Photographer (February 2015-August 2015)

  • Took thousands of professional photos every day
  • Interacted with guests using consistent professionalism and courtesy
  • Conceived creative shots on a regular basis to provide stellar photos

Old Dominion University Music Department; Norfolk, VA

Audio Engineer (September 2014-January 2015)

  • Ran the soundboard for live performances in the concert hall
  • Recorded and edited the performances on Pro Tools
  • Set up the speakers, mics, and lighting for shows

Norfolk Tides Baseball; Norfolk, VA

Graphics Producer/Coordinator (March 2014-October 2014)

  • Produced and displayed graphics for the Tides baseball games (Farm team for the Baltimore Orioles)
  • Used Globecaster to produce lower-thirds and run replays
  • Color-corrected cameras, ensured they had quality video throughout the games
  • Recorded the games for live-streaming, highlight videos and archiving purposes

The Salvationist Magazine; Toronto, Canada

Writer, Proofreader, Director, Editor (June 2013)

  • Videotaped and edited interviews for the website
  • Proofread all articles for the magazines
  • Wrote book reviews, profiles and other articles for the magazines
  • Gained perspective of the entire editorial process, starting from First Draft to Final Repro


Editing, directing, producing


  • Organize beach volleyball games every Friday.


Excellent references available upon request