Peter Wood Productions

Work Experience:

September, 1994 - Present Shazam Magic - Towson, Maryland
Owner / Performer Providing corporate entertainment, stage shows, party magic, and strolling entertainment. Clients include Frito-Lay, Toys R Us, Lockheed Martin, and AOL. Visit ShazamMagic.com for more information.

May, 2005 - Present Peter Wood Productions - Towson, Maryland
Themed Attraction Consultant Providing technical theatrical support for stage, video, and attractions. Clients include The Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, The Wetlands Preserve, and Digital Bard Video Productions, LLC.

March, 2005 - Present Salt Shaker Studios - Towson, Maryland
Lead Designer Lead designer of corporate identities, print materials, and multimedia advertising, as well as the creating website designs, developing marketing solutions, and copy writing.
 
August, 2007 - July, 2012 Barry's Magic Shop - Rockville, Maryland
Technical Support, Demonstrator Creation of all audio and video elements for display and sale. Demonstration of magic apparatus, teaching effects to customers after purchase, lecturer, theatrical consultant, and web consultant.

June, 2003 - January, 2005 Key 103.1 WAFY-FM - Frederick, Maryland
Webmaster,
Promotion and Production Assistant
Web site maintenance and design, digital audio production, on-location promotional assistance, contest co-designer, voice-over talent

Summer, 2003; January, 2004 Science Applications International Corporation - Frederick, Maryland
PDF Management, Word Processor Scanning and conversion of paper documents into portable document files, word processing and editing of biotechnology forms and applications

Summer, 2002; January, 2003 Immersion Active, Inc. - Frederick, Maryland
Assistant, New Business Development;
Magic Consultant
Web site QA, direct mail piece coordinator, data entry, conference preperations, electrical maintainence, marketing representative, and new business assistant for an award-winning interactive design agency

August, 2000 - June, 2002 Target Stores, Inc. - Frederick, Maryland
Sales Floor Team Member Zoning and cleanliness of areas, primarily softlines departments, as well as store closing, hardlines assistance, and backup cashiering. Folding of shirts and pants, distribution of "re-shop" merchandise, and store announcement specialist.

Skills:

Magical Design Planning and performing magic shows, routines, and tricks for entertainment, marketing, promotion, and conventions.
Special Effects Design Design and execution of physical special effects for video, stage, and attractions. Specialties include fog effects, pyrotechnics, optical illusions, pneumatics, and environmental effects.
Prop/Set Fabrication Construction of small props to full-stage sets, and all requirements in between. Specific experience with oversized, breakaway, and otherwise gimmicked props, as well as mobile, internally-lit, and breakaway set pieces.
 
Electronics Knowledge and experience with servos, motors, LEDs, digital audio recorders, residential wiring, home automation, remote controls, and low-voltage lighting.
Video Production Full knowledge of closed-circuit broadcast aspects, as well as high exposure to linear tape-to-tape VHS editing and digital video editing.
Audio Production Audio dubbing with multiple tracks, digital recording and playback, CD mixing, design, and distribution.
Web Site Design Multiple web sites built and maintained. Visit SaltShakerStudios.com for complete design portfolio.


Software Knowledge:

Graphic & Web Design Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, & Illustrator
Multimedia Design Adobe Audition, Premiere, & Encore, Aimersoft DVD Ripper
Standard / Clerical Microsoft Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Apple and Windows Operating Systems, File Maker Pro


Theatrical Experience & Onstage Roles:

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DATE: ROLE: PRODUCTION:
May, 2002 Pat Denning 42nd Street, Urbana High School
March, 2002 Mayor Paul Tishen Fatal Football Fever Mystery Dinner Theater, Urbana High School
December, 2001 Technician Seuss Caboose, Urbana High School
November, 2001 Alex Cane "Take Five," Fall Festival of Plays,
Urbana High School
March, 2001 Cardamon the Wizard Once Upon a Mattress, Urbana High School
October, 2000 Tim E. Portal Halloween 2000: Return to Sleepy Hollow,
Wood's Woods Entertainment Grounds
April, 2000 Reporter Damn Yankees, Urbana High School


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Education:

University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2002-2006, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Cum Laude; 3.54 GPA
Major: Technical Theatre, with an emphasis on set design and lighting
Urbana High School 1998 - 2002, 3.78 GPA
1300 SAT score, Honors Program, Dramatic Aid, Advanced Dance Aid