Beery Media, LLC is an Emmy nominated, multiple award winning full service digital film production company. For more than 20 years we have been producing films, news features, corporate profiles, non-profit videos, narratives, and documentaries.
Nic Beery, Principal
A former Ringling Bros. circus clown, Nic now prefers to be behind the camera. His films have been in over 100 festivals from Cannes to New York City, and have won numerous awards, including a recent Emmy nomination and the 2009 Indie Arts award winner for the North Carolina publication, The Independent. Nic is the owner of BeeryMedia.com, a boutique video production company in Carrboro, North Carolina, and founder of the Carrboro Film Festival.
Winner of the 2009 Indie Arts Award from The Independent Weekly for filmmaking. Co-Founded the Carrboro Film Festival, to promote film making in the region. Founder and Curator of Century Center Cinema, a monthly film series of . Producer, writer, director and editor of several short films, narratives and documentaries. The short film, Veronica Always has won three awards at festivals nationwide. Frame has screened in Cannes, Scot- land and elsewhere. Combined, my films have been official selections in over 30 festivals worldwide. NightLife and Veronica Always have been seen on UNC-TV as part of the 2009 season of NC Visions.
FILMS AT A GLANCE
A selection of films that I have Produced, Written, Directed and Edited.
•Brat (1993 NYU)
•Love is Murder (1993 NYU)
•The Five P’s (2003 Washington, DC)
•Ted’s 12 (2004 Washington, DC) Official Selection, Falls Church FF, VA
•Mad Tea Party – Post Modern Parlor Music (2006 Asheville, NC)
•Meet Laura Pendleton (2006 Asheville, NC) Official Selection, All-American FF
•Borderline Bonfire (2007 Saxapawhaw, NC) Official Selection, Eno River FF
•NightLife (2008 White Cross, NC) Official Selection, UNC-TV NC Visions, Kent FF, Felder FF
•Veronica Always (2008 Carrboro, NC) Winner: Best Family Film, Secret City Film Festival. 2nd Place, Milford FF, Bronze Pecan, Seguin FF, Official Selection, UNC-TV NC Visions
•I Love My Girlfriend (2008 CHapel Hill, NC) Official Selection, Felder FF, Grits-N-Gravy FF, more
•Boy With The Wet Thumb (2008 Durham, NC) Best Editing, Carrboro FF
•Which Way? (2008 Carrboro, NC) Official Selection, Flicker, Sunnyside FF, NYC
•Frame 2008, (2009 Chatham and Orange Counties, NC) Official Selection, Cannes in a Van, Deep Fried FF, Scotland, Felder FF, Chatham Arts Film Series, more
•Melting of the Globe (2009 Chapel Hill, NC) Official Selection, Full Frame Documentary FF Special Event, Secret City FF
22 years experience managing, producing and delivering successful productions to clients. Winner of several awards, including seven Tellies for broadcast and association projects. Strong emphasis on quality, service and client satisfaction. Ability to manage staff successfully to nurture a team atmosphere that is productive and rewarding. Work well with fellow employees, clients and vendors to complete projects and daily duties in an enjoyable, low-stress atmosphere. Professional, responsible and affable.
Executive Producer, Project Manager, Editor, Owner, Beery Media, LLC, Carrboro, NC 2005-Present Owner and Producer for national digital film boutique. Responsible for managing video productions from script to screen. Work with free-lance camera crews, voice-over talent, actors and graphic artists to produce corporate films that are effective, on-time and on or under budget. Requirements include managing field shoots, supervising staff in post production and lots of coordination among many people and their schedules.
Producer, Production Department Manager, Mobile Video Services, Washington, DC 1999-2005
Work in above capacities for National and International clients. Also corporate and association productions. Duties as Production Department Manager included maintaining equipment inventory, managing film and video tape archive. Clients include CNN, NBC, PBS, all major foreign news Bureaus. Worked well under pres- sure and daily newscast deadlines.
Editor, Cameraman, Deutsche Welle TV, Washington, DC 1996-1999
Editor/Cameraman for international German satellite TV Network. DW-TV is the most watched German net- work in the world.
Managing Producer, AVID Editor, Litton Industries, McLean, VA 1993-1996
Responsible for EPA Superfund video productions. These productions required coordination with staff from the US Congress, Army and Defense Contractors. Produced productions and edited on non-linear AVID systems.
Instructor, Media General Productions, Fairfax, VA 1992-1994
Taught introduction to producing to beginning producers. Taught all aspects of producing from what to expect on a field shoot to how to create a budget to making a shoot schedule. Several folks that passed through this course are now successfully in television positions nationally.
Director of Audio Visual Services, AVI, Inc., Reston, VA 1989-1993
In charge of hotel A/V operations. Managed a staff that worked in shifts to ensure client and hotel satisfaction. Quality, timeliness and pro-activity a must. Ran weekly staff meetings, voiced issues, implemented new proce- dures, etc. to harvest a healthy work environment which included productivity and personal employee satisfac- tion.
Public Service Director, On-Air Host, WFMD Radio, Frederick, MD 1985-1989
Reached out to the community to promote listener awareness of public and non-profit events. Also hosted a daily radio show that presented news, music and talk in an entertaining fashion. Responsible for dialing in satellite feeds, recording traffic reports hourly and many other technical aspects of radio broadcasting.
World Famous Clown, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 1982-1984
Toured two years with Ringling Bros. Circus. Lived on a train and performed in basketball stadiums as varied as Madison Square Garden and Dorton Arena in Raleigh, NC. Responsible for my own make-up, gags and laun- dry.
New York University, New York City 1993 Certificate in Film Production.
Media General Productions, Fairfax, VA 1989
Certificates in Producing, Directing, Lighting, Editing and Audio.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College 1982
Graduate Certificate in the art of clowning.
Computer – Microsoft Office, PCs, Macintosh, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, AVID, Media 100, After Effects, File Maker Pro.
Managing – People skills, Project coordination, staff interaction, scheduling, purchase orders, smooth interface with superiors and subordinates.
Knowledge of business world, government agencies and national associations. Ability to see projects through from start to completion. Enjoy challenges and get satisfaction from successful completion of projects.