David M. Dalechek

~ Assistant Editor, Motion Graphics Animation ~

Los Angeles Area, CA | 424.603.9679 | |

Professional Profile

Creative, diverse video editor and Motion graphics animator and designer able to work independently with minimal supervision. Particularly adept in creating visually captivating original graphic elements that captures attention from serious and casual viewers.

Core Competencies

Developing Products — Able to translate concepts into well-designed products by integrating various elements, including illustration, formatting, photography, and typography. Combine innovative thinking with logical design elements.

Conveying Messages — Create illustrations that articulate key ideas and earn recognition for aesthetic quality. Excel in reinforcing positive messages.

Meeting Expectations — Maintain consistent track record of fulfilling organizational goals. Highly adaptable to changing needs and requirements, and the environment that I am working in.


Video Symphony (Teach-Out thru Columbia College Hollywood) - Glendale CA | Certificate in TV & Film Editing | Summer 2014 - Spring 2016

The Arts Institute of Los Angeles - Santa Monica CA | VisualFX | Winter 2011
Training in Design, Type as a Design Element, Color Theory

Red Rocks Community College - Lakewood CO
Awarded: Associate of Applied Science in Motion Graphics Animation | Winter 2004
Awarded: Certificate with emphasis in Production and Design Technology | Winter 2004
Additional Coursework: Digital Video Editing 2 and Maya 2 | Spring 2005

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale IL
Graduated; BA Language and Linguistics, Minor in Cinema and Photography


Editing Software: Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effect CC, Photoshop, Media Encoder, Illustrator, Prelude, Autodesk Maya 2016, NukeX and Nuke Studio, Mocha.

Editing Techniques: media management (transcoding coding and consolidating footage), innate ability to recognize facial and body nuance form a lifetime of various experience (particularly thru my recent understanding of movement and expression in 3d animation), organizing, determine the best take (best performance, genuine reaction shots, best quality footage, aligned audio with visual, best focus, optimal camera direction, correct lighting, identifying good sound quality).

Post-Production: Roto, Tracking, Blue screening

Web Design: Experience and knowledge of delivery of video format to web-based platforms thru DreamWeaver 2015, CSS3, HTML5, and ColdFusion 11


Kristian Gabriel
Phone: 818.331.9095


2005 - 2011
Caretaker for aging parent | Denver CO
Landlord, Snow Shovler, gopher

12/1999 - 06/2001
Web Designer | Business Solutions (An AOL Company) | Denver, CO
Designed user-friendly, business-to-business web platforms that required detailed map integration in close proximity with a large team of developers, designer, project managers, and administrative executives. Orchestrated comprised between numerous interested parties in order to deliver the best possible product while maintain the quality standards and expectations of major clients including Hilton, Holiday Inn, & Designed a comprehensive map-integration platform using Adobe web design software, JSP, CVS, Javascript, and graphic design techniques that legitimized a previously unsuccessful business-to-business model. Administrated and maintained the company's Salesforce intranet site for the nationwide sales team.

05/1998 - 10/1999
Director of Design | FAPCO Internet Services and Solutions | Safat Kuwait
Internet site design and development of web pages for companies and government agencies in Kuwait and other Arabian Gulf State Countries.

1989 - 1998
Intranet Web Master | Group Health of Puget Sound | Seattle WA
Full editorial control and content editor, design consultant to authors; Editing and managing sites that must be updated on a constant basis, ensuring links are up to date and out of date files removed, working under quick turn-around times.

Office Administrator; Group Health Cooperative: 1989 - 1995
Multi-media presentations (MS PowerPoint)
Page layout and flyers (Adobe PageMaker)
Database specialist (MS Access, Paradox, Sybase SQL, MS Excel)
Word Processing (MS Word, NBI)