Director/Editor/Camera/Technical Director

Based in Portland, Maine, Joel Messer is a media professional specializing in video production. As co-director and operator of New England based production company CrashBoomBang Media, he sees projects through pre-production to final exhibition using the latest in HD equipment. His portfolio includes live concert shoots, commercial advertisements, and music videos which he directs, lights, shoots and cuts. Message him for rates, kits and availability.

Joel is a full time promotions producer for the local CBS/FOX affiliate. He lives in the Portland with his wife, two fat cats and their 1969 Plymouth Valiant.


PHONE: 207-240-7316



Suffolk University, Boston, MA

May 2009

Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism; Media Major



WGME WPFO, Portland, ME

July 2013 โ€“ Present

Promotions Producer

Creative services team member creating high quality videos for image campaigns, promo spots and commercials. Influence stationโ€™s internal and external communications promoting tune-in and branding. Write, shoot, and edit prime time teases and topicals on a daily basis while producing long term video projects with high production value. 


CrashBoomBang Media, New England 

May 2009 - Present

Co-Director, Creative Services Manager and Social Media Manager

Coordinate and execute independent video projects from pre-production to exhibition. Collaborate with clients from concept to release. Projects include music videos, live event coverage and commercial spots. Secure production equipment, locations, and funding. Direct and coordinate production, schedule and talent. Develop look and feel of videos through cinematography techniques and non-linear editing. Create motion and info graphics. Manage web content, social media and new media outlets.


WPXT/WPME, Westbrook, ME

August 2012 - July 2013

Producer, Editor, Videographer

Directed, produced, shot and edited magazine style shows, commercials and promotional material for television and the internet. Completed multiple shoots per week, both on location and in studio, for clients all over the Maine. Projects involved quick turnaround in a fast paced creative environment, requiring a high level of functionality to manage all aspects of production. Utilized high definition production equipment and the latest in editing software to create original pieces of video and graphics while working with talent, account executives and clients.


WGME, Portland, ME

April 2010 - August 2012; 

Director, Commercial Editor

Director and technical director of multi-camera news broadcasts for local CBS affiliate. Work closely with producers to create graphics for website and television, block cameras and generate accurate rundowns. Direct crew and talent while technical directing news broadcasts, breaking news, interviews, musical performances and promotional teases. Edit commercials and design graphics for television commercials and promotional spots for both WGME and station clients. Other duties included robotic camera operation, ENG camera operation for studio shoots, lighting, audio and design/ striking of sets.


WGBH Boston, MA                                           

May 2009 - August 2009

Antiques Roadshow Production Assistant and Intern

Gained production experience on a top-rated show in public broadcast. Collaborated with producers, editors, postproduction supervisor and production secretary during filming of fourteenth season. Production assistant and administrative assistant duties included bookkeeping of talent releases and production materials, duplication of video formats, and selecting clips for broadcast. 


Suffolk University/New England Cable News (NECN), Boston, MA  

Fall 2006-Summer 2009


Studio Operator

Collaborated with studio manager and NECN as a camera operator on live and live-to-tape productions. Acted as liaison for interactions between University faculty, students and external parties for production facility in both educational and professional context. Additional duties included constructing and striking of sets, lighting, audio, technical directing, directing, teleprompting, and editing. 


Media Lab Technician

Managed editing and media facilities for Suffolk University Media Labs. Additional duties included camera rentals, inventory control and assistance to Suffolk University students and staff using media and broadcast facilities.



Software: Proficient on MAC and PC based platforms.

Familiar with internal and external web-based content management systems.

Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint; HTML, File Maker Pro.

Non-Linear Editing systems including Final Cut Studio, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and DragonFrame

Motion Graphics with Maxon Cinema 4d, Element 3d, Adobe Creative Suite including After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator, Axis Graphics Creator & DEKO.



Canon (C100, 5d Mark III, 5d Mark II, 6d, 7d), Panasonic (GH4, HPX500, HPX170, HVX200, DVX), Sony (a7s, FS700, FS100, FX1, EX1), Red (One, Epic X) and Black Magic Cinema Camera, GoPro, DJI Osmo, DJI Phantom and  3dr Solo Drone.

Manipulation of camera movement with gimble, tripod, dolly, track, slider, steady camera and jib arm.

Studio and field lighting using Arri, Lowell, Mole Richardson, KinoFlo, and Smith Victor brands.

Studio and field audio utilizing lavalieres, cardioids, shotgun microphones, IFB.

Technical directing on multi-camera broadcasts with Broadcast Pix , Grass Valley, Ross Overdrive & Vision Switcher.



2016 Television Creative Award -- First Place -- Public Service -- Unsponsored TV for "Shredathon"

2010 Suffolk University โ€œRammy Awardโ€ for Best Music Video

2009 Suffolk University โ€œRammy Awardโ€ for Best News Long

2009 Suffolk University โ€œRammy Awardโ€ for Best Fiction

2009 Campus Movie Fest Award for Best Picture

2008 Suffolk University โ€œRammy Awardโ€ for Best PSA/Commercial


Selected Projects:

The Leevees & Matisyahu, Outside of December, Amazon Front Row

Director, Producer, Camera, Editor


The Leevees & Matisyahu Interview, Amazon Front Row

Director, Producer, Camera, Editor


Guster, Doin It By Myself, Nettwerk Music Group

Director, Producer, Camera, Editor


Guster, Lazy Love, Nettwerk Music Group

Director, Producer, Camera, Editor


Guster, Simple Machine Nettwerk Music Group

Director, Producer, Camera, Editor


Father John Misty, The Ideal Husband, Sub Pop Records

Director, Producer, Camera, Editor


Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear, Sub Pop Records

Director, Producer, Camera, Editor


Nation Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Stellwagen Bank

Director, Producer, Camera, Editor


Nation Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Climate Change PSA Password: demo

Director, Producer, Camera, Editor


Monster Cables, Prolink Cables

Producer, Camera, Editor


Coast City Comics, Coast City Comicon

Producer, Editor


Goodall Hospital, Newton Center

Producer, Camera, Editor


Kurt Baker, Donโ€™t Go Falling In Love

Producer, Camera, Editor