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Randy  Thornton

3632 Riverside Dr.

Norfolk VA 23502     

Cell (757) 270-4281

email pocovideo@gmail.com


Director of Photography / Videographer / Producer  Randall Thornton

Proven professional with more than 28 years experience in the broadcasting industry organizing, shooting and completing international and domestic video EFP and ENG projects used for immediate broadcast, public relations, fund raising, and motivational purposes. Seasoned abilities managing people on site to ensure performance and timely completion of the projects. A team player with strong communications skills known for accomplishing objectives efficiently.

Video Journalist

The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., Virginia Beach VA 1981- May 2009


  • Created, directed, edited, shot and lit dramas, documentaries, news features and human interest video productions for a variety of clients in over 20 nations.
  • Operated state of the art video and audio production equipment. Worked efficiently in many cultural settings requiring intense teamwork, DSC00008professionalism and cultural sensitivity.
  • Managed tight production schedules under severe time restraints when working with contributors, celebrities, religious and government leader.
  • Demonstrated tremendous creativity, immediate analytical and problem solving skills, along with resolute personal and professional integrity throughout hundreds of domestic and international business trips
  • Managed personal budget and travel expenses for hundreds of domestic and international business trips
  • Prepared, coached and motivated talent, and presented informational talks to inform participants of what to expect during video productions.

News Photographer

  • KZAZ-TV, Tucson AZ                            
  • KGUN-TV, Tucson AZ,
  • Production House Publishing, Inc, San Diego CA
    Still photography and writing for a monthly newspaper


  • UCLA Summer Session in Film Productions, Los Angeles CA
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

 Clients since May 2009

*  Good Morning America- I shot and did location producing for a Sam Champion standup.

*   ESPN- X & Os Digital – High School Football Recruiting Videos

*   Stephen Alexander Homes – Shot & edited dozens of website videos.At a photo seminar

*   Homearama – Shot & edited more than a dozen of videos.

*   VideoAFX – Shot Real Estate videos

*   Norge Dental Clinic – Shot & edited a website video

*   Beachmac – Shot & edited their website video

*   TripleR -River Ranch Retreat – Shot their 50th anniversary and am working on a promotional DVD.

*   The Pros – I’ve shot half a dozen wedding videos for them, and shot other weddings on my own.

*   David’s Bridal – Shot 5 weddings for them in 2012

*   St. Jude Foundation – Shot & edited their “Dream House Giveaway” for May 2011.        Katrina

*   Tudor Productions – I am on their list of cameramen and have shot various projects for them.

*   Journey to Thin – This was an weight loss internet project.

*   RelaunchU – Online Marketing Strategies, Consulting & Coaching for Small Businesses – Shot Website Video

*   Covenant Church of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC.  Shot their introductory website video.

*    Real Estate Development Investments in Virginia Beach – Shot & edited their Real Estate Video

*   The Caemon Group – Shot a one hour video on How to Buy and Maintain a Beach Rental House – 2012