Robert Trim has spent more than 30 years in a wide variety of film and video production industries. With his first fascination being the still image, Robert put himself through college photographing models portfolios, corporate brochures and annual reports, product photography and lots of painful weddings and baby portraits.
Then the moving image caught his eye. 16mm film became a passion. The frames whirred, the labs processed and late nights were spent hunched over editing benches with the ever-so-lovely smell of splicing glue. This gave way to the new media--videotape. Immediate gratification. Shoot it and see it right away. Albeit black and white, using really bulky gear and not so portable cameras. Never mind. It was cool.
After the undergraduate degree in Communications (film production with marketing minor), Robert worked in the industry for 20 years. As creative director for a regional advertising agency serving 400 Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise stores, and more auto dealers than one could shake a stick at. And of course the odd clothing store or real-estate development marketing firms. Along the way, he garnered several regional and national advertising awards, and added 300 TV and radio commercials to his portfolio.
During his 8-year stint in the broadcast news business, he edited and produced his way to 11 Regional News Emmy awards working for networks and network affiliates.
Robert delved deeply into corporate and educational media production, producing more than 400 program-hours of educational telecourses, corporate promotional, and product videos while running a production facility for 15 years.
Along the way, he found a few hours to help raise a family and finish a Masters Degree in business administration.
Robert has held certifications in Avid Media Composer and Symphony, DaVinci Resolve, and other media software. As a retired university professor, he’s teaching media management and color correction world wide as a Fulbright Specialist, and creating on-line training and seminars.