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Brian Siano

4321 Larchwood Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cell: 267-977-4346

Technical Skills and Experience

  • Video photography for live events, interviews and promotional videos using DSLR cameras.
  • Video Editing and post-production with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and associated production software
  • Website design (using HTML and CSS) and administration using WordPress and Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Graphics, document and forms design using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat
  • Use of online distribution systems for DVD sales and Video-on-Demand sales.

Career History

Free-Lance Video Production, Philadelphia, PA

1/2009 – Present

  • Produced, directed, and photographed video productions. These have included live event coverage, online commercials for theatrical productions, and promotional book trailers. (See below for details)
  • Performed post-production tasks on video productions, including editing, color correction, and DVD and Blu-Ray production and design.
  • Compiled video projects for Web distribution, YouTube and Vimeo, and for DVD.

Website Designer and Consultant, The Philadelphia Public Record, Philadelphia, PA


  • Redesigned the website for the Philadelphia Public Record (, following the editor’s design requirements. Developed procedures by which stories are placed on the website based on their category assignments. Enabled the use of rotating ads on site (including Google AdSense) to enhance revenues. Provided on-site training for employees, on procedures for updating new stories, changing layout options, and installing and configuring WordPress plug-ins.
  • Designed WordPress-based websites for various departments within the Bioengineering departments of the University of Pennsylvania. These include:
    The Penn Biomedical Microfluidics Center,
    The Institute for Medicine and Engineering,

Free-lance Writer.

1988 –

Senior Editor and Columnist, The Humanist magazine

1992 – 1994

  • Wrote bimonthly column on science and contemporary culture.
  • Assisted in defining the magazine’s overall direction– content, ‟theme issues,” design, soliciting articles from various writers, etc.

Publications and Video

Commercial Video Production

Peer-Reviewed Research Video

Non-Commercial Video

Website Design

  • The Penn Center for Microfluidics Research,
    Developed design and content in WordPress; trained personnel on use.
  • The Philadelphia Public Record,
    Consulted on migration, design and use of WordPress by newspaper personnel.

Print Publication Design

  • Program Newspaper, The Steampunk World’s Fair, 2010 and 2011.

Other Career History

(Administrative Resume available at

Administrative Assistant, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 8/2006 – 12/2009

Administrative Assistant (Part-Time), Department of Urology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 7/2002 – 7/2006

Office Systems Coordinator/Administrative Assistant B, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 7/94 – 9/2000

Administrative Assistant, National Disease Research Interchange, Philadelphia, PA., 1988 – 1992, 4/93 – 3/94

Residency Secretary, Temple University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology., 1992 – 1993


Temple University, Bachelor of Arts, English. 1981 – 1985

  • College of Arts and Sciences Honors Certificate, 1983.


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