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Lew Waldeck

201 947 1788
120 Gladwin Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605
United States



Many years of experience as labor/community organizer and division director of international union. Strong abilities in development, training, and motivating staff and members. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong commitment to clarity. Experience in departmental budgeting. Training and experience in video and motion picture production with recent concentration on linear and non-linear video editing. PC computer skills including Windows95, MS Word, Netscape and web page design,. ( Long experience in classical music performance, playing with premiere symphony orchestras. Available for travel.

Work Experience

Consulting in community organizing and political action
1994 - Present

Produced national protest in support of arts funding at Republican Convention. Produced protest in support of freedom of expression at RNC. Edited Monthly newsletter in support of public arts funding.

Director of Symphonic Services Division, American Federation of Musician
1983 - 1994

Defined operating philosophy and policy for division servicing members in symphony, opera, and ballet orchestras. Personally conducted contract negotiations for up to ten orchestra contracts per year, in many cases winning substantial gains through creative solutions. .Supervisor of many others conducted by staff members providing support in proposal preparation, negotiating strategy, legal issues, and pension structure. Devised and delivered an outreach program training many members in the US and Canada, using a three day seminar, teaching the philosophies and craft of organizing and negotiation. Organized and executed community actions and lobbying, including the use of TV, radio, and print media. Other responsibilities included budgeting, staffing interviews and employment, and general administration of the division.

Principal tuba, New York City Opera Orchestra
1958 - 1983

Also played with: NY Philharmonic; Cond. Bernstein, Metropolitan Opera; Cond, Mehta, L'Orchestra de Paris; Cond. Martinon, Festival Orchestra; Cond. Casals, ASO; Cond, Stokowski. Played in big bands of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Sauter Finnegan
Recorded with NYC Opera Orchestra, NY Philharmonic, NYC Ballet, as well as many popular groups.

Director of Cinematography Freya Films
1963 - 1974

Feature Credits House of Seven Gables; Dir. Glenn, The Magic Pear; Dir. Barklow, The Messenger; Dir. Tracy. Video Projects Converse Tennis Shoes; National spots, institutional identity videos for American Federation of Musicians, Layne Bryant, and Newark Archdioces.


New York City College, Film Institute: Production Certificate 1963

Brooklyn College: 3 years Chem. Major 1953-55

Private study: Instrumental music and performance practice 1948-56

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