Professional Experience

ASSITANT FILM DIRECTOR/LINE PRODUCER: Responsible for all phases of film production. Project planning and execution. Hiring key personnel, Data management, Pre and Post Production, Music scoring and music studio production.

WRITER/EDITOR: Paid writer and editor for education textbooks. Paid writer for flash fiction, and novels

WKBW-TV (ABC) ART DIRECTOR: Responsible for all departmental organization, staffing, budget planning, and job allocation. Coordination, planning and design of WKBW-TV's on and off-air image on a daily, long and short term basis using computer graphics, animation, digital video, compositing and audio. Project supervision and design for the Sales, Commercial Production, Promotions, and Programming Departments. Corporate identity supervision, Web site design, programming and development, production of music and sound tracks for the News, Promotion and Programming Departments. Responsible for equipment recommendations and purchases.

MCA/INFINITY RECORDS - MUSICIAN, COMPOSER, PRODUCER: Wrote, arranged and produced music for commercial sale. Worked in various recording studios as a performer and producer in New York and Los Angeles on a number of musical projects. Currently produce music and sound soundtrack for broadcast and non-broadcast applications.

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE - GRAPHICS/ANIMATION PRODUCER: Design and production of graphics and animation for USPS News. USPS News is a weekly satellite television broadcast to over one million postal employees throughout the United States. Branding stategy is modeled after the broadcast news network design format. Other graphic packages are support materials for new product release.

SOFTWARE- Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Studio: Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Sondtrack Pro, Adobe Creative Suite CS4: Photoshop, After Effects, Motion, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Acrobat, Image Ready, Quicktime VR, DVD-HD, VLC, Handbrake, HTML and some Java scripting. Business software: Microsoft Office Suite, iWorks,Other peripherial softwares.


Fall 2016


This year's event in Toronto should be fantastic. Lou and fellow writers from the Horror Writers Association will be at the conventiaon all 4 days. Lou will participate on 2 panel discussion on the genre of Horror writing!


Lou Rera is working with the publisher to record the audio book version of his novel. A video book trailer of SIGN can be view at this link.