Steve Mutimer is a broadcast engineer and media lab manager for the USF Schoolof Mass Communications supervising all media lab personnel and video content produced by USF Mass Communications students. Mutimer designed and built the digital control room where the Schoolâ€™s most competitive â€œby invitation onlyâ€ student newscast â€œFlorida Focusâ€ originates.
Mutimer provides senior undergraduate and graduate multimedia journalism students individual video work critiques and serves as the final quality control prior to student video reports are aired on WUSF-TV or published on WUSFâ€™s website.
After graduating from USF in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Marketing, Mutimer started his professional career in cable. He directed both live and taped sports and entertainment programs throughout the 1980s and 1990s in Florida. During his career heâ€™s also worked for small independent production companies as production manager overseeing all shots including freelance and regular staff.
Mutimer also worked at WEDU, the primary PBS affiliate in Tampa. There he edited a gardening show called â€œAt Gardenâ€™s Gate,â€ which was distributed internationally. The show was shot on location and based out of Cypress Gardens. Mutimer also worked on a 5-year-long grant funded documentary program â€œInventing Floridaâ€ editing the 90-minute documentary which still airs nationwide on various PBS affiliates.
After WEDU, Mutimer worked for Video Art Productions in Palm Harbor shooting and editing 30-minute programs covering sports. The shows focused on Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Rays and were produced for Fox Sports and the Sunshine Network. Heâ€™s also freelanced for the Education Channel shooting and editing special programs featuring local artists called â€œArt off the Wall.â€
Mutimer also serves as a judge for the Independentsâ€™ Film Festival in Tampa critiquing domestic and international entries in independent film, animation and documentary categories.