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Over the past twenty five years Kevin O’Rourke’s production experiences have run the gamut from shooting video from the open door of a helicopter, an operating room, forty-five feet below the ocean’s surface, an international equestrian event, a national golf tournament, inside the walls of a Peruvian prison, to a U.S. Presidential debate and a rural village in Ireland. Kevin D. O’Rourke the principal of Kevin O’Rourke Productions began his broadcast production career in 1984 as a videographer for Jeff Baker’s PBS documentary, “Looking Up”. In 1986, Kevin’s documentary about the University of Massachusetts Medical Center’s Lifeflight operation entitled,”…there just the Patient”, was picked up by Boston PBS affiliate WGBX.

After working for several years as a photographer, it would be Kevin’s experience gained from shooting video from the open door of a helicopter for his documentary that would lead him back to video production. In 1988, Kevin was commissioned to produce a short documentary about the Newburyport Grand Prix, an offshore high performance powerboat event. This documentary was the launching point for Kevin O’Rourke Productions. In 1990, Kevin O’Rourke Productions produced a one-hour highlight program of the 1990 Newburyport Grand Prix telecast on SportsChannel. Over the next several years Kevin O’Rourke Productions, produced for telecast, international equestrian events, offshore powerboat racing, national golf tournaments, intercollegiate football and basketball, and high school football Superbowls and state championships. In addition to his own productions, Kevin O’Rourke worked with London based CSI-IPD, Ltd., to re-edit international sporting events for North American audiences. These events included, The World Judo Championships from Toronto, the World Water Skiing Championships from Singapore, the Biggin Hill International Air Fair from London, Burghley Three Day Event from Stamford, England and HRH Prince Charles Cup (JAL Cup) from Windsor Park, England. These events were telecast on SportsChannel America, Prime, The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada and Super Channel in Europe.

The independent television sports programming market began to change in the mid–90’s with cable channel mergers and the development of ESPN2. Kevin O’Rourke Productions adapted to the changing market by producing a pilot for a unique cooking series for PBS submission. While PBS did not pick up the pilot, Kevin did land a spot for a season on the production team of PBS’s cooking show Ciao Italia .

In 1998, Kevin O’Rourke returned to graduate school. While in graduate school Kevin was part of the production team for the educational television series, Framing the Net, Pulling in the Net and Net Gains telecast by the Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Television (MCET). In addition, Kevin O’Rourke was part of the production crew for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) and National University of Singapore (NUS) Alliance program. The NUS program was the daily exchange of graduate level engineering courses between Cambridge and Singapore via Interactive Television (ITV) over Internet 2 (I2).

Upon completion of his graduate studies Kevin O’Rourke accepted a position as Production Coordinator in Distance Learning for a university in Boston, Massachusetts. Kevin has served as a graduate school adjunct faculty member at two universities in the metropolitan Boston area. Since 2000, Kevin has produced a number of award winning multimedia, documentaries and streaming video productions for various educational and non-profit institutions. In addition, Kevin O’Rourke’s production of Dressage at Devon has won numerous international awards for sports programming.





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