ENG TECHNICIAN / VIDEO EDITOR / AUDIO MIXING / PHOTOGRAPHER / GRAPHICS / MUSIC COMPOSER
Available for freelance opportunities.
CTV WEEKLY ACKNOWLEGEMENTS (October 2020)
This is a shoutout to Aaron Reid on the exclusive “push back” story tonight. It was a long edit with a tight turnaround. I was in the suite pressuring him during what was already a stressful situation … and while it wasn’t a perfect edit … my main goal was to meet deadline on a jam-packed story such as this and not miss it’s slot. We cleaned it up for late. Sometimes that matters more than perfection. So Kudos and thank you to Aaron.
CTV News Ottawa Anchor
Standing Ovation Award - "Leadership Competency – Core - Be the Customer."
Aaron - I would like to thank you for the hard work and dedication you put in on a daily basis. We always get such great feedback from your colleagues about working with you. You are a true team player - always working hard, going above and beyond and with no complaints.
Thank you for everything you do for our team here at Bell Media Ottawa.
Director, News & Information
CTV News Ottawa
Eastlink Community Television - Timmins, Ontario
Aaron is extremely knowledgeable about all of the aspects of television production. On production he worked in every role and I am more than comfortable saying he can handle everything that is needed to create a TV show.
Regardless of his role, he did everything necessary to get the best possible product to air. He is extremely good at troubleshooting problems that arise, big and small. His knowledge of technical setups makes him very good at using logic and problem-solving to find solutions that others would miss.
Eastlink Community Television
On Location with CBC News Toronto
When I asked you to get a few snaps for our CBC online web services I had no idea you'd be able to get so many shots. Nice composition on that low angle two shot. You captured some great reactions and with such discretion our guest was not distracted in the least.
Jessica Chastain - The Zookeeper's Wife - TIFF Festival
We often forget to capture stills for our online beast so we were fortunate to have an actual stills shooter on set with us today. Thanks for documenting our shoot Aaron. Well done!
Director of Photography
Rotary Club of West Ottawa
I was involved with Aaron Reid in the spring of 2017 when he directed, recorded, edited, revised and produced a video for the West Ottawa Rotary Club as a project for his academic program.
He was able to shepherd a number of nervous club members to act their individual and collected roles following a prepared script in a professional and friendly manner, finishing the shoot in a matter of hours. After a succession of drafts, successful revisions were made by him based on comments by the members. In one case, he took a series of videos and added them to the production to have a very humorous vignette.
I was impressed with both his technical skills and more so with his people skills. I wish all the best for Aaron in his future career.
Rotary Club of West Ottawa