Promotions & Marketing, On Air Host & Master Multitasker, Interactive Real Time Director
Celebrity Videographer & Innovator of On Air Interactive Switching Techniques
On Air Director Host & Master Multitasker: Victor Allen Commands 6 Cams, 3 Video Switchers & Still Hosts & Directs While Live On The Air!
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I could tell you he was online, live every week for the last three years. I could tell you he writes and produces “HOtt PiXX by Vic” and “Victor Allen’s Nu New Sportz”, both recurring segments of the popular “Morning Coffee With Mario Show”. I could say he is self taught, and now considered a master of many mediums. But the most impressive thing to watch is how he works two video switchers, 6 cameras, 1 computer desktop and still has the extreme multitasking ability to co-host while live and on air. Real time. All at once. Impressive? Yes, very impressive! His cohost, Mario Hemsley agrees. “Victor brings the video producer and production room into the show. It’s reality and transparent.” Victor’s latest live unscripted production series, iVictor Meko’s Challenge, an improvised drama comedic reality experience features social media force Meko Williams. In 2016, Victor introduced the internet pilot show Oracles with special guests Glynn Turman, Reginald T. Dorsey and Leonard Thomas. Oracles features entertainment industry icons, veterans, creators and overachievers contributing a unique body of work and experience.
In 2017 Victor facilitated Pax Stereo Tv as official media partner of the 2017 NSAEN (No Strings Attached E-News) inaugural online indie film festival, www.nsaen.com/onlinefilmfestival. NSAEN brings together filmmakers from around the world to showcase their work in an exclusively online format. As a director and producer, Victor is the creator of the “Morning Coffee With Mario Show” recurring segments “HOtt PiXX by Vic” and “Victor Allen’s Nu New Sportz”. Additionally Victor’s self produced and directed program, “theLZ (Local Zone)” has become a community favorite and drawing big numbers with interviews, full length performances, and behind the scenes studio rehearsals featuring artists such as Robin Thicke, Nelly, Warren Sapp, Eric Benet, Jon B, Teena Marie, Rachelle Ferrell, Sugar Ray Leonard, Stephanie Mills, Kelly Price, Lalah Hathaway, El Debarge, Stevie Wonder, Shark Tank Winners and more. He is also an emerging photographer and Director of the Pax Stereo App Tester Program.
Juggling multiple tasks while taking it all to a new level it and making it look easy and is something Victor has become used to. Initially planning for a degree in marketing, Victor worked in management at the Greyhound Corporation, LA’s Black Business Association, and the California Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC), often finding himself shoulder to shoulder with money makers and celebrities. Ultimately, to his surprise, he ended up on a career roller coaster ride. “I never thought that life would lead me to becoming a DJ, model, stage performer, and internet reality talk show host and producer. It has been a great ride.”
His partner, tech guru Mario Hemsley still marvels about what Victor has done on a system he created. “What he has done is no less than redefining a piece of equipment standard of video production. No one will ever work three video switchers while live as a host on the air, no one. I designed this system, but Vic has taken it to a new level. He is THE innovator of on air interactive switching techniques. There is no one better.”
Initially recognized for his distinctive deep voice, Victor has been part of the Pax Stereo team from the beginning. He provided the early voice over services, coined the term “Pax Stereo” as a potential performing name for Mario Hemsley, and while untrained even manned the mixing board and camera at the 1993 video recording of the Hemsley Foster Project Live @ Nyala’s. No one else was available, and true to form, he stepped up to the plate and delivered, establishing what was to be reputation for willing to take charge and innovate under pressure to perform.
Vic has had regular work as a model and performance artist. His other music and performance accomplishments include being an founding member of Children Of The Last Daze, and one half of the R&B studio production team Tezman Vic, whose CD release is currently available on Amazon.
The Saga continues…