In 1989, Paul was a founding co-producer of a daily syndicated children’s program called Video Power. The program featured news, reviews and previews of video games as well as an animated segment. As a key member of the developing creative team, he designed and created all the interstitial elements, and served as director of remote segments and the post production supervisor for the first 100 episodes.
Immediately out of college at Ohio State University (where he studies in Photography and Cinema), Paul moved to New York City where he was a freelance producer, director, editor and designer from 1984 until 1991. Some of his clients during that time included MTV, The Movie Channel, RCA, Warner Bros, Def Jam, Sony, NHK Japan, PBS, A&E, and Sesame Street. Projects included commercials, show segments, titles, music videos and children’s television. Paul created series of segments for Sesame Street over the years.
For MTV, Provenzano was part of the team that redesigned the host segments to a dynamic virtual set; he designed and created those environments. This work received a Broadcast Design Award. His other work has been featured at the Dallas Film Festival, New York Film Festival. Provenzano’s work for Sesame Street was featured in The Best 25 Years of Sesame Street, exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art.
Paul studied Photography and Cinema at Ohio State University from 1978 until 1992.