Monday, January 03, 2011
Producer/Editor/Post Supervisor/Animation Director
Final Cut Pro® Certified
Final Cut Pro® Certified
Welcome to my professional blogsite. My name is Chris and I am a 20-year veteran entertainment professional. I wear many hats and serve as a "one-stop-shop" for shooting, animation and post production. My specialty is music and pulsing, high energy short promotional pieces. Below you will find more extensive explanations of my abilities and experience.
I see your talent and passion in every frame!
- Marc Zicree, Director: Star Trek: World Enough and Time
You pulled off a GREAT video with little timing and a lot of back and fourth.
I truly appreciate all the hard work that went into this and I know that I can always count on you to get the job done :) You should give yourself a big pat on the back!!
- Andrea Folkerts, Experiential Marketing: Heineken USA
I want to thank you for applying your incredible talents to help ME have a GREAT show. The stuff looks FU**IN GREAT and I am so proud of it. Again thanks for your hard work and dedication!!
- Mark Allen Johnson, Exec. Prod./Host: American Underworld
You're the star editor in my book and always deliver. Here to support you in any way I can.
-David Corso, President: Corso Communications
Reality - Travelogues, competitions, music shows, expert panels, confession booths, all are the makings of today's most popular TV format
Editor Jewish Life Television Network (JLTV)
Editor Model Latina (SiTv)
Editor Jammin' (SiTv)
Editor Operation Comfort PSA (CBS)
Editor Distant Roads (NBC)
Editor American Trappers (Sizzle Reel)
Editor Sugar Babies (Sizzle Reel)
Editor Let It Go (Sizzle Reel)
Editor I Am Athlete (NBC/Universal/Vivendi)
Editor Olympic Sports Shorts (NBC/Universal/Vivendi)
Editor Anatomy of a Chase (Merv Griffin Group/Blinktip)
Editor Angelica Bridges’ “Barlesk” (Abrams Artist Agency)
Editor Couples Retreat (GRB)
Editor Death or Glory (GRB)
Editor Help Me Ronda (Bizzy Blondes)
Editor Global Green Challenge (Sharp)
Editor Miggs: Wide Awake (DeBartolo Entertainment)
Editor The Whitbread Round the World Race (TMW/Comcast)
Editor Norm’s Perfect World (Abrams)
Editor Kings of South Beach (Lincoln Road)
Editor Zack’s BBQ (PostModern)
Editor Batalla De Bandas (HBM)
Editor Player’s Parking Only: Michael Strahan (GPI)
CGI/Broadcast Graphics Last Comic Standing (NBC)
CGI/Broadcast Graphics American Underworld (Incubator/Discovery Channel)
Live Event Visuals/Production - I work with the best live event experience partners in the world inlcuding Vello Virkhaus and the V Squared Labs "V-CREW"
Experience Visuals Ultra Music Festival Miami 2011 (V Squared Labs/Corso Communications)
Experience Visuals 50 Cent Anger Management Tour (V Squared Labs/G-Unit/Interscope)
Experience Visuals Bon Jovi -World Concert Tour (V Squared Labs/Island)
Experience Visuals Korn at the Hammerstein –Satellite/DVD (V Squared Labs/Sony/Epic)
Experience Visuals Korn 2002 -World Concert Tour (V Squared Labs/Sony/Epic)
Experience Visuals Audioslave: Live On Broadway - Television Special (CBS)
Experience Visuals McDonald’s Concert For World Children’s Day (ABC)
Experience Visuals Jay-Z LIVE! (Showtime)
Film - From romantic comedies to gangster tales and documentaries, I've been lucky enough to have cut a variety of feature-length projects
Editor Star Trek: Phase II (Dir: Marc Zicree)
Editor Calla Lillies (Dir: Tao Ruspoli)
Editor Bonnie & Clyde: End of the Line (Dir: Elaine Zicree)
Editor Six Thugs (Dir: Magdaleno Robles, Jr.)
Editor Crimes Chapel (Dir: Mez Murray)
Editor Painted Son (Dir: Chris Gallo)
Editor 2 Dudes and a Dream (Dir: Nathan Bexton)
Editor Behind The Wheel (Dir: Tao Ruspoli)
Editor Fix (Dir: Tao Ruspoli)
Producer Better Living Thru Circuitry (Dir: Jon Reiss)
Producer The Origin (Dir: Jimmy James)
Branding - In today's world, it's often the corporate partner that makes the magic happen. Here's a short list of some recent work highlighting brands
Editor Joe's Colors Jeans “The Heist" - TV Ad (Mangusta/LAFCO)
Editor Heineken “Dirty Dozen” (V Squared Labs/MGM/Heineken)
Editor Heineken Red Star Soul Concert Series (Pixel Pusher/Corso)
Editor Heineken @ Outside Lands Recap (Pixel Pusher/Corso)
Editor Hennessy Artistry Tour (Pixel Pusher/Corso)
Editor Pioneer Electronics "Passion" (V Squared Labs/TBWA Chiat Day)
Editor Ferrari “Engine” (Conde Nast/SinFactory)
Editor NTX Wireless/Verizon Spot (Happy Trailers)
Editor Vogue Presents Bianca Balti (Vogue/SinFactory)
Editor Coterie Fashion Convention NYC (ENK/SinFactory)
Editor L’Uomo Presents Lindsay Vonn (L’Uomo/SinFactory)
Editor Sunkist "World Record Orange Display" 2009 (Pixel Pusher)
Editor Enloe Hospital 6 Promo Spots (B.I.G.)
Music Video - It's how I got my start in Chicago decades ago and it still serves in every production I'm a part of. Without music, the world lacks real spirit. Some notable gigs.
Editor Neutrogena Fresh Faces Presents Vanessa Hudgens (Neutrogena)
Editor Dragonforce “Last Journey Home” (Roadrunner)
Editor Rock The Bells Concert Tour (Fresh Culture/Guerilla Union)
Visual Projection Install Jennifer Lopez “Alive” (V Squared Labs/Sony/Epic)
Visual Projection Install American Head Charge “Just So You Know” (American)
Production Manager Acceptance “Different” (Sony/Columbia)
Production Manager Before Dark “Baby” (RCA)
Production Designer Poster Children “Jr. Citizens” (Warner Bros.)
Production Designer The Rosemarys “Catherine” (Fox)
Production Designer Ian McNabb “Be Prepared to Dream” (This Way Up)
Production Designer Napalm Death “A Plague Rages” (Sony/Columbia)
Production Designer Front Line Assembly “Millenium” (Roadrunner Records)
Art Director Living Colour “Auslander” (Sony)
Electronic Press Kit Wilco – A.M. (Warner Bros.)
Electronic Press Kit Filter – Short Bus (Warner Bros.)
DVD/Blu-Ray Products - Looking to fill store shelves with a platinum-selling product? I've been involved in the creation and production of a number of popular titles.
DVD Motion Menus Concert For World Children’s Day (ABC/McDonald’s)
DVD Motion Menus Simone (New Line Home Entertainment)
Editor Industrial DVD Series (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences)
Editor Herbalife “Shapeworks” Industrial Training DVD Series (L2 Digital)
Editor TMW Media – Instructional DVD Series (TMW)
Editor Bennett Marine – Boating DVD/PPV series (TMW)
Producer Kapeesh.org digital magazine (LPBN)
Producer Happy 2b Hardcore (Moonshine)
Producer Floss Angeles (Xyion)
Production Manager Korn “Deuce” (Sony/Epic)*
Copywriting - Coming from the alma mater of Ernest Hemingway and attending Columbia College whose fiction department is regarded as world-class, it's no surprise I've found some outlets for my prose.
Lumpen Magazine Contributing Political Author
Proximity Magazine Contributing Education Author
Gureishii Enterprises Store Concepts/Company Texts/Business Plans
Music Awareness Program Chicago Public Schools Grant Writer
Notable - Awards have come for my work both on-screen and in the community
Winner TV Guide “Best Science Fiction Web Production: Star Trek New Voyages
Professional Board SOS Childrens Villages International
Committeeman The Recording Academy (NARAS-Midwest)
Founder/Director Chicago Public Schools, Music Awareness Program (501(c)3)
Celebrity PR/Reels - Celebrity friends are great to have. I've worked on interview pieces, documentary shorts and personal reels for the following "A-listers"
Olivia Wilde http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1312575
Irina Voronina http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1143016
Tao Ruspoli http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0963103
Angelica Bridges http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004774
Zack Ward http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911933
Gary Dourdan http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0235427
Adam Gazzaley (Neurosurgeon UCSF) http://gazzaleylab.ucsf.edu/
Education - I brag too much about my fellow graduates but how can you not when the list includes Janusz Kaminski, Ray Kroc, Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway?
Columbia College Chicago – BA in Television and Film
Oak Park-River Forest High School – Recipient, Human Relations Award
Facts - Grandma didn't invent the Apple computer, but her cousin did! I am a distant cousin of Apple Computer designer/programmer Steve Wozniak via my maternal grandmother Elizabeth Wozniak.
My high school, Oak Park-River Forest is the alma mater of Author Ernest Hemingway, CEO Ray Kroc and Architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Family Motto - "FORTUNE FAVORS THE BOLD"
Being half Irish, I've always had a love for Notre Dame, Lucky Charms cereal and getting the job done right the first time.