Writer/Director/Editor with 20+ years in the industry, Rob is well versed in production management, and particularly enjoys the role of Director, AD, UPM, DP, or editor.
Rob has written 19 original screenplays, mostly romance comedies, science fiction, and drama, dozens of commercials, and a hand full of corporate pieces. Rob also wrote, directed, recorded and/or produced local broadcast television shows, weekly cable TV programs, weekly TV broadcasts, dozens of events, lecture series, educational or instructional videos, more than a dozen docs and has worked on 5 independent feature films. He now teaches, writes and edits in Final Cut or Adobe CS, though he prefers working with Adobe products: Premier & After FX.
Rob loves improv and likes to rehearse with actors before a shoot, directing. As AD, Rob keeps the momentum going in a friendly flow of activity; and as DP, Rob has shot thousands of hours of footage in many circumstances for many clients, including run n gun horror, studio sessions, sound stages, chroma screens, in a blizzard and weather events, and lived to tell the story.
Rob will travel, or can edit on a state-of-the-art computer via high speed fiber optics internet connection. Oh, and did I mention I'l a writer?
Send me an email: starcitystudios at yahoo.
Name: Robert Smith
Lives in: Abingdon, Virginia
Company: Star City Studios
Occupation: Director, Editor, Screenwriter and Unit Production Manager
Unique traits: I can operate any piece of equipment, am telepathic and can herd cats .
New York International Independent Film & Video Festival in Los Angeles
Medallion Award, 58th annual Virginia Public Relations Awards
Silver ADDY, Western Virginia
Special Merit Award, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Iowa State University (Ames, IA)