Aaron Kaplan Director – Creative – Concept
Award-winning Director of Television shows and Ads, Music Videos, Corporate films and Visitors centers. Born in Chicago IL, USA. Immigrated to Israel as a youngster with Family in 1969. Dual US-Israeli citizenship. Complete fluency in English and Hebrew. Married + 4.
Education: School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University (1981-85).
1990-present Freelance Television, Multi-sensory experiences, Commercials and corporate film Director (single- and multi-camera)
Responsible for direction, program concept and development, for television shows (live and recorded), commercials, music clips, documentaries, special entertainment centers, corporate and industrial films, and state-of-the-art educational multi-sensory and multimedia productions incorporating live and 3D animated action.
Head director of Israel children's channel (13 years) including Creation- Production- Showrunner and Director of "Sukomey". One week of live broadcasts on the children's channel a nationwide reality search of the star child standup artist including special candid camera series and a reality spoof sitcom. Among shows Directed – “Survivor” (reality), “Sesame Street", “Pilots' Wives” (drama), Israel Music Awards –Live, Eretz Nehederet –Award-winning Top rating satire comedy show "Yanshoofim"- Award-winning culture magazine "Rosh Gadol"- Award-winning longest-running youth light drama series,"Sheshtoos" award-winning kids game show, "Tonight show"- live nightly with local talents, "Puzzle"-sitcom and many more.
Director of advertisements – over 100 commercials among clients: Co-op Supermarket Chain ● Strauss-Elite dairy products● Israel Postal Service ● Pelephone telecommunications ● The American-Israel Bank ● Tara Milk Products ● Teva pharmaceuticals ● Bank Leumi and many more.
Corporate films and Visitors centers for: ● Pelephone telecommunications ●
Barak Telecommunications ● Bezeq Telephone and Telecommunications ● Coca-Cola ● IDF Israel Defense Forces ● Strauss Dairy Products ● Discount bank ●
Elite chocolate ● "India in motion" for Indian ministry of tourism
2007-09 Orpan Imagineering Group (Creative Director). Multi-sensory Production Company. Directed and creatively supervised worldwide multi-sensory edutainment projects for "Cinema Park Network".
1987-90 Clip Productions – Founder / Director / Producer
Production Company, specializing in music videos. Directed and produced over 40 music clips for leading Israeli artists, among them, Award-winning clips for Jeremy Kaplan, Puncture, Rami Klienstein, Yehuda Poliker and more.
1985-87 Helicon Records (Deputy Manager)
1984-1989 ● 30 In the Shade and Radio Fever radio shows (co-presenter, comic relief writer)
● Puncture (lead singer and writer until 1990)
1983 ● Zehu-ze (presenter/film critic)
1982-1990 ● The “Coliseum” and “Cinerama” Clubs (Head DJ)
1981-82 Mabat Kol Multimedia – Programmer (freelance)
Created presentations for Sheraton-ITT Inc. promoting their worldwide
hotels and resorts.