I moved to New York to find a place to practice my skills and utilize my passion and talent in film. After working very hard for several years producing documentaries and freelancing in Massachusetts, I attended Connecticut School of Broadcasting and with six years of professional event videography and post-production experience, I was able to achieve the highest grade in the class, however it wasn't broadcasting that I was most interested in. So I moved around a bit after school, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and now finally I am permanently located in Brooklyn.
On my own, I’ve produced one short and two feature-length documentaries. I also have written three narrative screenplays with the aspiration to produce each and am working on a fourth. As a freelance event and wedding videographer I have gained the experience and understand the importance and gravity of time-management and being well prepared for any situation as well as nurturing excellent customer and interpersonal skills. With that, I've had countless hours behind the camera and working with a team of videographers and with associated contractors and even more time behind the editors desk and am skilled in all of the major non-linear editing systems.
In addition, upon moving to New York, I spent 3 months as an intern with a small production company in Brooklyn called Public Record. I was able to get involved in development, pre-production, and post for a variety of projects over the course of the program, and despite my years of experience, there was and is still so much to learn and so many opportunities to grow.
Name: Samuel Hartson
Lives in: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: Editor, Production Assistant and Screenwriter