Thank you for taking the time to read this. I assure you it will take much less time to read than it did to write it and you might just like what you see.
With 17 years helping create great communications in numerous formats, I have worked extensively with and for Ad Agencies, Production Companies, along side corporate clients known the world over. It's a "who you know" business in many ways and we as filmmakers are not ones for disrupting friendships and long term working relations. We are, however, a tool to add to your creative kit and an asset to any team willing to take on another player.
This leads me to the the reason I am contacting you. As someone who has played Creative, Writer, Producer, and occasionally Account Exec. on the Agency side, I have also been the creator of their ideas on the production and post-production side. This puts me in a unique position of understanding. Understanding how to work with clients and their ever changing needs. How to stay focused creatively and financially. And mostly, how to effectively target and create communications that possess the desired appeal to reach their audiences without delay and deliver the desired message.
Without question my largest amount of experience lies in Producing and Creating film and video. For more than 15 yeras, I have helmed visual campaigns and projects of all sizes. I have dealt with crews, talent, budgets, timelines, insurance, locations, studios, travel, gear, software, workflows, delivery in broadcast, web, DVD, Power Point, B2B, and more. I also possess years of experience as an editor and 2D GRFX animator and lend them to an agency or over-see them as a Producer who knows the language and understands time management as it pertains to each project's needs.
I have lead teams and I have been a one man band. I have travel experience and connections around the USA to effectively organize and work in other markets outside my city or even the country.
I have 17 years behind the editing desk and the camera. Working on set, or cutting and animating. I am familiar with HTML and web based video delivery. In addition I have extensive knowledge of software and gear (Final Cut Studio 2, CS5, After Effects, Adobe Edge, Adobe Muse, Mac iOS and OS as well as Windows), workflows and crews, budgets and timelines, and effectively communicating the right message to the right audience.
This all adds up to a Swiss Army Knife of the right stuff for your students and your workshop.
Name: Adam stielstra
Lives in: San Antonio, Texas
Occupation: Animator, Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Director, Editor and Producer