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CV  |  EXPERIENCE

EMAIL        Phone: (704) 451-7572

I’ve had the great fortune to work for highly innovative companies. Visionary and consistently ahead of their time. Continuing in that vein, I am interested in working with people who understand the importance of integrity, collaboration, creative exploration and exploring new paradigms in business & thought.  I am based in Charlotte, NC, but always interested in travel.

  • PHOTOGRAPHER:  Environmental Portraits, Aerial & Landscape Photography.

  • SHOOT PRODUCER:  Art direction, Storyboarding, Content Planning , Market Research, Talent Casting, Location Scouting, Organizational, Logistical, Expenses. 

  • PHOTO EDITING:  Curation of Photo Collections; Photo Digital Compositing; Image Research; Retouching and Color-Correction of High-Resolution Photography.

DAVID HOLT'S STATE OF MUSIC    (September 2017-Present)

  • FIELD PRODUCER (Season 3 & 4):  Location Scouting, Location Manager, Logistics & Organization for Season 3 episodes of the national PBS show 'David Holt's State of Music'.

AERIAL FILMWORKS  |  GEO1    (2010-July 2017)

Aerial Filmworks evolved out of Ron Chapple Photography when the stock photography business model was changing dramatically.  At Aerial Filmworks, I expanded my skills greatly with aerial, time-lapse and panoramic photography, digital mapping, an interactive project with the Grand Canyon National Park, and a documentary project for the Badlands National Park. GEO1 is an offshoot of Aerial Filmworks (started in 2014) which deals primarily with electrical and pipeline aerial surveys.  

  • PHOTOGRAPHER:  Landscape, aerial, time-lapse and electrical survey projects.

  • DIGITAL MAPPING:  Analyzing client data for job quotes, and preparation for use in GEO+ camera overlay. Converting and editing

    camera GPS metadata for video editing and client deliverables.

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Geo1 Survey projects):  Flight logistics, digital asset management, ground support, directing crew in

    helicopter for complicated survey work, editing photographs, and exporting RED 6K frames for client deliverables.

  • Oversaw development of interactive moving map synchronized with video.

  • Social Media management.

  • FootageQuest.com: Assisted with planning & development of FootageQuest stock footage website.

RON CHAPPLE PHOTOGRAPHY    (1997-July 2017)

Ron Chapple Photography has been a world leader in commercial stock photography for 25+ years. Working at RCP, I’ve gained excellent knowledge and experience in virtually every aspect of the business, from retouching and digital illustration, to photographing and producing large scale shoots. 

  • SHOOT PRODUCER:  Art direction, storyboarding, content planning , market research, talent casting, location scouting, expenses.      Shoot Production Examples

  • SENIOR PHOTO EDITOR:  Edited 17,000+ stock image collection (Iofoto). Managed 40+ worldwide distributors.

     Iofoto collection on Shutterstock

  • PHOTOGRAPHER:  Commercial Lifestyle Stock.

  • Digital Photo Compositing, retouching and color-correction of high-resolution photography.

  • DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT:  Cataloging, backup, file naming protocol, keywording and metadata of media.

  • Thinkstock.com:  Assisted with planning & development of Thinkstock stock imagery website (now Getty owned).

  • Managed team of color correctors & retouchers.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK:  Accessibility Project   (2008-2009)

Photography & mapping for Grand Canyon National Park accessibility project. Shot panoramic photographs hiking from the North to the South Rim, and created a Google Earth interactive tour map and video for the park.   Narrated Google Earth Tour

'BEAUTIFUL BADLANDS'  Documentary   (2012-2013)

Director of Photography & Time-Lapse Photographer for Badlands National Park Visitors Center documentary. Project currently in post-production.   'BEAUTIFUL BADLANDS' Trailer

DANCE UNDER THE CITY SOUNDS  (2014)

Collaboration with contemporary dance company Baran Dance, and musical duo Bless These Sounds Under the City.  Created multimedia presentation (photographs and footage) for the 1-hour performance, along with excerpts presented at TEDx Charlotte and Pecha Kucha Charlotte.  Excerpt:  Drunken Rose   |    Excerpt:  Too Much Everyone

SOFTWARE / PLATFORMS

Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Earth, Global Mapper, Cumulus, Expressions Media / Media Pro (Digital Asset Management), Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Wordpress, WIX, Basic HTML. 

EDUCATION

Appalachian State University: Liberal Arts Studies

Randolph Community College :  Commercial Photography: Associate in Applied Science Degree