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Extraordinary Production Skills

  • Set Lighting Design – outdoors and indoors
  • Camera Movement – jib, dolly, gimbal
  • Aerial: quadcopter & drone, Helicopter
  • Remote Location Travel :
    Alaska, Africa, New Zealand, China, Yukon
  • Audio Management & one man band
  • Multicamera Field Operation and direction with Odyssey Apollo
  • Dangerous materials: SFX, handguns and rifles
  • Timelapse Photography & Camera Movement
  • Solo Field Director for unscripted content
  • Shot timing and cut interleaving in camera movement

Video Production Resume

 

Field Director

 

 

 

 

 

for unscripted content

Lighting Designer

Remote Location Specialist

Camera Movement Designer

Jib Operator

Studio Production Workflow

Muli Camera Sync & Direction

Detailed Lensing & Macro Photography

Setlighting

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Wilderness Concept Edit

The producer instructed me to bring some new life to his ‘favorite place on earth’ to which he travels every year and has been a staple of the show for 10+ years.  To give you some perspective, we are 3 hours by sand, dirt and gravel roads into the green Kalahari of north central South Africa – about 20km from the Botswana border – and 3 hours from a town of any size.  I put this edit together in a tin roofed shack in my spare hours off if that helps give it a perspective.  My production responsibilities encompass everything from character development with guests to morning and evening timelapse photography.  A day’s operation stretches from 6am to 9pm.  Unless you mistake that Africa is always hot we are at a southern latitude equal to Michigan’s northern sides. The mornings often have frost in the winter and we are at about 4500ft elevation increasing the chill in the desert environment.  We have worked with dangerous game such as cape buffalo, as well as the most elegant ‘grey ghost’ the kudu, eland and everything down to steam bok.  The small trailer edit was a proof of concept while in the field and was called broadcast ready by the producer.  We focuses on ambient sound, brewing coffee in the field, and many other sideline events like a pair of hawks taking off from roost to bring visual life to a common storyline.
The Kalahari game reserve run by my friend Harry is ‘my favorite place on earth’.

Year in and year out we come here for some of the best international experiences my clients have ever had.  The challenge then becomes making the same place look new, fresh or interesting.

I gave Neil that task, and the edit he did in the tin roofed shack was ready for broadcast!

Kevin Steel

Pulisher & Producer , Petersen's Hunting Adventures

Full Lenght Broadcase Edits:

Agribusiness Video Production Illinois

Calmer Corn Heads manufactures and designs various models and aftermarket fittings for combine harvesting of corn.  Their annual sales push needed explanation videos demonstrating the function, talking through the benefits and providing a detailed multimedia...

Branded Video Social Media Content

NerdyGirl has excellent: scripting & performance She creates her own performances from her home studio to match themed blog posts. Relying on the jumpcut A jump cut is a cut in film editing in which two sequential shots of the same subject are taken from camera...

Branding: Construction Company

Pamela came to me as her partnership had dissolved, and a new business had to be resurected from the ashes. A short meeting to brainstorm a new name, and a few hours of logo design work set the scope for the branding process. Linea Fina became the new moniker an...

Adventure Travel TV Solo Producer

Our last flight in Mexico landed us in Ciudad del Carmen a remote oil town on the gulf side of the Yucatan Peninsula.  From town we boarded a boat to travel two hours into the Campeche jungle up the Atasta waterways toward the Reserva de la Biosfera Pantanos de...

Social Media transitions in a Traditional Company

Taking a 50 Year Old Property into the Social Age Petersen's Hunting Magazine was started in the 50's by Pete Petersen, a Los Angeles publishing giant who's media strategy went like this: "For the kind of magazine I publish," Petersen once declared, "the newsstand is...

Independent Reality TV Director

Production Notes: Camera by Neil Cowley in close - B camera Bill Owens on birds 2 day shoot for 30min episode, ended early by flooding Branded content by Beretta for air on Sportsman Channel Specalties: camouflage & outdoors wet environment close quarters high...

Parental Alienation Documentary

Neil is seeking stories of parental alienation abuse of parental rights by the courts. Please fill out the contact form to tell us your story if you think it would be good to be included in a documentary presentation. The goal of the documentary is to explore the path...

Dancing Performance Promo

@sunkiss_blyss performing
Produced by @mindaswater 🎥
Music: “Secret Place” by @clozeemusic 🎶

The universe works in magical unsuspecting ways …making a vision I’ve had for as long as I can remember has come to life thanks to @mindaswater !! 🙂

Richmond VA Music Video Production

How to keep your music video production costs down:
Hire someone capable of One Day shoot and edit turnaround
Keep your script simple
Keep your set natural
Know your material
Work with your friends and community

Chicago IL Music Video Director

Direction & Artist Development If you are looking for advanced storyline, character development and emotional scripting with your music video then start with me. From motion graphics to character development Neil's in-the-field experience takes you miles in the time...