I’m Chris, an AC & Data Wrangler local to Vegas with experience mostly in docureality and live events. I’m a hard worker who is willing to take virtually any position/shift. Have valid passport and license, as well as a clean driving record: I am more than happy to travel. I can also be a local in LA or DC if the run is long enough for it to be economical. OSHA 10 Certified.
I joined the industry in October 2013 as a PA and quickly rose to more skilled professions. Within a year I worked briefly as a coordinator before switching to the camera department to work as an AC. Between now and then I’ve also worked as a data wrangler, jib tech, grip, props assistant, as well as a Production Assistant assigned to VTR, art, wardrobe and more.
Prior to joining the industry, I struggled for almost 4 years across 4 states across the country in order to get my foot in the door. I graduated from Virginia Tech in Spring 2009 with a B.A. in Communication and a Minor in Philosophy.*
*There were only 2 actual hands-on video production classes during my time there, so my college did not even have a film/video production minor until a year or so after I graduated. I studied Communication with a concentration in film studies, emphasis on the studies. We learned on tape (miniDV), so of course that quickly became irrelevant shortly after graduating. The university media lab only had 1 or 2 HD cameras, so good luck getting hands-on experience with one of those. It is a consolation that my classmate, Tyler Henderson, who was able to rent one out once or twice has gone on to become the DP of the Ellen Show.