The video team at Dick’s Sporting Goods handles tons of media on a daily basis. But not too long ago these days were spent waiting for media to ingest instead of editing it. When Shan Sharma was brought on board he knew right away that the team needed to fix that immediately. After trying a Pegasus Promise they still needed a system that could handle the large number of files that the team brings in from each shoot.
As the head of video productions for a creative-content advertising agency, Aron Orton doesn’t have a lot of a time for daydreaming. Still, he fits in enough dreaming to separate his work for his competitors.
“I’m a creative guy,” Aron says. “If not for that, I wouldn’t be doing what I am doing now, that’s for certain. Luckily, this job fits into who I am as a person.”
As Director of Broadcasting for a SoCal company called Amusement Park, Aron’s job is something of juggling act. One day, there may be a shoot with NBA basketball star Stephen Curry. Or he might be in San Diego to produce a webisode for a series about food for LG appliances. Or Aron is working on a live television show like “Heaven Sent,” which aired on Fox TV and featured skydiver Luke Aikins jumping from 25,000 feet without a parachute. Aikins landed safely in a net!
Filmmakers looking to change the world through advocacy documentaries aren’t usually looking for fame and riches. So Joe Gantz understands why his brother, Harry, walked away from their movie business a year and a half ago.
“I worked with my brother for 30 years but we split up. That was about a year and a half ago. Making documentaries is not very profitable. You have to really believe in it,” Joe says. “You have to raise all the money yourself. Then you have to shoot for as long it takes—could be two years or three.”