Bryan.

Work Experience 
Skillz

  • Digital Content Creator

  • Scrappy Producer  

  • Creative/Art Direction

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Video Editing

  • Camera Operator 

  • Sound Design

  • Photography

  • Graphic Design

  • Script/Copy

  • Social Media

  • Fluent in Production Workflow

  • Directing & Producing

  • Paid & Earned Media

  • Web Design

  • Strong Verbal Skills  

  • Integrity & Empathy

  • Immediacy 

Education 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BFA: Film,Video,Newmedia

Kennesaw State University

Studied Philosophy & Education

Awards

2012 - ADDY 2 gold, 1 silver

Community 

BOND Community Credit Union - Board Member

HOPE Atlanta - Produced Documentary that raised $460k

 

Chicago Public Schools (volunteer) - Designed and taught a curriculum of video production for one class of 30 underserved children for 1 year

Music Videos

Gone is Gone - “Echolocation” + “Phantom Limb” 

Mastodon - “Crusher Destroyer” + “Show Yourself”

Black Lips - “Crystal Nights” + “Nightmare Field”

The Coathangers - “Follow Me” + “Nosebleed weekend”

Gringo Star - “Shadows”

Tedo Stone - “By My Side”

Film

A Crosstown Classic Story (2009) World Premiere at Gene Siskel Theater - Chicago

Lockwood Strategy Labs

Political Content Producer + Strategist

Jan 2020- current

Washington, DC 

 

Work on a diverse digital political team writing and producing paid and organic progressive ads for turnout and persuasion audiences.  

Rebello Media Agency

Creative Director + Partner

June 2018 - 2019

Atlanta, GA

 

Advise southern progressive candidates and non-profits on their messaging and produce relevant/engaging content based off their needs.

Orange Amplifiers

Mercenary Content Producer

March 2012 - 2018

Atlanta, GA

Since 2012, I've collaborated with Orange Amplifiers, producing irreverent advertisements for their new product launches. I work closely with their digital marketing team to design video campaigns for their overly enthusiastic fan base. My work has become synonymous with Orange brand.

 

Newmerica Media

Creative Director + Partner 

March 2010 - May 2018

Atlanta, GA

• Managed and lead our team in the day to day business operations of Newmerica including proposals, scripting, budgeting, contracts, hiring and scheduling, and sales.

• Lead the creative process, and was the final line of quality control for all projects.

Managed and directed all studio and on location video productions.

• Newmerica's videos have garnered a collective 50 million views.

• Our clients have include Adult Swim, Warner Music Group, Sapient-Razorfish, VICE, Live Nation, BOND Federal Credit Union, Billboard Magazine,House of Blues, and Sixth Man. 

• Work with high profile comedians and musicians to produce their creative visions from concept to completion.

Pabst Brewing Company

Creative Consultant | Content Producer for PBR Music

June 2013- March 2018

Atlanta, GA

Worked closely with the PBR Music division since 2013, creating exclusive original  video campaigns for their festivals, programs and products. From ridiculous interviews, hilarious event promos, to live stream super bowl halftime shows. I produced a wide range of content and consulted on flagship field marketing programs.

 

The result: over 8 million views and thousands of shares and comments across all their social media channels. 

HUKA Entertainment 

Content Producer 

November 2015 - March 2017

Atlanta, GA

As a producer of their video content/strategy for the Pemberton and Tortuga Music Festivals, I crafted memorable informational videos vital for festival-goers’ safety. 

 

The results: 800K views, a whole lot of conversations, 200% increase in fan engagement, and nobody died ;) 

Billboard Magazine

Video Content Producer 

March 2012 - September 2012

New York, NY

 

Billboard Magazine was shifting into the digital age when they contracted me to produce original programming at SXSW and Bonnaroo. I assembled a team and hit the festival circuit to upend the conventions of festival coverage. From hotel lobby putt-putt with Alice Cooper to getting schooled on festival attire from Ludacris. I ignored the molds of traditional festival interviews.

 

The results: Over 3 million total views on Billboard’s website and YouTube channel.

Razorfish/Sapient-Nitro 

Video Producer| Copywriter | Editor 

January 2011 - March 2015

 I worked closely with creative and art directors to produce advertisements and case study videos for key clients like Audi, AT&T, and Delta. I also worked producing ethnography & video pitches for the VP of DigitalMarking. 

 

Carol Porter for Lieutenant Governor  

Video Producer 

September 2010 - November 2010

Atlanta, GA

Wrote and produced opposition ads for the Porter campaign. She unfortunately lost due to the voter suppression tactics in GA. It's been awhile since a Democrat has won a statewide seat. 

Todd Stroger for Cook County Board President 

Video Campaign Producer 

September 2009- February 2010

Chicago, IL

I served as the campaigns video producer. My duties included writing and producing campaign and opposition ads. 

Dr. Victor Forys for Congress

Video Campaign Producer 

January 2009- March 2009

Chicago, IL

Shortly after Congressman Rahm Emanuel was appointed to Obama's cabinet a special election was held. This was my first taste into politics. I worked with their communications team and produced several commercials and social media content. Pretty cutting edge for 2009.

Ptichfork TV

Video Content Producer 

June 2007 - September 2008

Chicago, IL

I was contracted as a video producer before the official launch of Pitchfork TV. I lead the Chicago based video team, shooting live multi-camera concerts and producing artist interviews. 

C3 Presents 

Lead Video Producer at Lollapalooza Music Festival

May 2005 - August 2007

Chicago, IL

I joined the Lollapalooza Team during the first revival in 2005. I was the lead video production liaison for the entire festival. Duties included video engineering, hiring and managing union labor, and directing live multi-camera broadcast of main stage performances.

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