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Creatives


Our network of top creative talent across the globe is absolutely key. When we begin a new production, we seek out the absolute best people for the job and while those numbers vary considerably from production to production, our search always begins with the creatives listed here. Learn some about them below. You'll likely meet them soon!

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Tom Paul


Re-Recording Mixer / Sound Designer

Tom Paul


Re-Recording Mixer / Sound Designer

Tom Paul

An Emmy Award winning Re-Recording Mixer and a highly regarded Sound Designer,  Tom Paul is one of New York City's most sought after talents in the field  of post production audio.

Tom got his professional start as a boom operator in 1988, moving on to production mixing in 1991.  Some notable titles of his early years in production sound include: Trust, The Wedding Banquet, Eat Drink Man Woman, Little Odessa, Swoon and The Yards

In 1994, his passion for sound lead him to the creative environment of post production.  Some highlights of his sound design and re-recordng credits include the Academy Award winning films The Fog of War and Born Into Brothels.  Other notable films include: The Square, Starboard Light, Conflict: Miniseries, Blue Caprice, When I Walk, Junebug, Palindromes, The Baxter, The King and U2 360, the largest selling concert DVD of all time.   Tom won a Primetime Emmy for outstanding mixing on Joe Berlinger's Under African Skies.

Further integrating Tom's passion for music and sound, Tom composed and performed original piano music for a beautiful Bulgarian filmed called AVÉ, selected for competition in Critic's Week, at Cannes 2011.

A New York City native, Tom Paul was surrounded by music and sound from the moment he was born.  As the son of an opera singer father and pianist mother, Tom's exposure to the power of music planted the seed for his passion and aptitude for all things sonic.

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Website
giganticpost.com
 

 
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Chris Besecker


Editor

Chris Besecker


Editor

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Chris Besecker is an award winning film and television editor based out of New York City. His work combines a strong use of narrative with an eye for the aesthetic. 

Before working on the Conflict series, Chris edited Visitors, a critically acclaimed art film directed by Godfrey Reggio, director of the a Koyanisquatsi Trilogy, and presented by Stephen Soderberg. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and is currently playing in theaters across the country.

Chris is a master of mixed media editing, combining archival assets with animation, kinetic and graphic text, and original video footage shot on location.

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Matthew Schroeder


Cinematographer

Matthew Schroeder


Cinematographer

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Matthew Schroeder is a cinematographer based in New York City. Although most recognized for shooting commercial campaigns, he also films music videos, narrative, documentaries and corporate media.  Prior to arriving in New York, he lived and worked in Paris and San Francisco.  Recent work has released for Diesel, Coach, Aflac, True Religion, The Hartford, Fidelity, Aldo, Bloomingdales, and Nike.

He frequently collaborates as a cinematographer on the artistic endeavors of directors Santiago & Mauricio, Tarik & Tim Tn'T, and Nick Fitzhugh. 

Website
harborpicturecompany.com

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Rob Shore


Writer / Producer

Rob Shore


Writer / Producer

Rob Shore

Rob Shore specializes in writing and producing animated and live action videos that change conversations about social issues. He has produced viral digital and interactive content across many genres and platforms, and worked as the Creative Director of the MacArthur Award-winning think tank, the FrameWorks Institute. Rob's work stems from an underlying belief that what is smart, sophisticated, and evidence-based can and should also be beautiful, compelling, and entertaining.

Website
rcshore.com

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Jacob Krupnick


Director / Cinematographer

Jacob Krupnick


Director / Cinematographer

Jacob Krupnick

Jacob Krupnick is a filmmaker and photographer from Brooklyn, New York. He spent high school in a dark room, working as an official United Nations photographer. After graduating from Vassar College with a degree in Sociology and Economics, with a thesis on the history of the shopping mall, he began working as an apprentice to art photographer Thomas Struth, and spent several years traveling around the world to make photographs for exhibition.

Inspired by music and the opportunity to collaborate with a handful of amazing dancers, in 2011 Krupnick directed the feature-length dance film Girl Walk // All Day, which was shot in the streets and public spaces around New York. The film was an international sensation, screening at over thirty film festivals and at hundreds of interactive events, inspiring dance parties at music festivals, Icelandic fjords, from the oldest church in Manhattan to a 60-foot inflatable screen on Coney Island. This was the birth of Wild Combination, a film production studio driven to tell intimate stories in unconventional ways. 

Jacob now directs and produces films on a regular basis for the NY Times Magazine, and his clients include Intel, Adobe, Converse, Airbnb, PEN America, Of A Kind, Brilliant Bicycles, Brooks Brothers, and The City of New York. He's currently working on a range of personal and commercial projects.

Jacob is always looking for ways to defy the obvious, and create authentic, original stories for brands, artists, and musicians.

Website
wildcombination.com

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Shaul Shwarz


Director / Producer / Cinematographer

Shaul Shwarz


Director / Producer / Cinematographer

Shaul Schwarz

Shaul Schwarz is an Israeli documentary film director, cinematographer and award-wining photojournalist. His feature-length documentary Narco Cultura premiered at Sundance in 2013 and screened at film festivals worldwide including The Berlin International Film Festival and Hot Docs. He has shot and directed content for TNT, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, and CNN. He is also a regular photographic contributor to TIME Magazine and National Geographic. Schwarz is based in Brooklyn, New York and is currently producing short film content for online publications while developing his third feature-length documentary. He is the founder of Reel Peak Films.

Website
reelpeakfilms.com

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Chris Keener


Director / Producer

Chris Keener


Director / Producer

Chris Keener

Chris Keener, aquarius, and principal of Goldenbear, has been producing and directing broadcast quality films in the DC area for the past 5 years, and working in the industry bi-coastally for a lucky 13.

Chris and the Goldenbear specialize in short-form online and viral video. People-centric storytelling is the target for all their projects. Humor, heart, musicality, and top-notch aesthetic make up the quiver.  Clients have included National Geographic Channel, Discovery Production Group, Travel Channel, TMG Custom Media, Pulsar Advertising, The Woodrow Wilson Center, The Corcoran Art Museum, DC Arts Commission, and then some.

They've worked on everything from feature film, to ad campaigns, museum promotions, fine art collaborations, broadcast television, narrative films, feature documentaries, pitch reels, and corporate identities.

Website
goldenbear.tv

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Eliza Fitzhugh


Senior Designer

Eliza Fitzhugh


Senior Designer

Eliza Fitzhugh

Eliza was born and raised in the grand metropolis of Montpelier, Vermont (yup, you're right, that is the only state capitol without a McDonalds), and is just a tad obsessed with the Green Mountain State. She was able to free herself from that obsession long enough to venture out west for a four-year stint at Colorado College, where she instead obsessed over slides in dark rooms (aka Art History). She then moved even further west to San Francisco, where she worked in corporate marketing. Ultimately, it was that marketing job that convinced her to pursue a MFA in graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design (aka RISD). The three grad school years were definitely the most intense, grueling and rewarding experience of her life.

Eliza currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and works as a Senior Designer at SYPartners in Manhattan. She spends her days dreaming up fresh, interactive, meaningful ways to display graphic design in a 3-dimensional space (aka exhibit design). Oh, and she loves it!

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Websites
elizafitzhugh.com