about

""I have worked with Greg for more than 20 years and I can honestly say that he is one of the finest videographers and editors in the Seattle market.

                                    - Enrique Cerna

                                           executive producer

 

 

"Any producer or TV journalist is fortunate to work side by side with Greg, a video artist who masterfully captures the images that bring a writer's words to life."

                                     - Joni Balter

                                         journalist

 

NATAS NW

 

13 Emmys

65 nominations

I love what we do.  We're passionate about crafting visual stories because the work we do connects our subjects with the larger world.  We identify the essence of what people do and distill it into a moving story that touches our audience.

 

With image-making skills acquired over the better part of my life, my videography informs my editing just as my editing informs my shooting. It’s a process of hard work, an open ear, and a keen eye.  I try to do this with elegance, efficiency, fun, and a lot of tenacity.

 

You'll probably enjoy working with me because I will listen to you and work to achieve a result that surpasses your goals. I like to collaborate because two heads are better than one and I've found that producers and directors appreciate that conversation. I stay focused on what we are trying to say in our production and find creative images and solutions to craft an engaging story that will both excite and inspire our audience.

 

"Collaborating with Greg is powerful and has always led to creative results."

                                             - Stephen Hegg

                                                executive producer                               

 

With over a dozen regional Emmy Awards, I have shot and edited over 20 docs and 100s of stories. My work has appeared on NETFLIX, BBC, NBC, ABC, PBS, and the Discovery Channel.  MY extensive ALASKA production experience has honed my creative eye while enduring the most extreme environments.

 

National broadcast documentary credits include: 

MEET THE TRUMPS • NETFLIX, Channel 4 of Great Britain 

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY • many episodes • PBS

SOMETHING IN THE WATER • PBS American Experience

INSIDE PASSAGE: A Sea and Its Meanings • PBS Primetime

HUCHOOSEDA: Traditions of the Heart • BBC, PBS

 

Regional documentary credits include: 

MYSTERY SHARKS OF SEATTLE

GENERATION IX • nat'l champs • women in sports

THE GREAT VACATION SQUEEZE

PICASSO IN SEATTLE

THE WHOLE WORLD WAS WATCHING: The WTO Protests

ESCAPE FROM AFLUENZA

THE CHILDREN OF KRISHNA

CEASEFIRE: DISARMING OUR KIDS

 

I wouldn’t trade my work for anything.

 

I live in Seattle with my photographer wife Therese Frare who has been honored in the book "100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time" by Time Magazine (2016).  I have three awesome kids who truly are the light of my life.

 

Gear and Skills

VIDEOGRAPHY  

CAMERA AND SUPPORT

Sony FS5 Camera    Owner 

 

Expert with Canon C300;  Sony FS5, FS7, F700 & F800;  Panasonic GH4 and other DSLR cameras

Drone Pilot    FAA Licensed    DJI Phantom 4    Owner    Insured

Gimbal     Letus Helix Gimbal     Mounts my FS5 or GH4 cameras or yours

Gimbal     Zhiyun Crane v2     Mounts GH4 or other DSLR

GoPro Hero 5    Can shoot underwater and monitor from above

Sachtler FSB6 Tripod

Atomos Shogun 7" monitor and recorder with media

Zacuto Gratical Eye electronic viewfinder

Toyota 7 passenger AWD Sienna minivan and Prius hybrid

Full Liability Insurance    domestic and international

LIGHTING

2 Socanland High Output 1 x 1 Bi-Color LED Panels  with 22" softboxes

Dracast 10" x 10" Bi-Color LED Panel

Dedolight 300 with projection lens and various gobos

4' x 4' diffusion frames with silks, silver, black

Lowel Tota light with large Chimera softbox

Lowel Pro-VIP 

Westcott Ice Light

AUDIO

2 Sennheiser G3 Wireless Systems

2 Sennheiser ME64 Mics

Sennheiser ME66 Shotgun Mic    Boom Pole

Sonatrim lavs

Avid Media Composer (20 years exp)      DaVinci Resolve      Premiere Pro

Color Correction and Grading:  DaVinci Resolve

Apple iMac 27" Retina 5K      24" Apple Cinema Display

 

Promise Technology Pegasus2 R4 Raid 5 Hard Drive

I love creating partnerships; I love not having to bear the entire burden of the creative storytelling.

                                           - Steven Spielberg

EDITING