Grips

A list of grips in the Chicago Film Scene directory. Reach out to grips in Chicago about jobs and film work or collaboration here.

Total Records Found: 60, showing 100 per page
First Name Stan
Last Name Miskeiwicz
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Lighting, Editing, Television, Feature Films, Drone Operator
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Stan Miskiewicz is an artistic powerhouse packed with the efficiency, skills, and targeted focus required to accomplish all set milestones in the projects he undertakes. A visual artist for 35+ years, he is able to translate concepts into visuals and is considered the Iron Monk of media production. He possesses extensive knowledge with a formidable range of high-end production experience and has a sense of style and acuity needed in the modern digital media production industry.

Stan started out his career as an editorial photographer in Chicago which quickly propelled him into the field of visual effects. A self-starter, he went on to start his own San Francisco based company, Black Point Studios in 2004, quickly becoming one of the industries go to boutique studios and has worked in several companies distinguishing himself as a superb Art Director, visionary artist, and Producer who gets things done with his hands-on approach, tenacity as well as uncompromising ethics and integrity. His talents have taken him from the U.S. to Europe where he worked on feature films, and help built and run production studios. In 2015, he founded CineAir, a full-service company that focuses on transforming the industry through premium quality camera work and his forward-thinking artistic vision always shows in his work.

Being both a director and artist, combined with the additional technical background, has given Stan a unique perspective in the arena of filmmaking. With a deep understanding of film and camera moves, color correction, editing, compositing, and visual effects, he is able to communicate and comprehend the requirements when working with Producers and Directors, effectively capturing the best possible visuals for the projects.

Stan is a licensed drone operator and was one of the first to receive the FAA 107 remote pilot license and the 107.29 daylight (night) waiver.

For quality work that is on the leading edge of technology, contact Stan today!

Brief Bio:

  • 8 years as a professional drone operator and cinematographer.

  • 20 years as a studio executive and Art Director

  • Feature Film VFX artist having IMDb Film Credits

  • Owner of Black Point Studios in SF a production, animation, and vfx studio

  • Editorial photographer in Europe and the U.S. for AP, UPI, DPA, Berliner Morgan Post, Speigel Magazine, Detroit Free Press, Crain Chicago Business, and others. 

  • Fashion, Automotive, and Product Photographer

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.cineair.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) cine.air
First Name Johnny
Last Name Weichel
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Your Film Roles Director, Grip, Editing, 1st AC
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Hey! I’m Johnny. I’ve been producing videos since 2013. It all started with a DSLR in the Smoky Mountains. Since then I’ve grown to work with big name’s like Google, Pinterest, Nike and many others. My focus is always on story, so if you’ve got one to tell, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s make something together!

My experience is largely in the commercial space, but I’m looking to expand into documentary and narrative. I’m open to any and all camera op, assistant camera, and editing opportunities.

You can contact me by email, or call me at (773) 332-2232. See you on set!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.jweichel.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Libby
Last Name Marsh
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Art Department, Editing, Set Design, Feature Films, Props
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Maxwell
Last Name Mootz
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Your Film Roles Grip, PA, Editing
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) mjmootz.wixsite.com/neweye
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Peter
Last Name Strong
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Your Film Roles Grip, Art Department, SFX, Set Building
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First Name leah
Last Name stark
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Your Film Roles Grip, PA, Intern, Student, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) leahstark.myportfolio.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) leahstark7
First Name Emerson
Last Name Cole
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Art Department, Sound, 1st AC, Set Building, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Studios, Rental, Carpentry, Best Boy
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I am a Chicago freelance filmmaker who graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in directing.

I have worked on large and small projects in mediums like features, TV, commericals, shorts and corporate production.

Most of my gigs are Sound Mixing, PAing or Videography. I do however have skills in a lot of areas such as lighting, art department, ADing, producing, camera assisting, etc. I love to learn everything I can about production and with that I am able to pick up things quickly.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) emersonfilmsstuff.wixsite.com/film
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @emersonfilmsstuff
First Name Sam
Last Name Waller
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Your Film Roles Producer, Grip, PA, Editing, Sound Editing
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) wallerinsky.myportfolio.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) samrexwaller
First Name Noah
Last Name Sallen
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Art Department, Sound, Editing, Carpentry
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @the_blart_institute
First Name Josh
Last Name Chanowitz
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Grip, PA, Sound, Editing, Film Buff
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Tyler
Last Name Carcara
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) tylercarcara
First Name Elle
Last Name Holzhauer
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Voice Acting, Editing, Intern, Student, Comedian
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) portfolio.elleholzhauer.bergbuilds.domains/blog/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @elle.holzhauer
First Name Joshua
Last Name Lelaurin
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Grip, PA, Lighting, Feature Films
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Paige
Last Name Smith
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Your Film Roles Acting, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Sound, Editing, Sound Editing, Set Design, Stunts, Television, Feature Films, Props, Marketing, Intern, Student, Best Boy
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My name is Paige Smith and I am 22 years old, 5’8″, and I am 130lbs. I am a professional photographer and videographer. I graduated in December 2020 from Purdue University Northwest earning my bachelors degree in Business Management. I currently have my own business called Paige Marie Photography. My goal is to open up my own photography studio in the near future. I worked on the Media Team for ComplexCon Chicago and have worked for G-Eazy and his DJ for a few of their shows in Chicago, including at TAO Chicago during All-Star Weekend 2020. Throughout my senior year of high school I interned at IN/Tek and IN/Kote working in the finance department.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.instagram.com/paigexmariephotography
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @paigexmariephotography & @Paige_smith4
First Name Steven
Last Name Renfro
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Your Film Roles Acting, Producer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Venues, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @octophillia
First Name Tucker
Last Name Comes
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Grip, PA, Lighting
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/channel/UCayzKwq2W3c_qM7p_jU6NEw
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) tuckboi_sucks
First Name Lorenzo
Last Name Leyva
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, Television, Feature Films, Film Buff
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I freelance as a PA. I’ve worked for Zara, Intel, CAT, and Jim Beam Suntory. Production companies I’ve worked for include: North Six Productions, Product Productions (Space Stage Studios), Odd Machine Productions, and Prodigious USA. 

I also freelance as a videographer and editor. I’ve worked with Louis Vuitton, Beige Cashmere, Kindling Group, The Colonie, Free Spirit Media, and City Film. 

You can see a sample of my works on my website: www.lorenzoleyva.com

I really pride myself on working hard and having fun while working with a team! I really love collaboration and the film process. 

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.lorenzoleyva.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Andrew
Last Name Skalak
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) andrewskalak.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @skaliwagify
First Name Shane
Last Name Gilmore
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Art Department, Sound, Editing, Sound Editing
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Hello all!

I recently graduated from DePaul University’s MS in Film and Television program this past summer with a concentration in cinematography. I’m open to all aspects of production. I want to make a career out of this and I’m willing to do whatever it to make it happen. I look forward to hearing from you!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/shanepatrickgilmore
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @yeahshane
First Name Hayley
Last Name Dillon
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, 1st AC, Set Building
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @hayleydillon_dp
First Name Isabel
Last Name Fadul
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Your Film Roles Producer, Grip, Voice Acting, Live Events, Television
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @isafadul
First Name Giovanni
Last Name Saucedo
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Your Film Roles Grip
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Adam
Last Name Campbell
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Grip, PA, Animation, Editing
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) adamcampbellmedia.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Tanner
Last Name Colmer
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Your Film Roles Writer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, 1st AC, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Studios, Rental, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) linkedin.com/in/tanner-colmer-57b942199
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Alexandria
Last Name Brown
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Grip, PA, Voice Acting, SFX, Editing, VFX, Musician, Sound Editing, Live Sound, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Student, Comedian, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Pbeproductions.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Pbeproductions
First Name Jack
Last Name Bellon
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Lighting, Musician, Feature Films, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtu.be/AvV2hSNwRaY
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Ben
Last Name Senior
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Grip, PA, Lighting, 1st AC, Student
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Ben Senior is an independent filmmaker currently working in Chicago. A student of the Infinity Arts Academy Film Department run by Kevin Lucero Less, Senior has developed a taste for films that seek to ask questions and force the audience to think. He has written and directed over 20 films with the help of IAA, as well as writing and directing several projects of his own. As of Fall 2018, Senior has started production on his first independently produced feature film, titled “The Fall”, with the help of fellow high school students. His dedication to the art form and original perspective make for a talented and provocative filmmaker.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/monkeystudios
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @no_im_not_a_senior_citizen
First Name lauren
Last Name berkman
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Your Film Roles Producer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, 1st AC
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Corey
Last Name Ecay
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Voice Acting, Editing, Sound Editing, Live Sound, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Studios, Costumes, Props, Intern, Film Buff, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @CoreyEcay
First Name Kenni
Last Name Dodds
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Your Film Roles Grip, PA, Lighting, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Studios, Costumes, Props, Intern, Student, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) N/A
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Kdawdsphotos
First Name Levi
Last Name Clark
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Grip, PA, Sound, Sound Editing, Live Sound, Tech
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @leviclarkphoto
First Name Grace
Last Name Juracka
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, 1st AC
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Branden
Last Name Smith
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Ronan
Last Name Morrissey
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing
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Student majoring in Directing with experience in story development, television writers rooms and casting. Long term goals is to direct features and television. Favorite genres are Comedy, Mystery, thriller, horror, Action/Adventure.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.linkedin.com/in/ronan-morrissey-aa4006149/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @ronan_morrissey1
First Name David
Last Name Franklin
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Gaffer, Grip, Lighting, Art Department, Sound, Voice Acting, Animation, SFX, Makeup, Musician, Stunts, Theaters, Studios, Rental, Props, Intern, Comedian, Film Buff, Best Boy, Muggle
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) David Franklin
First Name Sidney
Last Name Barney
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name yasin
Last Name daulat-mohammad
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Your Film Roles Acting, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Sound, Editing
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) mazzakfilms.wixsite.com/yasindaulat
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) www.instagram.com/yasin_daulat/
First Name Joshua
Last Name Horita
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Your Film Roles Grip, PA, Lighting
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @j.s.horita
First Name Cynthia
Last Name Appleby
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Your Film Roles Producer, Grip, PA, Art Department, Television, Feature Films, Props, Executive Producer
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Matthew
Last Name Peterburs
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Your Film Roles Grip, PA, Sound, Sound Editing, Set Design, Set Building, Live Sound, Student
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) portfolium.com/MatthewPeterbu
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Sean
Last Name Moore
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Grip, PA, Editing, Sound Editing, Live Sound
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Studied Digital Cinema Production and Sound Design at DePaul University.  I have done work for multiple studios (Answers Media Inc, Lumber Studios) as well as many independent/freelance projects.  My strengths are camera work, editing, and boom op.  Willing to help with any projects in any way that I can.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.doyouwantmoore.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @seanmoorephotos
First Name Liam
Last Name Stephens
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Musician, Live Events, Intern, Student, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/channel/UCwj_ZDrA_uGIxRIZPtCJgZg
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @liam_stephens.17
First Name Kyle
Last Name Ringham
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Grip, PA, Sound, Voice Acting, Editing, Live Sound, Feature Films, Theaters, Student, Comedian
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @k_i_r_x_y
First Name Madalyn
Last Name Stid
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Your Film Roles Director, Grip, PA, Editing, Live Sound
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @maddstid
First Name oscar
Last Name mirabal
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Your Film Roles Director, Grip, PA, Sound, Intern
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Renona
Last Name Criss
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Art Department, Hair, Makeup, Set Design, Set Building, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Studios, Props, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Andrew
Last Name Smith
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Grip, Editing, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) aksmithfilms.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) aksmith342
First Name Caleb
Last Name Kurowski
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, Grip, PA, Editing, 1st AC, Television, Feature Films, Film Buff
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I’m an independent filmmaker based in Chicago, IL. I’m a writer/director/producer and I freelance as a Production Assistant for Chicago PD and MED, grip and AC. I look forward to working with you on your next production.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.vimeo.com/calebkurowski
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @calebnator93
First Name Johnny
Last Name Lange
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Grip, PA
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Vimeo.com/lostchildfilms
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Lost_child_films
First Name Gavin
Last Name DuBois
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Your Film Roles Director, Cinematographer, Grip, Lighting, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) gmdfilm.squarespace.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @gavinmdubois
First Name Malcolm
Last Name Tate
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Your Film Roles Grip
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Christopher
Last Name Costanzo
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Set Building, Live Events, Carpentry, Comedian, Film Buff, Muggle, Actor
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Conal
Last Name Duffy
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Your Film Roles Producer, Cinematographer, Grip, Editing, Television
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Western Illinois University recent graduate with a Bachelor’s in Broadcasting with a minor in Journalism. Looking to jump into the film industry in any way I can. I am fluent in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere, as well as camera operation and lighting. I call myself a good writer, I guess!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtu.be/abupvIkcUqQ
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @conal.wav
First Name Nicholas
Last Name Foster
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Your Film Roles Writer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Musician, Film Buff, Actor
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) justnickperiod.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) justnickperiod
First Name Daniel
Last Name Little
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Gaffer, Grip, Editing, Lighting
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) danielclittle.com/films
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Jacob
Last Name Barbot
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Your Film Roles Grip, PA
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PA / Grip  – Former gear tech at Magnanimous Media (familiar with standard industry gear).

Several years of experience with small to medium crews to TV crews, docu-style or interview setups, product shoots, photo and video sets, reality, b2b, digital, etc.

Seeking positions in those fields but would love to work higher in production.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @soandsovideo
First Name Aaron
Last Name Davis
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Editing, Lighting, Student, Film Buff, Film Enthusiast
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Kellen
Last Name Shaffer
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Your Film Roles Writer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Editing, Feature Films, Student, Film Buff, Actor, Film Enthusiast
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) shafftag
First Name Eddie
Last Name Underwood
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Your Film Roles Investor, Cinematographer, Grip, Editing, Musician, Feature Films, Studios, Drone Operator, Marketing, Actor
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.facebook.com/underwoodproductions
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @underwoodmovies
First Name Erica
Last Name Duffy
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Grip, Actor, Production Assistant, Theater
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.cameraambassador.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) cameraambassador