Ron Coons

ron coons
 

June 2016 to April 2017
VIDEOGRAPHER - Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Created, managed, edited and archived photo and video assets for internal
and external use by the creative, marketing, education, and sales departments. 

Jan 2014 to May 2016
VIDEOGRAPHER, PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEO EDITOR - Aerial Innovations
Aerial, ground, architectural, and event photographer, also responsible for creating,
producing, and editing training videos for clients, and promotional videos for the company. 

Sept 2014 to May 2016  
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR - Watkins College of Art and Design
Responsible for teaching undergraduates the history and art of cinematography. 

2002-Present
CINEMATOGRAPHER - Freelance
“Beyond the Wall of Sleep” - Independent Short Film - Gonzo Entertainment
"The Wombats" - Feature Film - William Fain Productions
"A Father's Rights" - Feature Film - Superhighway Productions
"Nashville" - ABC Televison
"Shush" - 2006 48 Hour Film Project Finals (fifth place nationwide) 
"Payday" - 2006 48 Hour Film Project-Nashville (best overall film and best cinematography award) 
"Caley's Friend" - Independent Short Film - Pineywood Productions
"How You Look To Me" - Feature Film - Sweet William, LLC
"Braaap, Braaap" - Extreme Snowmobile Movie (2nd Unit DP) - SnoSled Entertainment
"Keep Your Distance" - Feature Film (2nd Unit DP) - Blue/Grey Film Ventures
"Waiting" - Feature Film (2nd Unit DP) - L.I.F.T. Productions
"Bounty Hunter" - Toto Productions - Movie of the Week (2nd Unit DP)
"World Championship Snowmobile Watercross" - Fox SportsNet/High Octane
"Super Snow-Cross Indoor Snowmobile Racing" - Fox SportsNet/High Octane/SnoSled Entertainment
"Assisted Living" Commercial - Cummings Video/Film
 

Productions
"Alzheimer Care" Commercial - Cummings Video/Film Productions
"1998 Campaign" for Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist - Penczner Productions
“The 2009 Kentucky Bourbon Festival” - Singlemalt.tv
"The 2009 Bourbon Chase Relay Run” - Singlemalt.tv
“2009 Copper Peak Snowmobile Hill Climb” - Memo Vision Productions
“100 Years of Cadillac, 1902-2002” - Self Produced Short Film
“The Kohlman Files” - Web Series - Gonzo Entertainment
“109” - Independent Short Film - Gonzo Entertainment
“The Island” - Independent Short Film - Gonzo

Entertainment
"Juice Plus (with Bear Grylls)" - Penczner Media
"Church Health Center" - Penczner Media
"Michel Nicrosi for Attorney General" - PencznerMedia
"Baker for Governor" - Penczner Media

1984-2002 FIRST ASSISTANT CAMERA OPERATOR
Member of International Cinematographers Guild, I.A.T.S.E. Local 600 (1991-Present)
Production experience gained from over 18 years as a First Assistant Cameraman, 
and over 30 years time spent on hundreds of commercials, visual music projects, 
documentaries, episodic and serial television, industrial videos, training tapes, feature films,
movies of the week, live concerts and sporting events. 

Education
B.S. degree in Radio/Television and Film, San Diego State University 1988

Skills
Adobe Creative Cloud (Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Photoshop) and Final Cut Pro.
Accomplished still photographer. (www.pixurmedia.zenfolio.com) . Experienced with Arriflex, Moviecam, Aaton and Panavision motion picture camera systems, as well as many other standard definition video, high definition video, and 4K imaging systems, including RED, Canon, Nikon, GoPro, BlackMagic and DSLR systems. Past contributing editor for FilmCrew magazine. Past assistant instructor (10 years) at the Maine Media Workshops (formerly known as the International Film & TV Workshops), Rockport, Maine. Awarded rank of Eagle Scout by Boy Scouts of America.