ABOUT WILL KNAPP

My production philosophy begins with identifying the audience and honing the concept to best communicate the message. Clients hire me because they can't always oversee every detail, and appreciate getting good results without a lot of creative hand-holding.

DIRECTOR

Whether overseeing a crew or working solo, I produce projects from start to finish: Pre-production, running Camera and Sound, handling lights and set-design, and Directing crew and talent. We can do energetic run-and-gun handheld shooting, or traditional beautifully lit sit-down interviews. In the post-production phase, I am the Editor, the Colorist, and I handle the graphics, titles and effects. I like to push the limits of what a one-man crew can accomplish. Once a project is approved, I handle every detail of delivery, whether for broadcast or the ever-changing social media world. 

 

VIDEO EDITOR

I wear many hats, but Editor is probably my best skill. I'm fast-working and dependable, with a good sense of rhythm and musical timing. I have 20+ years of experience on projects for the entertainment and music industries. I’ve produced and edited hundreds of short-form projects, including corporate presentations, sizzle reels, artist interviews, soundtrack featurettes, music videos, live performances, TV spots, convention wrap-ups, YouTube pre-roll spots, and Instagram auto-play promos. My clients hire me because they can have existing elements edited together quickly, with very little direction.

 

SOFTWARE

Adobe Premiere, Audition, Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Media Encoder, Final Cut Pro 7, Red Giant Suite

 

HARDWARE

Have worked with cameras and gear from all major manufacturers. Mobile studio and remote capture capability. Equally creative when it comes to experimenting with cameras and exploring unique angles on a subject.