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.
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 talent. I have an energetic run-and-gun handheld shooting style, which allows me to get lots of stylistic coverage in a short amount of time. 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.
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 19+ 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.
Highly proficient in Adobe Premiere, Audition, Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Media Encoder, Final Cut Pro 7, Red Giant Suite
Ownership of various Canon and Panasonic production cameras. Mobile studio and remote capture capability. Equally creative when it comes to experimenting with cameras and exploring unique angles on a subject.