Monthly Archives: October 2013
Gregory Alan Lunsford
Hello, my name is Greg Lunsford; welcome to my online resume. My background includes all aspects of video production (pre through post), photography, motion graphic arts, 3D modeling and animation, audio editing, and e-learning.
I am very passionate about everything I do, and the media arts have always been a part of my life; most of all being behind a camera. I have always loved taking pictures and shooting videos. So, when I finally started on a path to harness my passion into a career, I wouldn’t let anything stand in my way.
My journey started with an associate’s Degree in Video in Motion Graphics from Madison Media Institute (MMI). A semester into my degree, I accepted a position with MMI to tutor students in the classes I had just finished. By my third semester, another student had started shooting videos for the Milwaukee Iron Arena Football team. By the time I graduated, MMI had offered me a position as a Teaching Assistant. I was working as a freelance videographer and doing some post-production work, motivating me to want to understand the business side of the industry more.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Entertainment Media and Business two years later. My experiences throughout my bachelor’s were invaluable as they forced me to step out of my comfort zone and face a few fears. In addition, it gave me a better understanding of marketing and how to use social media to promote my passion.
Also, during this time, Madison Media Institute was shifting all of its courses to have some online presence and some lessons to being online wholly. I heard about an opening MMI had for an e-learning assistant to help with their new Moodle-based e-learning classes. I applied and landed the position. Within a year, I was promoted to the role of e-learning coordinator. In this new position, I created various learning assets, assisting instructors with managing their online courses and nearly all of the material on their LMS.
After finishing my bachelor’s, I started working on my Master’s in Educational Media and Design at Full Sail University. Stemming from my experiences with MMI, my Master’s focused on Instructional Design and online course development. By this time, I was working at The Geo Group Corp. as their E-Learning Specialist, solely responsible for all of their e-learning clients and most of their video work.
I finished my Master’s in December 2013 and started with Pentair a month before. I love my position with Pentair. The time with them has been incredible. I’ve learned so much about video production and marketing at a technical and corporate level. There are countless obstacles that I face. So, I learned quickly to troubleshoot on the fly, meet tenacious deadlines, shoot all day stay up all night, and present the next morning, converting CAD and STEP files into 3D animated models, and the list goes on and on. But I love everything I do and look forward to the future.
I have always stayed busy outside of my day job as well. I enjoyed many great opportunities to work with talented individuals—operating cameras for live event productions for Stephen Tomczyk of AVXtra Live Video Streaming, flying drones, shooting video and editing with Jacob Sailing of Red Stop Productions, shooting a wedding with Steve Love of Powerhouse Productionz, or shooting aerial video and images for a corporation and homeowners. I love life behind a lens at every altitude.
I hope you enjoyed my story, and thank you for your time.
Check out some of my videos and best wishes today and always.
~ Gregory Alan Lunsford