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Kevin Knutson
206.293.1226
KevinPKnutson@gmail.com

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I specialize in creative content for thought-provoking brands. 

With over 12 years of experience in all stages of production for customer-facing media with brands like REI, Filson, Brooks Running, National Geographic, and more, I thrive at developing, concepting, writing, producing, and executing content across multiple channels for retail, advertising, and other entertainment projects.

I bridge business needs with creative aspirations; streamlining productivity and ensuring an end product that never settles for ‘good enough’.

EXPERIENCE:

Freelance Creative | Motion Media (since 2006)
Very Loud Ideas

From local non-profits to global campaigns I have explored the full spectrum of motion media production. Partnering with brands, agencies, and production companies I draw on a background of art direction, creative producing, writing, cinematography, editing, and motion graphics to oversee all stages of a production and deliver impactful brand and narrative expressions. 

Contract Producer
RUN Studios

With a primary focus on major tech companies, I produced several video projects with the Run Studios team. Responsibilities included production coordination (local and international), hiring and managing vendors, script writing, budget and scope management, post-production supervision, project kickoffs, and creative concepting and ideation.

Creative / Producer / Art Director (1 year)
Filson

I was tasked with ideating and pitching creative concepts for locations and narratives for all brand campaigns and media shoots that supported the company’s catalog, digital, and in-store photo and video needs. I also produced and coordinated all location media shoots, managed internal and external crew, art directed all productions in the field, and developed strategies for brand content on all platforms.

Motion Media Designer (4 years)
REI – Recreational Equipment Inc.

As part of the creative team working in the studio and on location, I helped develop content for campaigns, social media, product releases, and other evergreen brand initiatives. Through shooting, editing, motion graphics design, writing, narrative development, production coordination, content strategy, campaign development, and more, I helped amplify REI's motion media ambitions.

Adjunct Instructor
The Art Institute of Seattle

As an adjunct instructor in the Digital Video and Film Production division of the Art Institute of Seattle, I created a course syllabus and class outline for a program focusing on DVD authoring and portfolio user experience. I developed weekly lectures and exercises as well as exams to prepare students for portfolio worthy work in digital film production.

Creative Director (2.5 years)
ProMotion Arts, LLC

With projects ranging from NPOs and NGOs to global corporations, I met directly with clients to develop creative concepts for brand content, commercials, live events, campaigns, and more. I lead kick-off meetings, oversaw project creative, managed vendors, wrote scripts, directed shoots, as well as operated as primary cinematographer and head of post-production. Additionally, I lead internal marketing initiatives for client outreach and designed the company website.

Video Chronicler (3+ years)
Lindblad Expeditions / National Geographic

In partnership with National Geographic, I traveled around the world on a ship to remote locations with natural history staff and guests as a one-person film crew tasked with creating mini-documentaries of the world's wild places. As cinematographer, editor, and journalist, I created ~25:00 films with one week turn-around times.

Assistant Producer (3 months)
Screaming Flea Productions

I assisted with production coordination on two broadcast reality shows: "Me vs Me" and "I Want Your Job" for network television. I locked down shooting locations and times, as well as secured specialty wardrobe needs. On set, I assisted camera crews.

 

COMPETENCIES:

Art Direction
Producing
Production Coordination
Creative Concepts and Ideation
Narrative Development
Media Strategy
Post Production Supervision

Cinematography
Video Editing
Motion Graphics
Photography
Photo Editing
Script Writing
Media Encoding and Delivery

Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Lightroom
Microsoft Office
Sketchup

CLIENTS:

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Kevin Knutson

206.293.1226

KevinPKnutson@gmail.com

Seattle, WA