Ross Hockrow

ROSS HOCKROW IS AN AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER, INNOVATIVE EDUCATOR, AND PUBLISHED AUTHOR. HE HAS DIRECTED 6 FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS AND SEVERAL AWARD WINNING SHORT FILMS, THE LATEST OF WHICH WON THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR THE 2013 48HR FILM FESTIVAL IN PROVIDENCE, RI, AND PHILADELPHIA PA.

HIS FILMMAKING ABILITIES STRETCH BEYOND NARRATIVES AND INTO COMMERCIAL WORK, WHERE HE WAS HIRED BY FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES SKYPE AND EXPEDIA FOR COMMERCIAL WORK, AND DIRECTED A PROMO PIECE FEATURING BILL GATES. ROSS, AN ADOBE SPONSORED SPEAKER/EDITOR, WHO PIONEERED LIVE FILMMAKING EDUCATION WITH HIS GET IN MOTION TOUR IN 2011—THE INDUSTRY’S FIRST-EVER EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP TOUR CREATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR FILMMAKERS.

DURING THE PAST THREE YEARS, ROSS LECTURED IN OVER 100 CITIES DURING THREE INTERNATIONAL TOURS, AND TAUGHT PLATFORM CLASSES AT SEVERAL MAJOR INDUSTRY TRADESHOWS— APPEARING AT NAB, CES, WPPI, AND OTHER MAJOR TRADE SHOWS. IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR ROSS WAS SELECTED TO TEACH THE FIRST FILMMAKING COURSE EVER ON CREATIVELIVE, ATTRACTING OVER 40,000 VIEWERS. ROSS’ FIRST BOOK, STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES FOR DIGITAL FILMMAKERS, HAS BEEN WELL RECEIVED BY READERS WHICH LEAD TO A FOLLOW-UP BOOK ON EDITING THEORY THAT WILL BE PUBLISHED IN 2014. ROSS RECENTLY COMPLETED THE OUT OF ORDER TOUR WHICH IS DEDICATED TO PUSHING THE BRAND THAT CONTAINS A FEATURE FILM, A BOOK, AND CONTINUED EDUCATION.
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THE PRE NUP

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THE PRENUP

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LASER WOLF

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GET IN MOTION

CANON TOUR

Testimonials

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Patrick Moreau, Still Motion

“The team has worked with Ross on several projects. It is a pleasure working with him because of his passion to constantly push the story.”

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Gary Cohen, Triple Threat TV

“Ross is a brilliant young storyteller who combines the best of timeless story principles and fresh approaches and technique.”

Services

Being a “Filmmaker” is understanding the vision of a story from pre-production to post-production. It involves many facets of creativity from writing, directing, cinematography, and editing. The key to good filmmaking is having a passion for each part of the filmmaking process.

Directing

It does’t matter how good you think the script is, without a visionary, experienced director, it’s just a bunch of chopped up trees with words on them.

Writing

With 9 years of award winning, narrative, writing experience, the most important thing to be understood about scripting is this; If you have a bad script, your film will suck

Editing

It’s not technical. It’s the most finite details that make the difference between good editing and great. Being sponsored by ADOBE® for editing also doesn’t hurt.

Commercial Work

Visit www.animusstudios.com for details on commercial work.

Education

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Most video and film editors understand that the story is central to their work and that editing choices need to serve the telling of that story in the best way possible. What they may not know, however, are all the valuable techniques to making this craft appear seamless and part of the busy editor’s normal workflow. This book takes an approach to editing that both beginners and intermediate editors will find refreshing. While other books approach the topic of editing by teaching the functions of the editing software, this book explains how you can make smart choices and use those functions to affect the story.

In the book you’ll learn workflow tips, time saving techniques, linear and non-linear theory, cutting techniques, enhancing emotion through music and sound effects, leveling and mastering audio, color correction, and most importantly, the role editing can have on the telling of the story.

Additional techniques are shown through multiple step-by-step videos available on the author’s site as well as clips from a documentary the author created on editing.

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The key elements of creating an effective film narrative—which involves a significant shift in mindset from still photography to motion capture—are detailed in this guide to becoming a standout digital videographer. Through teaching classic cinematic techniques for storytelling while addressing contemporary digital equipment and customer standards, the guide instructs such elements of filming as mixing the types of shots used, charting the plot, and introducing characters. Equipment use is also explored through the analysis of gear for camera movement and how to create ideal lighting. With a focus on high-definition filming, the book also provides invaluable information on obtaining high-quality audio and how to make the most of video editing.

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