Summary

Robert works as a Gaffer, Key Grip, DIT, Cam Op, Producer and Director in Chicago with years of feature, broadcast, and commercial experience.

Credits

5/22 – 5/22

Teleprompter Black Ink Crew: Chicago (Season 7)

VH1 — TV — Big Fish Entertainment Details
5/22 – 5/22

Set up and operation of teleprompter for clip show of reality series through a multi-monitor, multi-source setup. Transfer of signal between teleprompter and video clips for talent. Worked with multiple talent on best method of presentation of script/notes as they were unused to working with teleprompter and were trying to maintain off-the-cuff/unscripted feel. Reformatted scripts/notes to properly display in teleprompter software.

5/22 – 5/22

Gaffer JLL Town Hall

Corporate — Resolution Studios Details
5/22 – 5/22

Worked with DOP to create and implement lighting setup for virtual corporate meeting creating a GMA style interview show lighting both talent and an audience.

5/22 – 5/22

Teleprompter GMCO Lead The World Forum

Corporate — David Michael Productions Details
5/22 – 5/22

Setup and operation of teleprompter within a live multi-monitor stage show for a corporate symposium. Formating of script fir proper presentation with teleprompter software.

4/22 – 4/22

DIT (Digital Imaging Technician) USA Paralympian

Corporate — Quriosity Productions Details
4/22 – 4/22

Copy and backup of digital video and picture files from multiple cameras on multiple media formats in remote unpowered location, creating a weatherproof, powered DIT station. Digital transfer of files to client and transfer of physical drives to agencies.

3/22 – 3/22

Gaffer Horace Greene: Nightime Boi

Music Video — Liminal Vision Films Details
3/22 – 3/22

HOD, lighting interiors, green screen, and stage performance/crowd for music video. Management of grip/electrics, construction and breakdown of rigging, rigged and set lights, load-in and load-out of equipment from location, sourced lighting and grip equipment, and working with director and DP for creative solutions for lighting the story. Maintenance of on-set safety.

2/22 – 2/22

Teleprompter Jet Lag Behave

NewsNation — Advertising — Jet Lag Behave Details
2/22 – 2/22

Teleprompter setup and operation for news channel promo and marketing videos.

2/22 – 2/22

Teleprompter Regeneron Corporate Symposium

Online — Live/Special Event — Resolution Productions Group Details
2/22 – 2/22

Review and reformatting of scripts for talent, working with camera team to set up on-camera teleprompters, Streaming of teleprompter data to remote location for remote appearance of talent, operation of teleprompters through Telescript software.

12/21 – 12/21

Gaffer Worksite Ergonomic Considerations

Corporate — Snowy Peak Entertainment Details
12/21 – 12/21

Head of electrical department, worked with DP to light locations and develop lighting plans, sourced lighting and grip equipment, rigged and set lights, on-set electrical safety.

Recos

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Jason Kraynek
Director of Photography (DP)
I've been working with Robert professionally since 2007, which has consisted of nearly 100 projects to date. From feature films, commercials, tv shows, sketch comedy, live performance, music video, shorts, and industrials. I consider Robert my creati ...MORE...
Jon Kline
Director of Photography (DP)
Robert is an unstoppable force in the lighting, grip, and electrical departments. He can create elegant and safe solutions to complex lighting and rigging problems. He effectively leads others, and has the emotional intelligence to keep things moving ...MORE...

Education

Class of '06

DePaul University College of Law

Juris Doctor
Class of '00

DePaul University

Bachelor of Arts Spanish/Marketing

My Gear

  • GoPro
  • Tripod
  • Jib
  • Reflectors
  • iMac
  • Wireless Lav
  • Follow Focus
  • Rokinon Cine Lenses
  • Audio Technica Shotgun Microphone
  • Light Stands
  • Canon 24-105mm Lens
  • C-Stand
  • Dolly
  • LED Lighting
  • Metabones Speedbooster
  • DJI Ronin-S
  • Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
  • Wireless Follow Focus
  • Arri Fresnel Lighting Kit
  • Apple Box
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • See Website For Complete Gear List

Skills

  • Spanish
  • Producing
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Photography
  • Video Editing
  • Screenwriting
  • Writing
  • Research
  • Public Speaking
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Cinematography
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Lighting
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Microsoft Office Suite