We want to highlight an essential member of our team this month. Meet Chuck.
Chuck loves to tell good stories and has mastered his storytelling behind the lens of the camera as a member of the OVP Crews team.
In only five short years post college graduation, Chuck is telling some unforgettable stories. Like the one where he literally followed the Philadelphia Eagles this past season as they became the unexpected Super Bowl Champs! The Sixers also kept Chuck and OVP busy this season. With such young talent on the team, Chuck brought their incredible season and playoff run to light behind the lens.
“Chuck is a guy I can really count on,” says Dominic, the owner of Orlando Video Productions. “He really knows the ins and outs of the Arri Amira 4K HD and Canon C300 HD gear and is adept at adjusting on the fly when the situation calls for it.” Like when he was part of the OVP Crews team in Minnesota covering the Super Bowl. Temps dropped to 16 below and Chuck’s crew was assigned to shoot the team buses departing their hotels for U.S. Bank Stadium. Chuck braved the cold protecting himself from frostbite by adding lots of extra layers, everywhere.
Chuck, also a Jersey guy, developed his love for video in Jackson Memorial High School when he was making short films with his classmates. He was hooked! Chuck went on to study Radio, TV, Film in Ocean Community College then Rowan University. He became adept at audio engineering while also perfecting his camera operating skills. One of Chuck’s early gigs was as an A1 at a small TV station in Cherry Hill, NJ. Soon after, he connected with Dominic and the next thing Chuck knew he was at MetLife Stadium shooting footage of the NFL Draft for over five hours. Dominic put him behind a camera on that first day and went onto another job elsewhere. When he returned, Chuck was still shooting, presumably with no food or bathroom break. That’s dedication!
Chuck loves what he does because, “Every day is different.” He gets to go to places and see people he normally wouldn’t be able to. He enjoys being out and about and not stuck in an office all day. Even at minus 16 degrees!