They say that the only constant, is change. Sometimes it’s for the good, other times it’s for the great. And with our newest editor/shooter, I believe Videobred has once again upped the ante.
Eric Stemen comes to us from a land down under. Well, he was born there anyway. A son of an Army officer, Eric has spent time in Australia, Portugal, Ohio, Mississippi, and Alabama. After relocating for the last time to Kentucky, Eric began getting his feet wet shooting wedding videos with Jamie’s (Pence) father in Elizabethtown. “He was definitely a mentor to me. I watched him and learned a lot, and knew that’s what I wanted to do.” With a deep interest for cars however, he originally received a degree in Automotive Technology. After working as a mechanic for a year but still taking classes in television production, he realized that he could marry his love of cars and love of shooting and editing together.
Eric went on to Western Kentucky University where he received his degree in Television Production. After graduating in 2009, he interned on Ft Knox shooting video for their ROTC program. It was there that he was able to put Final Cut to good use and really start to get deep into editing. Eric joined Kertis Creative shortly after where he headed projects for Desert Sun Auto Group and Mavia. You can check out some of his animation work here: http://mavizon.com/ or his documentary for Desert Sun here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmgAtBUmbyA
After 2 years with Kertis, he was approached by Jamie to join our team. Eric had met Jamie and was eager to get behind Jamie’s belief and vision in the video industry. He was excited about the opportunity to stretch his creative legs.
In his spare time, Eric puts his love of shooting and editing together creating videos for Auto and BMX crosses. He is also mountain bike enthusiast so chances are good you can catch him in his favorite spot, Cherokee Park. What you won’t catch him doing however is rooting for UK or UL basketball. Because, and I’m not kidding, he doesn’t watch sports. Sigh.
That’s okay, Eric. We’re still thrilled to have you here. Welcome!!