2015 has been an exciting year here at Trailblazer Studios. As we assess our business today and for the future with expected growth from our valued production partners new and old, advertising clients, and our own content development, we are implementing a new structure to align our people and resources for maximum success. Below are some recent changes and additions….
Eric Johnson will assume the role of VP of Sound + Engagement. He will continue to oversee Trailblazer’s Music + Sound efforts and in his “Engagement” role, will oversee marketing/branding efforts and continue to build relationships inside and outside of our building.
Scott Roy has been promoted to VP of Post where he will be responsible for the management and growth of the department’s day to day operations with a continued focus on meeting the increasing and ever-changing needs of our clients and the content creation/distribution world.
Recent additions to the Trailblazer Studios team are…
Rachael McWeeney joined us this month as an offline editor coming to us from Washington D.C. where she worked with Half Yard Productions & Sirens Media. Rachael has worked on content for Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, Nickelodeon, ESPN, and MTV.
Chris Hall joined us in June of this year as a Colorist. Chris is fresh from LA where he provided finishing and color services on feature films including Act of Valor, documentaries including Rich Hill which was a 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, and on commercials for Jaguar, Jeep, Mercedes, and BMW.
Rebecca Gann joined us in May of this year as one of our Production Managers and was most recently serving as Production Coordinator for HGTV’s popular show Love It or List It. Prior to that she served as a freelance production coordinator on a number of feature films.
Ashley Faison joined Trailblazer Studios in April as Post Coordinator. Before returning to her home state, she was working at Running Man Post in New York as well as on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer and Broad City.
Katie Gerdon joined us in March as an assistant editor. Katie grew up in North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina but moved out to Los Angeles where she worked as a Quality Control Operator for Netflix and did freelance video editing.
David Orr joined us as a Production Manager in January. David did an internship at Trailblazer in 2009 then went on to work as a freelance production manager. David currently works on our Salvage Dawgs series and in the past worked on Men of March for CBS Sports and Los Jets for NUVOtv.
Nitesh Patel joined us in November of last year as a Motion Designer. Nitesh comes to us with over 15 years of experience as a producer, animator, editor, visual effects, and motion graphics artist and has worked for clients such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cartoon Network, and IBM.
Shawn Pinner came to Trailblazer in September of 2014 as an Online Editor/Colorist. Shawn is yet another LA transplant and while he was there he worked for Magical Elves, Cort Howell Productions, and Full Screen on shows such as Top Chef, Best Bars of America, and Braxton Family Values.
Natasha Williams also arrived in September of 2014 and serves as Post Coordinator. Natasha is a Duke University alum and prior to joining us, Natasha was an intern at National Geographic Television and worked for the Hearst Corporation.
David Hill joined our Sound team in August of 2014 as and Audio Engineer/Sound Designer. David served as an intern with Trailblazer and is a graduate of Appalachian State University. David is a very versatile engineer and works on many of our shows and commercials.