Employee Highlight Reel | November 2018 | Eric Freese

What Does It Take To Be A Video Editor and Videographer?

According to IMDB, Eric Dean Freese is known for his video production work in multiple movies. This is in addition to his work with our team at Wired Production Group. Since 2011, Eric has been an integral part of our video production staff as Senior Editor and Videographer. He has helped build the foundation for our growing video and event production company and he plays an important role in our work with clients.

Eric hails from Clarence, Iowa, a small town in Cedar County. With a passion for all things creative, Eric holds not one, but two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Iowa. He initially graduated with his degree in Art, focusing on graphic design and photography. After nearly 10 years in the workforce, Eric challenged himself to obtain a second degree in Cinema and Comparative Literature with an emphasis in production. Saying this guy is one smart cookie is definitely an understatement!

In the daily grind, Eric is dedicated to learning all things video. When he is not developing graphics and editing video pieces for our clients, he is taking the lead on our webcasting services. Or maybe he’s on a shoot with our drone. Or maybe he’s operating our jib at a trade show. Eric wears many hats in our video department, and we appreciate him wearing every single one of them.

When Eric is not behind his computer or camera at work, he is spending his time focusing on fun outside projects, like the short film expected to release in 2019 called The Eidolon Inquest. He has been involved in many notable cinematic productions, including The Final Season (2007). He has also donated countless hours to the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival program in past years. He is happily married to his long-time sweetheart, Amanda, and has two boys at home, Evan and Owen. He is the expert at all things Dr. Who and Star Wars and he has a hidden talent for selling things on Craigslist.

At the end of the day, Eric is an absolute rockstar in our books. He’s the best of the best and we appreciate everything that he does for our team, both small and big. We are looking forward to working with you for many more years to come. Thanks for being you, Eric!


Here’s what others have to say about Eric…

“Eric is fast, knowledgeable and extremely helpful!  He is always available to help when I need him!” – Amanda Pierce, Client Account Manager

“The most knowledgeable video person I know. Makes a webcast look and sound good every time.” – Bruce Bingman, Client Account Manager

“Sometimes I run out of creative juice or get flustered with an idea that I’m stuck on, and Eric is always there to get my brain going again. He’s the most imaginative graphic designer I’ve ever worked with, hands down. He is a leader in all things video. I think it’s because he’s incredibly passionate about what he does every day, and I hope to continue to learn from him.” – Nicole Schroeder, Marketing Project Coordinator

“Eric is passionate about his work and how others view it. He is one of the first in the office and last to leave every day. I have often joked with him that he must have a secret room in the video suite that he spends the night in and he just changes clothes to start the next day! He knows everything there is to know about bands and music, and he loves concerts! He makes up the other half of our phenomenal video department and we are lucky to have him.” – Kim Klein, Office Manager

“Eric is a man of many talents. As soon as he is set to a task, you can ‘see the many wheels’ turning.” – Will Kisner, Production Specialist Engineer

“Eric is a nice guy, a family man and a very talented individual.   He possess a lot of skills for the company. He can operate camera, produce, edit, direct, operate the webcast along with a list of other talents.” – Mike Mennen, Sr. Production Manager

“Eric, our resident Star Wars expert, and most recent Apollo Moon Landing historian, uses the force on a daily basis to exceed customer expectations in the video production department.  His passion and dedication to Wired Production Group shows in his mission critical approach. He’s a master at juggling multiple projects. Eric’s a great resource of knowledge on many levels! I enjoy working with Eric, and we’re fortunate to have him on the team.” – Doug Netolicky, VP of Business Development

“Eric has a sharp eye for detail and an inquisitive mind, which makes him especially suited for video production. His efforts in researching and implementing emerging technologies, like webcasting and drone footage, have helped keep Wired on the cutting edge ahead of the competition. Eric is a valued employee at WPG and I am grateful to have him on our team.” – Aaron Wells, COO

“Eric has been with us for seven years. He is part of the foundation of Wired Production Group. As a leader in our video production and post-production department, he has worked with many customers creating outstanding videos that keeps them coming back for more. He has expanded his value by leading the charge on webcasting, jib operation, and drone videography. He has a love for movies and he can tell you anything you would want to know about Star Wars in particular. Eric is a team player and he is always willing to step up and take the lead on projects that come in. We have been very lucky to have him as part of our team. Thank you, Eric, for the past seven years and I look forward to many more.” – Ron Rausch, CEO

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