Eric Rard

Photographer / Videographer / Cinematographer

Camera Operator/Editor - ShelbyTV, Shelby Twp., MI, Nov. 2009 to Mar. 2013
Photographer - Advisor & Source Newspapers, Southeastern MI, 2008 to Present
Photographer - 586media, Shelby Twp., MI, 2007 to Present

- Photograph commissioned for CNN Money Magazine's "100 Best Places To Live" September 2012 issue.
- Documented the daily and nightly activities of the Shelby Township Police for the TV show "On Patrol", riding around as a passenger for one year. Learned how to document high stress situations while gaining and maintaining trust from authority figures.
- Received 1st place in "Feature Story" for Michigan Press Association 2010
Better Newspaper Contest and 2nd place in "Picture Story" for Michigan Press
Association 2009 Better Newspaper Contest.
- Produced, shot, and edited commercials for Rizzo Recycling Services, Utica Downtown Development Authority, Little Gold Shack, and "Steiny's Tavern" Bar & Restaraunt.

· Freelance Photographer for Advisor & Source Newspapers since November 2008, featuring on average 5-7 photos printed each week. Job skills include on-site/mobile workflow using local hotspots, photo and subject descriptions, and proper Metadata entry.
· Contracted by the Detroit Economic Club to document a private event held at P3 North America, documenting the evening for the attendees and guest speakers.
· Worked as photographer for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Regional
Hockey Tournament, which involved 15 hour days over a 3-day time frame.
- Freelance photographer for, photographing local and national music artist, from local Detroit venues (Fox/State Theatre) to large festivals (Electric Forest).
· Lead Photographer for 586media, a multimedia company that specializes in wedding photography/videography.


H.S., Eisenhower High School, Shelby Twp. MI - 2003
Cinematography, Columbia College of Chicago, Chicago, IL - 2004

Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs, All Adobe Creative Suite programs, Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas, AVID Media Composer, and EDIUS systems. High technical skill with all Panasonic and Sony HD video cameras. Highly knowledgeable with Windows Operating Systems and computer hardware. Owns reliable vehicle and equipment. Extremely willing to learn new photography skills and techniques.

Available upon request