Walter Graff Producer, Director, Editor, DoP, Video Consultant

Web Name: Walter Graff Producer, Director, Editor, DoP, Video Consultant






Welcome to my site! Thanks for stopping by. Please have a look at my work... There's plenty I can do for you! Who am I? I've successfully worn many hats from creative director to commercial director, broadcast/web/digital producer, editor, cinematographer, lighting director/designer, and media consultant. I worked in many different genres: sports, music, reality, talk, corporate, comedy, drama, science information, medical, government, non-profit, documentary, features, human interest, broadcast, crewing, etc. Walter began his career in 1982 as an assistant stage manager at the then newly opened Silvercup Studios in Queens, NY where he worked on national commercial spots, music videos, and feature films. After Silvercup, he branched out further into the feature film industry. He started out as a grip on large and small-budget films, and eventually worked his way up to Director of Photography. Walter was hired to build an insert stage at one of the premiere editing facilities in NY. There, he did studio production and on-line editing of numerous network shows and specials. In 1993, Walter was hired as the field producer on Ricki Lake's daytime talk show. He stayed for nine seasons, earning an Emmy Award for Best Main Title Theme, which he shot and directed. Walter has also produced content for seven other daytime talk shows. Walter has worked as a commercial director for numerous advertising agencies in NYC. He honed his skills freelancing for numerous clients behind the lens as well as in the roles of producer, writer, editor, and director. Walter also spent many years designing and implementing lighting designs for various networks and corporate clients such as ESPN. Walter was hired as the chief lighting designer at NBA (National Basketball Association) Entertainment from its inception where he worked on many commercials and television programs seen in the U.S. and around the world. Today Walter continues to work in these areas and also offers consulting services to many organizations. To date, Walter has worked on over two-thousand productions as a director, writer, producer, director of photography, lighting director, editor, and all around "chef." Few professionals in his business have the experience, versatility, and passion that Walter brings to every production. Kelly and Michael LIVE! I'm known for speedy editing and maintaining quality under pressure. I'm often called to edit pieces, promos and full shows for LIVE! Kelly and Michael Microsoft Is Your Cloud Option I produced ten videos - a series on Microsoft's cloud offerings for their website. ESPN-Jim Bean I shot and directed comedian Aries Spears in multiple US cities for ESPN sponsor Jim Bean's commercial series "The Next Round" seen during Sports Center Selling Spelling Manor I was the Director of Photography on a series of specials shown on HGTV. Lighting the Way Walter updated the remote studio of ESPN's Adam Schefter. Walter designed the lighting for this and many of ESPN's remote studio locations. In this case, Schefter's home where he does remote broadcasts for the channel. Radio Radio I produce radio spots for three markets with Balise Motor Sales, one of the countries largest auto groups. VERSATILITY, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, CREATIVITY I've been involved with over 2500 broadcast and non-broadcast film, video, and multimedia/digital web projects. I work with major TV syndication distributors, Fortune 500 companies, local TV stations, non-profits, record labels, production companies, public relations, agencies, and individuals who need only the best quality production. I work in the advertising, marketing, corporate communications, broadcast television, public relations, radio, feature film, and web-based/digital media industries. My diverse background has allowed me to excel in more areas of the film and video industry than most people will work in a single career. From television staples like Bill Moyers, America's Most Wanted and Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve, to projects for corporate giants Microsoft, Sony Music, and Coca Cola, my work continues to be a major force in the evolution of production. I'd like to share my experience with you. Why Hire Me? I'm a team player with strong interpersonal skills and a proven track record, the person others turn to when something needs to get done -- unafraid to take the ball and run when needed, but ready to pass. I deliver 110%, one-hundred percent of the time. Want to get your message heard? Let me show you how I can make your next project your best. "Can Someone Do It All" I don't know who invented the saying "Jack of all trades, master of none," but he obviously never met me. I'm a true multi-tasker, and have achieved great success in many different roles. My peers often say my versatility is unique. You get more than your money's worth with me. I'm willing to work on one-day projects, long-term projects, full time work, and consultation. I'd like to work for you. I once had a college professor who asked me what I wanted to do when I graduated. I told him, "Everything." He said that I couldn't, that I could only do one thing. He was wrong. I can, and I do! Visit my sample page and you'll see that I've successfully produced video across the spectrum. I'm as comfortable at an edit console as I am behind a camera as I am interviewing people. I can make the shyest person feel completely at home in front of a lens, and I've won awards and industry accolades for doing so. So to my old college professor I say, "I can do it all, and I do every day." It doesn't get any betterFrom conception to completion, let me show you what I am capable of. I have produced everything from adverts to talk, syndicated to corporate, news to public relations, and everything in-between. Director I work well in single and multi-camera direction, specializing in working with non-professional talent. Editor/Post Supervisor Whether under the best conditions or an impossible deadline, I'm comfortable with editing. And whether it's my story or someone else's, I'm skilled at bringing life to every piece I edit. Cinematographer I've shot every format of both film and video, and am at home behind the lens. I also teach producing/video-making in private settings and educational institutions. Lighting Consultant I've designed everything from large studio set-ups to in-home studios, and have been told that my eye for lighting is unmatched. My work is seen on a screen somewhere in the world every day of the year. Media Consultant I often consult on areas of production for the government, educational institutions, networks, local stations, and everyone in-between. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE EDUCATIONAL DVDS AND DIMMERS UPCOMING SEMINAR!! Nothing scheduled. If you are a company, school, group or individual interested in a seminar, please let me know. I can talk about anything from producing, lighting, editing, directing, shooting (including DSLR), and a myriad of other things related to any of the articles I post. I can teach at an individual level too if you want one-on-one lessons. I also offer a few DVD videos on production technique. These are raw, exciting and filled with information you will not get anywhere else for three times the price. Plus I sell some of the best dimmers you'll find. These dimmers are a must-have for any light kit. Advertising for car dealerships in three states.

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