Hi Eli, Adam and the Suite Spot Team.
My name is Steve Long. I had the pleasure to work with your team during my 3 years on the video team at TechCrunch. Specifically during our Disrupt conferences. It became a bi-yearly ritual to see the familiar faces and know we’d all be in the trenches together. It was also always a relief to see Conor O’Donnell and the rest of the team setting up the TriCaster. And I’m not afraid to admit we shared the karaoke stage post-event with a mosh-pit worthy version of Faith No More’s “Epic”.
I’m reaching out because I would love to speak about opportunities to freelance with Suite Spot. I see a lot of alignment with my skills and your various production needs. I love to tell stories. I’m a Videographer & Photographer with lots of Broadcasting and Live Stream experience. My work at TechCrunch was essentially Commercial in nature, it just labeled itself Journalism. I am comfortable with client-facing business and marketing conversations but I also can geek out over gear and NAB rumors.
While I loved my job, I hit a growth limit while employed at a media news company. First, I’d love to join a bigger and more specialized team. Secondly, I aim to learn about and gain hands-on experience with higher tier cameras and gear such as the ARRI Alexa, RED and the Sony F-Series. And last, from my look across your reels, Suite Spot works with clients that I align with.
Currently I’ve been immersing myself (pun intended) into the world of Virtual Reality video, which I see as an important growth area in production. Obviously the fad factor weighs heavily here. But I think if treated correctly, real and effective stories can be told.
I hope you’ll be able to take a look at my portfolio, resumes and blog to get an idea of my skills. I’m also a traveler (great picture at Chitwan!) with an active passport and plenty of miles logged and a worn-in Pelican case ready to go. But definitely chat with Conor and anyone on the Disrupt Live Stream team to get an idea of my work ethic and temperament. I hope to hear from you.
Steve D. Long