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  DJ Lanphier
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Writer, Filmmaker, Photographer.

I am a storyteller. It's simply a question of medium.

Intelligent and passionate writer with diverse interests and experience, well-published online at Conde Nast and AOL.

Quick, factual, creative, indepth and deadline oriented reporting with a keen eye for the universal narratives that inspire and motivate the audience to share.

Expert industry experience and contacts in music, technology, film, TV, politics and photography. Diverse interests including art, science, food and cooking.

Experienced filmmaker, skilled creative producer and director. Not much that I haven't done behind the camera. Have worked on big budget Hollywood blockbusters, rock and roll TV shows and small intimate short films.

Unique insights into the artistic process and the production and technical industry behind movies and music.

Words and pictures...

What story do you want to tell?
Work Info
 
Expertise
Photographer 15 Years
Writer 15 Years
Filmmaker 25 Years
Specialty
Technology 4 Years
Music 3 Years
Politics 10 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Spinner @ AOL Music (11+), Fast Company (1-2)
Other Work History
Writer (freelance) - Conde Nast - GQ - men.style.com New York 8/2008 - 1/2009

- Researched and wrote four to six weekly articles on computers, cars, phones, audio gear and other fun tech gadgets. Meetings with Sony, Leica, Klipsch, Apple, Samsung, HTC and more.

Producer - Rethink Media re:think New York 4/2007

- Led team of 25 on production of multi-camera TV pilot created by Ari Wallach (The Great Schlep) and hosted by Douglas Rushkoff (The Merchants of Cool). Rethink was a post partisan cross platform talk show focused on creating honest debate and exploring solutions to current issues.

Assistant Director, Location Manager and Production Coordinator 1987-present

- Managed dozens of film and TV crews from 10 - 150 people, including projects for directors Johnny Depp, Polly Draper, Matt Mahurin and Tony Kaye.
- Managed locations on commercials, music videos and events.
- Coordinated multi-camera TV shows for ABC, PBS, A&E, CNN, TNT and more.
Computer Skills
Windows OS
Mac OS
Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Avid Media Composer
Final Cut Pro
HTML, PHP
Wordpress
CMS
Final Draft
Technical Skills
WRITING:
AP Style
Strong interview skills
Strong reporting skills
Unique insights


VIDEO PRODUCTION:
Producer
Director
Assistant Director (Film Credits - IMDB)
Skilled Camera Operator (Broadcast Credits - IMDB)
Location Manager (Broadcast and Film Credits - IMDB)
Production Coordinator (Broadcast Credits - IMDB)
Video Editor (Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro)


STILL PHOTOGRAPHY:
Photographs published at AOL Music / Spinner
Equipment
Sony A33 DSLR Camera - takes 14.5 MB stills and records 1080p HD video w/ sound.
Sennheiser Boom microphone w/ Softie
Wired lav microphone
Tripod (basic)
Audio recorder
iPad 2

AVAILABLE SOFTWARE:
Avid Media Composer 5
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe inDesign CS5.5
Handbrake
References
Many references available. Ask and ye shall receive!

Some of my LinkedIn Recommendations:

"DJ is a great writer and editor. The stories he submitted to AOL Music/Spinner.com were consistently prompt, clean and creative. DJ is great with artists -- he gets interesting stories out of musicians and is thoughtful about how he crafts his pieces." - Kim Persse - Managing Editor, AOL Music / Spinner - October 29, 2011

"DJ was one of the gear and tech freelance writers for men.style.com, the defunct site that once served as the portal for GQ and Details magazines. He contributed to Material Interest, the site's blog, providing a reliably authoritative voice for our coverage." - Jonathan Durbin - Senior Editor - Conde Nast - men.style.com - March 19, 2012

More here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidlanphier
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Spinner / AOL Music  
(Spinner / AOL Music, 4/28/2011)
Feature article for AOL's flagship music site, Spinner.
(Spinner / AOL Music, 2/10/2011)
Interview with musician Nicole Atkins, review of her show in NY. Took photograph accompanying article.
(Spinner / AOL Music, 12/10/2010)
Reporting on the King Crimson founders last ever performance of his legendary "Frippertronics" piece in New York City. Also shot photograph accompanying the article.
(Spinner / AOL Music, 11/18/2010)
Legendary music producer and musician Daniel Lanois performs with his band Black Dub in NYC.
(Spinner / AOL Music, 10/23/2010)
Reporting on Aimee Mann concert. Took photograph accompanying article.
(Spinner / AOL Music)
Interviews with Wanda Jackson, Broken Social Scene, Young the Giant, and more. Reporting on shows by Les Claypool, Morning Benders, Syd Straw and the Golden Palominos, She and Him and many more.
Material Interest @ GQ - men.style.com  
(men.style.com / GQ / Details , 12/3/2008)
Review of bicycle for GQ. (men.style.com is now defunct.)
(men.style.com / GQ / Details , 11/25/2008)
Report on a beautiful all wood turntable. (Please note: GQ did not archive many articles at men.style.com, thus the Internet Archive supplies the link.)
(men.style.com / GQ / Details , 10/23/2008)
A video camera for that bungee jump.
(men.style.com / GQ / Details , 10/22/2008)
Post on fun and expensive cell phone.
(men.style.com / GQ / Details , 10/2/2008)
Audio speakers that sing.
(men.style.com / GQ / Details , 9/16/2008)
Leica was kind enough to allow me to review and play around with some very nice camera, including this one...
Contact Info
  DJ Lanphier
New York, NY 
USA

Tel: 917.740.9178  
E-Mail: dj@buzztwang.com
Website: http://www.buzztwang.com