Erik Bjella

Freelance Commercial Videographer & Video Producer

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Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
Website: http://www.acutefocus.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/erikbjella
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erik@acutefocus.com
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Owner/Operator of HDX900 Package and HPX170 Package

Freelance DP/Camera Operator/Steadicam Operator

DP
· LFL – Commercial/Promo
· The One True Thing (Feature)
· Fall Out Boy concert - Behind the scenes – Camera
· “Public Enemies” behind the scenes press junket
· Harpo Productions · Lonely Planet TV
· Spin Magazine – Camera
· Behind the scenes of Wilco cover shoot

Camera Op.
· “Live Like an Animal – Nat. Geo
· “In The Bedroom” – OWN
· D.C. Cupcakes Season 2 - TLC
· Biggest Loser/MSN Million Pound Matchup – Camera · High School Confidential 2 – WE Network – Camera
· “American Eats” - TLC – Camera
· “In Real Life” - YTV - Camera
· America’s Best Dance Crew – Camera



Steadicam
· Illinois Tourism – Commercial – Steadicam
· Mariott – Springhill Suites Commercial – Steadicam · Blue Valentine (Film) – Steadicam Operator
· Save the Art House (HD) – Steadicam Operator

Commercials
· The Big Ten Network – DP
· Braniums children’s vitamin – Operator · Whirlpool – Operator
· Kitchen Aid – Operator

KWWL-TV - Media Manager, Photo Journalist, & Editor, Waterloo, IA

Feb. 2002 – Aug. 2007
· Oversaw all operations utilizing Avid technology
· Managed a team of 7 photographers and editors
· Maintained Avid Newscutters and servers
· Worked both independently and with a reporter
· Edited all video and audio data for newscasts using
Avid Newscutters
· Archived all newscasts

Licenses & Certifications
· Certified Steadicam Operator · Certified Avid Media Manager

Education

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Aug. 1998 – May 2001 – Electronic Media