CHRISTOPHER CREWS

www.ChristopherCrews.net

105 Birchwood Rd., Catonsville, MD 21228

Phone: 410-599-8318 Email: Cdcrews01@hotmail.com

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

 

Commercial Drone Pilot/Videographer: 2016 – Present

Aerial Production Services/Agent Aerials(FAA Part 333)

  • FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification/Commercial Pilot License(300+ flight hours Airplane, 250+ flight hours UAS, Instrument Rated).
  • Responsible for flight planning, filing of NOTAMS, weather assessment and safe operation of unmanned aerials vehicles.
  • Capturing high quality video and photographs through the use of onboard camera and gimbal of client properties and uploading for editing within the same business day.
  • Coordinate between home owners, realtors and editors to provide a high level of customer service. 
  • Trained and experienced in cellular tower inspection, photography, videography and 3D rendering using PIX4d/Drone Deploy.
  • Experienced with maintenance and repair of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles including soldering, wiring and programing/calibration(have designed and scratch built UAVs) 

Freelance Photographer/Videographer: 2013 – Present

  • Provide photography services in a wide variety of areas including: special events, corporate, non-profit, photojournalism, portraiture, headshot, architectural and landscape.
  • Utilize advanced camera and light settings to capture quality images.
  • Adjust, modify, and rework photographs using digital and computer manipulation applications
  • Determine project requirements and arrange proper equipment and supplies
  • Experienced with videography, interview/B-roll/video journalism, studio lighting setups, audio equipment including external recorders, boom, stick and lavaliere microphones, video editing in Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut.
  • Published in multiple local and national newspapers and magazines including: The Baltimore Sun, E.W. Scripts, Newsy, The Carroll County Times, The Las Vegas Review Journal, and Best Friends Animal Society Magazine.
  • Freelance Camera Operator/Director of Photography for HGTV and E.W. Scripps.

BeMore Photography: 2013 – 2016

Photographer/Client Coordinator

  • Provide photography services for non-profit groups in the Baltimore and Washington, DC areas.
  • Determine project requirements and coordinate between event sponsors, management and photographers.
  • Handle and respond to all client requests and issues in a professional and effective manner.
  • Provide edited and retouched images to clients in a timely fashion. 

 

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Baltimore City Fire Department: 2010 – 2015

Paramedic/Firefighter

  • Provided life saving interventions to persons in need during emergency situations in extremely stressful environments.
  • Paramedic Field Instructor/EMT Preceptor responsible for training and orientation of EMT/Paramedic students and Fire Academy recruits. 
  • Team Leader responsible for supervising multiple Fire Department units during emergency medical responses.
  • Graduated at top of the class at The Baltimore City Fire Academy in 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUIPMENT

 

  • Own and maintain professional Nikon camera, lighting gear and sound equipment.
  • Photo and Video editing on Macbook Pro with latest versions of Adobe Suite of editing software

 

 

SKILL SUMMARY

 

  • Experienced in corporate and photojournalistic photography
  • Skilled in special events, non-profit, portraiture, headshot, sporting event, architectural and landscape photography
  • Familiar with coordinating photo-shoots
  • Highly talented with photo editing and retouching
  • Experienced with videography, interview/B-roll/video journalism,  studio lighting setups, audio equipment including external recorders, boom stick and lavaliere microphones, video editing in Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut.
  • Hard working, detail oriented, and able to multi-task effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

 

Community College of Baltimore County

College level Photography, Studio Lighting, Photojournalism and Videography courses