My name is Reed Clark Means and I am a skilled visual artist, music composer, photographer and award winning filmmaker and editor. I have 10+ years of editing, video/film production expertise and vast knowledge music composition and performance.
I have over 40 hours of training on color correcting and color grading in the industry standard DaVinci Resolve interface. Fluency in FCPX, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Lightroom, Affinity, and many other softwares and hardwares. Expert/Certified user of Sony Camera Systems, Zoom audio equipment, Apple Hardware, and a large assortment of music and recording equipment.
OWNER/CHIEF DOP, PALM TREE SHOE PRODUCTIONS — 2006-PRESENT
Maintained all aspects of running a production company, including payroll, taxes, equipment care and software/hardware training for employees. Handled invoices, making sales, purchasing equipment, overseeing film/video productions, script writing, music composition, leading production meetings, Pre-production/production/post production workflow, keeping equipment logs, and editing projects with Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve on strict deadlines. Edited numerous advertisements, weddings, films (documentary and cinema) promotional materials, music festival coverage, bands, orchestras etc. I have worked with Ryan Gaston Music, Lansky Sound, Arkansas Youth Symphony Orchestra, Art Porter Music Education Foundation, Flux Festivals, Ballet Arkansas Youth Division, ASHRAE (Arkansas Chapter) Producer Russell Black and numerous bands.
FOOTAGE REVIEWER — SHUTTERSTOCK (2016-PRESENT)
Deep analysis of 4K and HD video footage for aesthetic quality, as well as legal compliance. Judged clips in areas of copyright, marketable value, focus, color, and proper coding, compression and metadata. Successfully completed training involving Copyright/ Trademark Law, as well as aesthetic judgments based around Shutterstock policy. When working, made judgement calls on whether stock footage was acceptable or not. Regularly used a specialized computer interface for judgment. Regularly used Slack for team communication. Operating under an NDA. Reviewed over 200,000 videos to date.
Stock Imaging Producer — 2016-PRESENT
Creating and selling high quality Commercial and Editorial assets for various Stock agencies. Agencies include Shutterstock, Storyblocks, iStock, Pond5, and Adobe Stock. (Recently noted as a top contributor to Adobe Stock).
Commercial: Created thousands of photo and video assets designed for commercial use. Organized professional shoots and handled invoicing, model and property releases, set design, props and wardrobe, all based around strict quality standards. Designed sets and concepts free of Trademark/Intellectual Property risks.
Editorial: Captured numerous events, rallies, concerts, conventions, and landmarks, in accordance with strict editorial/ photojournalistic standards. Artistically captured these events, while maintaining an editorial standard. My editorial assets have been used in America, Mexico, S. Korea, Germany, England, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Austria.
Animation: Created hundreds of commercial animations for a variety of uses, from motion backgrounds with complex particle systems, to animated titling with alpha channels. Created assets using Fusion 8, through its modern integration in DaVinci Resolve 15.
COLORIST, FREELANCE — 2014-PRESENT
Currently working in DaVinci Resolve, the industry standard for color correcting and grading. Graded and worked alongside directors/producers to achieve their artistic vision.
COMPOSER, FREELANCE — 2008-PRESENT
Working with producers, bands, and independent content creators to create relevant music for their projects. Multi-instrumentalist playing instruments both traditional and indigenous. Working with software such as Finale and Musescore.
POST PRODUCTION MANAGER (PALM TREE SHOE PRODUCTIONS) — 2010-PRESENT
Oversight of the full post production process for 2 feature films, online content, advertisements, concert series, and film trailers in Central Arkansas. Worked with multiple organizations from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Flux Festivals, Art Porter Music Education Foundation, ASHRAE etc.
PHOTOGRAPHER (PALM TREE SHOE PRODUCTIONS/REED MEANS PHOTOGRAPHY) — 2014-PRESENT
Photographed a large number of clients. Corporate Headshots, Professional Cosplay, Business Advertising, Maternity, Newborn, and Live Music. Edited photos to client specifications using softwares such as Affinity Photo. Worked for several clients such as Regions Insurance, Bruno’s Little Italy, Mark Eley (Realtor), Jon Yarberry, Bruno’s Deli, Aerospace Education Center/IMAX Theater, Flux Festivals, Sublingual Soundsystem, Cory Stardust and others.
ACTOR, SCREEN ACTORS GUILD — 1992-2004
Acted in 3 Feature films with speaking roles, as well as many national commercials.Films- Bushwhacked (1995), Terror in The Shadows (1995), The Waiting Room (1994)Commercials- Cascade Detergent, Land Rover, Century 21, Sunlight Bleach, Disney, Got Milk?
VIDEOGRAPHER, LANSKY SOUND- 2014-2016
Worked alongside Lansky Sound producing, DVD/video/Advertising content for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Youth Symphony Orchestra, Art Porter Music Education Foundation and the Ballet Arkansas Youth Division.
DIRECTOR/SCRIPTWRITER/EDITOR — A DREAM RETRIEVAL RITUAL (2014) (FEATURE FILM)
Managed all aspects of the film’s production from pre-production through post production. Handled orchestration of personnel, equipment set up, and actors on set.
Manned the main editing/color editing bay throughout post production while keeping in tight contact with the producer and composer. This film has won several awards.
DIRECTOR/ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY — WRENCHOCRACY (2015) (FEATURE FILM)
Worked alongside Executive Producer Russell Black. Managed all aspects of the film’s production from pre-production through post production. Handled orchestration of personnel, equipment set up, actors, accounting and payroll, locations, and made financial decisions on set.
Manned the main editing/color editing bay throughout post production while keeping in tight contact with the producer. Worked alongside Philip Spann of Spann Sounds for audio post (Pro Tools HD) Participated in Foley, ADR, visual effects and color grading (DaVinci Resolve). This film has won several awards.
Graduated, Adult Education Center (AEC), Little Rock, 2005
Dov Simmens Film Studies (2006)
40+ Training hours in Color Science/DaVinci Resolve color editing. Master level of proficiency in Final Cut Pro X
Certified user of Sony Camera Systems
Eagle Scout/Ranger Scout, BSA
Open Water Diver, SSI
Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve, Finale, Social Media PR and Advertising experience, Editing, Color Grading, HD Video Equipment Expertise, professional HD camera systems expertise, Lighting Techniques, Film and Music Studio expertise, Personnel Management, Actor/Subject Direction, Camera Operations, Film and Video Computer Systems Knowledge/Troubleshooting (Mac) Data Storage, Instrumental Music Performance, Music Composition, SCUBA Certified, Underwater Videography/Photography
Personal Editing Bay
27-inch iMac computer (32GB RAM, 3.4GHz Intel Core i5, NVIDIA GeForce GTX Graphics ) with three (3) 4k monitor displays. (27in, 32in, and 46in.)
Software: Full Adobe Creative Suite, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve 15, Final Cut Pro X, Fusion, Logic Pro, Affinity Photo
Adam Lansky, Friend, Client and professional contact. 501-612-7038
Philip Spann, Friend and business partner. 501-258-6840
Chad Warren, Friend and professional contact. 501-952-1030
Sterling Bond, Friend, Client and professional contact. 501-517-1277
Winston Motley, Friend, co-worker, and professional contact. 501-517-3794
Mark Eley- Client, professional contact. 501-940-7747
Ryan Gaston- Friend, collaborator, professional contact. 479-849-6647
OTHER DEMO MATERIALS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST