TELEVISION, INTERNET & VIDEO ASSOCIATION OF DC, INC.
TIVA-DC Board OF DIRECTORS
Brian Wilbur Grundstrom's compositions for film, orchestra, musical theater, opera, chorus, piano, and chamber ensembles demonstrate an innovative use of harmony and melody, which although firmly rooted in the tonal tradition is entirely new. Audiences take to his compositions immediately, finding in his compositions traces of Aaron Copland, Kurt Weill and Samuel Barber. Grundstrom recently won Outstanding Emerging Artist from the DC Commission on the Arts, and is currently working on an opera for Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls. His music can be heard at www.brianwilbur.com.
Colin Sandy runs Sandy Audio Visual LLC (SAV) with his wife Carla. SAV specializes in producing live Internet broadcasts, encoder rentals and consulting. Colin is also a part-time college professor and member of the DC bar.
Sarah Olscamp Sarah Olscamp is an award-winning independent film producer excited to join the TIVA Board. She currently works in the public sector and enjoys part-time shooting and editing short films about NIH (National Institutes of Health) research. In her free time, she enjoys attending local film meetups to network with other local filmmakers and playing recreational kickball and dodgeball.
Board Members at Large
PJ Barbour: Video Producer, Multimedia Producer, Photographer. With a career spanning 20 years, PJ has worked professionally in a variety of creative and technical industries. Including, television news studio operations, audio-visual for conventions and shows, wedding photography and videography, live video streaming, and video production. He has experience in the private sector, with the government, and in the non-profit industries. He currently provides the video and multimedia services for a small trade association in Alexandria and takes on freelance work when his schedule allows. Essentially an independent film producer, PJ has experience in virtually every aspect of production: from the storyboarding and scripting, to the HDSLR video shoots including lighting, to the post production including using more advanced tools such as Adobe After Effects. PJ resides in Arlington with his cat. And continues to play soccer even at his advanced age.
Thomas Fant has worked in Film, Television and Special Events for over 15 years in the Washington D.C area and beyond, mainly as a Freelance Camera Operator and T.D., but also as an Electrician, Director, Screenwriter and Photographer.
Kevin Finkelstein is the Founding Artistic Director of the Federal Theatre Project, Co-Artistic Director of LiveArtDC, and Executive Producer of Frozen Penguin Productions. Kevin started out as an actor, playing the Mayor of Munchkin City in a First Grade production of The Wizard of Oz. Two decades later, Kevin now has over 50 productions under his directing belt. Regional favorites include Julius Caesar and Hamlet (Lean & Hungry Theater), Someone to Watch Over Me (the Federal Theatre Project), The Good Woman of Setzuan (Constellation Theatre Company), The Horrors of Online Dating (Molotov Theatre Group) and The Cherry Orchard (WSC Avant Bard).
Andrew Harper came from a background in graphic design and photography. He has been in the production business since 2009 as a producer, cinematographer and editor. He has filmed interviews with Hollywood producers, directors, celebrities, legendary musicians, former senators and members of congress, and other high level officials. He has also filmed and edited national public service announcements, web video and short documentaries. His work has been broadcast on Fox Sports, NFL on CBS, CBS Sports and Local Cable Television. Andrew has also photographed professional football and covered the King of Morocco's visit to the White House. His work on greener building issues was shown at the White House. Another film that Andrew produced was invited to participate in a film festival on clean water issues. He has received a Peer Award for his work with Earth Echo's President, Philippe Cousteau on saving the California Sea Otter that has helped raise over $1 million for sea otter conservation, and another Peer Award for his work with the Jewish Food Experience. He is an Advisory Board Member for the Entrepreneurship Institute and has spoken at Howard University on the trials and tribulations on being an entrepreneur.
Dylan Hintz is a Montgomery County born-and-bred actor, stunt performer, fight choreographer, and media producer. He co-founded and has operated the DC Stunt Coalition since 2011. His acting and fight performance career started with Six Flags America's 2009 stunt show, and continued with stunt s and coordination for local independent productions such as At Last, Ninjas Vs. Monsters, Swords of Insurgency, and THICK. In 2013 he joined SAG-AFTRA, and has since performed stunts on television shows such as "AMC'S TURN: Washington's Spies", "Banshee", "Outsiders", "House of Cards", and stunt doubling a lead actor on the film BLACK MASS. His media production experience includes employment as a production technician with Montgomery Community Media, and camera operation at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. With the DCSC, he regularly runs training sessions every Sunday, utilizing its resources to produce live action stunt shows and workshops for conventions, as well as videos for various clients. A growing reputation through the DMV of both Dylan and the DCSC has lead to drawing in talented teachers of various movement arts to train quality stunt people for local stage and screen productions, and help aspiring stuntees and action actors get their start in an incredibly challenging and competitive industry.
Based in Northern Virginia, Rodney Mitchell actively participates in film/music activities engaging with creatives locally and around the world on collaborative activities and event programming. Credited twice on IMDB for feature film starring Dean Cain “Superman”, Steve Guttenberg “Police Academy” and “Cocoon”. Instrumental in bringing first to DC, UK’s visionary Simeon Quarrie (VIVIDA Photo and Cinema) to the GVEXPO to record breaking crowds, Other projects include music production work on the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary World Tour, Sydney Australia; Miami based, “Jam Cruise” live music festivals featuring performing artists such as Bruce Hornsby, Bootsy Collins, Ivan Neville, Trombone Shorty, John Oates, Stanley Jordan and more. Active supporter of NABshow aerial robotics and drone pavilion, FMC, Creative Pro User Groups (DMVCPUG), Adobe User Groups, NAB SUPERMEET activities, and regional DMV activities.
Christopher A. Myers is the Co-Founder of The CM Artist Group which specializes in providing professional camera-ready makeup and hairstyling services for films, high-definition television, corporate photoshoots, live performances, digital media, and video productions. He is also the managing director of Carola Myers Makeup & Hair Artists which staffs and represents over a dozen artists providing beauty services for editorial publications, weddings, and red carpet appearances. He is a former political fundraising consultant with experience in local and congressional campaigns and is a 2011 graduate from the University of Virginia where he studied sociology, politics, and accounting. He was the president of the Gamma Sigma Tau fraternity and a University of Virginia liaison for prospective transfer students from Northern Virginia Community College, where he tutored Spanish and statistics.
Aaron Shirley works in the MDV area as a filmmaker for government industrials, indie films, and experimental shorts. Aaron received his B.F.A. from SCAD and produced his first feature length experimental film, The Carrion Malfunction, there. He has worked as an Editor of commercials and training videos, as Faculty at Arlington Independent Media and Fairfax Community TV, and as a producer at NASA- Goddard and HQ. He has written, produced, directed, shot, and edited dozens of award winning shorts and features including a Gold Peer for Cinematography.
Gus Soudah has 15 years of experience, having shot numerous training films, commercials, episodic series, live in- studio and field productions with high profile clients in the defense, health, entertainment, public televi- sion and national live news industries, I Frequently travel as director of photography and coordinator for client shoots, including managing crew and shooting schedule. My most recent accomplish- ments are working as Director of Photography for two independent films set to be released this year..
Rachel Torgoff is a producer, editor, and production manager with a passion for storytelling and experience crafting films and videos on topics of culture, the arts, history, and the human condition. If she’s not on location or in the edit suite, look for her at the Library of Congress, where — thanks to her reputation for tenacity — clients often tap her to search the archives for rare footage or historical stills.
Shane Yeager is a creative up-and-comer in the DMV area. Cutting his teeth on worldwide documentary projects, he’s a well-rounded sought after producer and cinematographer. Backed by a team of talented heroes he, and his superhero themed agency DC Visionaries, is helping brands realize their potential, grow sustainably, and exemplify their values. Shane is an Adobe Certified Expert, Under30 Business Award Winner, and Entrepreneur Fellow at the University of Baltimore. He’s helped advise top executives and brands around the country, overseen and managed multiple award winning productions, and helped raise over 3.5 million dollars for start-ups in various industries.