Howdy! I’m Eric Allin, a videographer working in Toronto. I have wide range of interests and experience, ranging from documentary camerawork to animation and complex post-production. Having a background in illustration and graphic design, my relationship with digital imagery goes right down to the pixel. Whether you’re looking for full-length performance videography, simple self-introductions for your website, or detailed animations for educational or promotional purposes, I have the tools and experience to get the job done.
In 2005, I joined the staff at WYOU Community Television as Technical Director, a job I was immersed in until the end of “PEG” funds (the AT&T authored, state-legislated, obliteration of Public Access) forced the station to layoff staff in 2011. It was at the station that I mastered editing with Final Cut Pro, as well as other aspects in video production, from lighting and sound to workflow and interpersonal communication and education.
During those long and sometimes dark years in the deep depths of the non-profit world I was engaged in every conceivable angle of countless locally-grown video productions, and every aspect of maintaining editing and office computers, cameras and peripherals, often with little or no budget.
Since working at the station, I went back to school to finish a degree (BA) at the UW-Madison in Sociology. Shortly there-after I started my LLC, E.R.E.Allin Visuals, an obnoxiously-named freelance video company. I’ve been learning the ins-and-outs and dos-and-don’ts of the entrepreneurial world while still keeping active with non-profit activities, volunteering with the station and producing videos for various local artistic and educational projects. These have included documentation of dance performances by the Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company, presentations by the Dane County Time Bank, Fighting Bobfest, and Wisconsin Wetlands Association, and animations for Moocho.com.
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