Some kind words and video from clients and fellow video production folks I have worked with over the years in the video business.
Over my 17 year career as a correspondent for CNN I worked with a lot of photographers, but Kevin was ALWAYS one of the best! Kevin is never just a shooter, he is a consummate journalist in the truest sense of the word. He's smart, well-read, and has a fabulous sense of humor. (which is a huge plus on breaking news stories!) Kevin has an incredible eye for figuring out the best shots for storytelling. A true renaissance man, Kevin was also ahead of the curve in the nineties in terms of web development and the internet. CNN San Francisco was the first bureau to have it's own web page in the mid -nineties and Kevin helped design it! I wouldn't hesitate to hire Kevin as a photographer OR as someone to help me with web production in my business. He has the creative drive to succeed at both!
— Rusty Dornin, CAbusiness
Kevin did a great job for us. He was prepared, competent, thorough, and worked quickly without making anyone feel rushed. The final product exceeded expectations and worked for us for a trade show on short notice. I recommend Kevin without reservation!
— John R , SF, CAbusiness
Kevin did our office video for our Yelp page and a video for our website and we are very pleased with his work. He is very professional and courteous and our videos are a high quality. We are glad we made a great business contact as well as a new friend!
— Dr. Johnson, San Ramon, CAbusiness
Kevin did a great video for our business (911 Restoration). He gave us professional direction, and had great ideas. Everything worked easy and quick. Very happy with the results he gave us.
— Erez Gilad, Albany CAbusiness
Kevin shot a 2 day seminar for me. Everything went great. He asked the right questions to make sure he would have everything he needed and get it done the way I wanted it done. He was proactive, well prepared and very professional. The videos of the seminar turned out great. I would highly recommend him to anyone for their video production needs.
— Gregg G, New Jerseybusiness
Kevin and I worked together on several projects at CNN. He was a great addition to our teams. His talents as a cameraman, and commitment as a journalist meant we were very successful in everything we tackled. You cannot go wrong working with Kevin and having him on your project.
— Jim Miller, Atlanta GAbusiness
Great professionalism and service, and a superior product at a very reasonable price. I recently worked with Kevin to film, edit, and produce a highly technical corporate video, involving lab equipment, people, and processes. The deadlines were very tight, but Kevin came through, like the pro he is, with an extremely high-quality product. He was always on time, was responsible and professional throughout the process, and was very flexible and accommodating from start to end. It was a pleasure working with him, and I will retain his services for future video needs.
— Paul Brunato, Hayward CAbusiness
“Kevin has a great eye as a Director of Photography. He is collaborative and works tirelessly to get that great shot. Kevin works well with people which makes for a smooth working environment. It’s always a pleasure working with him. ”
Patrick Wong Beyond Pix Studios
“Kevin is easy to work with as well as a true professional. I have brought him on shoots as both a primary cameraman as well as my number two on multi-camera jobs and he has been great in both rolls. He is serious and trustworthy. I look forward to hiring him again.”
Sean David Karlin
“After leaving the security of a staff position, I was fortunate to have met Kevin. He offered to me great advice and encouragement, which has allowed me to develop a successful freelance career. Many times we would end up working together, and in those times he made things easier and more enjoyable.”
Paul Schlindwein pdsvideo.com
“Kevin is the rock (pardon the pun) when you’re working in an industry where everything changes moment to moment. A safe pair of hands, and very client friendly. He is our No.1 guy in California. Jim Shields”
JimShields Twist and Shout Productions (UK)
“Kevin’s professionalism and attention to detail are first rate. Whether I am working with him or contracting his services I know the results will be flawless.”
Peter Fuszard DP
“I would hire his company as often as he is available. He is an expert in his field and his creativity is far superior to anyone that I have used in my organization. He is always on time and works extremely well with all the groups in my company. I would highly recomend Kevin on any project.”
David Dubiel – CNN LA Operations Mgr
“Kevin is an outstanding director of photography, who I have had the pleasure to work with on many shoots as his audio tech. He is always well prepared and knowledgeable about any circumstance that comes up on a shoot. I would recommend him to any producer who wants a quality product.” July 23, 2008
Torence Brown , Audio Technician , Stanovision Productions
“Kevin Rockwell is our first call for outsourcing video production in the Northern California region. We refer Kevin on projects without hesitation because we know he will provide honest, intelligent and creative solutions to any production scenario. He is a first-rate operator as well as a knowledgeable source of alternative means of video production. Call him when you need a job done right. You’ll rest easy. I know we do.” July 24, 2008
Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert
Bill Langley – CNN LA/ Freelance DP
“Kevin was a staff photographer with the San Francisco bureau for many years until he was able to leave to start his own business. They don’t come any more talented and professional than Kevin. He was always a pleasure to work with and his video photography was top notch. I have the great good fortune to occasionally continue to work with him on various CNN projects and the experience is always wonderful.” July 24, 2008
Peter Ornstein , Producer , CNN
“Kevin Rockwell is a master story teller with the camera. He was our Chief Photographer during my tenure as Bureau Chief at CNN San Francisco. We have been to far flung locales where getting the story is an absolute MUST: 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle on a whales environmental story, deep in the forests of America, on the oceans off the West Coast, across the Middle East, on countless campaign buses. Utterly reliable, creative, productive, conscientious and contributory, Kevin is the person you absolutely must have on the shoot. Kevin and I have worked on projects post-CNN, all with first rate results.” July 23, 2008
Greg Lefevre , Bureau Chief , CNN
“Been doing this for awhile and know a professional when I see/work with one; Kevin is mild mannered yet has a sense of urgency which is necessary in many aspects of our business, he is an amazing cameraman who can perform under pressure whether it be ‘live’ shots, eng or making an interview look beautiful . I highly recommend this gentleman .”
Philip M. Weiner , Owner , PMW Prods, Inc
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