Brian Paris Digital Storyteller

Brian Paris Self Portrait

I’ve worked in may diverse fields including: music recording, art/graphic design, photography, creative writing, TV production, film making, sketch comedy, and journalism. The one thing that I have learned from all of them is how to tell stories. My focus is on storytelling no matter the delivery methods/media.

I am also a digital media trainer. I have worked at universities and done workshops for organizations, individuals and the general public.

Below are examples of my work. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to hire me.

Video
Video

I got my start in television working on the studio based TV shows at WILL-TV. I started as a volunteer operating cameras for pledge drives and worked my way through all of the positions on the studio crew. While working at WILL, I learned to set up and light interviews, gather audio and video, and edit finished packages. Eventually I was pitching stories, conducting interviews, and producing shows of my own.

I’ve also produced short profiles, narratives, animations and music videos.

Audio
Audio

Second Sunday Concerts (1999-2006) WILL-FM Audio Engineer On the second Sunday of every month, you could find me at Krannert Art Museum running sound for this radio magazine show with performances by world class musicians from the central Illinois area. The show featured classical chamber ensembles, pianist, classical guitarist, jazz, and choral groups. The mix […]

Photos
Photos

I am a portrait and headshot photographer. I do both natural light and strobe work. Sometimes the simplest setups can produce the best photographs. I am always looking for the emotion of a single moment.

My interest in music has spread to my work with bands creating promotional images and album artwork.

I am also an avid iPhoneographer. I spend a lot of time researching and testing the latest equipment, but one of my favorite cameras is the one that I always have with me, my iPhone.

Words
Words

Training Guides, Poetry, Sketch Comedy

Performance
Performance

I am an actor. I have taken classes in college and at Second City (Chicago). I have done voice over work for documentaries and acted in small productions. I am working on making performing a larger part of my life.

Design
Design

Web Design Poster/Flyer Design We Get to be Canadians Evolver Asheville

Workshops
Workshops

I run hands on workshops that provide practical experience with the skills needed for today’s multimedia reporting. The best way to learn is to get out and do it.

Clients

I provide freelance production and consulting for Video, Audio, Photography and Digital Cinema Productions.

Hire Me
Hire Me

I am currently available for short and long term production or training projects. I am based in Chicago, IL. I am available to travel to other areas, but additional charges for transportation and lodging will be added.