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Jim's PortraitJim Schaub

JIM SCHAUB has been producing films since the early 1990′s. One of his first films, An Interview with Lou Raynor, resides in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Jim works in a variety of genres from non-profit and corporate work to documentary and narrative features and shorts. His 2009 documentary “Up From the Bottoms: The Search for the American Dream”, narrated by Cicely Tyson, has been showing on PBS across the country for the last 3 years. It has been screened at 25 film festivals, including the Rhode Island International Film Festival. The documentary has won 5 festival awards including The Paul Robeson Award as well as an international award in Berlin, Germany.

Recently, Jim has produced and edited projects for Amway Inc. (7) , the Richard M. DeVos Foundation (6) and is currently in development for a documentary on the life of acting legend, Cicely Tyson. In addition, Jim is helping to finish a documentary on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (the real story of “A League of Their Own”) as well as producing promotional videos for agencies from across the country. A few years ago, Clear Vision Films produced music instructional DVD’s with Regi Wooten, brother of Victor Wooten (bassist for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones) and Derico Watson, the extraordinary drummer who has performed with SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller & Victor Wooten), The Victor Wooten Band, George Duke, Michael McDonald and many others.

Jim is a staff person and teaches courses in special effects and editing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, specializing in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Premiere. He was also a presenter at the 2013 Postapalooza Editing Conference where he taught several sessions on After Effects. Jim spends his free time volunteering in the community at music festivals and playing with his two adorable granddaughters.

Rod's Portrait

Rod Schaub

Rod Schaub has worked in the music and film industries since the mid 1970’s earning a gold record for his guitar work on the song “Happy Days.” His recent works include producer/music composer/researcher for the award winning documentary Up From the Bottoms: The Search for the American Dream and producer of the instructional DVD Guitar Secrets of Regi “the Teacha” Wooten. He has composed and performed music for numerous films including The Gospel According to Roy, To Live and Die in Dixie, Nightmare in New Guinea: The Men of the Red Arrow as well as music for many corporate, industrial and non-profit films. He attended both Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory of Music. Rod has worked with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Darius Brubeck, Victor Wooten and Reba Mcintyre. He has composed and performed music on the last three albums from Sony Music’s Jamii Szmadzinski and collaborated with him on music for the Chinese and Malaysian TV show Romance in the White House. Rod just completed music for a promotional video for The Lexicon (the unauthorized Harry Potter dictionary).

 

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