Hi, my name is Josh Wilson

Marketing Strategist, Video Producer/Director

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Second Chance Champions

I had the honor to direct five videos of this series for Donate Life Ohio profiling organ donor recipients (Deanna, Edward, Morgan, Ryan and Tonya) who now compete as athletes in the Transplant Games of America.

Role: Director // Agency: Fahlgren Mortine // Production Company: The 5 Stones Group // Crew: Provided by OhioHDVideo // Shot on Arri Alexa

Kokosing River Outfitters

I directed this series of ten videos for Kokosing River Outfitters, a hunting lodge in central Ohio.

Role: Director & Editor // Client: Kokosing River Outfitters // Production Company: Red Fridge Media // Crew: Danny Woods, Director of Photography // Shot on Sony FS700, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, & DJI Inspire One

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Stories of Vineyard Columbus

I helmed this video series from 2010-2019 for Vineyard Columbus, the largest church in central Ohio. I was completely caught up in Lucy’s story of finding hope in the midst of pain.

Role: Director, Cinematographer, Editor // Client: Vineyard Columbus // Production Company: Red Fridge Media // Shot on Canon C200, Canon C100mkII

Undisputed

It was a blast to serve as the Director of Photography for Mekka Don’s music video written for The Ohio State Buckeyes football program.

Role: Director of Photography // Production Company: The 5 Stones Group // Shot on Sony F55

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Work Experience

October 2019-Present, Owner, Wolf Mtn Creative

Created digital marketing agency to focus on small businesses and non-profits. Early projects include marketing strategy and redesign for TheNextManUp.com and fundraising assistance for GRIN4Gahanna.org – helping raise $120,000 in six weeks to provide emergency food relief for families in need due to COVID-19.

July 2016-Present, Contractor, Vineyard Columbus

Provided ongoing creative direction and video production services for the internal communications team. Played key role in 2019 capital campaign, helping raise $13,000,000 in pledges over 45 days.

In 2018, provided continuity for the incoming Director of Communications, serving as the lead video producer while assisting in the on-boarding and building of team culture for an entirely new communications staff.

Oversaw transition to 4k video production equipment and refit of studio. Successfully transitioned most ongoing, weekly video production projects to volunteers and vendors.

August 2006–Present, Director/Producer, Red Fridge Media LLC

Specializing in micro-documentaries and corporate videos. Clients include The John Maxwell Group, The 5 Stones Group, VineyardYouthUSA, The reThink Group, and Greater Europe Mission. Also providing services as director-at-large, camera operator and editor.

February 2010-January 2014, Video Producer, Vineyard Columbus

Produced and directed hundreds videos for weekend services, websites, conferences, and other events as a member of the eight member communications team for the largest church in central Ohio.

Led selection and deployment of SAN and Asset Management system for four departments.

Designed and tested workflows and processes for coordinating multiple editors and the move from Final Cut Studio 3 to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Designed and outfitted video production studio.

Recruited and led team of volunteer cast and crew.

October 2007-June 2009, Editor, Denver Film and Digital

Staff editor for projects that included a multipart educational DVD series for Children’s Hospital and fundraising videos for Dominican Sisters HHA, Colorado Council of Churches and others. Assistant Editor for independent feature film Mr. Mental.

Additional Projects

March 2020, Spring Break Lunches, Fundraising, Gahanna Residents in Need

Created fundraising video and social media strategy for emergency food relief in response to COVID-19. Raised over $120,000 in cash and in-kind donations in six weeks.

January 2019, The Story Continues, Director, Vineyard Columbus

Wrote and directed capital campaign vision videos that played a key role in raising $13,000,000 in pledges.

September 2014, The Lost Sons, Camera Operator, 1st AC, Greater Europe Mission

Feature film shot over four weeks in the mountains and cities of Tajikistan.

September 2010, When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun, Sound Editor

Forever grateful to Sound Supervisor Phil Hegel for inviting me to work on this project.
Nominated Best Original Sound, The World Music and Independent Film Festival 2010.

Education

University of Colorado at Denver; BFA, Writing/Directing

FAA Part 107 sUAV Drone License

FAQ

Marketing is all about telling a story that connects your customers to your brand. Sounds a lot like video production. It’s a match made in heaven.

My time with Vineyard Columbus was spent with their communications team, responsible for all internal and external marketing and communications. It functioned as a highly collaborative, in-house marketing agency. Every campaign was a team effort, from the marketing calendar to social media management to proofreading. We put on huge 5,000 person volunteer events, multiple weekend services, a huge website, a monthly magazine, weekly promotions, and everything you’d expect from a full service marketing agency.

The video production world is mostly built from freelance teams that form for a project and then break up. My fifteen years of experience as a video director and producer has included building all kinds of teams to get projects done. I’ve formed some great relationships with camera operators, sound mixers, editors, and clients who I’ve worked with for years.

Not really. Video is a part of marketing today. A very important part: YouTube is the second most-visited search engine. But I keep having conversations with people who want videos but don’t have the rest of their message figured out. And I’m having a lot of fun figuring out the whole message.

And you can still hire me for video production through Red Fridge Media

I’m not! I love churches and non-profits. I’ll probably always be involved with them in some way. They do fantastic work that makes their communities and world a better place. So do businesses. And I believe that businesses have a role in making the world a better place too.

In no particular order:
  • Writing
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Training & Coaching
  • Team Building
  • Video Production
  • Content Production
  • WordPress
  • CMS Administration
  • HTML & CSS
  • Photography
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