Nicholas J. Carroll, Film Director and Producer Specialist in interactive video and collaborative development of new stories.

Nicholas J. Carroll, Film Director and Producer

Selection of Work

Here’s a selection of my work as a video-maker.

I’m capable as a director, producer, and camera operator in a variety of contexts. I’ve collaborated with a diverse set of clients and partners, from not-for-profit theaters to multi-national consulting firms, from small tech startups to large universities. I can adapt to a new project quickly, and am able to bring people together to produce work better than the budget describes. If you don’t have time to watch all these videos, read through the descriptions to get a sense for the type of work I’ve done. Italics for specific role in clip.

Creative Work

I produced and directed So Many Days, The New Colony’s first creative film, which was based on a stand-up comic character from an original play The New Colony had premiered the previous year. That character and the well-loved band, That Sordid Little Story, are featured in this 15 minute narrative short. Directed, Produced.

I also produced and directed B-Side Studio in residence with Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago, as a co-production with The New Colony and The Inconvenience. We taped this show, live switched, in front of a live studio audience and prepared episodes for watching online just a few days later. If you don’t have time to watch the whole 8 part series (also available on DVD and Amazon Instant), at least make sure to watch the awesome opening sequence featuring the phenomenal JC Brooks. Directed, Produced, Conceived title sequence.

Commercial & Client-Based Work

This is an online spot for a company called Slate & Tablets, which makes apps for high schools that can be used by teachers, students, and community members. The video was produced by The Emergent Screen, and was featured on the Slate & Tablets front page. Led Script Development with client, Directed, Produced, Gaffer, Shot on EX3.

Promotional Work

The New Colony needed a new logo, and we wanted our audience to help us pick between two possibilities. So, I directed, shot, and edited this series of videos showing us performing “scientific testing” on the two candidates. Features music by Julie Nichols, with Whit Nelson and House Theater darling Kevin Stangler. This is the first (and longest) of 5 quick, quirky videos. The whole playlist is here. Produced, Gaffer, Shot on Flip HD, Edited and Finished.

Working for the Creative Multimedia group at the University of Chicago, I operate cameras and audio equipment to record important campus events, live streams, on-location coverage, interviews, and b-roll. On this day, the in-progress event had to move locations, so we went from three cameras and a full house audio system down to one camera and a wireless microphone. I set up in less than five minutes for this 45 minute piece. Set up Wireless Lav, Shot on EX1.

When I first arrived in Chicago I helped The New Colony win $25,000 in the first round of the inaugural Chase Giving online contest. This silly video was one piece of that successful campaign. Shot on Flip HD, Edited.

 

To inquire about commercial or promotional video, especially if there’s an interactive element, contact me at nicholasjcarroll@theemergentscreen.com.

To hire Nick individually on a freelance basis or otherwise, contact me at nicholasjcarroll1@gmail.com.

This portfolio is not an exhaustive filmography.

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