I have creative roots. My great aunt was an early American impressionistic painter. My grandparents ran a package design/graphic arts business. My mother was a graphic artist and painter, and my father was a keen photographer of the deep northern woods. My talent pool runs long & deep.
As a sophomore at the University of Florida, I swerved blindly into the School of Journalism. I found that I could dodge language requirements if I committed to Broadcasting/Photo-Journalism — I’d beat the system.
That’s when I was ambushed by Professors Fred Parrish and Don Grooms, two veteran film/photojournalists who had transitioned from successful careers to teaching. They were passionate about their work, and ruthless in their demands of students lucky enough to study under them. If you were not touched by their vision and enthusiasm, you were either dead or in the wrong field. I was hooked. During my invaluable time under their guidance, I’d found direction and commitment.
Upon graduation from the University of Florida, I joined a four-man film/lighting/sound road-production-team. Our assignments were 16mm motion picture films featuring children’s homes, (orphanages to unwed-mother’s homes) throughout the southern United States.
FLORIDA PRODUCTION CENTER
A highly successful communications production house comprised of producers, directors, videographers, photographers, graphic artists, sound studio & video/film editors producing corporate/advertising assignments. The collaboration of all this talent was an invaluable experience.
LANS STOUT PHOTOGRAPHY & PRODUCTIONS
Owner. Multi-media, video and photography productions for corporate/advertising accounts.
GENERAL DYNAMICS / LOCKHEED MARTIN
Aerial photography/video production for top-secret USN A-12 Attack Aircraft & USAF F-16 Fighter Aircraft. Training Requirements: US Navy and Air Force Flight Qualification Certificates including USN Aircraft Water Survival School.
- Aeronautical Engineers Inc.
- Commercial Jet
- FlightStar Aircraft Services
- General Dynamics
- IAC/International Aerospace Coatings
- Jacksonville Aviation Authority
- Lockheed Martin
- Precision Aircraft Solutions
- AirForce Magazine
- AOPA Magazine
- Code One Magazine
- MARCOA Publishing
- TimeLife Books
- UF Today Magazine
- Florida Alumni Magazine
- Baptist Medical Center
- PSS/World Medical
- Sava Senior Care
- St. Vincent’s Medical Center
- Balfour Beatty Construction
- Norsk Hydro ASA
- Southeast Pipe Survey
- Bedell Law Firm
- Commercial Diving Academy
- Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP
- Jacksonville Electric Authority
- Jacksonville Transportation Authority
- Gold & Associates, Inc.
- Mary Fisher Design
- Brightway Insurance