Ron Greenwood comes from a creative background in the Motion Picture and Television Industry working as Art Director, Production Designer, and Property Master spanning more than 28 years. Ron’s credits include Towering Inferno, Spawn ,Star Trek IV, Beyond Belief, CSI and more than 65 other productions. Ron has written numerous scripts and has taught for the AMPTP, the IATSE, and at UCLA film school. IMDB available online. The last years of Ron's career would find him with the editors, observing and asking questions.
Wanting more out of life Ron began editing in 2000 as a means to expedite his own independent productions. By tapping into his vast experience from on-set motion picture work, since he was 18, Ron has a unique advantage over other editors gained from observing the big guys on how to setup a master shot, choose angles, and light a set all the way to working with and dissecting many, many scripts. One key insight into film making at it's core has become the most clear. No matter what is written, what is shot, or what is wanted in the film.... its all about the edit.
Production & Editorial Resume July 2008
“LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION”
Lights Camera Action is a show about filmmaking but not the way the big studios do it with expensive equipment and costly procedures. Things have changed. Now anyone can make a fascinating video using inexpensive cameras and desktop editing software. Our show features Haley and Tara, two lovely young filmmakers, who will take the viewer on an exciting journey into the fast paced world of modern digital movie making with an emphasis on low cost tips and tricks, interviews, equipment demonstrations, behind-the-scenes action, and in depth reviews of hot new tools and technologies.
"JERSEY CITY E.S.U."
JC Emergency Services Unit is a pilot for Court TV produced by an East Coast prod. company. Under consideration for broadcast ESU features heart-breaking scenes, people in physical jeopardy, and heroic policemen, who double as paramedics, arrive to save the day. Blue Laser edited the project from more than 40 hours of high definition video and incorporated special effects and the right music.
“STAND UP SIT DOWN”
The challenge was to shoot a comedy game show in one day for presentation to KTLA’s director of programming showcasing our star, MARK KRISKI from KTLA morning news. His innate comic talents was sure to impress. Two months of rehearsal, 4 cameras, a willing audience, and a quick edit.
“UNION MADE-SECOND CHANCE ”
This is the fifth project Blue Laser has done for A LA Commissioner. This one features heart breaking interviews with dozens of Ironworkers, pipe-fitters, and electricians who were once in trouble with the law. Because of a LA city and labor union cooperative program help was available for these men and women who were able to clean up their lives and become productive. This video was presented at Paramount Studios in front of a gathering of city and union officials. The Mayor loved it.
“CHRYSLER – STRATEGIC VISION – CREATIVE DESIGN GROUP”
Strategic Vision contracted with Creative Design Group to produce a series of customer portrayals that depict the market share demographics for Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge vehicles. Because the delivery was rushed Blue Laser edited the project for a total of 99 hours in just 8 days in order to get the job finished on time.
“HISTORY OF THE MICROCHIP”
KEY Information Systems, a premiere IBM Business partner, is the writer, director, and producer of this multi part documentary which explores early inventions in the field of electronics and the development of the micro-chip up to the present day flood of electronics marvels. The doc features hundreds of stills and video clips making it fun to watch and informative. Videotaped in High Definition.
"JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - A SPECIAL ONE NIGHT CONCERT"
JCS is the basis for a fabulous short form documentary starring Jack Black, Ben Vereen, Ted Neeley, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, and Clint Holmes. The video features behind the scenes interviews, performance footage, a cast of 50 dancers and singers, and a full 50 piece orchestra. Produced by Gary Goddard Enterprises for “Youth Theatre America”, an organization with which Blue Laser Productions has been affiliated since 2001.
"LEGACY OF PEACE"
This documentary is a massive 2 hours about the true nature of Islam historically and in the modern world. Featuring interviews with 17 religious leaders and PhDs, video footage from a dozen countries, hundreds of custom made paintings depicting Arabia in the 7th century, and an authentic musical score Legacy of Peace has become the de facto authority on Muslim culture and philosophy. Ron Greenwood, as senior editor, began working on the project in spring of 2005 and locked the edit Nov. 2007. Also available for viewing at www.legacyofpeace.net
A short film. Produced and directed by two young black filmmakers from Los Angeles, YOU is a heart felt journey into the lives of ordinary people who feel extraordinary about each other. Shot in Standard Definition this short film features numerous locations and cast members as well as a sexy bath tub scene at the end.
A television pilot, represented by the Don Buchwald Agency. Hilarious ensemble piece with guest appearances by Tippy Hedron, Debra Wilson, Norm Crosby and others. Directed by 3 time Emmy winning cinematographer Robert Primes, DGA, ASC. Written by Ron Greenwood, Leslie Taylor, Roger Dragsdorf,.
A high technology industrial short film. Worked with the Los Angeles Fire Department HazMat Squad #70 on a new wireless telemetry technology demonstration for a repeat client, Safe Environment Engineering.
Television pilot / presentation for review by SPEED. Filmed on location in Las Vegas, Nevada and in San Bernardino, Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, Madera, Fresno, and Dinuba, California. Numerous interviews and action packed racing sequences.
“G MAC & PRETTY TERRY”
Television pilot / presentation shot unrehearsed at the Knitting Factory, Hollywood. As directed by Fred Silverman, this musical-variety show involved a complex laugh track and extensive audio sweetening. Produced by Core Entertainment.
MARK ALLEN FELTON AKA “PANTHER”
Music video. The powerful feel of jazz-gospel in a live four camera concert shoot with an 18” jib arm and a full audience. Sponsored by Della Reese. Broadcast on the WORD network.
An industrial film shot on location in Santa Fe Springs, Ca. and at HD Vision Studios. The client, Safe Environment Engineering, needed to demonstrate their new technology and simultaneously incorporate a dramatic emergency re-enactment.
“ARTISANS OF THE CINEMA”
A dramatic bio-pic type of television pilot. A very creative artist with decades of movie and television experience is interviewed in his home, among his many fabulous paintings.
Music video. Filmed on location in New York City and Los Angeles featuring helicopter footage and numerous emotionally charged locations. Martin’s lyrics weave dramatically throughout this tribute to New York City.
MARINA FITNESS GYM
Fun and easy on the eyes this commercial hit the local cable market and boosted sales while highlighting the gym’s special attributes.
Music video. His deep, rich voice highlights this moody music video. Filmed in the Hollywood. Directed by Leslie Taylor.
KEN TAMPLIN & FRIENDS
One of Christian rocks biggest stars, winner of several DOVE awards, Ken can shred it with the best of them. The double disk “Wake the Nations” contains this music video on a separate DVD.
Music video. Aimed at the Las Vegas casino lounge market, Tony and Jo Ann have all the classic ballads well rehearsed. This DVD is the prime marketing tool for the band’s Vegas agent.
TONELADA ROCK EN ‘ESPANOLE
Crossover artist Tonelada created this Electronic Press Kit to expose his music to more of the Spanish language markets he hopes to conquer.
DA DA TENNIS SHOES
Heavily effected footage, very grunge-like. The fast paced editorial style is driven by the hip-hop rhythm.
“TWO FOR LOVE” JAZZ / OPERA
Filmed in Greenwich Village, New York. Required extensive audio sweetening and repair as well as standard editing.
TRIBUTE TO BEN VAREEN
Shot on location at the Kodak Theater, Hollywood Blvd. and sponsored by the Hollywood Beautification Team and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The show features appearances by Josh Groban, and Liza Minnelli.