With over 25 years in the video production industry, 18 years of those years in broadcast, I've worked every position including; photographer, editor, director, writer, producer, audio, lighting, graphics, technician, sales, marking, promotions, DP, TD, EP and everything A to Z.
I had my first video camera at 12 years old and my first independently produced television series on local broadcast before finishing my degree in video and film production.
While still in college, I got my first full-time job in cable access producing hundreds of hours of programming. I had my first television series on broadcast TV before the age of 21. My second series aired on KARE two years later after Saturday Night Live and running for 16 weeks.
After college, I took management jobs at Media Relations & Cargill Communications. Both jobs used my creative ability & technical aptitude in growing technologies including computer based video editing, graphic design & publication layout.
Returning to my passion at the time, video production, I started at WCCO as the overnight photographer. Eventually I was moved up to night-side photojournalist, then being part of the I-Team/Special Projects unit. I earned more than 30 awards & nominations during that time working with some of the greatest reporters, anchors and producers in the country, including; Don Shelby, Randi Kaye, Terri Gruca, Ben Tracy and so many others.
While working at WCCO, I started a freelance production company, Digital Planet Productions, which I ended up doing full-time after leaving WCCO. The focus of Digital Planet has been to specialize in budget conscious HD productions requiring the biggest bang for the buck. We also offer web hosting, website and graphic design services.
It’s time to find the next great adventure with a quality organization, offering a steady paycheck. I’m a skilled creative professional with a never ending passion for video production, thinking outside the box while maintaining respect for the process and my role in it.
Tony Knoss has been in the industry since 1984.