About Me

Thomas Staples a Digital Film Director, Camera Operator, Technical Director, and Digital Media Producer born in Augusta and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, with extensive experience in Hi-Def Cameras, Multi-Cam Directing, Switching, Projection, Recording, Shading, Editing, Engineering, Parabolic Microphones and Utility.

I started my career as grip on set doing music videos in high school with the video production club “Jag 8”. I attended Tennessee State University and worked in production with the college News Department doing freelance video and stage productions for student organizations, which led to my first real big production job with the Stellar Awards.

From that point I moved into a position serving as Technical Director for long-run and touring plays such as Stand, Dance on Widow’s Row, 2 Black TV, Miracle in Rwanda, Zooman and the Sign, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Hidden Seduction and A Mother’s Prayer which aired on BET and traveled to various theaters across Tennessee. Additionally, I completed a long term tour with the theatrical play Stand which traveled around the country from Tennessee to California. In addition, I have assisted various entities (including churches, schools and theaters) with technical integration and improvements such as lighting, sound, video, streaming for websites, branding and social media.

I have worked in TV studios ranging from TSU News 98 to Skyway Studios (formerly North Star Studios) and on set with pilots including celebrity chef Delilah Winder’s “A Taste of Gospel” and “Rip the Runway Hair Awards”. My on-air television show experience spans a range of diverse shows such as “Black College Quiz”, "ESPN: Monday Night Football" and the “Stellar Awards” in Nashville, where I worked as a Production Associate and Camera Operator for over 10 years to now Cheddar where I am the Master Control Operator for Cheddar News. I have provided services in the direction of a television reality series for Bravo (“Thicker than Water”) and corporate videos for Skanska. As Lead Video Engineer for Encore Event Technologies, I have performed services such as multi-camera directing, technical directing, project managing and production talent acquisition for numerous corporate meetings, events and concerts, including VPOTUS- NGA Summer Meeting (Vice-President of the United States), Bose, American Red Cross and WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaches Association).

My passion for video eventually leaked into film in 2011 and since then I have served as Producer, Director and Editor on various short films, winning several awards such as Best Directing, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, 1st Runner Up-Writing, 1st Runner Up-Cinematography, and 2nd Runner Up-Best Film.

My work experience over the years has lent me to having sound knowledge of various technical systems for in-studio, live TV, film and stage productions, and the ability to learn new technologies at a rapid pace. My overall goal is to bring a grade A personality and technical background to every production to take performances from mere shows to overall experiences.

I have been in the industry since 2002.

Thomas Staples
Added on 12/9/2016

T.S. Productions Show reel

Credits

Technical Director, Switcher operator / V1 – Beauty Counter Leadership Summit

February, 2015 — February, 2015
Corporate – Encore Event Technologies

Video Engineer, Projectionist, Switcher operator / V1 – Covidien

February, 2015 — February, 2015
Corporate – Blair Haness - Griffin Entertainment, Inc

Switcher operator / V1, Shader Recorder Operator, Projectionist – Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FLEX)

May, 2015 — May, 2015
Corporate – Encore

Projectionist, Switcher operator / V1 – American Red Cross Lifesaver Breakfast

March, 2015 — March, 2015
Corporate – American Red Cross

Technical Director, Projectionist, Switcher operator / V1 – Country Music Hall of Fame (CMHF)

January, 2015 — January, 2015
– Encore Event Technologies

Technical Director, Switcher operator – National Rifle Association Prayer Breakfast

April, 2015 — April, 2015
Corporate – Encore

Camera Op – Prudential

June, 2015 — June, 2015
Corporate – Encore

Projectionist, Switcher operator / V1 – Southwind-The Advisory Board Company/Southwind Institute

February, 2015 — February, 2015
Corporate – Encore Event Technologies

Parab, Camera Op, Utility – ESPN Monday Night Football

August, 2008 — December, 2015
Live Event – Ming Entertainment

Projectionist, Switcher operator / V1 – 15th Annual JDRF Promise Gala

May, 2015 — May, 2015
Corporate – JDRF

Projectionist, Switcher operator / V1 – FI360

April, 2015 — April, 2015
Corporate – Encore Event Technologies

Technical Director, Projectionist, Switcher operator / V1 – American Lighting Association (ALA) Annual Conference

September, 2014 — September, 2014
Corporate – Encore

Projectionist, Switcher operator / V1 – BOSE

May, 2014 — May, 2014
Corporate – Encore Event Technologies

Projectionist, Switcher operator – Metagenics 2014 Lifestyle Medicine Summit

September, 2014 — September, 2014
Corporate – Encore

Projectionist, Switcher operator / V1 – National Governors Association Summer Meeting (NGA) VPOTUS Event

July, 2014 — July, 2014
Live Event – Encore Event Technologies

Video Engineer – TICF Travel Industry Leadership Forum

April, 2014 — May, 2014
Corporate – TICF

Projectionist, Switcher operator / V1 – Inc. Magazine-GrowCo 2014 Conference

May, 2014 — May, 2014
Corporate – Encore

Recorder Operator, Shader – Nashville Downtown Partnership Annual Report

September, 2014 — September, 2014
Corporate – Encore Event Technologies

Lighting Technician – Pillsbury Bake-Off

October, 2014 — November, 2014
Corporate – Encore

Video Engineer,Shader – Live Nation’s David Gray at the Ryman

August, 2014 — August, 2014
Live Event – Steve Meyer for Live Media Group

Switcher operator / V1 – Landis+Gyr

June, 2014 — June, 2014
Corporate – Encore

Projectionist, Switcher operator / V1 – Data Path Inc. Annual Fall Meeting (SPBA) Society of Professional Benefit Administrators

October, 2014 — October, 2014
Corporate – Encore Event Technologies

Technical Director, Shader, Projectionist, Switcher operator / V1 – Allergan Academy Master Class

October, 2014 — October, 2014
Corporate – Dr. Mauricio de Maio & Encore Event Technologies

Camera – 14th Annual JDRF Promise Gala

April, 2014 — April, 2014
Corporate – Encore Event Technologies

Technical Director, Switcher operator, Recorder Operator – Greater Nashville Apartment Association (GNAA) Awards

November, 2014 — November, 2014
Live Event – Encore Event Technologies

Director – “I Love to Battle” Beauty Showcase

November, 2014 — November, 2014
Live Event – Tanya Davis

Director, Editor – MyTV30’s “Steppin’ Out w/ D.Lashay

August, 2014 — October, 2014
Live Event – Lashay Media Group

Lighting Director – Kurt Carr’s “I’ve Seen Him Do It” Music Video

January, 2013 — January, 2013
Feature – Kurt Carr

Hair Show Director – Bravo TV’s “Thicker than Water”

October, 2013 — October, 2013
Live Event – Brooklyn Tankard

Production Associate and Camera Op – Stellar Awards

January, 2006 — January, 2012
Live Event – Central City Productions

Director – “Rip the Runway” Hair Awards Show

December, 2011 — December, 2010
Live Event – Tanya Davis

Director – Small Farmer Awards

June, 2008 — July, 2008
Live Event – Tennessee State University AIT department

Director – NAAAHP Image Awards

August, 2008 — August, 2008
Live Event – Tennessee State University

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