Fred Ashman

Carlsbad, California


About Me

Director, Writer, Producer with over 100 Awards for Video, Documentaries, large scale corporate production (video & live), entertainment programs, Imax films and independent features.
Director: multi camera [direct camera coverage] & film style [direct people & action] for documentaries /Imax / features / large corporate /entertainment / awards shows / aerials: specialty director: helicopter or Learjet
Producer: produced / executive produced projects totaling over 150 million
Writer: Wrote 90% of the award winning work.
Consulting: Work with producers, clients, production companies to develop winning creative strategies. I’ve worked directly with corporate offices from director level to several CEO's of Fortune 500’s.
Additional Skills:
Pilot 4,500 hours, owned & flew multiple twin engine & turbine aircraft
Musician: Show conductor and trumpet, turned pro as teenager
History: Formed production company (Multi Image Productions Inc) after college, 1982 very successful, closed doors in 2013 to focus on Network Specials (currently slated to direct network Award type show fall 2014) and to no longer be responsible for managing staff, sales and all that goes with owning a big production company. Because of that experience I am an EXCELLENT freelancer who is not a threat to take clients, and knows what is expected.

Major Clients: American Airlines, Coca Cola, Walmart, NCR, Learjet, Dessault Falcon Jets, Wells Fargo, Pizza Hut, Mastercard International, US Airways, Universal Studios, Disney, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, HP, Sempra Energy, Jack In The Box Restaurants, Sony (Japan), TeraData, SD Air & Space Museum, CR Smith American Airlines Museum, Qualcomm, Bridgestone (Japan & USA), Cessna Aircraft, Toyota, Taylormade Golf, San Diego Padres, and many others

Sample major projects:
Currently Co-Exec Producer and Director of new network special; upscale award style format with A list talent. Network is one of big 5.
Live broadcast directing includes 2 regional Emmy shows with 6-8 cameras, 2 hour live to air, with 30 piece orchestra, video playbacks and all the normal live awards show challenges including talent.
Recently shot all footage of American Airlines 767 for national spots, and directed a reality show pilot in Ibiza Spain.
I’ve also written produced and directed many huge live million dollar shows around the world for major corporations, with big budget video production, live multi camera coverage, entertainers, dancers, bands, national acts and orchestras. In Barcelona 50 piece orchestra, 6 camera live coverage satellite feeds, 200 dancers, a huge set, lighting, etc. I was responsible for concepts, scripts, production of video segments and the live event, talent and all tech on location.
I produced and directed a huge Welcome Home event for Vietnam Veterans in Branson Mo. with a large awards show, live broadcast, a parade, and 6 hour concert with 15 acts including Doobie Brothers, Beach Boys, 5th Dimension, Temptations, and 11 others for an audience of 35,000. Between major acts we staged a 20 aircraft air show, including a B2 flyover, four plane A-10 formation pass, vintage aircraft and helicopters including an aerobatic Huey.
With 3 huge jumbotrons the live video coverage incorporated satellite feeds including the President (Bush), the Joint Chiefs and active military in Afghanistan, Kuwait and sailors aboard an aircraft carrier at sea. The 101st Airborne team parachuted into a 50 foot circle inside the crowd, and all concluded with a giant fireworks show. We made a documentary of the event as well.

Global Experience
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Acapulco, Mexico · Bangkok, Thailand · Barcelona, Spain · Berlin, Germany · Bogota, Columbia · Buenos Aires, Argentina · Cairo, Egypt · Cali, Colombia · Cancun, Mexico · Caracas, Venezuela · Charleston, Nevis Dundee, Scotland · Fajardo, Puerto Rico · Frankfurt, Germany · Hamilton, Bermuda · Helsinki, Hong Kong, China · Lima, Peru · London, England · Mexico City, Mexico · Monaco · Nice, France · Oslo, Norway , Panama City, Panama · Paradise Island, Bahamas · Paris, France · Quito, Ecuador · Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · Rome, Italy · Salvador, Brazil · San Jose, Costa Rica · San Juan, Puerto Rico · San Salvador, El Salvador · Santiago, Chile · Sao Paulo, Brazil· Ibiza Spain ·Singapore, Singapore · South Hampton, Bermuda · Sydney, Australia · Tel Aviv, Israel · Tokyo, Yokohama, Japan · Toronto, Canada · Turku, Finland

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