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Brian Cates

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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About Me

Hi, I’m Brian. I'm an Emmy award-winning filmmaker with over 15 years experience directing, editing, color grading and producing in film, television, and commercial spaces. Highly motivated and reliable, I can take on projects from inception to final cut as a solo filmmaker; or I can join a team as a skilled and enthusiastic collaborator in both production and post. I have three editing bays available that are connected to high-speed network storage and are capable of editing 6k footage simultaneously. I also offer services in DCP creation, DVD authoring, DIT, post production supervision, transcription, subtitling, closed captions, dubbing, and equipment rental.

GLOWING, UN-PAID ENDORSEMENTS
"Brian Cates is a rare find in the film industry. Throughout every part of the project he will be an asset. He can write, direct and oversee the post process with what seems like an endless supply of creativity and fantastic communication. I would jump at the opportunity to work with him again!"
- Justin Tolley, Producer - The Chosen, War Room, LOST (ABC Television)

"Brian Cates is a one of a kind… grounded in incredible vision, professionalism, and care for every detail of the production process. He can do it all from ideation to writing to directing, filming and editing. He always remains attentive to his direction while respecting and inviting client feedback to make any project shine. Brian brings wit and heart and humor to everything he touches and I would highly recommend partnering with such a creative force."
- Amanda Hyden, Director of Production - MotorTrend

“A creative video editor, Brian Cates is a joy to work with, delivering outstanding (and on-time) content that goes above and beyond the client’s hopes.”
- Bob Gordon, Chief Storyteller - Write Entertainment, Co-host of Everyday Dad Podcast

I have been in the industry since 2007.

Family Camp Theatrical Trailer (2022)
Added on 8/2/2022
The trailer for a feature-length family comedy I directed and co-wrote. I also edited this trailer.

Credits

Editor & Colorist – Odd Sense

July, 2022 — August, 2022
Short Film – Dir. Lanc McDaniel

DCP Producer – deadCenter Film Festival

May, 2022 — June, 2022
Live Event – deadCenter Film Festival

Director & Editor – Family is Family - Rhett Walker

April, 2022 — April, 2022
Music Video – Sony Music / Provident Music

Director & Co-Writer – Family Camp

May, 2020 — April, 2021
Feature – Roadside Attractions / SONY Provident Films / K-LOVE Films

Director & Editor – Oklahoma Baptists Rebrand Campaign

September, 2019 — November, 2019
Corporate – Oklahoma Baptists

Director & Editor – I Can Lift a Car - WALK THE MOON

June, 2019 — June, 2019
Music Video – Walrus Audio

Producer & Editor – Sooner Born

September, 2018 — September, 2018
Commercial – Train Media Group, Dir. Clayton Tramel

The Lone Ranger – Director & Editor

October, 2017 — November, 2017
Commercial – Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma

Editor – The Office Case

July, 2017 — July, 2017
Short Film – Prairie Dog Motion Pictures

Producer – Arrows of Outrageous Fortune

January, 2017 — August, 2017
Feature – Dir. Mickey Reece

Director & Editor – A Cuban Story

September, 2016 — October, 2016
Commercial – Christifidelis PAC

Director & Editor – My Time to Serve Campaign

June, 2016 — August, 2016
Corporate – Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma

Writer – Define Your Direction

April, 2016 — April, 2016
Commercial – Chickasaw Nation / Freestyle Creative

Director & Editor – Untitled Oklahoma Republican Party Ad

October, 2015 — October, 2015
Commercial – Oklahoma Republican Party

Director & Editor – Lord I Need You

April, 2015 — May, 2015
Music Video – Gideons International

Director & Editor – James Lankford for US Senate

October, 2014 — October, 2014
Commercial – Families for James Lankford

Director & Editor – American Bible Challenge Ad

August, 2014 — August, 2014
Commercial – GSN

Producer – Where Was God?

June, 2013 — May, 2014
Feature – Behold Motion Pictures

Producer & Editor – Hollis

June, 2012 — June, 2013
Feature – Tall Gardener Motion Pictures

Director & Editor – An Evening With Chris Tomlin

October, 2010 — October, 2010
Online – Families for James Lankford

Director & Editor – James Lankford for US Congress

October, 2010 — October, 2010
Online – Families for James Lankford

Director & Editor – Stupid Poverty

February, 2010 — April, 2010
Online – ONE.org

Director & Editor – Falls Creek Tabernacle Dedication

June, 2009 — June, 2009
Corporate – Falls Creek Conference Center

Director & Editor – How A Book Is Made

September, 2008 — September, 2008
Online – Zondervan

Director & Editor – David Crowder Ad

April, 2008 — April, 2008
Online – Youth Specialties

Director & Editor – Reggie White Foundation

March, 2008 — April, 2008
Commercial – Sleep Disorder Centers

Director & Editor – Planet Wisdom Student Conference Campaign

January, 2008 — March, 2008
Online – Wisdom Works

Writer & Director – Out On A Limb

April, 2007 — April, 2007
Commercial – Southwest Airlines

Director & Editor – You Teach Volumes 1 - 6

January, 2006 — December, 2010
Other – Zondervan / Youth Specialties

Director of 500+ Short Films – For The Skit Guys

June, 2005 — December, 2022
Other – www.skitguys.com

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