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Nicholas S.

Phoenix, AZ, USA

$700 - $1500 / Day

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Top Services

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

  • Video Editor - Commercial

  • Video Editor - News

Equipment

Video

  • 4K video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • Drone

Audio

  • External recorder
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer

About Nicholas

**Please view my portfolio at www.nickserpa.com to view my full collection of recent work** For over five years, I've produced narrative-focused video content for brands like Starbucks, Gannett, United Way, and more. I specialize in finding people with stories to tell, and creating engaging and innovative videos to share those stories with the world. I currently work as a full-time video producer for the City of Peoria. Here's how I can help your organization: • Edit projects of any length and scope under tight deadlines, and with a high degree of polish. • Film interviews and crystal-clear 4K footage for your project, including aerial footage (FAA-certified). • Design custom 2D animations in AfterEffects for implementation in your project. • Record professional-quality voiceovers by tapping into my network of talent. • Conceptualize, script, and aid in the producing of your next video concept. I'm based out of Phoenix, Arizona, willing and able to travel, and can dedicate up to 20 hrs/week to your project. My experience producing videos for brands, news organizations, nonprofits and government agencies ensures that I'm able to produce the right type of content for your organization. I'm also an FAA-certified drone pilot and fully equipped to handle most shoots independently. My equipment includes: • Panasonic S5 full-frame mirrorless, 4K 10 bit 4:2:2, 24 or 30 FPS. (Slow-motion available up to 60 FPS in 4K, 120 FPS in 1080p) • Dual Panasonic GX8s for B and C cams, 4K, 8-bit color • Mavic 2 Pro drone (up to 4K 10 bit 4:2:2) • Wireless lavalier set or shotgun microphone • Smallrig cage/Dual IS setup for stable handheld footage, and fluid-head tripod/monopod for everything else • External audio recorder • Lights (1 cordless, 2 requiring plug-in power) Please let me know how I can help, and if there are any questions I can answer for you. Thank you!

Top Projects

  • Peoria is Open for Business - Commercial

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - Commercial
    • Production Coordinator / Crewing
    • Copywriter

    A commercial I edited to highlight the City of Peoria's philosophy towards economic development, small businesses, and resilience. I guided every aspect of this video's production, which involved selecting clips from 3 years' worth of footage, writing a script and hiring talent, animating, and editing. Scripted, produced and edited by Nick Serpa. Filmed by Nick Serpa and the whole Channel 11 team.

  • COVID Stories - Arizona Broadway Theatre makes masks from costume supplies

    • Video Editor - News
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations big and small found new ways to give back to the community. While Arizona Broadway Theatre was forced to cancel its productions, volunteers decided to make use of old supplies to make masks for the community. Produced, filmed and edited by Nicholas Serpa for the City of Peoria. Check out more of my work at www.nickserpa.com.

  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce - Big Surf Showcase AZ

    • Video Editor - News
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Drone Operator

    Showcase AZ was a series of videos I produced for Chamber Business News (a product of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce) that focused on celebrating Arizona businesses with unique roles in our community. I was the sole person responsible for shooting, editing and animating this video.

  • Peoria Sports Complex - Event Space Rentals

    • Drone Operator
    • Video Editor - Commercial
    • Corporate Videographer

    I filmed and edited this video for the Peoria Sports Complex - the Spring Training Home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners - to promote their available event spaces that can be rented. Filmed and edited by Nick Serpa for the City of Peoria, in compliance with all FAA regulations.

  • Veterans Day - Soldier's Best Friend

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    Soldier's Best friend is a Peoria-based nonprofit that helps connect veterans experiencing PTSD with service dogs. In this short documentary, I spoke with some of the veterans about how the program has impacted their lives. Produced, filmed and edited by Nick Serpa, with additional footage by Monty Hoffman. Originally produced for the City of Peoria.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Fixer
  • Production Coordinator / Crewing
  • Copywriter

Production Support

  • Production Assistant
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

Nicholas' Clients

  • City of Peoria

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