Eric Dean Freese

Eric got his start in filmmaking at age 7, shooting stop-motion animation of a crashing Hot Wheels car, with the family’s Sears super-8 movie camera. Eric graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Studio Art (graphic design & photography) and Cinema (production). After more than a decade as an ad agency Art Director, he returned to motion pictures, freelancing on short and feature films and commercial projects.

Since 2011, Eric has been Senior Editor & Videographer at Wired Production Group in Cedar Rapids, producing regional and nationwide corporate and live event video. He has special interests in documentary production and motion design, is a jib operator and certified drone pilot, and leads the company’s livestreaming and virtual event initiatives. He still finds time to work on short films, and recently returned to the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival staff, and Iowa Motion Picture Association. He is married with two sons who have started making their own stop-motion films!