ianharris.me

Producer / STORYTELLER / project manager

 
 
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about IAN

SUMMARY

Over the past ten year’s I helped found and build a production agency called Arbuckle Industries. I originally studied and practiced architecture, and continue to be heavily involved in the profession, but have taken my passion into the realm of environmental storytelling. My role at Arbuckle grew from a run and gun documentarian with our first film, Archiculture that has to date over 750,000 views, into a multi-tasking Business Director, Project Manager and Producer able to meet a broad range of client services and project typologies. I’ve led all of Arbuckle business development and client interactions while also producing/managing our film productions and co-directing our shoots. 

 

Beyond Arbuckle, I have spoken at national conferences, marketing organizations, film festivals and design schools in an attempt to help others adopt the power of storytelling to share and explore their design, brand or company's stories. I’ve even gone as far as infecting the minds of tomorrow by teaching courses at Pratt Institute and the University of Minnesota to further spread the gospel of dynamic spatial storytelling. 

 

Today, I’m a Portland, OR based creative generalist continuing to produce and help Arbuckle expand on the West Coast while I grow my own list of creative collaborations. I'm in the hunt for great opportunities to expand my skills further into truly immersive, non-linear environmental and retail storytelling experiences. When I’m not at the desk you can find me out and about meeting for coffee with some of the amazingly talented creative industry folks, on freelance shoots around the state or participating in one of many professional organizations. And of course, between all this you’ll find me out hiking and exploring our amazing home of the Pacific Northwest with my wife and son. 

 

Please feel free to get in touch below or follow me on your preferred social platform. I’m always looking to hear other’s amazing personal stories and the great work you’ve been creating!

SKILL-SETS

  • Client Services - all communication and CRM
  • Account Management - start to finish coordination
  • Project Management - scope, production, post, distribution, and internal and external teams
  • Video Producer - $5-$100k+ productions
  • Business Development - $350k+ annual revenue
  • Marketing Management - email campaigns, social, etc.
  • Conceptual - pitches, storyboarding and scripting
  • Proposals - writing, graphics and presentations
  • SOW - scope development and agreements
  • Budget - fast-paced nimble productions, to dozen-cam shoots
  • Production - directing, camera op, interviewing, lighting, etc.
  • Public Speaking - design, marketing and film conferences and events
  • Teaching - college level adjunct professor
  • Volunteerism - professional creative, marketing and filmmaking orgs

 
 

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ABILITIES

 

STRATEGIC BRAND STORYTELLING

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

CLIENT SERVICES

ACCOUNT SERVICES

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTIONS

PRODUCING

DIRECTING

CINEMATOGRAPHY

TEACHING

PUBLIC SPEAKING

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 
 

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PRODUCTION SAMPLES

Client: Sennheiser

Role: Account/Producer

Shoot: One Day with Four Crew

 

Client: Dagne Dover

Role: DP/Gimbal & Camera Operator

Shoot: One Half Day with Four Crew

Client: Sennheiser

Role: Account/Producer/Director

Shoot: One Day Shoot at CES Booth split between Half Day with Two Crew for Cinematography, and Half Day with Four Crew for Testimonial Interviews

 

Client: Guild

Role: Account/Producer/Director/DP

Shoot: Three Half Days for all Cinematography and Voice Over Interviews with Two Crew

Client: Wayfair

Role: Account/Producer/DP

Shoot: One Day with Five Crew                                                                                                                                                   

Client: Architect Magazine

Role: Account/Producer/Director/DP

Shoot: One Day with Three Crew                                                                                                                                              

 

Client: Ruben Companies

Role: Account/Producer/Director/DP

Shoot: Half Day for Interviews with Three Crew, Multiple Half Days for all B-Roll Cinematography

Client: September 11 Museum and Memorial

Role: Account/Producer/Director/Cam Op

Shoot: One Day for Interview and all Cinematography with Three Crew

Client: Arbuckle Industries

Role: Producer/Director

Shoot: Three Months with Two/Three Crew

 

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TESTIMONIALS

I can’t speak highly enough of [Ian’s] talent and professionalism. When we came to them with an extremely important, extremely rushed project, they exceeded our expectations at every opportunity. The final video blew us away, and the process to get there was made as smooth as possible... The entire experience was a delight, and we look forward to another chance to work with [Ian] in the future.
— Lauren Hlavenka D'Urso, Director of Marketing at Gensler

Ian is a natural and dedicated teacher, and his week-long intensive workshop on Architectural Filmmaking was a great success in terms of both the work produced and the students’ experience.
— Andrea J. Johnson, Research Fellow & Lecturer at University of Minnesota

creative and thoughtful, very organized, responsive to the client’s needs, and produce beautiful work.
— Kate Lindquist, former Director of Communications & Marketing Friends of the High Line
Ian and his crew are great partners for video projects... They always add value and are quick to accommodate, whatever the circumstances—from creative thinking when budgets are tight to meeting tight deadlines without sacrificing our final product. And being super nice guys to work with is a real plus, too!
— Lynn McClouchic, Senior Director, Marketing and Research at CBRE

[Ian] produces exceptional work in every sense. Their professionalism shows—from their understanding of the vision, their work on-location, and the finished product. They’re simply awesome to work with.
— Kathryn Fink, Community Outreach Manager at Etsy

[Ian] not only produced amazing work for our magazines but continually investigates how we can improve our overall production and promotion strategy.
— Kaitlyn Rossi, former Video Production Manager at Hanley Wood
Ian and his team have impressed us repeatedly with much higher standards and numerous improvements that we never anticipated. They are professional, super reliable and always looking ways to improve what we do together. At this point we consider them worth every penny and more.
— Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, Founder of Apartment Therapy

The Shen Milsom & Wilke 30th Anniversary videos have successfully launched and I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for doing such an exceptional job. Not only was the experience of working with Arbuckle Industries [and Ian] a pleasure, but we were all extremely pleased with the outstanding results you and your team produced.
— Olivia Sonia Farquharson, Marketing at Shen Milsom & Wilke

Ian... bring[s] to the table a clear creative vision, but [is] extremely flexible and responsive to input, allowing for a highly collaborative environment.
— Emma Haberman, former Development Manager AIA NY Center for Architecture
 

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Clients

 

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ON SET

 

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AFFILIATIONS

 

LEAGUE OF ARCHITECTURAL FILMMAKERS AND STORYTELLERS

Co-Founder

OREGON MEDIA PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION

Member

 

 

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS portland

Associate AIA

SOCIETY FOR MARKETING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OREGON

Programs Committee

 
 

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teaching

 

CITY URBANISM AT 24 FRAMES PER SECOND

Pratt Institute - Professor and Curriculum

ARCHITECTURAL FILMMAKING

University of Minnesota - Professor and Curriculum

 
 

 

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ADVENTURES

DAY TO DAY INSPIRATIONS

This is a my Instagram feed showcasing amazing people, inspiring projects, daily moments and of course adventures with my family across Oregon and the Cascadia Region. Probably heavy on the latter and of our little guy, Silas but who can deny the grandparents back in Ohio?! 

 
 
 

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CONTACT ME

I'd love to talk further about my work, passions, services or story along with hearing from you about your own, so please reach out to me here or on your preferred social platform below!