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Patrick Epstein

Ufoligy, Sharkoligy. As all my friends will testify, I'm still stuck in the 80's. I enjoy directing film & video, which has been my gig for some years now. Cinema is a kind of a big thing for me. I love John Williams because of his impeccable ability to address a scene with his music in moving pictures. I love all forms of Fishing (science). Now that's about it, but here's the career skinny...

After sitting through “Blade Runner” three times with my lonesome in 1981, I was inspired by Ridley Scott’s vision and very motivated toward a desire to manipulate images and taking viewers on an emotional roller coaster ride through film and video, if you will.

At the age of 18 - barely out of high school - I had a strong desire to work at First Avenue, the Minneapolis Danceteria and premier concert rock club in downtown Minneapolis. I've always been a huge fan of music, and actually had a fake ID made with the intent of getting into the club to see the awesome shows - with an ulterior motive of trying to convince Steve McClellan (club manager) to offer me a job.

In 1982, I became a VJ, Director/Cameraman/Editor (positions which I held until 1986) and cut all the club's video wallpaper. Throwing myself into my projects, I would often sleep overnight in the mezzanine, manually editing visuals without the benefit of a video-editing controller which allowed the two machines to talk.

It was during this period that Prince saw my elongated dance version of his “Little Red Corvette” video, which got me recognized by RockAmerica as the first video artist to pioneer video "scratching".

Soon after, I was asked to direct the first of many live Prince concerts and various Prince projects, including "Alphabet Street" and George Clinton's "Tweakin". It was also around this time that I went to school at “Film In the Cities” and a brief stint at one of the University of Minnesota's film classes. I soon dropped out because I realized that the instructor’s vision varied signific

Profile Summary:
Film & Video - Director/Editor Minneapolis, MN
Photoshop Minneapolis, MN
Video Editor Minneapolis, MN
More About Me
Film, Photoshop, Fishing and Video games.
Work Experience:
Warner Brothers, IMAX Films, MTV/VH1, L'Oreal, Fox Television Network
Prince/Paisley Park Records, National Geographic, Abu Garcia, Seadoo Skidoo
American Crew, George Clinton, PBS, Time Warner, Healthy Choice, Yamaha, RollerBlade Aveda, Wells Fargo, BET Network, Pioneer, Sunglass Hut International, McLeod USA, Cargill, Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, Cellexus Cellular, 3M
Campbell Mithun Esty, Meyoks & Priebe, Tripp & Associates, BBDO, Miller Meester, Icon Advertising, Mahoney Media, General Growth, Russel & Harder, Best Buy Advertising.

Special Skills/Experience:
Excellent with Sound & Picture layering. Extensive knowledge with Sound Effects and Sound Design (Supervising Sound Editor; IMAX motion picture "Extreme"). Music selection & arrangements is his known specialty.

Non-Linear Platform Experience:
Final Cut Pro, Avid, Media 100, Sony Vegas, Discreet Edit...(They're all the same to him) PhotoShop, Sony DVD Architect, some After Effects as well as various Aquatic Animals.
With many TV commercials and numerous Docu-Promos under his belt, his main concentration is in long form story telling in Documentaries and other avenues.
In his early years, Patrick was recognized by RockAmerica as the first video artist to pioneer video "scratching". While employed as one of the first of the newly created position of VJ (Video Jock) from 1981-85 at Minneapolis premier and legendary Rock Club/Danceteria FIRST AVENUE, Patrick utilized experimental techniques and innovative methods in video editing, creating video wallpaper for the clubs huge video screen. It was at First Avenue that he first previewed his re-edited or manipulated versions of Princes 1999 and Little Red Corvette, which he had re-cut into elongated dance versions of the original videos while maintaining the songs original BPMs (beats per minute). This caught the eye of Prince during a visit to the club, which led to directing his
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Patrick Epstein is located in Minneapolis, MN and has the following skills: Film & Video - Director/Editor, Photoshop, Video Editor
Movies / Film, Art / Creative, Video
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