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In his earlier years, Patrick was recognized by RockAmerica© as the first video artist to pioneer video "scratching" while employed as a VJ (Video Jock) at the Minneapolis premier and legendary rock club/danceteria - First Avenue. There, he utilized experimental techniques and innovative methods in video editing, creating video wallpaper for the clubs in-house monitors and huge stage screen. It was at First Avenue that he first previewed his re-edited or manipulated music vedeo versions of Princes - Contoversy, 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 first live Prince concert. This also was the beginning of a ten-year working relationship between the two artists. Highlights include: "Alphabet Street" (Music Video), "Sexy MF" (Music video-club version), and "Three Chain of Gold" (Funkumentary).

Back then, Patrick had directed several live concerts, as well as various directing, shooting, and editing projects for Prince & Paisley Park artists. Music Videos for other Paisley Park artists include: "Tweakin" for George Clinton and "Little Rock" for Eric Leeds. Epstein also directed a number of live in-house concerts for up and coming artists such as -Culture Club, The Cure, Motorhead, The Thompson Twins, The Time, Husker Du, The Suburbs...and many others.

It wasn't long until Patrick began developing ideas and experimental concepts in directing and shooting. He soon began to pick up occasional freelance corporate/docu-promo jobs, which, along with numerous Prince projects, were becoming increasingly frequent and keeping him busy for several years. During this period, he began directing and editing many national and international TV commercials for agencies and production companies based in the Twin Cities and across the country.

Profile Summary:
Professional Film and Video Work Minneapolis, MN
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Film, Filmmaking, Fishing, Gaming, Travel, Movies
Editor position
Director position
Camera Operator
Work Experience:
Professional Film & Video Background: 1984-2011
Documentaries, Spots, Corporate, Music Videos, Web, Realty, Live Performance, EPK’s, and Features.

Recognized by most as an all-in-one independent but often appointed exclusively for editorial services with high regard to story telling from the heart; considered notable in this area with honored awards. Very intuitive with sound and picture relationship with a vast knowledge in Sound Design/Sound EFX - Supervising Sound Editor: IMAX© Motion Picture “Extreme” and National Geographic“Condition Black”.

Primarily eminent within documentary style HD camera work with special attention and awareness to audio/visual detail while anticipating necessary shot elements for post-production.

Non-Linear Platform Experience:
Final Cut Pro, Avid, Sony Vegas Pro, Media 100, Discreet Edit, Photoshop, Sony DVD Architect, and Sony Acid/Sonic Foundry, Apple Soundtrack Pro, Magic Bullet Looks

Partial Client List Include:
Time Warner, MTV/VH1, Healthy Choice, Warner Brothers, Yamaha, Sunglass Hut International, L'Oreal, Abu Garcia, Rollerblade, Wells Fargo, IMAX Films, Cargill
Fox Television, Pioneer, Prince/Paisley Park Records, American Crew, Dairy Queen McLeod USA, Motorola, 3M, Seadoo Skidoo, Cellexis Cellular, National Geographic
Black Entertainment Television, LANL Foundation, Aveda

Awards: Aurora’s, Telly’s
References: Available upon request.
University of Minnesota
Film in the Cities, MN
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pr epstein is located in Minneapolis, MN and has the following skills: Professional Film and Video Work
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Professional Film and Video Work

Category: Video
Patrick Epstein has been a professional freelance film & video chef for over twenty five years with numerous projects as a Director/Shooter/Editor. He is frequently hired exclusively in the editorial and post production department because of his adaptability and sensitivity with every job he takes on and is well known for impeccable story telling from the heart. He’s is considered preeminent in this field and has awards to show it. In short…the clients like his chops.

His intuitive scope for music arrangement and sound perception is a well known specialty as sound and picture interaction is his thing. His vast knowledge in Sound Design/Sound EFX puts the final touch on all his work. Supervising Sound Editor - IMAX© “Extreme” - “Condition Black - National Geographic”).

He has an extensive knowledge with most film and video cameras; analog/digital/HD/SD/film but is primarily eminent within ENG/B-Camera style of work with special attention and awareness to frame composition and audio detail
Relevant Education / Credentials
WORK: Documentaries/Rocumentaries, Motion Pictures, TV Commercials, Music Videos, Promotional (Docu-Promos), EPK's, Reality TV, Live Concerts/Sports, Show Openers, Point of Purchase, Trade Shows
Years Experience: 27