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Over 32 years experience with 16mm, and 35mm motion picture film, still photography,
standard (SD) and high definition (HD) video, DSLR, and electronic cinematography production.




June 2016 to April 2017
VIDEOGRAPHER - Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Created, managed, edited and archived photo and video assets for internal
and external use by the creative, marketing, education, and sales departments.


Jan 2014 to May 2016
VIDEOGRAPHER, PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEO EDITOR - Aerial Innovations
Aerial, ground, architectural, and event photographer, also responsible for creating,
producing, and editing training videos for clients, and promotional videos for the company.


Sept 2014 to May 2016
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR - Watkins College of Art and Design
Responsible for teaching undergraduates the history and art of cinematography.


2002-Present
CINEMATOGRAPHER - Freelance
“Beyond the Wall of Sleep” - Independent Short Film - Gonzo Entertainment
"The Wombats" - Feature Film - William Fain Productions
"A Father's Rights" - Feature Film - Superhighway Productions
"Nashville" - ABC Televison
"Shush" - 2006 48 Hour Film Project Finals (fifth place nationwide)
"Payday" - 2006 48 Hour Film Project-Nashville (best overall film and best cinematography award)
"Caley's Friend" - Independent Short Film - Pineywood Productions
"How You Look To Me" - Feature Film - Sweet William, LLC
"Braaap, Braaap" - Extreme Snowmobile Movie (2nd Unit DP) - SnoSled Entertainment
"Keep Your Distance" - Feature Film (2nd Unit DP) - Blue/Grey Film Ventures
"Waiting" - Feature Film (2nd Unit DP) - L.I.F.T. Productions
"Bounty Hunter" - Toto Productions - Movie of the Week (2nd Unit DP)
"World Championship Snowmobile Watercross" - Fox SportsNet/High Octane
"Super Snow-Cross Indoor Snowmobile Racing" - Fox SportsNet/High Octane/SnoSled Entertainment
"Assisted Living" Commercial - Cummings Video/Film Productions
"Alzheimer Care" Commercial - Cummings Video/Film Productions
"1998 Campaign" for Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist - Penczner Productions
“The 2009 Kentucky Bourbon Festival” - Singlemalt.tv
"The 2009 Bourbon Chase Relay Run” - Singlemalt.tv
“2009 Copper Peak Snowmobile Hill Climb” - Memo Vision Productions
“100 Years of Cadillac, 1902-2002” - Self Produced Short Film
“The Kohlman Files” - Web Series - Gonzo Entertainment
“109” - Independent Short Film - Gonzo Entertainment
“The Island” - Independent Short Film - Gonzo Entertainment
"Juice Plus (with Bear Grylls)" - Penczner Media
"Church Health Center" - Penczner Media
"Michel Nicrosi for Attorney General" - PencznerMedia
"Baker for Governor" - Penczner Media



1984-2002 FIRST ASSISTANT CAMERA OPERATOR
Member of International Cinematographers Guild, I.A.T.S.E. Local 600 (1991-Present)
Production experience gained from over 18 years as a First Assistant Cameraman,
and over 30 years time spent on hundreds of commercials, visual music projects,
documentaries, episodic and serial television, industrial videos, training tapes, feature films,
movies of the week, live concerts and sporting events.


Education
B.S. degree in Radio/Television and Film, San Diego State University 1988

Skills
Adobe Creative Cloud (Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Photoshop) and Final Cut Pro.
Accomplished still photographer. (www.pixurmedia.zenfolio.com) . Experienced with Arriflex, Moviecam, Aaton and Panavision motion picture camera systems, as well as many other standard definition video, high definition video, and 4K imaging systems, including RED, Canon, Nikon, GoPro, BlackMagic and DSLR systems. Past contributing editor for FilmCrew magazine. Past assistant instructor (10 years) at the Maine Media Workshops (formerly known as the International Film & TV Workshops), Rockport, Maine. Awarded rank of Eagle Scout by Boy Scouts of America.



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References:

Wendy Whittemore, Aerial Innovations 615-650-2002
John Partipilo, Professional Photographer 615-891-0400
Warren Denney, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum 615-630-3299
Richard Gershman, Watkins College of Art and Design 818-635-2119

Tracy Facelli, Assistant Camera Operator 615-473-6909
Daniel Cedolia, Producer/Director SnoSled Entertainment 888-331-3324


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"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play,
his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation,
his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision
of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing.
To him he is always doing both."

-- James Michener





"I had the pleasure of working with Ron as a first time director, and his knowledge of his craft and his patience made it possible for me to successfully bring my vision to life. A true professional in every respect"

Nathan Fisher
Gonzo Entertainment


“Ron is a dynamic DP who is most versatile and extremely energetic with an always “can do” type of approach on getting the shot. Very creative with lighting and composition and always a pleasure to work with, a real trooper in adverse weather conditions or any unforeseeable circumstance that would require patience and long suffering. I've worked with him for several years on many shoots and its always been a great experience”.

Daniel Cedolia
Sno Sled Entertainment / Memo Vision Productions



"Ron is not just the perfect cameraman to have on your production, he is categorically a most conscientious, hardworking, honest, talented, committed, and motivated resource. His work shows off a flare for understanding the technical side of the gig without sacrificing tenderness, elegance, respect, and above all, innate talent. He came highly recommended to me, made himself immediately available, and was able to disarm the subjects with a whisper. Hire Ron Coons and you don't have to worry about the video or stills on your project again".

Dan Nash
Founder/Artist Manager
JustGreat Management



"Ron always worked at an above and beyond pace during our project. Even though he was only hired for the project he also worked as though he had ownership in it. We have worked with him as Director of Photography on a couple of projects and he has showed the same attention to details during all of them. Results and the quality of the end project are very important to him. This level of involvement certainly showed in our recorded footage at the end of our production. We feel that Ron has the production skill level comparable to anyone in this field and if needed, we would not hesitate to hire him again. We would highly recommend him for any project you may be involved in, and I can tell you that he definitely fits the quote "If you commit deliver or don't commit" .

David Alan Loy