Doug Gritzmacher is a director and motion photographer for film and video productions. He began his career working on a PBS series and then with National Geographic Television and Film, where he assisted on numerous productions.
He has created four documentary films that have won numerous film festival awards, been acquired by Netflix, and commissioned by DirecTV and the Concerned Veterans of America organization. His cinematography work has contributed to projects that have been recognized for Emmy, Telly, and Remy awards.
Below are examples of his work for commercial, corporate, and nonprofit clients.
“Wow. Working with Doug goes way beyond a great experience. An incredibly gifted director, editor, and filmmaker, yes. But those are just table stakes for Doug. Doug willingly invests his whole mind and spirit in a project, resulting in a super-pro production from start to finish. Even when you think your project is great, just wait. Doug will insist on making it transformative.”
—Kara Verhoorn, Tell Me a Story
“Doug has captured the spirit of Volunteers of America’s events with unmatched professionalism, enthusiasm, and acute attention to detail. His admirable, incredible expertise coupled with his kind personality make working with Doug an absolute pleasure. We know we can trust him with capturing a masterful representation of our organization and its mission time and again. It is a joy to know and work with him.”
—Alexandra Rosas, Volunteers of America
“Doug’s work and demeanor are so exceptional that I will not look elsewhere. He’s been able to fit me in on little notice, re-book when our clients’ schedules change, make quick edits to the videos, and has just generally been a pleasure to work with. He always exceeds my expectations.”
—Ilissa Knisley, Platinum Luxury Auctions
“Doug was one of eight video production companies that I worked with on a national project and his team was by far the best. Doug was incredibly easy to work with and produced a phenomenally high quality set of videos. He has excellent intuition for what we were looking for and dealt with unexpected production problems with finesse and humor.”
—Amelie Collins Vance, FindLaw
“I head Public Relations for a $17 billion organization, and producing high quality, impactful visual storytelling videos to elevate our reputation and drive our business forward is key. Needless to say, we’re especially picky about the video production teams we work with. But working with Doug was a no-brainer. He and his team always go above and beyond for us and produce amazing work that’s in line with our vision and goals.”
—Chandra Brin, FirstBank
“Doug went above and beyond to get the footage needed to tell our story powerfully and the final product did not disappoint. Doug understands instinctively how to pull out the critical and compelling aspects of an organization’s mission and connect on an emotional level with the audience.”
—Pam Brier, The Action Center
“Working with Doug on our organization’s 30th Anniversary video was truly a pleasure. Doug and his team are very respectful and personable and incredibly easy to work with. Doug delivered a wonderful product that we can use far beyond our 30-year anniversary! If you are looking for a creative visionary who can pull your ideas into a comprehensive work of art, Doug should be your go to!”
—Laura Larson, STRIDE Community Health Center