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Whether you need just one camera operator, an audio tech, or an entire film crew - our professionals always have a great attitude and a hardy work ethic.

CHRISTIAN SCHWIER | Owner - Producer, Director

christian@litewavemedia.com

941.737.4233

With over 10 years professional experience and a film & video degree from Emerson College, Christian is the creative force behind Litewave Media. Whether he’s diving headlong into a storm covering the disastrous hurricanes of Florida for the Associated Press, or shooting national sporting events like the 2009 Superbowl in Tampa, Christian has the tenacious spirit to get the right shot when it counts. Christian has produced and directed a number of award winning independent films and recently completed his independent feature film: Jules Dongu Saves the World.


Christian has the modern day experience to enhance any type of video production. Whether you are shooting Film or Digital; SD, HD, or 4K, you’ll be happy to have Christian at the helm of your production.

ANA CHRISTINA SANCHEZ | Production Coordinator, Spanish Translator

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Ana has a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Business from The University of Tampa. She lived most of her life in Venezuela, which helps her bring a multicultural perspective to our film and video productions. Ana is bilingual which makes her invaluable to Litewave Media’s Spanish speaking clients. When she is not coordinating shoots, Ana writes articles for Litewave Media’s official blog and also assists with editing when she has time.


Ana has coordinated several commercial and independent movie shoots in Florida and has also been in charge of preproduction for the weekly television series Florida This Week produced by the TV station WEDU. Ana is passionate about television production, and she hopes to expand Litewave Media’s development in this medium. Her organizational skills and can-do attitude ensure our shoots run smoothly and efficiently for our clients.

JOHN JONES | Director of Photography, Gaffer

john@litewavemedia.com

John has worked in the video production industry in Tampa for over 10 years. He has tackled numerous roles including producer, director, cinematographer, gaffer and editor. Working in a variety of roles has helped him develop a keen eye for detail, which enables him to ensure the highest quality final product. John’s talent for cinematography and creative vision has brought him to many different countries with the opportunity to film award-winning commercials and short films.


John loves being able to tell a story with a camera. He enjoys paying attention to every detail that is shown on the screen and ensures all the creative elements of a video production shine. He is also an experienced gaffer, and enjoys transforming the atmosphere of a location with the use of lighting. John has directed and filmed for some of Litewave Media’s largest clients including Microsoft, NBC, and Ideal Image.

JEFF ZAMPINO | Creative Director, Screenwriter

jeff@litewavemedia.com

Jeff has penned hundreds of scripts with Litewave Media. Everything from corporate video projects to training videos to independent films have all been led by Jeff’s creative direction.


With a Bachelor’s degree in Theater, Jeff brings a unique sensibility to the scripts and creative direction of our projects. He has generated numerous award-winning scripts over the years and has a keen eye for comedic writing. Jeff along with Litewave Media has produced comedic training videos and TV commercials for many national clients including: Microsoft, Ideal Image, Trend Micro, and Binaca.


Aside from writing, Jeff has a passion for theater and has stage managed live theater productions across the country.

HAROLD “PINKY” HOOD | Studio Tech, Grip

harold@litewavemedia.com

Pinky has a film degree from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL, and has been working as a Grip for 3 years. He has gripped on hundreds of Litewave Media video shoots including commercials, music videos and our latest short film The Skyship Chronicles.


Pinky is also Litewave Media’s studio tech for our Tampa video studio. When productions rent the studio or need an extra hand, Pinky is always on hand to assist. Pinky’s true passion is lighting. He is a devoted fan of classic movies as their lighting inspires him to create. He enjoys how the lighting sets the mood and tone of these films. Pinky is a hard worker and is always happy to lend a hand on productions.

MIKE BARNITT | Sound Engineer

mike@litewavemedia.com

Mike has been in the film business since 1970. He spent several years filming sporting events in Louisiana before moving to Florida to attend USF’s Film School. After getting his degree, Mike started filming, editing, gripping and doing sound for documentaries, movies and commercials. In 2001 Mike began to focus and specialize in production sound.


Mike has been all over the world capturing sound for films, documentaries and commercials. His most recent project of note was the film, 'Oloibiri', shot in the Niger Delta in Nigeria. Mike’s favorite pastime is spending time outdoors and taking pictures of the environment. He is Litewave Media’s go-to Tampa sound engineer because of his vast experience in the industry and talent for capturing clean audio every time.

MICHÈLE YOUNG | Line Producer, Assistant Director

michele@litewavemedia.com

Michèle is an enthusiastic, creative force that illuminates possibilities and produces results. She has enhanced marketing projects and designed programs within the health, technical, hospitality, financial, manufacturing, professional services, agricultural, retail, and construction industries as well as for NASA and MOSI. Michèle has degrees in Psychology, Theatre and an MBA, and has traveled to over 30 countries on 6 continents to bring a multi-cultural perspective to any production endeavor.


A master of organization (we’re not quite sure how she manages it all), Michèle keeps a film and video crew’s production running smoothly. When the occasional obstacle arises - she handles it with a cool composure that only raw talent and years of experience can provide.

ANYA YUSHCHENKO | Makeup Artist

Anya is our makeup artist - proficient in many styles of make-up including editorial, high fashion, beauty, avant-garde, special effects and body painting. Also a certified esthetician and with make-up training from Elite Pro Academy in Barcelona, Spain, and M.A.C. Cosmetics, Anya has the expertise to evaluate anyone, from actors and models to corporate clients and determine how to emphasize their best features.


Working on numerous films, magazine photo shoots, TV commercials, and special events Anya has established herself as one of the most sought after make-up artists in the Tampa Bay area. Anya loves to create flawless beauty and diverse looks. She is always searching for ways to bring both the latest trends and styles, as well as classic standards of beauty to her clients. Anya also does light hairstyling and assists in wardrobe styling as well.

 

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