Jason Schmitt (Producer & Director)

Schmitt is a professor at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY as well as a filmmaker and journalist.  Schmitt has written about open access to research, higher education future trends, and new technology altering global learning in publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, Slate and EdSurge.  Schmitt was a field producer and interviewer for the 2012 documentary "Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story" about a small music venue in Detroit that altered rock and roll music. The film won an Emmy in 2016 amongst countless other film festival awards.  
Schmitt has worked on film projects for Field & Stream, Destination Whitetail, The Outdoor Channel, and F&W Media. 

Russell Stone (Director of Photography & Editor)

Stone is an award winning videographer and visual artist living in Denver, CO. He has professional experience in documentary film, promotional productions, music videos, and more. 

Zach Brunelle (Videographer)

Brunelle is a freelance videographer and photographer. He has led numerous workshops for success in visual arts with an emphasis on pitch videos, ski movies, campaign videos, and sci-fi spoofs. 

Emma Atkinson (Animation)
Atkinson is currently a senior at Clarkson University majoring in Digital Arts & Science with a focus toward virtual reality programming and animation. She has a specialization toward creating Oculus Rift programming.
Alex Hill (Animation)

Hill is currently a Senior at Clarkson University majoring in Communication & Media. Hill has a strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud which he developed to improve the quality of his own cinematography projects. 

Lorraine Harper (Film Accountant)

Harper is versed in media projects and requirements for production, budgeting, and travel logistics.

Amoge Okolie (Media & Film Intern)

Okolie is currently a senior at Clarkson University. She is focused on combining digital production with a study of entrepreneurship. Okolie recently obtained her "certified user" status for Hootsuite Social Media dashboard content creation and programming.   

John Bohannon (Project Advisor)

Bohannon is a Science contributing correspondent and writes for Wired and other magazines. His stories range from civilian casualties in Afghanistan, where he embedded with NATO forces in 2010, to the first experimental test of people's ability to distinguish paté from dog food. He runs the annual "Dance Your Ph.D." contest. He has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Oxford University.

Martin Eve (Project Advisor)

Eve is Chair of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. Martin specializes in contemporary American fiction, histories and philosophies of technology, and technological mutations in scholarly publishing. He is the author of four books, Pynchon and Philosophy: Wittgenstein, Foucault and AdornoOpen Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the FuturePassword, and Literature Against Criticism: University English & Contemporary Fiction in Conflict.

Bryan Alexander (Project Advisor)

Bryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education. In 2013 Bryan launched a business, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC. Through BAC he consults throughout higher education in the United States and abroad. Bryan also speaks widely and publishes frequently, with articles appearing in venues including The Atlantic Monthly and Inside Higher Ed.

James Currie (Project Advisor)

Currie is an acclaimed professional photographer and videographer based out of Chicago. Currie brings his years of experience in visual media and expertise in image composition to our project.