Chris joined Worktank in 2009, and although his title is Senior Producer, he wears many hats. “My main job responsibilities are client relationships, sales, and making sure things don’t go boom at a video shoot,” jokes Chris. But in all seriousness, Chris does play a very important role in building and maintaining client relationships, as well as in the management and execution of our video shoots.
Unlike other av production companies, Worktank’s producers provide sales support and project management, in addition to production. This allows Chris and our other producers to really understand and help each client define their vision, set expectations about what can and can’t be done, and ultimately bring that vision to life, while keeping the client’s budget in mind.
Chris also has a knack for anticipating his client needs. In fact, they often remark, “I was just thinking about you,” whenever Chris checks in. Some might call it a sixth sense, but we know it’s more about Chris’s ability to understand his clients, and his desire to proactively reach out at the right time to support them.
What do you like best about your job?
I love the full meal deal – taking a shoot from sales all the way through production, instead of handing off tasks from one person to the next. By being that single point of consistency from start to finish, I really get to know my partners (which is how I view all of my clients), and become part of their team.
How do you like to spend your time outside of the office?
I run … a lot. I’m currently training for my first marathon. This is the first goal I’ve set for myself in a long time that I wasn’t positive I had in hand, but I get to see what I’m made of. Training and taking care of myself is all I can do, but at the end of the day, I will do my best and see how far my feet will take me.
I also love to backpack and get out into the woods – see what the whole world has to offer. I bike and love watching movies, but don’t consider myself a movie snob. I’ve never seen Gone with the Wind, so when I reference it, I don’t have any clue what I’m referencing. (I’m just stealing it from Marcy Stringfellow.)
Most importantly, I love spending time with my family.
If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
I would be a wolf. I truly admire the pack mentality with each member having a role. The way the mothers keep their cubs together and how the pack works as a team to hunt.