We are a Florida based film production company, dedicated to producing wildlife, nature and documentary films specializing in underwater film production. We work in all stages of the film making process, from development through distribution.
We provide over 12 years of experience shooting wildlife and nature video including complex underwater film productions. We carry the latest equippment and technology and consist of a personnel to execute dynamic projects from concept to final delivery.
Ian Hall | President
Born and Raised in Nassau Bahamas. Ian maintained an ownership in the Taxidermy business for almost 40 years while leading a cutting edge role in the outdoors world. He is an avid fisherman and hunter and while traveling the world for new adventures he followed a passion for the outdoor tv world and photography.
He is a highly talented businessman in an industry based upon the outdoors. He has been personally involved with many tv projects from local level fishing to the national level of documentary style tv as well as documentaries relevant to his field.
Leo Lampone | Vice President
Leo is an expert in big-game and marine taxidermy. He has years of experience in the fiberglass and manufacturing industries. Leo is a dedicated father and husband to his family and wife, as well as an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. Because of his love of big-game hunting, Leo has traveled extensively over several continents. His experience from the wild is an avid resource when researching new film locations and "hotspots" for our projects.
Jeff Aderman | Producer / Videographer
Experienced Videographer, Video Editor, Director, Producer with an extensive background in all aspects of video production. Jeff holds a BA in communications radio & television. His passion is the outdoors and is considered an expert in wildlife and underwater film production. Conversant in English & Spanish. He offers excellent client relations skills.
Fish Tales Film Productions- Lake Worth, Florida
Producer / Videographer
December 1995 – present
Handeling all types of video productions. Episodic Television, TV Commercials, Marketing Videos, Music Videos, Web Videos, Freelance Videography / Editing.
Currently producing Reel Adventures TV, Birding Adventures TV, The Armory MMA Show, Classic & Classy Sport Fishing Adventures.
*Proficient with Sony Camcorders EX3, Z-1U and Canon H-1A, Edius Video Editing Software. www.adermanvideo.com
Infinity Productions - Lake Worth, Florida
Co-Owner / Partner
December 1992 – December 1995
Responsible for all of National Cable Company’s video production along with all types of video productions. Episodic Television, TV Commercials, Marketing Videos, Music Videos, Web Videos, Freelance Videography / Editing.
Comcast Cable - West Palm Beach, Florida
December 1990 – December 1992
Handled all aspects of video production & commercial insertions for the entire Palm Beach County Comcast area.
WPTV News Channel 5 NBC – West Palm Beach, Florida
December 1987 – December 1990
Responsible for studio camera operation for news casts, Chyron operator, teleprompter operator and videotape playback operator.
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
BA Communications Radio / Television 1982-1986
Travel, Big Game Sport Fishing, Cooking, Music, Nature, Water Sports.
Joy Albrektsen | Financial Controller
Right out of high school, Joy was employed by the School Board of Broward County and worked there for about 15 years. While reporting to the Supervisor of Instructional Materials and later for the Associate Superintendent for Business & Finance she gained valuable experience within the financial and accounting industry. She also taught Shorthand and Typing in the Adult Education program.
When her family moved to Ocala, Joy worked for private businesses and then went on to work for an accounting firm. Seven years later she worked for Crippen and Crippen, CPA firm. The community college in Marion County employed her to teach income tax preparation which she did for about three years. For the last 15 years, Gray Taxidermy, Inc., has been her home away from home.
Bill Dobbellaer | Marketing Director
Born and raised in New York , Bill relocated to Jacksonville Florida with a business degree from the university of North Florida as well as a minor in marketing . With years of successful marketing leading the way in the financial business for Prudential Securities of Florida, he followed his passion to the fishing industry.
He is actively pursuing a career with Gray Taxidermy as General Mgr. while maintaining a role in the outdoors world.
Past productions include television shows for the fishing industry as well as informational TV for Discovery channel's “dirty Jobs” with Mike Rowe.
Highly knowledgeable in both marketing, product placement as well as the needs of the public in the outdoor "TV world", he has an understanding and passion for reality in the industry. As a pioneer and person who thinks "outside-the-box" he was able to be the first to bring Daytime Sword fishing to the public on television as well as develop many cutting edge techniques.
As general mgr for Gray Taxidermy as well as marketing director for fish tales film productions bill is able to stay ahead of the pack with an edge to the outdoor TV world as well as up to date on the industry trends and needs. He has worked on numerous TV projects from reality, tourism projects as well as documentaries and all aspects of fishing TV shows.
Kim Underwood | Creative Director
Kim Underwood was born and raised in Florida. Kim has numerous years of experience in marketing and advertising, which includes national magazine production as well as design concepts for new advertising campaigns.
Her background also includes office and accounting management. Kim is a certified fitness instructor in her spare time, but currently heads up the Marketing Department at Gray Taxidermy.
Jonas Masreliez | Art Director
Born and raised in Sweden and migrated to the United States in the early 90ies. After finishing his BA from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale he has held various positions withing the creative industry, most recently as an Art Director and Creative Director. He is an award winning and detail oriented creative professional with a passion for film and multi-disciplinary design as well as typography, the later which he considers an overlooked art form by itself, and believes is a cornerstone in any well-executed design.
"From innovative web and multimedia design solutions and graphic design, my focus is always on maintaining brand integrity, consistency and distinctive communication, while executing a solution that pushes the creative boundaries beyond the ordinary."
Jonas is an accomplished design professional with a unique balance of creative and technical expertise, combined with a strong background in print design and production, web design, package design and internet marketing. Successfully deployed and executed strategic marketing campaigns with proven results using SEO/SEM and social media marketing supported by traditional marketing initiatives.
By combining a creative and unique design style with great enthusiasm for the ever-evolving industry of design, advertising and film, results will be distinctive and effective. Experienced working as an art director and also comfortable as a hands-on designer when needed.
Internet Marketing Manager
Mar. 2010 – Current, - Gray Taxidermy, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
Responsibilities include the concept development, design and implementation of company’s corporate online brand identity. Actively managing the company's multiple websites and social media initiatives. Assist the marketing department with collateral design and photography.
Search Engine Strategist
Mar. 2009 – Jan. 2011 - Gamo Outdoor USA, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
Responsibilities included the concept development and design and implementation of the company’s corporate and brand specific websites. Achieved top rankings for highly competitive keywords/phrases by custom SEM strategies for e-commerce websites, micro sites, and product specific landing pages. Implemented and managed the company’s social media marketing initiatives. Assisted art department with package design, product design as well as product photography.
Sep. 2004 – Sep. 2008 - Oxonia Insurance Group, Inc., Plantation, Fl
Conceptualized and executed all creative projects in support of the marketing department. Directed workflow of internal and external creative needs. Executed projects from concept to completion and translated all marketing objectives into complete creative campaigns. Tasks also included concept development and execution of POS materials for national retail markets.
Functioned as the SEM-Strategist focusing on designing and implementing various internet marketing strategies for websites, micro sites and email campaigns with search engine friendly principles. Analyzed competition to develop and maintain comprehensive search engine optimization strategies for the company’s independent sales force and their websites. Content writing, link strategy implementation and pay-per-click (PPC) advertising projects were also handled in the department.
Sr. Art Director
Jan 2001 – Aug 2004 - WDTC Creative Advertising, Boca Raton, Fl
Utilizing my creativity, my responsibilities included conceptualizing, art directing and executing various marketing campaigns for clients, including national and international companies such as SunTrust Bank and Kimball International.
Sr. Graphic Designer / Art Director
Mar 1999 – Dec 2000 – Peter James Design, Pompano Beach, Fl
Hired as a graphic designer and soon promoted to the position of Art Director. This allowed me to manage designers and freelance artists ensuring that projects were completed within the given timeline and executed to perfection, resulting in complete customer satisfaction. Work included marketing campaigns for internationally recognized companies such as Siemens Telecom, Beuchat Diving and Johnson & Johnson to name a few. Projects ranged from complex package design, corporate branding, print ad campaigns and billboard designs.
Feb 1998 – Mar 1999 – USA Broadcasting, Miami Beach, Fl
As the designer the responsibilities included to conceptualize and develop projects including print advertisements, promoting the stations TV-rights to broadcast Miami Heat and NBA Basketball, ad campaigns for WAMI-TV's various programs. Designed print ad published in the 1998 Emmy Awards program guide as well as multiple advertisements published in Ocean Drive Magazine.
Awarded “Best Portfolio in Graphic Design” at graduation from The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale
Winner of Adobe National Student Competition / Multimedia Ad Design
Achieved 1st page rankings for multiple domains/websites through organic SEO strategies.
1999-2001 – Bachelors of Science Degree / Multimedia, The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1997-1998 – Associates of Science Degree / Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1991-1992 – Associate Degree in Athletic Instruction, Lillsveds, Athletic Institute. Stockholm, Sweden
James Gainey | US Legal Counsel
In his career, Mr. Gainey has been the founding partner and lead trial counsel of two Florida based litigation law firms and has served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for an SEC Registered Investment Company, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for a national healthcare technology business, and as General Counsel for a national advertising publication. Mr. Gainey has represented companies and individuals in the automotive, retail, insurance, construction, housing, healthcare, food, entertainment and sports industries.
In his corporate legal capacity, Mr. Gainey provides daily management, operational and corporate legal advice for the company’s strategy and decision making. Since 1988, Mr. Gainey has been a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, is a certified Florida Bar Mediator and a former chairman of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee. He is admitted to all state courts and the United States District Courts of the Southern, Middle and Northern districts of Florida. Mr. Gainey holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor degree from Mercer University Law School.
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