CRAIG DACEY

I am:

- An expert in the full scope of traditional video formats

- A pioneer in all 360/VR production, and have developed new hardware and post production workflows 

- An early adopter of emerging technologies 

- A forward thinking, solution oriented seasoned director and producer

One of my greatest strengths is my ability to spot emerging trends and adapt to the ever changing ways we consume content. My journey began over a decade ago. While working in the medical device sales world, I saw an opportunity around the advent and explosion of Youtube. I made a calculated move and shifted careers to the world of TV / Film production. Shortly after, with a little 'elbow grease', hustle, and some good fortune, I shot, edited and directed a segment for Travel Channel's 'America's Scariest Haunted Attractions'. The show received rave reviews and ratings. With its success, I caught the bug big time and haven't looked back. Since then, I have held a variety of roles; from field producer for reality TV, a camera operator for a Sundance nominated film, to a video director for a numerous projects, both large and small. I've consulted for production companies, advertising agencies, social media influencers, start-ups, non profits and Fortune 500 clients. I have every ability to overcome challenges and problem solve while keeping a positive mindset throughout the process. 

Short form video content is where I live and breathe, and has been for over a decade. With my $300 camcorder in hand, I was working with platforms such as Yelp, facebook and Youtube before they were the mainstays they are today. 

A few years ago, while I was directing projects and working as a consultant for traditional video projects, I saw a new trend emerging in 360 and VR video. By February of 2015, I was on set shooting a first of its kind music video with an early 16 GoPro VR camera rig. Once again, I found myself in the center of a video and content revolution. By 2016, I was nominated for two Samsung Creator Awards - one for my music video and the second for an automotive piece. From there, I shot and directed one of the first 360 livestreams on Youtube for Machinima of a notorious haunted house in Oklahoma City, which was an amazing challenge. The livestream project required incredible innovation and granular budget management.

Outside of work, since returning to NY from Los Angeles, I live on the south shore of Long Island were I am renovating a crazy farm house with my wife, two amazing kids and two funny dogs. I am an avid open water ocean swimmer and completed the NY triathlon in 2015. Music and entertainment have always been a passion of mine, and I have been incredibly fortunate to merge my interests with my work.

Let's talk about your ideas and challenges. I'm here to create the video and content solution you need. 

Thanks,

Craig

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