Paul J Schmidt, Creative Video Strategist
Paul has been a visual storyteller for as long as he can remember and decided to turn that into a career. He chose video as his medium and his award winning style has been seen nationally as well as praised locally. A self-proclaimed community proponent and pro-Michigan advocate, he owns and is production director for UnoDeuce Multimedia which is celebrating its 6th year in Lansing. Paul was just recently awarded the 2015 Entrepreneur Institute Micro-Entrepreneur of the Year.
Sherrene Reyes, Creative Video Architect
Photographer, guitar strummer, and recent addition to Uno Deuce, Sherrene is a self-proclaimed nerd and lover of fine cheeses. Her editing powers started at a young age and blossomed while interning at Uno Deuce. A recent graduate of Lansing Community College, Sherrene has enjoyed every aspect of her education, which has reaffirmed her passion for media. In addition to a Digital Media Specialist degree, Sherrene also possesses certificates in audio, music technology, and audio recording/production. Sherrene’s not limited to the video editing business; she was a safety patrol officer at age 10 and still has the badge to prove it. When she’s not editing or drinking excessive amounts of coffee, you can find her Netflix binging or trying to finding any excuse for a road trip.
Erin VanSloten, Assistant Video Architect
Erin aims to be the jack of all trades. A Senior at Michigan State University, she is studying User Experience Design, Psychology, and Graphic Design. Motion graphics are her true passion but you can also find her out shooting as well as editing. Growing up in the Metro Detroit area, Erin has strong ties to Michigan and never goes a year without heading up north. In addition to spending long hours behind her laptop, Erin also uses her free time to run, attend Spartan sports games, listen to podcasts, or wheel throw pottery.
Sam Kobe, Creative Video Postmaster
Sam is a self proclaimed expert when is comes to being social.That, combined with her background in Sales and Marketing, made her perfect for the role as our Creative Video Postmaster. Her passion for visual marketing began when she started her photography business in 2014. When away from computers and cameras, Sam finds her escape on the Northern shores of Lake Superior or laughing until it hurts with her closest friends. As a convicted car singer, you will catch her jamming out to; Twenty One Pilots, Lana Del Ray, Panic at the Disco, and any/all classic rock. What are the ways to this girls’ heart you ask? Well, pizza and internet memes of course! At the end of the day Sam enjoys the company of her horse, North, and her kitten, Luna. If you had to compare her to one fictional character it would be Jessica Day from New Girl, frankly because she likes being, #weird.
Anthony Valli, Assistant Video Postmaster
Anthony enjoys every stage of video production, especially post production. This includes helping Sam generate creative marketing content for Uno Deuce. He participated in the digital media program at Lansing Community College and recently graduated from University of Michigan with a bachelors in Spanish and International Studies. But as a true East Lansing native, he enjoys spending time on MSU’s campus and knows the fight song by heart. In his spare time he writes, shoots, and edits videos about his three favorite things: food, travel, and movies. Otherwise you can find him recording a voiceover (shhh) or online shopping for the next Criterion box set.
Elena Petrovich, Video Production Intern
Elena is driven to use the arts, particularly film, as a tool for social impact. A senior at Michigan State University, she is majoring in Arts and Humanities and minoring in Peace and Justice Studies. Elena aspires to use her humanitarian background as a guide in learning the ins and outs of film work. When she’s not developing her skills as a filmmaker or trying to promote social justice, you can find her singing choral music, watching or talking about T.V. shows, re-reading books, or making friends with dogs.
Min Wang, Community Manager Intern
Min is passionate about learning new media skills to tell different stories. As she is about to graduate from Michigan State University with a Master’s degree in journalism, she delicates her time exploring cultures, traveling and working for local art/cultural community. As a bilingual journalist, she keeps her eyes and mind open for new topics and fascinating stories as she always has her camera and notebook with her wherever she goes. When Min’s not writing for local bands and small business to get more media coverages, you can find her playing bass, digging records and modeling for her photographer friends.