About Uno Deuce Multimedia
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 7th year in Lansing. Paul is the 2015 Entrepreneur Institute Micro-Entrepreneur of the Year and a 2018 scholar of the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business program.
Nick Couture, Creative Video Associate
Nick is a fanatic lover of film, comic books, podcasts, and coffee, so much coffee. He knew from an early age that film production was what he wanted to pursue as a career. A 2016 graduate from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Film and Video Production, Nick loves working in his home state and supporting local film. When he’s not shooting or editing he enjoys spending time with his fiancée and 3-year-old daughter.
James Van Zile, Creative Video Assistant
James was born and raised in Lansing, where he attended Lansing Public schools and discovered his love for all things video at Eastern High School. James is currently pursuing an associates degree in Digital Media Specialist at Lansing Community college. When he isn’t working at UnoDeuce, and when he’s not in class, James can most likely be found playing Dungeons and Dragons, writing short stories, or binging Netflix. His true passion is helping people tell their stories to the world, be it through video, audio, or the written word.
Will Jones, Video Production Intern
I was born here in Lansing in 1990. I went to J.W. Sexton Highschool and graduated in 2009, Shortly after this, I joined the Marine Corps. From there I went to San Diego California for boot camp. After that, I was stationed in Jacksonville North Carolina. In 2011 I married my soul mate Erica, whom I occasionally sing Mrs. Jones to. In 2013 we had our first kiddo, his name is Liam. Shortly after I came home from the Marines and started going to school. In 2015 my son Jackson was born and in 2018 my 3rd son Isaac was born. I am now a student at LCC studying Digital Media, Audio and Cinematography
Kathy Mendez, Video Production Intern
Kathy started her college years at Lansing Community College, obtaining a degree in Psychology before realizing that her life’s mission is to create. She officially began working on her associate degree in Digital Media Specialist in Fall 2018, after falling in love with her first video production class. In her free time, she loves to create whether it be art, writing, or music. She also loves spending time with her fiancé and other loved ones, and binge watch as many TV series on Netflix as she possibly can. She is also a self proclaimed dog enthusiast.