I never know whether to write this in the first person or third person. I am the owner and founder of Earl Studios. I started this company back in 1997 in my parents basement using a old 486 computer and dial up internet. It was a magical time. I spent the first half of my professional career as a chef, so I have a love and passion for food. A film nerd since I first saw Star Wars at the drive ins, I’ve spent more time behind a camera than anything else. In college I started the Independent Filmmakers Guild, and spent time on stage acting in plays to build my understanding of what it takes to be on camera. In the 12 seconds a year I’m not working, I can usually be found skiing or hunting “wobsta’s” on the beach. But first, and foremast, before anything else….I am a father to two amazing children, and that more than anything, is my greatest achievement.
I get called Earl a lot, to the point where I’m having t-shirts made that says “I’m not Earl”. Earl is my middle name, and the name of my Grandfather, who was my mentor and one of the greatest influences on my life. The company name also takes inspiration from “Elstree Studios”, the studio in England where Star Wars was shot.
30 Years of film making…really?!
Well, sort of. Since I was 12 I’ve been behind a camera. Since the days of the shoulder held VHS camera I’ve been making films in one way or another. Before computers, I edited my films by hooking up 2 VCR’s together and hitting play & REC at the same time. Indiana Jones remakes in my back woods to emotional pieces during my time in the Army, films have been who I am, and what I am. It’s what I do to tell the story of the world as I see it.
We are small…for now.
Yes, Earl Studios is a small NH video production & aerial videography company. No, we don’t have an intern whose only job it is to get coffee. We are a small NH video production & aerial videography studio…for now. While we may not be the biggest NH video production or aerial videography studio around, we act as if we are, because that is what we plan to be someday. Being small has its benefits though.