Doug Jensen describes himself as someone who “lives and breathes” video production and digital cinematography. As an HD cinematographer, producer, director, editor, consultant, and founder of Vortex Media, Doug thoroughly enjoys being involved in all facets of video and television production. His various professional roles have included: freelance ENG/EFP owner-operator; hand-held camera operator for live sporting events and concerts; television news photographer; director of photography for documentaries; corporate video writer/director/producer specializing in training and promotional videos; and a development consultant for such products as Sony’s XDCAM camcorders.

As an educator and one of the select members of Sony’s Independent Certified Experts (I.C.E.) team, Doug frequently teaches HD production and lighting workshops around the United States. And with over 33 years of professional experience, Doug brings a wide-ranging, real-world perspective into the classroom.

According to Doug, “Every aspect of digital production is changing at an extremely fast pace, and workshops like mine are invaluable for helping professionals stay competitive. Regardless of a student’s level of experience coming in, my goal is to have everyone leave my workshops well-equipped to use the newest technology in the most effective and efficient ways.  I fully understand that someone who has chosen to take one of my courses is making a substantial investment in time and money to attend, and I want to make sure they get a tangible return on that investment the moment they get back home.”

Doug’s credits and clients include NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN, PBS, BBC, NHK, EBU, TNT, A&E, E!, ESPN, HGTV, Discovery Channel, Food Network, Travel Channel, History Channel, Sundance Channel, Warner Bros., Weather Channel, Golf Channel, NASCAR Images, MLB Productions, NBA Entertainment, Holland America, USDA Forest Service, Microsoft, Hasbro, Disney, Textron, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Pfizer, Bayer, Amgen, Pampered Chef, Wendy’s, UPS, Ocean Spray, AARP, Volvo, Lockheed, and many others.

If you’re looking for a casual, laid back workshop this summer, you’re not going to get it from Doug. His raw enthusiasm and passion for the subject matter will educate, challenge, and inspire you in ways you may not expect.