W. Ross Wells

Member since: Mon, Aug 29 2011
Last visited: Thu, Jan 17 2019
Timezone: -6.00 GMT
Location: Houston
Occupation: Director/Editor/Compositing Artist
Tue, Mar 5 1963
(56 years old)
Total Posts: 27
Post Rank: 0
Points: 315

About W. Ross Wells

I'm Ross Wells, film director, Avid editor and musician. I decided to become a filmmaker in 1968 at the age of five, when my parents took me to see Kubrick's 2001 at Radio City Music Hall. I began making films, with surprisingly little critical acclaim at age nine. An early adopter of nonlinear editing, I started cutting on the EMC2 in the early nineties before making the jump to Avid in '94.  My 'mojo' manifests through my unique (read: 'twisted') sense of humor, which I have pledged to use for the good of mankind, and most especially, my projects. I co-own Zenfilm with my longtime executive producer and partner Merideth Melville. The two of us began working together on documentary films in the late 80's and simply never stopped doing what worked so well. Zenfilm is a diverse collection of motion picture artists and pop culture junkies who are wholly devoted to creating beautiful, exceptional work. Zenfilm's credentials include national TV commercials, music videos, branded content and original programming. We have music videos currently airing on MTV2 and Canada's Much Music Network. We produce an original live music program featuring new music from America's most historic recording studio. Live From SugarHill Studios is available all over the web and on livefromsugarhill.tv. We also manage branded content channels for a number of clients. Last year Zenfilm brought home over 25 awards including a Lone Star Emmy for our TV campaign for Children's Museum of Houston, a jury award for music video at Dances With Films, Grand Remis, Gold ADDYs and many more. We work with our partner companies to promote Houston's remarkable creative community. We have included examples of our national My Houston TV and some music videos for Houston recording artists in this showcase. And not to leave out the all important techno-geekery: Zenfilm's in-house post capabilities include 4:4:4 HD editorial, compositing and motion design. We were early adopters of Sony digital video, we purchased one of the first Digital BetaCam cameras in 1994. Today we use a variety of Sony HD Cameras and custom-modded DSLRs from Hot Rod Camera. Our offices in downtown Houston have two edit suites equipped with Mac MC Nitris DX and one with Mojo DX. We use Nuke by Foundry and After Effects and other tools to get the job done. My attention deficit disorder gets me involved in lots of creative ventures. Currently in addition to Zenfilm, I co-own ZenHill Records with my close friend and record producer Dan Workman, and am a member of the board of The Houston Sound, a non-profit designed to organize and brand Houston's eclectic music scene. I also am a member of NARAS (The Grammys)  You can find us online at ZenfilmZenHill Records IMDB wrosswells.com



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