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"Thanks for considering me for your creative project.
I pursue the craft and talents of my expertise
with passion and focus. Don't hesitate to call to discuss
your special day/ project or even just kick around a
creative idea that you're thinking about. From small
elopements, portraits, to large events -call for specifics and
no pressure information.
-Ric Ellingson

Photographer / Videographer / Screenwriter
Video Editor-Premiere / Composer / Performer
& DJ Services

Advanced Photography - Events, Weddings, Film Sets, Environmental Portraits, Studio
Photoshop proficient / Accomplished Guitarist & Songwriter
Video & Still Camera Operator / Lighting Expert / Premiere Pro Editor
After Effects Special Training / Audio DAW Recording Technician

Associate of Arts - Professional Photography De Anza College, Cupertino, CA 1991
Associate of Applied Science - Business Management FVCC, Kalispell MT 1988
Music Theory & Mischief - University of Montana, Missoula MT
Certificates in Adobe Premiere Pro & Adobe After Effects

Served as the set photographer and backstage videographer for Culver City Studios.
Professional photographer for Michael Jackson’s last filmed performances, 2009.
Photography & video production on over a hundred weddings & commercial projects.
Portrait/Still Photographer of countless people, places, and things.

Wrote, directed, produced, edited, and scored two feature films:
Flower in the Dirt 2016 & Field Study 2017

11 screenplays to my credit and counting.

Michael Jackson (Dome Project) AEG Live
Bruce Jones Hollywood Visual Effects Producer/Warner Bros
RT Television
Boy Scouts of America
Hundreds of weddings, portraits, and commercial projects

Ric Ellingson is a Montana Professional photographer and videographer with 25 years of experience.

As a multi-faceted creative artist, Ric is also the founder of the musical group 'Retrorocket', which specializes in solo guitar and voice with looping, or a two person combo with a percussionist and background vocalist, or three person combo by adding a bass player, to a performance format of music primarily made prior to the 1980's, and originals.

In addition, Ric makes video commercials, shorts and feature length films. Ric Ellingson also brings his screenwriting ability to any project.