About Stone Productions, LLC

As a Nashville video and TV production company, our projects and assignments are as varied and wide ranging as our clients. Whether it’s covering a national network news story, shooting for a cable network program or serving the video needs of a top corporation, Stone Productions, LLC gives the same personal attention to every project.

If you need fresh footage or require a turnkey approach, we’ll bring a creative mindset and make certain your unique needs and technical specifications are met whether the final product will be viewed on the web, on a large screen for a national meeting, or on television.

We partner with many of the top corporations based in Middle Tennessee including Nissan North America, Bridgestone Americas and Dollar General. Our video and TV production work has been seen on every major broadcast network and multiple cable channels. For more information about our Nashville television and video production company, please check out our list of credits.

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Rich Stone

Director of Photography
Bio
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Rich Stone

Director of Photography

Rich has won 12 of television’s most coveted award, the Emmy. The awards include Camera, Lighting Director- Location and Feature stories. Over the years, Rich has traveled to more than a dozen countries, shooting events ranging from the famine in Somalia, an art show in Tokyo, climate change researchers in Italy for NBC News and Oprah Winfrey’s interview of J.K. Rolling in Scotland.

Rich also jetted around the world for the nationally syndicated television show “Travel and Adventure.” As Director of Photography for the program, Rich documented action such as whitewater rafting on the Colorado River, rock climbing in the Pyrenees Mountains of Spain, and alligator wrestling in the Everglades.

“A lighting cameraman,” is a term that describes Rich well. With a large arsenal of lights on board, Rich arrives at shoots within driving range in a van that is a mini grip truck. He has years of experience lighting a wide variety of subjects on location and in studio situations but brings a fresh approach to each shoot, aspiring to give every client the best possible look and feel for their project. (see Video Clips for lighting examples and Equipment for lighting/grip package, plus other standard and available gear)

In addition to his Emmy awards, Rich has won numerous National Press Photographers Association national and regional awards, Radio and Television News Directors Association awards, plus state Associated Press and United Press International awards for photography. Rich also served on the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Nashville/Mid-South Chapter.

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Leesa Clark Stone

Producer & Talent
Bio
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Leesa Clark Stone

Producer & Talent

Leesa is comfortable wearing many hats in television: including writer, producer, on-camera talent and voice-over talent. Well before earning a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia, she knew she wanted to be a writer. Leesa was hooked after seeing her first story in print as a tween and set out on a path that led to Hawaii, Atlanta and eventually, Nashville, Tennessee, her home for more than two decades.

Leesa began her broadcasting career in Hawaii radio before working at Honolulu’s ABC affiliate, KITV. She was featured in KITV’s consumer problem-solving segment, Working 4 You, which research identified as the most popular franchise in the market. Leesa was also a morning and midday anchor at KITV — experience that helped her land a position as an anchor at CNN Headline News. After freelancing at CNN and WSB, the ABC affiliate in Atlanta, Leesa accepted a reporting job in Nashville at the CBS affiliate, WTVF.

In 1994, Leesa left the world of news to become Publicity Director at contemporary Christian music label, Reunion Records. Her love of television and the impending birth of a baby provided the impetus for the creation of Stone Productions.

Leesa’s work has earned her one Emmy Award for Entertainment Program, one Emmy nomination for Public Affairs and six Telly Awards. Nashville’s Crisis Intervention Center also gave Stone Productions a Community Support Award for producing its informational/fundraising video.

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Equipment

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    Sony F800 XDCAM
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    Sony F800 XDCAM

    The F800 is an ideal production and ENG camera. It uses three 2/3-inch HD Progressive CCDs. You can choose 1080 or 720. It records to XDCAM discs (23 GB or 50 GB) in many formats:

    1. MPEG HD 422 (recording 25,35 or 50 Mbps)
      1080– 59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p
      720—59.94p, 23.98p
    2. MPEG IMX (30/40/50 Mbps) 59.94i
    3. DVCAM—59.94i

    Two more outstanding features of the F800 are over and under cranking, plus interval recording for time lapse footage. Of course, this camera is also capable of shooting the PAL format. It can also be used with our Nano Flash to increase recording time or increase quality.

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    Panasonic HDX-900
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    Panasonic HDX-900

    The 900 records pristine 100 Mbps HD images to DVC Pro tape. It records in several formats:

    1. 1080—59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 23.98pA
    2. 720—59.94i, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

    It can also be used with our Nano Flash.

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    Sony F5
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    Sony F5

    The F5 is one of Sony’s full sensor cameras. With 14 stops of latitude it is truly a remarkable camera. With our setup it is a great ENG camera as well. The shoulder mount with rails and Moose Bars gives it incredible versatility on the run.

    It can record in many formats:

    1. 4K RAW (with additional AXS-R5 record deck that mounts to rear)
    2. XAVC 2048 x 1080 (2K)
    3. XAVC 1920 x 1080—The next generation of H.264/AVC Intra-frame coding. 90 Mbps at 24p.
    4. MPEG HD 1920x 1080
    5. SR File- A fixture in Hollywood production, post production and program exchange. 176 and 352 Mbps at 24p.

    It records to SxS cards, but can be used with our Nano Flash for additional record time when doing MPEG HD recording.

    The F5 is a high speed camera, recording from 60 fps (internally) to 240 fps (at 2K RAW) depending on recording setup.

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    Zeiss Compact Lenses
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    Zeiss Compact Lenses

    15mm, 21mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm available.

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    Fujinon 13 x 4.5
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    Fujinon 13 x 4.5

    Super wide angle ENG style lens with 2x extender.

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    Fujinon 17 x 7.6
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    Fujinon 17 x 7.6

    Standard ENG style HD lens for production and news with 2X extender.

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    Panasonic 8 inch HD LCD
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    Panasonic 8 inch HD LCD

    High performance LCD production monitor featuring HD Zoom. Multiple inputs with waveform monitor and vectorscope. AC/DC powered.

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    Panasonic 17 inch HD LCD
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    Panasonic 17 inch HD LCD

    17 inch production monitor includes built-in embedded audio support, vectorscope, cross hatch overlay, audio level meters, time code display with built-in waveform monitor.

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    Convergent Design Nano Flash
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    Convergent Design Nano Flash

    Compact Flash recorder that takes SDI signal from cameras to record MXF or mov files. File sizes range from 50 Mbps to 180 Mbps. An ideal backup recorder for out of town trips. It can also be used to feed footage from a satellite truck while the camera continues to work.

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    Go Pro Hero 3 Plus
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    Go Pro Hero 3 Plus

    Black Edition. Easy to control and monitor with iPhone APP. We bring all kinds of adapters to mount them just about anywhere.

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  • Tripod
    Sachtler Carbon Fiber 2 stage tripod with Video 20 head
  • Mixer-BoomMike
    Audio mixer with 
Boom mic
  • WirelessMics
    (2) Wireless mics
  • mp3recorder
    mp3 recorder for Transcription
  • handmic
    (1) Hand mic
  • PlusIFBAdaptors
    Plus IFB, adaptors, cables, etc.
  • arri650wFresnels
    (2) Arri 650w Fresnels 

  • Arri1000wFresnel
    (1) Arri 1000w Fresnel
  • Arri150wFresnel
    (1) Arri 150w Fresnel
  • arri300wfresnel
    (1) Arri 300w Fresnel
  • bron400wHMI
    (1) Bron 400 watt HMI
  • MoleRichardson200wFresnel
    (2) Mole Richardson 200w Fresnels
  • Source4
    (1) Source 4
  • 1x1ledpanel
    (1) 1 x 1 LED Panel
  • 400wDiva
    (2) Kino Flo 400w Divas
  • 200wDivaLights
    (2) Kino Flo 200w Divas
  • kinoflo4foot
    (1) Kino Flo 4 foot 4 bank light with ballast
  • 3kinoflosingletube
    (3) Kino Flo single tube ballasts with harnesses
  • kinoflocarkit
    (1) Kino Flo Car Kit
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    (2) Chimera Softboxes
  • chimerapancakelamp
    (1) Chimera Pancake Lantern 

  • ChimeraPatternKit-Diffusion
    Chimera 4 x 4 Diffusion, Solid and Pattern Kit
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    C-stands, extension arms, sand bags and apple boxes
  • Reflectors
    Assorted gels, clamps, reflectors, dimmers, stingers, etc. 

  • MatthewsFlagKit
    Matthews Flag Kit
  • WestcottLargeScrim
    Westcott Large Scrim Jim kit (6 x 6 silk, reflector and nets)
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    17 inch Mac Book Pro with Final Cut Pro
  • Danadolly
    Dana Dolly
  • FinalCut
    Final Cut Pro Edit System (if you need post-production)
  • honda2000wgenerator
    Honda 2000 watt generator
  • minijib
    Mini Jib

Featured Credits

  • dateline
  • abc-news
  • nbc-news
  • cbs
  • discovery-channel
  • infiniti
  • hgtv
  • nissan
  • oprah-network
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  • e-entertainment
  • american-idol
  • cnn
  • good-morning-america
  • bridgestone
  • dollar-general

Network & Cable Shows:

Dateline
Rock Center
NBC Nightly News
Today Show
Peacock Productions
20/20
Good Morning America
ABC World News
Nightline
The View
This Week
ABC News Productions
48 Hours
Early Show
CBS Evening News
CBS Sunday Morning
Survivor
CBS News Productions
The Lehrer Report – PBS
Fox News
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Oprah’s Next Chapter
Dr. Phil
American Idol
American Junior
Big Brother
Amazing Medical Stories
Entertainment Tonight
On the Case with Paula Zahn
Real TV
Iyanla, Fix My Life
Redneck Rehab
The Doctors
Amazing Videos

Cable Networks:

The History Channel
A & E
Nickelodeon
Hallmark Channel
HGTV
CMT
VH-1
CNN
Comedy Central
Discovery Channel
The Travel Channel
The Food Network
The Learning Channel
Animal
Planet
TV Guide Channel
E! Entertainment
Outdoor Channel
Tech TV
ESPN
Fox Sports
Sci Fi Channel
MSNBC
CNBC
OWN TV
Fuse TV

Corporate:

Nissan North America
Infiniti USA
Global Infiniti
Dollar General
Bridgestone Americas
Central Parking System
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Hospital Corporation Of America
Cardinal Health
Tennessee Department of Aeronautics
Georgia
Air Transportation Association
Georgia Airports Association
Fleishman Hillard Public Relations
R.H. Boyd Publishing
Canon Medical Systems
Lifeway
Thomas Nelson Publishers
American Color
Sony Music Nashville
PlayNetwork
PGA of America
Zondervan

International:

SAT. 1 (Germany)
Canadian Broadcasting
Italian TV
Austrian TV
Channel 4 (Great Britain)
BBC
ITV
Globo TV (Brazil)
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Demos

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Contact Us

Telephone/Fax:

Office: 615-952-2705
Rich Stone (cell): 615-202-4011
Leesa Stone (cell): 615-308-2322
Fax: 615-952-5453

Address

P.O. Box 210889
Nashville, TN 37221-0889