Audio mixer with Boom mic
(2) Wireless mics
mp3 recorder for Transcription
(1) Hand mic
Plus IFB, adaptors, cables, etc.
As a Nashville video and television production company, our projects and assignments are as varied and wide ranging as our clients. Whether it’s covering a national network news story with our Emmy award-winning ENG crew, or 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 television and video 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, including work as a lighting cameraman, please check out our list of credits.
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.×
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.×
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:
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.×
The 900 records pristine 100 Mbps HD images to DVC Pro tape. It records in several formats:
It can also be used with our Nano Flash.×
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:
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.×
15mm, 21mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm available.×
Super wide angle ENG style lens with 2x extender.×
Standard ENG style HD lens for production and news with 2X extender.×
High performance LCD production monitor featuring HD Zoom. Multiple inputs with waveform monitor and vectorscope. AC/DC powered.×
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.×
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.×
Black Edition. Easy to control and monitor with iPhone APP. We bring all kinds of adapters to mount them just about anywhere.×
“Whether it’s a multi-camera primetime interview, a week-long courtroom trial or a last-minute need to shoot breaking news out of town, Rich Stone is always up to the task, bringing a creative perspective that makes each project unique.”
Supervising Producer - NBC News
“I have had the pleasure of working with Rich and Leesa at Stone Productions for more than a decade and their work, dependability and customer service is exceptional. In working on a wide array of video projects, Stone Productions has consistently been on time and on budget and exceeded expectations for quality and creativity. They are great partners and have proven time and again that they will deliver what you need, when you need it.”
Senior Director, Corporate Communications - Dollar General Corporation
“I’ve been working in the Nashville video community for the past fifteen years, and with Stone Productions for almost as long. I can say unequivocally there is no better DP in this market than Rich Stone. His eye for detail and ability to respond quickly to a changing set have saved the day for many projects we’ve worked on together over the years.”
Vice President, Creative Services Group - Harper Collins Christian Publishing
“Rich and Leesa Stone will not disappoint you. They are consummate professionals and great storytellers who blend pictures, sound and narrative to create digital media that inspires, educates and enlightens. Stone Productions will deliver to your specifications and budget. Turnkey your project to them and know that you are in good hands.”
Director, Corporate Communications - Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)
“I’ve been around Special Olympics more than 30 years…I can honestly tell you I don’t believe anyone has ever produced a better video on Special Olympics. I can tell you for certain that since we have started using this video in presentations, it has caused people, organizations, and companies, to donate money and volunteer their time to the cause.”
Alan L. Bolick
President - Special Olympics Tennessee
“I’ve worked with many fine camera operators around the world and Rich Stone sure knows his business. He’s the sort of shooter you wish you could always have on call – great company, totally pro, and always delivering those little extras in the back of shot that others wouldn’t even notice or highlight. My client, a major current affairs show back in the UK, was delighted with both the content and quality of what we achieved on our recent assignment together.”
“Your company exhibited an All-Pro attitude throughout the production, which not only made shooting of the video a success; but also helped us to truly capture and deliver the ‘Principle Theme’ of our message to a very important customer. The presentation was a ‘Huge Success.’ The quality and clarity of the field location shots, along with your ability to pick the perfect narrator, produced a high quality video that far exceeded our expectations.”
American Color Graphics
“Many thanks for all the hard work and creative input in producing our stories on the Black Hawk and Abrams tank. You all worked incredibly hard on a tough schedule and hopefully we can all pitch up again soon.”
Director, "Heavy Metal" - The History Channel
“Leesa Stone is the first call you are ever going to make if you need a producer in the Nashville area.”
Good Morning America
“When shooting with Rich Stone, good is not good enough, only the best will do. Leesa Stone is a creative yet organized producer. Nothing disappoints. Nothing falls through the cracks.”
Producer, "Dream Builders" - HGTV
“As Chairman, CEO & President of Bridgestone Americas I had the opportunity to work with Leesa and Rich Stone. Stone Productions produced a quarterly video that enabled us to communicate effectively with our 50,000 teammates. Because of the professionalism of their work, our teammates looked forward to the opportunity to learn more about Bridgestone. The quality of their work was outstanding and it was delightful working with them.”
Former CEO & President, Bridgestone Americas
“Just wanted to officially thank you. I know how hard you worked and how quickly and I really appreciate it. Plus, everything looks and sounds great.”
Producer - CBS News
“Rich Stone is not just a great shooter who makes things look better than they have any right to look– he is also smart: he instinctively knows what you’ll need to make a story visually compelling. Couple all that with a very even disposition, and you have my definition of the perfect cameraman.”
Rich Stone (cell): 615-202-4011
Leesa Stone (cell): 615-308-2322
P.O. Box 210889
Nashville, TN 37221-0889