Audio mixer with Boom mic
(2) Wireless mics
mp3 recorder for Transcription
(1) Hand mic
Plus IFB, adaptors, cables, etc.
Our projects and assignments are as varied and wide ranging as our clients. From documenting climate research on Volcano Island off the coast of Italy, to the tornado in downtown Nashville. We cover national network news stories with our Emmy award-winning ENG crew, shoot stories for cable network programs here in Music City USA, and we serve the video needs of top corporations. Leesa and I give the same personal attention to every project, and bring fun to production.
We have done lots of exciting projects with corporations based in Middle Tennessee including Dollar General, Nissan North America and Bridgestone. Our work has been seen on every major broadcast network and multiple cable channels. Local, or on the road, let our team help you with your next project!
During the Covid 19 Pandemic, we are helping many clients by web streaming events, or by using a broadcast camera in place of a webcam for interviews or live shots. Our LiveU is another option to help with production during this difficult time. Please let us know if we can help you as all of us define “the new normal”.
(Click on the photo of Rich Stone shooting burning barrels being prepped for bourbon to see the story)
When the Today Show sent NBC correspondent Craig Melvin to a small craft bourbon distillery near Louisville, Kentucky, Rich Stone was lead camera for the piece which aired November 19. They spent the day finding out how Jefferson’s Bourbon is putting a new twist on the creation of its liquid product line. Fun shoot!
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:
The F5 is a high speed camera, recording from 60 fps (internally) to 240 fps (at 2K RAW) depending on recording setup.×
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 and Pix 5 digital recorders.×
15mm, 21mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm available.×
Super wide angle ENG style lens with 2x extender.×
Versatile cinema zoom lens for our Sony F5. It is the go to “run and gun” lens for daily use. Very sharp at 4K with pleasing skin tones.×
High performance LCD production monitor featuring HD Zoom. Multiple inputs with waveform monitor and vectorscope. AC/DC powered.×
Flanders Scientific monitors are regarded as one of the best HD monitors on the market. It features a wide variety of scopes, plus the ability to do split screen to see two cameras.×
Mounts to Sony F5 with Metabones adaptor. Excellent lens for interviews.×
LiveU sets the standard for high-quality and reliable live video acquisition, management and distribution over IP. LiveU’s award-winning technology enables live video transmission from any location around the world.
The Osmo is a small camera mounted on a gimble. It is designed for quick, smooth shots. For example-car to car. It records 1080 to 4k images.×
The PIX-E5 is a ProRes recorder that doubles as a small monitor. You can playback files immediately. To transfer files you pull the hard drive from the PIX-E5 and plug it into the USB slot on your computer. Then you simply drag and drop.×
The Abakus converts broadcast 2/3″ B4 lenses to Super 16mm PL mount. It allows the HD lenses for standard broadcast cameras to be used on the Sony F5.×
“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.”
MacDonald Communications, Nashville
“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.”
Due to Covid 19, we are doing more remotes with our LiveU and web streaming for corporations and networks. Working here with Dan O’Dowd of the MLB Network for their coverage of this year’s Major League Baseball Draft. Enjoyed working with Dan (who is a true professional) and meeting his family.View All Images
Rich Stone (cell): 615-202-4011
Leesa Stone (cell): 615-308-2322
P.O. Box 210889
Nashville, TN 37221-0889