Sam Freed was behind the camera for the first time when he was 13 years old. School was out and summer had just begun. One of Sam's best friends at the time had a Sony handycam that his dad let him use. Sam, his brother, and a couple of his neighborhood friends decided they wanted to make a movie. An "MTV Jackass" inspired movie. As each day they would come up with new stunts or pranks, Sam seemed to be behind the camera the most setting up the shot or directing the stunt and his passion for filmmaking was born. In middle school, Sam and his friends began creating skate videos on the weekends and all summer long. In high school, he studied films dating back to the early silent films up to present day thrillers. Sam attended the Santa Rosa Junior College where he studied Digital Video Production and Digital Editing and received his Associate's Degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences. He further developed his skill and knowledge while enrolling in the Film Connection. He became an intern at Atomic Productions in Oakland, CA where he served as a Production Assistant, Camera Operator, Best Boy, Audio Recordist, 1st and 2nd Assistant Camera. Once finished with his internship, Sam received his degree in Film Production.

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July 2018-PRESET

Oakland Raiders-Camera Operator, Editor


Freelance Videographer, Grip & Production Assistant

  • Work in practice and gameday settings with both camera operation and audio recording

  • Camera Operator and editor of digital content for online videos  

  • Audio recorder and mixer during in studio and on location shoots 

  • Editor and colorist during post production

Bay Area, California

  • Audio Recorder, Gaffer for Heasay Social advertising video- San Francisco, CA

  • Camera Operator, Audio Recorder, Gaffer for General Catalyst shoot-San Francisco, CA

  • Camera Operator for Sonoma Foley Art & Wine event- Geyeserville, CA

  • Audio Boom Operator for short feature at Raider's training camp- Oakland, CA

  • Camera Assistant for 2018 Raider's Draft Party-Oakland, CA

  • Camera Operator for Glass Door 2018 Tour -San Francisco, CA

  • Camera Assistant for iTouchless commericial shoot

  • Camera Assistant for Cheetos promotion at San Francisco 49ers game

  • Camera Operator for SuperBowl Tickets Giveaway with the Oakland Raiders and Girls Inc.

  • Production Assistant for Audi car commercial

  • Audio Recorder for Lucky420 marijuana cigarettes online commercial

  • Camera Operator for Travis Credit Union commercial

  • Audio Recorder for Kingsford Charcoal video at Oakland Raiders game

  • Audio Recorder for Oakland Raiders vs Baltimore Ravens

  • Grip/Camera Assistant for Infiniti car commercial

  • Production Assistant/Audio for Chinese Community Health Plan commercial

  • Camera Operator for AIDS San Francisco Walk marathon

  • Camera Assistant for San Mateo Fair commercial

  • Production Assistant for Oakland Zoo commercial

  • Production Assistant/ Grip for Cadence Apartments commercial

  • Production Assistant for CBS mini series with San Francisco 49ers on how NFL teams use technology

  • Camera Operator for seminar video for public speaker Kelvin Chin

  • Camera Operator & Editor for public seminar and lectures for "Project Censored"

  • Production Assistant ­for California Grand Casino Commercial

  • Production Assistant for San Francisco 49ers charity softball game

  • Camera Operator for 2016 Americann Harvest Party

  • Camera Operator for Field Goal Challenge presented by the 49ers and Foster Farms


Fog Coast Productions - Camera Operator/Grip

San Francisco, CA

  • Camera Operator for GlassDoor "Best Places to Work 2018" Tour event

  • Camera Operator/Audio for Hillsdale Dentist online commercial

  • Grip for GlassDoor online commercial

  • Camera Operator/Grip/Audio for GlassDoor Recruit online video

  • Production Assistant/ Grip for online video for CaseKeepers


September 2015-July 2018

SportsVideoNet - Camera Operator

Bay Area, California 

  • Camera Operator for High School and Youth football, rugby, basketball, and lacrosse games around the Bay Area


Sam Freed Entertainment - Cinematographer and Editor

Santa Rosa, CA

  • Produced 9 episodes of "The Fifth Element Cypher' series

  • Wedding videographer and editor (8 produced and counting)

  • Promotional online video for restaurant "Stax" in Cotati, CA

  • Produced 7 episodes of "Hard In The Paint" ft Technology High School in Rohnert Park, CA

  • Dean & Willow Bridal Boutique Promotional video


July 2016-September 2016

PennyPop - Video Editor

San Francisco, CA

  • Creating 15-30 second commercial of gameplay for online advertising sources

  • Reconstructing past commercial ads with newer gameplay footage and visuals



Atomic Productions - Intern and Production Assistant

San Leandro, CA

  • Production Assistant-2014 Peterson Tractor Promotional Video

  • Production Assistant and Second Assistant Camera-2014 Mercedes Benz commercial

  • Production Assistant and Best Boy-2014 Hilltop Ford commercial

  • Production Assistant and Best Boy-2014 Freeman Toyota commercial

  • Camera Operator-Mercedes Benz Sports Weekend with Steve Bono and Dwight Clark

  • Production Assistant-San Jose SaberCats commercials (2)

  • Production Assistant-Comcast Sportsnet 2014 Giants commercial

  • Camera Operator and Sound Recordist-San Jose SaberCats Weekly Episode 14

  • Camera Operator-San Jose SaberCats Weekly Episodes 16,19, and 20



Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA - Behavioral and Social Sciences, Associate of Science


  • Digital Video Production

  • Video Editing


Film Connection Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA - Certificate of Completion, Film Production



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