John Miller

Owner at Freshly Ground Productions, LLC

Greater Detroit Area
Media Production

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John Miller's Overview

  • Owner | Creative Director at Freshly Ground Productions, LLC

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John Miller's Summary

I am a Producer/Director and Shooter/Editor, who has a passion for exciting beautifully shot films and video. Since 1995 I’ve worked for various companies and agencies to tell high quality visual stories in this fast paced digital world in an honest and engaging way.

From original concept to final deliverable, of video shoots large and small, I've worked and have experience in all areas of video production.

Camera experience includes Canon Cinema Cameras (C100, C300, C500), 2/3 inch chip cameras (Sony Beta, Panasonic P2, Ikegami Full DV), Prosumer Cameras (Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Canon) and DSLR.

Specialties: Digital Storytelling, Branding and Identity videos

John Miller's Experience

Owner | Creative Director

Freshly Ground Productions, LLC

May 2007Present (7 years 5 months) Greater Detroit Area

My work through Freshly Ground Productions is the most diverse experience I've had throughout my career as I shoot a variety of videos of varying styles, lengths and budgets.

Planning out each video I create, I go into a video shoot with shot lists and pre production notes, but I have the quick decision making abilities to shoot on the fly due to the documentary/ENG style shooting I do on a regular basis.

From large crews to small, I can assign and support each person at their job so that I can strategically and systematically execute large projects in the most timely and budget efficient manor to get the job right and within budget.

My work and skills have allowed me to travel Internationally and all over the United States shooting for various clients. Most notably, I worked as a producer for The Henry Ford, field producer for the Ford Motor Company shooting videos for use at their "Ready4" training seminars, Director of Photography for vignettes used for the Dodge Charger web campaign through a local agency.

Other campaigns and clients I've worked for include: General Motors, DTE, Raytheon, The Salvation Army, Pure Michigan Business Connect, and the Detroit Regional Chamber.

Audio Visual Specialist: Producer/Director/ISD


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; RTN; Defense & Space industry

August 2004October 2011 (7 years 3 months) Troy, Michigan

Raytheon continued my growth as a video professional by allowing me to create video content for a variety of large companies including General Motors, Chrysler, DTE, The Ministry of Defense, Raytheon, Midas, AC Delco, Jiffy, the Universal Technical Institute and Pfizer

While at Raytheon I Produced and Directed both short and long-form videos working with a variety of crew sizes ranging from eight people to just myself. I also was the head producer of a monthly broadcast for General Motors service technicians called Emerging Issues, which combined both a live broadcast and short prepackaged video segments. The broadcast was viewed by an average of 60,000 internal GM technicians.

I was the Writer, Producer and Directer for General Motors Service Know How hour-long videos. The videos I had worked on maintained both high numbers of views and high test scores by the GM service technicians. I also worked on Chrysler's historic MasterTech program in a Producer roll as well as photography and video support.

During my time with Raytheon I won 5 communicator awards for the work I did for them.

Audio Visual Specialist: Associate Producer

Volt Technical Resources

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; VOL; Staffing and Recruiting industry

July 2003August 2004 (1 year 2 months)

While working through Volt, I was Associate Producer of video-based training. I created a variety of short-form videos as well as aiding in the production of a monthly live broadcast for General Motors service technicians.

The experience allowed me to start working with large video crews and dealing with 5-6 figure video budgets. It also allowed me to work with both union and non-union talent and film professionals to achieve the highest quality products for our General Motor's client.

John Miller's Projects

  • Freshly Ground Productions Demo Reel

    • May 2007 to Present

    Our latest demo reel showcasing our 2D Animation, Motion Graphics and Video Production services.

  • Dodge Charger Experience

    • December 2009 to December 2009
    Team Members: John Miller

    Worked as a Director of Photography / Camera Operator through Organic, Inc for the Dodge Charger Experience campaign.

John Miller's Skills & Expertise

  1. Film Production
  2. Video Production
  3. Video Editing
  4. Music Videos
  5. Videography
  6. Digital Photography
  7. Lightroom
  8. Photoshop
  9. Avid
  10. Final Cut Pro
  11. Premiere
  12. Pro Tools
  13. Writing
  14. Technical Writing
  15. Graphic Design
  16. Digital Storytelling
  17. Video
  18. Camera
  19. Film
  20. Broadcast
  21. Shooting
  22. Multimedia
  23. DVD Studio Pro
  24. Production
  25. Post Production
  26. Final Cut Studio
  27. Television
  28. Photography
  29. Audio
  30. DVD authoring
  31. Adobe Creative Suite
  32. Mac
  33. Editing
  34. Radio
  35. Dreamweaver
  36. Digital Media
  37. Blogging
  38. Animation
  39. Social Networking
  40. Lighting
  41. Commercials
  42. Creative Direction
  43. Screenwriting
  44. Social Media
  45. Media Production
  46. Web Video
  47. Video Effects
  48. Video Direction
  49. Storytelling
  50. Producing

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John Miller's Education

Eastern Michigan University

BA, English Literature, Education, Communications, Cinema & Television Arts


Worked as 2nd Camera Operator under Rupert Hitzig for a documentary created for U of M hospital about children coping and living with heart defibrillators.

Activities and Societies: WQBR Radio, Kappa Delta Pi, VP Association of Student Broadcasters, Golden Key International Honor Society

Schoolcraft College

ASSOC, Liberal Arts


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