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John Miller

John Miller

Owner at Freshly Ground Productions, LLC

Greater Detroit Area
Media Production
  1. Freshly Ground Productions, LLC
  1. Raytheon,
  2. Volt Technical Resources
  1. Eastern Michigan University
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Freshly Ground Productions, LLC

Freshly Ground Productions, LLC

Owner | Creative Director

– Present

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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


Owner | Creative Director

Freshly Ground Productions, LLC
– Present (7 years 7 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

(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
(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.


Freshly Ground Productions Demo Reel(Link)

– Present

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

Team members:

Dodge Charger Experience(Link)

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


  • Film Production
  • Video Production
  • Video Editing
  • Music Videos
  • Videography
  • Digital Photography
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Avid
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Premiere
  • Pro Tools
  • Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Video
  • Camera
  • Film
  • Broadcast
  • Shooting
  • Multimedia
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Production
  • Post Production
  • Final Cut Studio
  • Television
  • Photography
  • Audio
  • DVD authoring
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Mac
  • Editing
  • Radio
  • Dreamweaver
  • Digital Media
  • Blogging
  • Animation
  • Social Networking
  • Lighting
  • Commercials
  • Creative Direction
  • Screenwriting
  • Social Media
  • Media Production
  • Web Video
  • Video Effects
  • Video Direction
  • Storytelling
  • Producing
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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

Honors & Awards

Communicator Award Winner, 2004, 2005
National Film Challenge Winner 2005
Videographer Award Winner 2008
Telly Award Winner 2009, 2010, 2011
Best Animated Film: Detroit Independent Film Awards 2012

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