About

Skills

Top 40 Enthusiast, Mood Lighting Aficionado, Mixing the perfect Manhattan, Crafting the quintessential Make Out Playlist, Dressing GQ, Discussing Politics, Interior Decorating, Dancing, Best air hockey player in the greater Austin area.

Day to Day

Managing all Commercial Production, Overseeing Creative Video Team, Delegating Objectives, Maintaining Quality Control, Director of Photography, Producing Content, Creative Directing, Brainstorming, Using my Imagination.

Off the Clock

Proud Husband, Hopeless Romantic, Thrill Seeker, Adventure Hunter, & Wild Card.

Background

CREATE. PRODUCE. ENTERTAIN.
These are the fundamentals of Drew Wolber, a man who's been accused of wearing far too many hats including – but not limited to – producing, acting, cinematography, modeling, directing and professional musician.

"Too many hats? That's understandable but ridiculous. You can never wear too many hats – especially if they all fit your head."

Drew’s creative passion was sparked when he swiped a DUI camera from a state trooper. (Don't worry, it was his dad's.) With camera in hand, he began filming short films, and at age 17, he and a few pals premiered their first film at a local movie theatre.

His drive to entertain next moved him into theater, musical improv classes, ballroom dancing lessons and consecutive summers at magic camp – which he sometimes denies around the ladies.

After pursuing music at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., he returned to his first love: film. He attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) for Cinematography and Producing.

During his time at UNCSA, Drew served as Director of Photography on a commercially commissioned piece for FLOW Automotive that was shown in select theaters as part of the promo package before James Cameron’s “AVATAR.”

"I like to think he feels honored," Drew jokes.

Just prior to graduating, Drew produced The Time It Takes, a short film that served as a directing vehicle for mentor Thomas Ackerman, ASC ("Jumanji," "Anchorman").

As a side project, Drew formed Pythian Pictures, a multi-media production company where he produced and managed commercial advertising and shot music videos of local artists for commercial distribution. In addition to Pythian's various projects, Drew was hired by Dan Marino to produce The SunnySide Singers, a cinema verite-style comedy pilot that gave Drew a deeper interest in the production side of film.

Outgrowing Pythian, he dissolved the company and began Wolber Enterprises, LLC as an independent record label and production house.

"I was ready for a greater challenge. Plus the name was much easier to come up with."

In fall of 2008, Drew formed the acoustic rock band Rome Juliana, easily the most personal of his projects to date. Entirely self-produced, he launched his own marketing strategy for the band, which included behind the scenes vignettes, interviews with band members and a music video that he shot on 35mm film with a professional crew and actors on a very small budget. The band continues to enjoy a committed fan base and secured international distribution.

Drew has appeared as a regular cast member in the hit web series MacAwesome. The show is distributed by Koldcast.TV and is in its second season.

Showing no signs of slowing down, Drew Wolber moves on to what's next.

Fun Fact

Best Magician - 3 Years Running, The Boys JIM Club of America

Blog

The Case for Nonprofit Video

The Case for Nonprofit Video

Over the years, Sparksight, has had the honor of partnering with a handful of dedicated local nonprofits each year. This partnership comes in the form …
Photoshop Caricatures: Anatomy of a Sparkmas Card

Photoshop Caricatures: Anatomy of a Sparkmas Card

Photoshop Caricatures: The Anatomy of a Sparkmas Card The holidays are a fantastic time around the Sparksight office. The stockings are hung outside the office …
5 Ways to Create Next Level Marketing Content

5 Ways to Create Next Level Marketing Content

Sparksight has created hundreds of pieces of marketing content over the course of its recent history. This content has included a bit of everything—testimonials, commercials, …
Staff Portraits Using a Clamshell Lighting Setup

Staff Portraits Using a Clamshell Lighting Setup

Corporate Photography is one of our main specialties at Sparksight, and we often find ourselves onsite at our clients’ offices to do a couple of …
How to: Make Your Staff Photo the Bee’s Knees

How to: Make Your Staff Photo the Bee’s Knees

Here at Sparksight, taking the staff photo is something I look forward to every year. The staff photo is not only one of the more challenging …
How To: Create Composite Photographs

How To: Create Composite Photographs

Composite photography is the art of taking any number of distinctly different photographs and weaving them together into one. Composite photographs make for great print advertisements, …
Why You Should Hire Professional Hair and Makeup

Why You Should Hire Professional Hair and Makeup

There’s a saying that the camera doesn’t lie. That is very true. Many of our faces lack a smooth and clear complexion sometimes resulting in …
When It Comes to Headshots, Don’t Forget to Airbrush

When It Comes to Headshots, Don’t Forget to Airbrush

At Sparksight, we get a lot of requests to shoot professional headshots for our clients. Whether they want to update their staff bio page, improve …

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