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Sigal Bujman
Nils R. Cowan
Joanne Ardinger
Johnson Hu
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Eriko Rowe
Alan Rowe

 
     
   
     
   
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About Marc Pingry Productions     

Marc Pingry Productions has been a pioneer in HDTV for two decades. Today the company is a leader in creating high quality television such as science, historical and political documentaries, cultural and travel series, as well as children’s programs. Equipped with their own High Definition cameras, multiple Emmy winning photographer Marc Pingry and his partner, Producer/Director Sigal Bujman, travel the globe creating HDTV programming for the likes of National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS, NHK-Japan, HDNet, and corporate clients that include Microsoft, IBM, The Harris Corporation, and Corbis.


Marc Pingry— Producer-Director, Camera, Editor       
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Marc Pingry has been in the TV business over 30 years.Marc Pingry A long, long time ago he walked into studio A at WMVS - TV in Milwaukee and knew he was home. After graduating from the two year broadcasting course at Milwaukee Area Technical College he was hired on the remote crew. It was there that he refined his skills that still serve him today.

In 1978 he moved to KCTS Television in Seattle to take over the job of supervising the remote truck. When the money ran out and the truck was parked, he started shooting single camera, from 2" to 1" to 3/4" to BetaCam to HDTV.

Marc PingryDocumentaries took him around the world: Russia, Africa, Europe, India, China, Japan, Canada and the USA. These trips earned him national credits on PBS and 19 Northwest Emmy's in Seattle. He took to the skies in 1988 and shot Over Washington. Since then he has accumulated over 2,000 hours of flight time and Tyler Mount experience. The aerials led him to HDTV and NHK/Japan. He shot an Over California HD sampler on analog 1" using a Sony high definition tube camera. He has shot with every HD camera that has been built over the past decade and not just aerials.

From 1996 to 1997 he followed world renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly to Finland, Ireland, Mexico, Seattle and Venice. The show became Chihuly Over Venice and the first HDTV program to be simulcast Nationally on PBS in both HDTV and NTSC. In 1999 he shot Over Canada which was broadcast nationally both in Canada and the USA. His most recent HD productions include Lino Tagliapietra – Maestro of Glass, Pilchuck: The Totem Project, Over Alaska, Monumental Arizona, Another Side of Peace which was shot in Israel the fall of 2002, and HDNet World Reports from the USA, Spain and Ethiopia in 2003.

January of 1999 Marc left his home at KCTS and started his own production company. His clients include National Geographic Channel, Discovery HD Theatre, HDNet, NHK, PBS, Adlabs and Walkwater Media (India).

Marc PingryIn 2004 he and his partner Sigal Bujman launched "The Fantastic Festivals of the World" Series" for broadcast on Discovery Networks first full time HDTV channel, HD Theater. They created 30 one-hour HD episodes of incredible festivals from around the world. The series has been seen worldwide on Discovery International. Through the distribution efforts of John McLean Media, the series has been broadcast in over 40 countries in the PAL and standard def NTSC format as well as full HD.

To this date Marc continues to fill the pages of his passport with shoots from around the world.

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HDTV and NTSC PRODUCTIONS
* Winner of Regional Emmy Award


2012
  • January-April: Shooting aerials of India for a theme park ride
  • May-July: Seattle, editing Magic Series and Papa Boss documentary
  • August-Oct: Shooting and editing in Osaka, Japan a Tsunami recovery documentary
  • Oct-Nov: Finishing the India aerials
2011
  • June-November: Aerial project – India 
  • April: Big Brothers and Sisters promo video, Washington Department of Education video – Seattle
  • March: Alma: Into Deepest Space (PBS), Aerials and ground shooting – Chile
  • February: Koxinga: A Hero's Legacy (NGC), Recreations – Taiwan
2010
  • December: Alma: Into Deepest Space (PBS) – Germany, Netherlands
  • December: Koxinga: A Hero's Legacy (NGC) – Taiwan
  • October: Alma: Into Deepest Space (PBS) – Charlottesville, VA
  • July: Fantastic Festivals of the World, 30th episode, Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival (Discovery HD Theater): Hong Kong
  • April-May: Koxinga: A Hero's Legacy (NGC) – Taiwan, Fujian, China
  • April: Global Visionaries Promo – Guatemala
  • February: Pilot shoot for China Unearthed – New York City
2009
  • May-June: 3rd NGC Koxinga shoot, London and Israel
  • April: traveled to Taiwan for 2nd NGC Koxinga shoot, Hong Kong and Shanghai for meetings
  • January-February: Marc traveled to Taiwan for first NGC Koxinga shoot, Magic of Taiwan B-roll and then to Hong Kong for stock footage beauty shots.
2008
  • Fantastic Festivals of the World, Episode 10: Taiwan
  • The Green Mayor: a 60 minutes documentary
  • For NHK TV – Medic 1, King County, Washington
  • Fantastic Foods of the World, Episode 2: Sicily
  • Fantastic Festivals of the World Episode 11: Israel
  • Fantastic Festivals of the World Episode 12: Czech Republic
  • Fantastic Festivals of the World Episode 13: Japan
  • University of Washington aerial shots
  • Nature science Magazine
  • Fantastic Foods of the World, Episode 3: Taiwan
2007
  • "FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD" Series, Season TWO (13X60 Commercial HD series being broadcast on Discovery HD Theater).
    "Fastnacht Carnival" – Germany
    "La Buona Pasqua" – Sicily Italy
    "Harvest Festivals" – Philippines
    "Boi Bumba" – Brazil
    "The Garma and Darwin Festivals" – Australia
    "Highland Games" – Scotland
    "Andong Mask Dance" – S. Korea
    "Lamu Cultural Festival" – Kenya
  • "TOUCH THE FUTURE" Tokyo Motor Show 2007 ­ to be broadcast on Discovery Channel and Discovery International in 2008.
  • "FANTASTIC FOODS OF THE WORLD" – Sicily, Italy
2006
  • "FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD" Series, Season TWO (2X60 Commercial HD series being broadcast on Discovery HD Theater) Episode 17 "Dia de Los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) – Mexico, Episode 18 "La Fiesta de la Tradition" (Tradition Festival) – Argentina.
  • "FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD" Series, Season ONE (1X60 Commercial HD series being broadcast on Discovery HD Theater) – Episode 16 – Hong Kong Lunar Year.
  • "FANTASTIC FOODS OF THE WORLD" Series, PILOT Episode (1X60 Commercial HD). Episode1 "Burgundy – France".
  • "MAGIC OF HONG KONG" – A one hour program featuring HK greatest places, people and culture. CCTV-6 China Government Channel. Five episodes of the American chapter in the "History of the World" series.
  • "HEAVENLY VOICES" – PBS – HD Aerial shooting in England and Italy.
  • "VIDEO CASE STUDIES" for Microsoft Corporation and Worktank, shot in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.
2005
  • "FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD" Series, Season One (1X60 Commercial HD series being broadcast on Discovery HD Theater) – Episode 15 "The Songkran Festival" – Thailand.
  • "DRIVING TOMORROW - TOKYO MOTOR SHOW 50TH ANNIVERSARY" (1x60 HDTV program with worldwide distribution) Produced with Ken Urman - Power to Create, Inc.
  • "BRAIN TUMOR SURGERY" – Director of Photography for UWTV – University of Washington.
2004
  • "FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD" Season One, (11X60 Commercial HD series being broadcast on Discovery HD Theater). Episode 3 "The World Buskers Festival" - New Zealand, Episode 4 "Cranaval de Quebec" - Canada, Episode 5 "Festival Las Fallas" – Spain, Episode 6 "Carnival St. Thomas" – US Virgin Islands, Episode 7 "May Festivals" – France, Episode 8 "The Rath Yatra Festival" – India, Episode 9 "Green river Rendezvous" – USA, Episode 12 "September Cultural Shows" – Papua New Guinea, Episode 13: "The Whirling Dervishes" – Turkey.
  • "TRANSPORTATION FOR THE NEXT FIFTY" – HD Aerial shooting Seattle Channel.
2003
  • "FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD" (2X60 Commercial HD series being broadcast on Discovery HD Theater). Episode 1 " The Mid Autumn Lantern Festival" – Hong Kong, Episode 2 "Festival des Theatres de Marionnettes" – France.
  • "TOKYO AUTO SHOW-2003" – Japan (Discovery HD Theater)
  • "MONUMENTAL ARIZONA" (KAET-TV, Tempe, AZ)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: JAPAN, A FOOD COLONY OF THE US" (HDNet)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: THE GREEN FAMINE ‚ ETHIOPIA" (HDNet)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: PROJECT MERCY‚ ETHIOPIA" (HDNet)
  • "FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD- SEVILLE AND JEREZ" – SPAIN (HDNet)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: GALICIA OIL CLEANUP" (HDNet)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: GIBRALTAR: WHO OWNS THE ROCK" (HDNet)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: WINGS OF FREEDOM" (HDNet)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: JESSICA LYNCH'S HOMETOWN" (HDNet)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: PROTEST IN THE STREETS" (HDNet)
2002
  • "THE OTHER SIDE OF PEACE‚ ISRAEL" (Two Bob Productions)
  • "THE PILCHUCK TOTEM PROJECT" (Pilchuck Foundation)
  • "WORLD SERIES OF FESTIVALS-VALENCIA LAS FALLAS FESTIVAL" (HDNet)
2001
  • "OVER ALASKA" (PBS, NHK-Japan)
  • "SEATTLE: CITY HIGHLIGHTS AND SAFECO FIELD" (NHK-Japan)
  • "MAN'S BEST FRIEND" (Chaotic Films) 24p Feature Film
  • "KEXP COMES TO EMP" (UWTV, University of Washington)
2000
  • "UW FROM THE ABOVE" (University of Washington, UWTV)
  • "MASTERS OF SPACE ‚ CHINESE SCROLLS FROM THE 10TH CENTURY" (Pilot)
  • "THE ALGARVE OFF-SEASON" (Monteiro Productions)
  • "BEACH BOYS BACKGROUND-HAWAII" (Joe Thomas Productions)
  • "OVER CANADA" (PBS. CTV, Discovery HD Theater, HDNet)*
1999
  • "OVER CANADA" (PBS. CTV, Discovery HD Theater, HDNet)*
  • "SPRINGTIME OVER NEW YORK" (NHK-Japan) *
  • "A STATE OF MOVEMENT AND CREATIVITY" (IBM Corporation)
  • "OPENING DAY" (Bill Gates-Corbis) "NAB ë99" (Harris Corporation)
  • "NAPA IN SPRING" (NHK-Japan, KCTS-TV)
  • "A DAY IN THE LIFE THE COAST GUARD CUTTER MOHAWK" (Electronic Pictures, NHK-Japan, HDNet, Discovery HD Theater)
  • "CRAFTSMEN OF THE WORLD ‚ DULCIMER MAKER" (NHK-Japan)
1998
  • "DTV FLORIDA SAMPLER" (Florida Public Television)
  • "WASHINGTON THE BEAUTIFUL" (PBS, Discovery HD Theater, Travel Channel, Hdnet) "Threatened OCEAN-LISBO EXPO" (Lightspeed Design Group)
  • "PORTO" (Pioneer Electronics)
  • "ROCKEFELLER TREE LIGHTING" (Harris Corporation)
  • "MACY'S WINDOWS" (Harris Corporation)
  • "LISBOA EXPO" (Monteiro Productions)
  • "DIGITAL PRIMER" (Arnold Creative)
  • "HARRIS@NAB'98 (HD Vision)
  • "HDCAM DEBUT" (Sony Corporation)
  • "CRAFTSMEN OF THE WORLD ‚ CARRIAGE MAKER" (NHK-Japan)
  • "CRAFTSMEN OF THE WORLD ‚ KAYAK MAKER" (NHK-Japan)
1997
  • "PORTUGAL: AN ODYSSEY OF ADVENTURE" (Monteiro Productions, RTP-Portugal)
  • "OVER IRELAND" (RTE-Ireland, PBS, Discovery HD Theater, HDNet)
  • "THREE RIVERS AWARDS" (Skutski and Olttmans)
  • "THE MASTERS ‚ AUGUSTA" (TBS-Japan)
  • "CRAFTSMEN OF THE WORLD ‚ TOTEM CARVER" (NHK-Japan)
  • "A DAY IN THE LIFE ON TUGBOAT ‚ PUGET SOUND" (NHK-Japan)
  • "CHIHULY OVER VENICE" (PBS, KCTS-TV)
1996
  • "GROUSE MOUNTAIN" (Beautiful BC Magazine)
  • "ORCAS-VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C." (Beautiful British Columbia Magazine)
  • "OVER CHICAGO" (Sears Tower, KCTS-TV, HDNet)
1995 ­1996
  • "OVER BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA" (KCTS-TV, NHK-Japan, Beautiful British Columbia Magazine, HDNet) *
  • "CHIHULY OVER VENICE" (PBS, KCTS-TV)
1995
  • "OVER ARIZONA" (KAET-TV, KCTS-TV) *
  • "OVER PHILADELPHIA" (WHHY-TV, KCTS, HDNet)
  • "OVER ST. LOUIS" (KECT-TV, KCTS)
  • "LIFE WAS GOOD" (Farallon Films, NHK-Japan)
1994
  • "OVER AMERICA" (PBS, NHK-Japan, KCTS, Discovery HD Theater, HDNet)
1993
  • "OVER CALIFORNIA" (KCTS-TV, PBS, NHK-Japan, HDNet) *
  • "WASHINGTON DC: OUR NATIONS CAPITOL" (PBS, NHK-Japan, KCTS-TV, Discovery HD Theater, HDNet)
1992
  • "OVER FLORIDA" (KCTS-TV) *
1991
  • "OVER NEW ENGLAND" (KCTS-TV) *
1989
  • "OVER CALIFORNIA SAMPLER" (KCTS-TV, NHK-Japan) * Standard Definition Aerial Productions
1988
  • "OVER WASHINGTON" (KCTS-TV) *
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Sigal Bujman — Producer, Director, Writer       



2012
  • Completion of PAPA BOSS – premiers on TV channels worldwide in 2013
  • Producing the Kids Festivals travel Series – to be launched on the spring of 2013
2011
  • Daughter Dylan Klein was born on November 28th
  • Currently directing three projects:
      Magic series
      Kids Festivals series
      Papa Boss
  • Completion of the two year project “KOXINGA: A HERO’S LEGACY”, broadcast worldwide on the National Geographic Channel.
2010
  • Sigal is directing and producing a documentary about one of China’s historical heroes, Koxinga. For this film Sigal and Marc traveled this year to Taiwan and China multiple times. The show is scheduled to air in 2011 on National Geographic Channel.
  • Sigal directed and wrote a short video about Global Visionaries, an NGO based in Seattle, who works with youth in Guatemala and the U.S.
  • Sigal continues to develop, along with Marc, a new travel series called “The Magic Of”. Six shows are currently in the making and six more to be produced in the coming year.
2009
  • April-June: Traveled to Israel, London, China and Taiwan for location shoots and directing the Koxinga project.
  • March: Supervised editing of Magic of Taiwan, continued pre production on Koxinga project
  • January-February: Pre production for National Geographic documentary “Koxinga”. Wrote script for “Magic of Taiwan”.
2008

Sigal's biggest production in 2008 was the birth of her son Kai. While 7 and 8 months pregnant Sigal traveled to Israel, Sicily and the Czech Republic to shoot programs for HD Theater and Discovery International. Sigal produced, directed wrote and hosted on camera.

2007
  • "FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD" Series, Season TWO (13X60 Commercial HD series being broadcast on Discovery HD Theater).
    "Fastnacht Carnival" – Germany
    "La Buona Pasqua" – Sicily, Italy
    "Harvest Festivals" – Philippines
    "Boi Bumba" – Brazil
    "The Garma and Darwin Festivals" – Australia
    "Highland Games" – Scotland
    "Andong Mask Dance" – S. Korea
    "Lamu Cultural Festival" – Kenya
  • "TOUCH THE FUTURE" Tokyo Motor Show 2007 ­ to be broadcast on Discovery Channel and Discovery International in 2008.
  • Directed two videos for MICROSOFT – Istanbul, Turkey
2006
  • "FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD" Series, Season TWO (2X60 Commercial HD series being broadcast on Discovery HD Theater) Episode 17 "Dia de Los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) ­ Mexico, Episode 18 "La Fiesta de la Tradition" (Tradition Festival) ­ Argentina.
  • "FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD" Series, Season ONE (1X60 Commercial HD series being broadcast on Discovery HD Theater) ­ Episode 16 ­ Hong Kong Lunar Year.
  • "FANTASTIC FOODS OF THE WORLD" Series, PILOT Episode (1X60 Commercial HD). Episode1 "Burgundy ­ France".
  • "MAGIC OF HONG KONG" ­ A one hour program featuring HK greatest places, people and culture. CCTV-6 China Government Channel. Five episodes of the American chapter in the "World History" series.
  • "VIDEO CASE STUDIES" for Microsoft Corporation and Worktank, shot in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.
2005
  • "FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD" Series, Season One (1X60 Commercial HD series being broadcast on Discovery HD Theater) ­ Episode 15 "The Songkran Festival" ­ Thailand.
  • "DRIVING TOMORROW- Tokyo Motor Show 50th Anniversary" (1x60 HDTV program with worldwide distribution) Produced with Ken Urman - Power to Create, Inc.
  • "FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD" (3X60 Commercial HD series being broadcast on Discovery HD Theater)
2004
  • "FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD" (11X60 Commercial HD series being broadcast on Discovery HD Theater)
2003
Sigal Bujman
  • Sigal Directed and Produced a documentary in Ethiopia about the Green Famine, for HDNet Channel. The program was also aired in PBS "The News Hour".
  • "FANTASTIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD" (2X60 Commercial HD series being broadcast on Discovery HD Theater)
  • "TOKYO AUTO SHOW-2003" (Discovery HD Theater)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: THE GREEN FAMINE ‚ ETHIOPIA" (HDNet)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: PROJECT MERCY‚ ETHIOPIA" (HDNet)
  • "FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD- SEVILLE AND JEREZ" - Spain (HDNet)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: GALICIA OIL CLEANUP" (HDNet)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: GIBRALTAR: WHO OWNS THE ROCK" (HDNet)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: WINGS OF FREEDOM" (HDNet)
  • "HDNet WORLD REPORTS: PROTEST IN THE STREETS" (HDNet)
  • In November 2003 Sigal was invited to Toronto to be a guest on a TV program "Israel Today", aired in CTS Channel, focusing on a retrospective of her work.
2002
  • "Photographing Holes in Swiss Cheese" a one-hour award winning documentary Sigal Directed, Produced, Wrote and Photographed was aired in Canada CTS Cable TV and in Israeli Channel "YES". The documentary features two hard-core Israeli still photographers and their perspective of the Israeli reality before and after the uprising.
  • "PHOTOGRAPHING HOLES IN SWISS CHEESE" ­ 50 minutes Documentary (Broadcast in Israel Channel "YES" and in Canada Cable TV CTS)
1999-2002
  • Sigal Directed short films for a group of bereaved Israeli and Palestinians parents that fight for peace. Sigal followed the group in their journey in New York, Washington D.C, London, Gaza, Ramallah, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. These films were aired in various International channels as well as in many peace conferences and educational programs. Her film "Haifa ­ the Silenced Voices" was shown in international conferences and Universities in Germany, USA and Israel and received editorial coverage in Israeli News papers.
  • "HAIFA ­ THE SILENCED VOICES" ­ 40 minutes Documentary (Screened in Universities around USA, Germany, Israel)
1998-2001
  • Film Teacher ­ Head of Film Department, Ramot Hefer, Israel


Training
Sigal attended four years of Film School in Israel (Beit Berl College of Arts) and three years of Theatre and Drama studies in NYC (Neighborhood Playhouse and Michael Chekhov Studios).

Sigal has lived in Buenos Aires, New York, Tel Aviv, Vancouver and Seattle. This international experience has made her international documentaries a familiar home ground and a great passion.

E-mail Sigal Bujman

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Nils R. Cowan - Producer, Director, Writer

A driven and dedicated producer, director, and writer, Nils has more than a decade of experience at the highest levels of documentary and non-fiction production. A native of Calgary, Canada, Nils first began making and editing short films with friends in downtown Calgary and the backcountry of Banff National Park. After he moved to the states, he began pursuing non-fiction experience, first as a high school student in Leesburg, VA and then at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. His first long-form documentary, ‘Gated Communities’, about the plight of the mentally ill in modern America, was selected as a feature production at the 2001 National Undergraduate Research Conference in Lexington, KY.

Since then, Nils has produced, written, and directed more than a hundred documentaries, commercials, industrial, PSAs, short films, and music videos for clients such as Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic Channel, The National Park Service, The EPA, The US Fish and Wildlife Service, FedEx, and the USO. One of his most recent completed productions, Great Escape: The Final Secrets, produced for National Geographic Channel, recently won the Gold Award at the ITVA Peer Awards in Washington, DC. He is currently finishing a landmark documentary for the National Park Service about the restoration of San Juan National Historic Site, the largest and most well preserved Spanish fortification in the Americas, and is in production on a documentary about the world’s most advanced observatory, currently under construction in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Nils is an energetic leader with demonstrated experience applying original ideas and innovative production techniques to visual storytelling.

Present

  • Producer/Director/Writer, Into Deepest Space: The Birth of the ALMA Observatory [in production]
  • Writer/Production Consultant, Koxinga: A Hero’s Legacy [in production]
  • Producer/Director/Writer, America’s Wildest Places [in production], U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
2010
  • Producer/Writer, Six vs. The World U.S. Version, Discovery Networks
2009
  • Producer/Director/Writer, Rediscovering Old Ways, U.S. National Park Service
  • Producer/Director, Great Escape: The Final Secrets, National Geographic Channel
  • Co-Producer/Director, Safe Kids: Safety Saves, Safe Kids International
2008-2009
  • Producer/Writer/Director, General Dynamics: Unrivaled Advantage Campaign
2008
  • Contributing Producer, Mount Rainier National Park Visitor’s Center Film, National Park Service
  • Producer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence Performance Management Videos
  • Producer/Director/Writer, Digital Freedom Campaign, 2008 CES in Las Vegas, NV
2007
  • Field Producer, San Juan National Historic Site: Where History Comes to Life, U.S. National Park Service
  • Producer/Director/Writer, USO – 65 Years: The Legacy Continues
2006
  • Producer/Director/Writer, 3 Doors Down: The Great Audio Experience
2005-2008
  • Producer/Director, Digital Patriots
2005
  • Producer/Director/Writer, Anatomy Of (5x60) Discovery Networks
  • Field Producer, Blue Angels: A Year in the Life (4x60)
2004
  • Co-Producer/Writer, Goldstruck, Travel Channel
  • Producer/Writer, Surfing the Banzai Pipeline, Discovery HD Theater
  • Associate Producer/Writer, Return of the Buffalo, Discovery
  • Associate Producer, An Inside Look, Discovery HD Theater filmed in Peru, Turkey, Australia, Cuba, South Africa, England, and Hawaii.
2003
  • Associate Producer/Co-Writer, 16 Days: Columbia’s Final Mission, Cine Award-Winning, Science Channel.
  • Writer, Connecting Rural America
2002
  • Associate Producer, DEFCON 2: Cuban Missile Crisis, Discovery Channel
  • Associate Producer, Anatomy of a Crash, Discovery Channel
2001
  • Producer/Director/Writer/Editor, Gated Communities, winner of the Crossroads Research Fellowship Excellence Award
Awards
  • 2009 ITVA Peer Award, Best Documentary Feature – Great Escape: The Final Secrets
  • 2009 ITVA Peer Award, General Dynamics
  • 2009 ITVA Peer Award, Gold – Mt. Rainier
  • 2008 ITVA Peer Award, Digital Freedom
  • 2008 Telly Award, 3 Doors Down
  • 2005 Telly Award, Best Feature - Anatomy of an Abrams Tank
  • 2005 ITVA Peer Award, Blue Angels: A Year in the Life
  • 2004 Telly Award, Best Feature: An Inside Look - Carrier
  • 2003 Cine Golden Eagle, 16 Days: Columbia’s Final Mission
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Joanne Ardinger - Editor/Location Sound

Jo is a Seattle based video producer and editor focusing on projects with local non-profits. Her recent work includes projects for the Fulcrum Foundation, IslandWood and Global Visionaries.

She began working with Marc Pingry Productions in 2010 as an editor and also provides location sound for productions in Seattle and around the world.

Jo graduated with a BA from the University of New Hampshire in 1987. In New Hampshire, she worked in marketing for a variety of companies before starting her own a painting contracting company in 1999. Always ready for adventure, Jo journeyed cross country with her three children and relocated to Seattle in 2005.

Pingry HD Projects

  • Location Sound and Editor, Fantastic Festivals of the World (Series, Season 2) "Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnivall"
  • Location sound in Germany, Virginia U.S.A. and Chile/Editor, Into Deepest Space: The Birth of the ALMA Observatory (PBS Documentary)
  • Editor, Global Visionaries Recruitment Video
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Johnson Hu - Taiwan Fixer/Tour Guide

Johnson Hu has a Master’s degree in Journalism from the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan, Republic Of China, and was a journalist for the China Times in Taiwan for over 22 years. He became a professional tour guide and used his knowledge of English and his experiences traveling abroad to meet people from all over the world to show them Taiwan. In 2009, the Taiwanese Tourism Bureau named him Tour Guide of the Year and he also worked with Marc Pingry for two separate shoots where he performed as the Taiwanese Producer on the location productions:
  • The Lantern Celebrations for the Fantastic Festivals of the World Series II – For Discovery Channel
  • Koxinga: A Hero’s Legacy – for National Geographic Channel


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Japan Satellite

Eriko & Alan Rowe
Mindful Planet Communications
2-7-8 Nishi-Miyahara
Villa Phoenix 1507
Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu, Japan
532-0004

Office: 81-6-6335-7494
Mobile:81-80-1362-2046
skype: erikorowe OR 917-720-3435


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Eriko Rowe

Eriko Rowe left behind a successful career as an award-winning advertising copywriter in Tokyo when she moved to New York in 1990 to shift her focus to journalism. Since then, she has worked as a reporter and columnist, as well as authoring nine books. She also works as an associate producer for NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, on documentary programming. In addition, Eriko has been teaching at the University of Washington’s Henry Jackson School of International Studies. Eriko joined Mark Pingry Productions as a writer and producer in 2008. She holds a M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from New York University.

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Alan Rowe

Alan Rowe started his career in public television working as an art director for KTWU-11 in Topeka, Kansas. While there he created a new on-air identity program that increased the station’s viewer recognition by more than 20 percent in its first year. Since then Alan has worked in Tokyo, New York, Seattle and Vancouver, BC working as an art director with advertising agencies and design studios and has developed a reputation as a powerful visual communicator. Alan started working with Mark Pingry Productions in 2008 and has contributed a number of visual elements to the productions.

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