Creative Team2018-08-15T17:31:32+00:00

100 years+ of experience and collectively over 36 Emmy Awards…

tracey seifert

Tracey SEIFERT

Production Manager

Tracey has worked in every aspect of film and television production. Her extensive production credits include over 2000 TV spots, corporate videos, PSA’s, and documentaries, including 20 years field producing Your New Home, a television series devoted to homebuilders. Tracey has also worked as a casting director for 9 years, which includes many feature films. She is dedicated to every project and overcomes challenges with determination; she thrives on the energy that production creates.

don horner

Don HORNER

Producer/Director

15 time Emmy award winner Don Horner is senior producer/director for WBAL-TV and Studio 11. Don has produced and directed a variety of film and tape productions including national commercials for The World Golf League and Pacific WebWorks to name two. Don has also produced and or directed a number of nationally syndicated entertainment/awards programs and documentaries. Don’s philosophy is simple, “Whether our client needs a ten second commercial or a two hour entertainment program, give them the best production possible using the very best crew and equipment. I always start with a blank sheet of paper and never use a cookie cutter approach. Each business is unique and I try to make sure that I get that message into their commercial.”

ERIC BLAIR

Eric BLAIR

COMMERCIAL PRODUCER

Eric Blair fell in love with filmmaking at the age of 8 and has been part of the Baltimore film and television community almost his entire life. He’s contributed to some legendary projects. While the equipment he uses has changed over the past 38 years, his love of the art of storytelling, through innovative visual techniques, has remained the same.

With over 25 years of professional experience, Eric has written, directed and produced hundreds of award-winning commercials, television shows, “viral” social media campaigns and acclaimed feature films. Eric’s commercial campaigns have aired on the Super Bowl and won more than 30 American Advertising Awards (ADDY Awards). Television shows for National Geographic, utilizing Eric’s Academy Award winning Phantom camera slow-motion technology, have yielded two Emmy’s for best cinematography. His award-winning, hit, Sundance featured film, 12 O’Clock Boys, was theatrically released to much worldwide acclaim.

Before entering the advertising world Eric worked on numerous films and television projects throughout the area, including Enemy of The StateHomicide: Life on the Street, HBO’s The Corner and The Wire. In 2002, Eric was also honored to work on Travelers and Magicians – the first film to be shot in Bhutan, which was produced by the Dalai Lama. Traveling to Bhutan, the Himalayan nation/kingdom, and living with the Bhutanese, also resulted in an internationally released documentary film Eric directed about the journey.

Other notable clients include: Apple, HBO, NFL Films, MGM, Charm City Cakes (Ace of Cakes), Nike, Timex, Oracle, The Baltimore Ravens, Toyota, Food Network, The Sundance Creative Documentary Lab, PBS, National Geographic, ESPN, The Discovery Channel, The National Aquarium, Under Armour, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, STX Lacrosse and many more.

michael french

Michael FRENCH

Director of Photography

Photography was a big part of his youth, and  Mike’s parents taught him to appreciate good framing, lenses, cameras, and photography. State of the art cameras were a constant (including his favorite Canon AE-1)  and he was constantly documenting life with various film or digital cameras.  Mike would go on to study photography and communication at two colleges, SUNY Plattsburgh in NY State and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

‘Frenchy’ became a professional photojournalist right out of college in Honolulu at KGMB-9, and photography helped him work his way around the country from Vermont to North Carolina, eventually settling in the DC area where he began freelancing as both a news photographer and as a grip, gaffer, photographer,and editor. Mike has worked with many of the major television news organizations, a few independent film companies, government agencies, and nonprofits on projects ranging from news events to short films, documentaries to live event coverage. He’s been up close with a few Presidents of the United States, survived hurricanes and tornadoes,  and has been dangled from helicopters on more than one occasion.

Away from Studio11, Mike occasionally teaches photojournalism at the University of Maryland in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and he recently became an ‘Adirondack 46er’ after completing all 46 hikes of the Adirondack Mountains in NY state.  He’s the 10,586th person to be recorded as a 46er.

Awards include ACE, AP, NYSBA, Murrow, NPPA and at least 8 Emmy awards.