Today, we’re back with a #MeetTheTeamMonday, with a special introduction! Andrew Ortoski is joining Two Stories Media as our product photographer. Get to know Andrew and what he’ll be doing below!
Andrew studied at the University of Tampa where he graduated with a BA in Film & Media Arts in 2009. He has worked in the Tampa Bay production community for 12 years. Andrew started as a production assistant and worked his way into the grip and set lighting department. He has worked on countless independent and Hollywood studio films. Kevin and Andrew have worked alongside each other during various productions for the past 4 years.
They found that have a lot in common both personally and professionally. Kevin and Andrew have a lot of practices in common when it comes to working with clients and making productions successful. Andrew has in-depth experience working with clients’ product & brand photography from his previous position in a marketing agency. This all led to the logical step of Andrew now working with Two Stories Media as our product photographer!
How did Andrew wind up in the film industry? He said, “Since I was young I’ve had an interest in the technology used in the film industry. Cameras, Lighting, and CGI have always fascinated me. When I was about 10-years old I watched Star Wars: A New Hope. After that my passion and interest grew. Prior to studying film at UT, I majored in Electrical Engineering at USF.”
“While at USF I participated in the film association and worked on many short films and a few features, networking with the Tampa Bay film community. Through working on these projects I realized this is what I wanted for a career. I transferred to UT for a film & media arts degree to pursue the film industry. With my technical background, I gravitated toward the craft of set lighting. Then after years of working in lighting; I learned I had an aptitude for photography, particularly product/brand photography.”
Andrew lives in the Tampa Bay area with his wife, Kasey, and their two rescue pups: Kringle & Kino. When he isn’t on set, his hobbies include photography, Disney, watching movies (this is a requirement for the job, right?), and trips to our award winning beaches with his wife.
We look forward to being able to serve our clients even better by having Andrew on the team as our product photographer! Hear from Andrew in our rapid fire Q&A below.
Secret power or talent? Some may say that I have a knack for being right, being safe on set.
Personal motto – Physics always wins!
Spending time with the pups
Going to Disney with family
Chocolate chip cookies when I get home from set
Any discarded electronics and or cables that I can resurrect
Improperly wrapped cables
What do you want to be when you grow up? A good human that contributes positively to friends and family.
Favorite project with Two Stories Media?
New College of Florida