Greetings. Eric Montross founder Illuminertia & Macroshift Media here. I created this so that I could effectively reach out and find other creative people who like to produce educational, uplifiting, and entertaining multimedia. This will help you have a better understanding of who I am, some of the work I've done, and how I might be able to assist you with creating powerful & engaging audio visual content for your brand.
Film and music production have been a passion of mine since I was a little guy. I edited my first snowboard video when I was 10 years old. Later in life I ended up doing videography work for episodes of The World Is Sound, a travel channel about world music produced by Jef Stott. Since 2020 I also shot most of the footage for the RiseUP TV reality series that's currently out on Roku. We are continuing to do tours and capture behind the scenes footage of musicians on tour for future episodes.
Over the years I've also been accumulating desktop publishing experience from concept all the way to polished product. I gained a lot of my technical knowledge through teaching multimedia in the Bay Area for 11 years and starting the music collective (ILLUMINERTIA) and a video production company called Macroshift Media. Most recently I'm also cofounder company called Ancient Antidotes LLC, where I designed the entire brand from the ground up using Adobe CC. Check out the branding tab up top.
Through these experiences I've really began to understand the power of Adobe CC how we can use digital tools to tell stories, communicate and deliever a meaningful message to the world. There are so many amazing design possibilities I've discovered through utilizing programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Lightroom, Flash, Adobe Draw, Animate, Dragonframe and Photoshop Mix. At the College of San Mateo I studied the craft of video editing with Adobe Premiere.
It's an exciting time in the music and art world. At the time of writing this over 20 independent records have been created under the trademarked name Illuminertia which was formed San Francisco in 2005. Currently I reside in Portland, Oregon where I've DJ'd many ecstatic dance events, engineered recordings, directed music videos, documentary films, stop motion shorts, and other multimedia productions. I also have some experience writing scripts, including a feature length film. I've also designed entire
entire brands from the ground up (logos, pitch decks, slideshows, commercials, tutorials brand guides, color palettes, posters, flyers, social media management, Facebook ads etc...)
I've worked on musical productions with a diverse array of artists including members the grammy award winning Digable Planets. Some of the artists I've collaborated on recordings with are: Evan Fraser (Dirtwire), Govinda, Heartwurkz, Saqi & Diamonde, Bubba Jones bassist of the Digable Planets, Earl Harvin the drummer of Air, Seasunz of Bassnectar & Earth Amplified, Scrote the guitarist of the Stripminers, Salar Nader the world renowned tabla master, Bongo Sidibe of Dogon Lights, Tommy the bassist of Jazz Mafia, Little Star, Jef Stott, Emani, and Rob Schrock (music director for 72nd Academy Awards). Rob is a hugely accomplished pianist who's played on countless hit albums we've all grown up listening to.
Finally, I also have an M.F.A. in Media Design from Full Sail University. There I learned a ton about how to create a brand from concept through final iterations. As far as marketing I've gained an in depth knowledge of the following: facebook & twitter ad campaigns (26,000+ fans within 2 weeks), landing pages, Click Funnels, Wordpress sites, writing compelling copy, content marketing and designing a cohesive brand identity.
Those who know me would describe me as friendly, creative and very motivated to help out. I like to meet goals, deadlines and challenges with a positive attitude. I'm usually able to inspire others to do the same. I want to bring strong leadership, empathy and interpersonal skills to the table as well. In 2014 I started an online educational site called Leadership Mindset Network, which is a blog designed to inspire and empower budding social-preneurs. Check out the book I wrote on personal growth entitled Summoning Prosperity - Awakening The Creative Genius Within.
Please feel free to contact me if you feel that I can benefit your organization in any way. I'm looking for the right team of creative professionals that believe that art and media can shift the world for the better. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope to create a mind blowing project with you soon!