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Greetings. Eric Montross (ILLUMINERTIA) here.  Thanks for checking out my site!  I created this so that I could effectively reach out and find other creative people who like to produce educational, uplifiting and entertaining multimedia.  Hopefully this will help you have a better understanding of who I am and how I might be able to assist you in your dreams.  

It's an exciting time in the music and art world.  As far as music and art I'm grateful to have had the opportunity of producing and designing 18 independent musical albums under the trademarked name Illuminertia since I moved to San Francisco in 2005.  Currently I reside in Portland, Oregon.  I've worked on musical productions with a diverse array of artists including members the grammy award winning Digable Planets.  Artists I've collaborated on recordings with are: Evan Fraser (Dirtwire), Govinda, Heartwurkz, Saqi, 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.


Essentially I love co-creating engaging audio visual productions with other creative people.   Film and music production have been a passion of mine since I was a little kid.  I edited my first snowboard video when I was 10 years old.  My current focus is on being an artistic director who crafts compelling narratives into scripts, storyboards, live events, music videos, documentary films, and short animated videos.  I've also written several scripts including a full feature length movie.  I did camera work for the San Francisco episodes of The World Is Sound, a travel channel about world music produced by Jef Stott.  I've also produced several short documentary films and a handful of music videos.  


I've also got extensive 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 a few multimedia ventures such as Illuminertia & Macroshift Media.  During that time I 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 thrilling design possibilities I've discovered through utilizing programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Lightroom, Flash, Adobe Draw, Animate and Photoshop Mix.   At the College of San Mateo I studied the craft of video editing with Adobe Premiere.    As far as audio for promotional videos I've completed sound scores for cryptocurrency projects  and dance companies like Quimera Tribe Ritual Dance. 


Writing music to go with motion picture is another one of my favorite things to do.  I am certified through the Berklee College of Music in music for Film, TV and Video Games.   I've also graduated from an in depth Adobe online training program with a certificate in Motion Design.  I also have an M.F.A. in Media Design from Full Sail University.  Through my experiences I've gained an in depth knowledge of the following: facebook & twitter ad campaigns (11,000+ fans within 2 weeks), landing pages, Wordpress sites, writing compelling copy, content marketing and designing a cohesive brand identity.  


Those who know me would describe me as friendly, artistic 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!