At Buck Ross we assemble a talented crew that matches the unique needs of your project. We're like a classy old tailor that comes to your house, gets your exact measurements and then cuts you the sickest suit or dress you've ever worn. We have an amazing pool of creatives & technicians that we hand pick and assign to the films & videos they will benefit the most. This unique modus allows us to be as nimble as a startled doe and to create fresh content for our clients every single time. While these bright young bucks below don't account for everyone, they are some of the repeat offenders that we can't seem to scare off.
RYAN "BUCK" ROSSHailing from the red clay of Atlanta, Georgia, Ryan "Buck" Ross has been making movies since his teens. With a Hi8 video camera and two VCRs cabled together he and his posse created skateboarding masterpieces with very little skating, a lot of story and a little bit of nudity. Ryan then headed to the University of Colorado and took his filmmaking into the mountains.
After graduation and some time abroad he began work at an outdoor documentary company where over the course of five years he went from "office boy" to being a partner in the business. Along the way he helped start the first ever Adventure Film School in the country, produced a malaria documentary in Africa, shot IMAX film on Mount Everest, hosted a regional travel TV show and continued to fall more and more in love with the creative process of filmmaking.
Today, armed with his own production company and an amazing group of collaborators, Ryan continues to turn ideas into moving images for a broad array of clients in an even wider spectrum of genres.
"LIGHTNING FAST" LAM NGUYENIn most cases it's disconcerting to have smoke billowing up from a computer, but not when Lam edits. He's so quick with his cuts the keyboard takes on a lava-like glow and the back of the monitor emits a steady stream of dark blue smoke. He's that fast. You'd think that an editor who operates at these breakneck speeds would have no attention to detail or any storytelling ability and you'd be right…as long as you weren’t talking about Lam.
After graduating Cum Laude with a film degree from the University of Denver, Lam had the opportunity to work with Rick Ramage, a seasoned Hollywood director. With Rick he edited the PBS feature musical, "Ichabod," and thus started his pro career. Over his past decade in the film biz Lam has written and directed his very own short film, "The Silent Child," edited five different feature-length documentaries, and worked on countless commercial projects. His ability to take a pile of footage and turn it into a compelling story is uncanny. His intense attention to detail is annoying at times. And, his speed is simply unmatched.
This guy has been with us since the beginning and we couldn’t do it without him.
CARLY "THE COWPOKE" CHABENJust like any good cowpoke Carly can wrangle. But instead of driving steer across a moonless prairie or wrestling baby calves to the ground she wrangles deadlines, schedules, shot lists; all the hard to come by particulars that make a good production work.
Carly hasn’t always been a mountain drover. She is a born and bred Michigan gaucho and recently graduated from Michigan State with a degree in Arts Management. Her interest in this here film trade all began with a study abroad trip to India, you know, where all real vaqueros go to discover themselves. And it was there, in that humid interior, that Carly had the opportunity to study at the largest film city in the entire world.
After graduation she left out on a 3 month long national road trip making a documentary on the world of craft beer. And it was out there on that boozy open range where she truly developed a passion for wrangling. Nowadays, Carly hangs her spurs with Buck Ross and we couldn’t be more obliged.
KEIKO "NIGHT OWL" OZAKIIf it’s dark outside, chances are Keiko is awake. But instead of standing upright on a spooky tree branch hooting & scanning the ground for rodents, Keiko is in front of her computer silently searching for the best story. Instead of prey, she uses her acute hearing to locate the right sound bites and her keen vision to spot the right cuts.
As an owlet, Keiko grew up loving to draw and tell stories. She studied graphic design in high school before graduating from the Art Institute of Colorado with a degree in Media Arts and Animation. Keiko then got her start at Warren Miller where she quietly flew her way up the ranks from production assistant to producer/shooter before discovering a love for editing.
These days Keiko uses her big brain and muted feathers to sink her talons into cuts of all kind. Although especially talented in animation & motion graphics, this bird can hunt them all. Keiko is one of the most technically & graphically talented editors we’ve ever spotted and it feels pretty good to know that while most of us sleep, she’s somewhere softly editing.
GUNNAR "TAXMAN" SIKORSKIAs they say, there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But whoever “they” are have obviously not met Gunnar Sikorski. Gunnar grew up in Colorado and does all the things that people from other places would expect him to: ski like hell, fly fish the rivers like a young Redford, hike, travel, and repeat.
Gunnar spent his college years at CU Boulder, studying Film Production. After graduating he has focused on commercial filmmaking working with various companies around the Denver area. Storytelling through beautiful imagery is his flavor of choice and if it has a hint of adventure that’s a plus.
While Gunnar doesn’t actually work with the IRS, he is one of the most dependable guys we've ever had on set. If he says it’s done, it’s done well. He’s a grade A overachiever, willing to do anything to capture an image worth writing home about. Well-versed in a wide breadth of lighting, grip, and cameras, Gunnar is a valuable image maker and we're very lucky to have him in our herd.
EVAN "CLASS ACT" GRAINGEREvan is a true class act. Not to be confused with the early 90’s Kid ‘N Play movie of the same name (although his fresh haircut often rivals theirs). No, Evan better fits the other definition: an example of outstanding quality or prestige. He’s the only one in our office to use a coaster, which says a lot, and both his creative thought process & execution are commanding.
Born & raised here in Boulder, Evan’s passion for film began in high school where he wrote and later produced a wild variety of scripts with his best friends. Now at the University of Colorado, Evan is double majoring in Film Production & Advertising with an eye on creative agency work and a possible directorial career after school.
Ideation is Evan’s favorite part of the filmmaking process and with him being deeply moved by sights, sounds, and story make it a stage he rarely leaves. The camera has become his outlet for this energy and we couldn’t be more thankful for that. This classy kid has a bright future in front of him and we’re so glad he’s spending part of his present with us.