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A unicorn, a dinosaur, and group of videographers walk into a bar (sort of) and this is what happens... 

MEET THE TEAM

chelsey, the ring leader

storyteller. foodie. lover of weddings.

I am so grateful to turn my passion for filmmaking into a career. I have produced videos for the athletic department at my alma mater, Central Michigan University, as well as The Detroit Red Wings. Bella Reel began in 2010 out of my college apartment and it has been a labor of love ever since. I absolutely LOVE shooting weddings... so much that even when I was the maid of honor in my best friend's wedding I still found myself reaching for my camera (see photo). 

When I am not busy growing Bella Reel you will find me spending time with my fur baby Betty or attempting to sing a Beyonce song. Whatever I am doing, I tend to Instagram it because I am a huge photo enthusiast.

 

mason, cinematographer

fashion forward. beer snob. former rapper.

Hey everybody! I graduated from CMU in May of 2016. I spent a lot of time there working in sports production, with an emphasis on cinematic storytelling. I’m pretty much a video production nerd. I started shooting weddings with Bella Reel in July of 2015. Weddings are a crazy, cool time. Working with Chelsey is an awesome experience, and I learn something new every time I work with her.

In my off time, I’m probably drinking beer and trying to figure out what’s up Donald Trump’s sleeve.

Oh yeah, and I fly dronez

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Ryann, Cinematographer

traveler. reality tv addict. animal lover.

I graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a Masters in Film and from Central Michigan University with my Bachelors. I’ve worked at some awesome places like The Onion and HGTV’s House Hunters! I love filming and helping you tell your story, so it hardly can be called working!

When I’m not filming, you can find me making new friends and meeting new people everywhere that I go. I love hiking, swimming, live music, camping, and going out to eat.

MIKE, CINEMATOGRAPHER

adventurer. frog lover. ukulele player.

I graduated from Central Michigan University earning a degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts. As a student I produced videos for Moore Hall Television, CMU Athletics, and the Communications Department. I guess you could say I was really involved. I love telling visual stories with my camera. Throughout my career I have found that filming weddings is my favorite.

When I'm not filming alongside these amazing folks you can find me singing karaoke, watching tv with my pet tree frogs, seeing live music with my girlfriend Kayla, or going on camping trips.

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DAN, CINEMATOGRAPHER

visionary. philanthropic. believer.

Hey You! I graduated from Ferris State University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Television & Digital Media Production. I love anything to do with cameras, microphones and drones! I also enjoy long walks on Belle Isle and classic 80's films. Additionally, I was a Disney college program employee in 2007.

I take tremendous pride in the work that I do with Bella Reel, and I enjoy being part of an amazing team. I am always thinking of new innovative ideas for video production.

Oh! And I'm a big fan of techno music.

Jeff, Cinematographer

movie buff. music lover. teddy bear.

Throughout my career I have worked for CMU Athletics, ESPN, and The Great Lakes Loons. Weddings are one of my favorite live events to capture because you are surrounded by so much happiness. That day is basically The Super Bowl of two peoples' lives and we tend to work with really fun couples.

Outside of work, you can find me binge watching the latest Netflix series, attending a Tiger's game, or enjoying some Michigan Craft Beer.

CHENT, CINEMATOGRAPHER

detroit lions super-fan. curious. radiohead.

Hey all! I’m a CMU graduate and spent the majority of my college career learning how to create cool videos. Nothing changed when I started working with Bella Reel. This team creates high-quality, heartfelt videos and it’s been a blast since I’ve started.

I’m a huge Detroit sports fan and I love playing Settlers of Catan. The one thing that I know for sure in life is that Radiohead is the greatest band of all time.

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