My name is Ray and I am a professional outfitter. I outfit major productions and expeditions around the world. From complex camera systems, remote communications to camping equipment and specialty clothing…I outfit it!
My experience covers film, television and documentary, commercial and industrial, expeditions, hunting and safari. I also outfit government, military and security personnel deployed to a myriad of environments.
I have outfitted expeditions that summited Everest, crossed the Sahara and spanned the oceans of the world. Where ever you trek, through my network of established contacts, I can completely outfit you, or an entire crew for a day, month or longer.
2003-2008 SCEA SOCOM US Navy SEALs TV Ads – TBWA/Chiat/Day
Provided all weapons & accessories, tactical gear, knives and comms.
2008 SCEA SOCOM US Navy SEALs Confrontation – TBWA/Chiat/Day
Provided tactical lights, suppressors, edged weapons & comms for game coverbox.
2007 SCEA SOCOM US Navy SEALs Tactical Strike – TBWA/Chiat/Day
Provided tactical gear, suppressors, edged weapons, lights & comms for game coverbox.
2006 Northrop Grumman TV Ad – Aero Film LA.
Located non-military owned F14 Jet.
2006 Northrop Grumman TV Ad ‘Soluting Special Forces’ – Aero Film LA.
Provided all weapons, suppressors, comms and tactical gear.
2006 SCEA SOCOM US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 – TBWA/Chiat/Day
Provided relevant guns, suppressors, edged weapons, tactical lights, comms.
2006 SCEA SOCOM US Navy SEALs Combined Assault – TBWA/Chiat/Day
Provided location, relevant guns, suppressors, edged weapons, tactical lights and comms.
2005 SCEA SOCOM US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo – TBWA/Chiat/Day
Provided relevant guns, suppressors, edged weapons, tactical lights and comms.
2005 US Navy Specwar SEAL TV Ad – Aero Film LA
Provided weapons, tactical gear and wrangled use of military helicopter.
2004 SCEA SOCOM Mock Hell Week – SCEA/Sony Computer Entertainment
Designed BUD/s instructor and participant T-Shirts, provided Zodiac boats, Under Armor clothing sponsorship, Simunition ammo and co-cast instructors (former Navy SEALs).
2003 SCEA SOCOM III US Navy SEALs – SCEA/Sony Computer Entertainment
Provided location, all guns & edged weapons, suppressors, tactical lights.
2002 SCEA SOCOM II US Navy SEALs – SCEA/Sony Computer Entertainment
Provided all guns & edged weapons, lights and tactical gear.
2005 National Geographic Channels – NGC Channels Worldwide
Provided Arctic, scuba, mountineering and rigging equipment for host segments with Jay Schadler.
2004 National Geographic Channels – NGC Channels Worldwide
Provided scuba gear (both historic & modern) for host segments with Sylvia Earle.
2003 National Geographic Television – NGT Explorer & NGC Channels
Provided camcorders, expedition, safety, mountineering and rigging equipment for host segments with Boyd Matson.
2001 National Geographic Television – NGT Explorer
Outfitted all TV production equipment, clothing, camping, communication & power equipment for Africa Megatransact one year expedition across Africa’s Congo Basin.
Production Equipment Manager
National Geographic Television & NGC Channels Worldwide
As the Equipment Room Manager at National Geographic Television, my job required tremendous prior knowledge of all video, motion picture, photographic, outdoors and expedition equipment.
In this position, I evaluated and acquired all relevant motion picture, video, photographic, sound, lighting, field and expedition equipment and, oversaw daily operations of equipment room with an inventory valued over $30 million. My job also required to sometimes fabricate specialty mounts, housings and equipment to support production. I introduced Steadicam, Glidecam, Sony DVCAM™, Panasonic DVCPRO™ and later Sony, Panasonic and Ikegami HD technology.
As an outfitter of expedition, camping and clothing for production, I kept up with the latest gear trends, as well as formulated and maintained relationships with diverse equipment and clothing manufacturers.
Aside from providing equipment, I consulted Producers, AP’s and staff on visual ideas through production equipment techniques and various diverse equipment applications to tell a story.