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Jason Kohlbrenner

Jason is the person behind thisbluehippo. Based out of Syracuse, NY, Jason plays a support role in education & the creative industry. Day to day he spends his daylight hours troubleshooting & training folks on Final Cut Pro, AVID, Adobe Premiere and After Effects at Syracuse University. Interested in the ever changing landscape in the film / video production industry, Jason has begun to focus on workflow and understanding how all of the digital acquisition foramts jive with the various NLE's and other audio, color & compositing software.

Thisbluehippo is the tiny island on the internet that Jason has claimed for himself. Started in 2001, it has been all sorts of things. Ultimately, it is the place where Jason can unload the things running through his brain and play.

film & video

One Take Super 8 Event Syracuse

The One Take Super 8 Event (OTS8) is an annual non-competitive film festival. local filmmakers, both experienced & inexperienced, each shoot a single reel of Super 8 film, which is then premiered to an audience without the filmmakers seeing their work beforehand. All of the films are shown as shot. No Cute, No Splices.

King Lee

King Lee is a feature film about a fictional mayor of Syracuse, NY in the 1970s. It is primarily based the real-life exploits of the actual mayor of Syracuse from 1970-1986, Lee Alexander, but this is far from a true account. It’s a wild, surreal ride through an era when cities were in trouble, Syracuse was on the rise, and one man had to choose between lining his own pockets and the future of the city he loves.

I had the pleasure to work on this film as a part of an amazing cast and crew. A huge thanks to Jonathan case & Timothy Ferlito for asking me to be a part of this.


jason kohlbrenner / thisbluehippo

  • p:  315.440.0480

  • e:  jkolby (a) thisbluehippo.com

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If you are in the central New York area and are looking for help in post-production or production, feel free to contact me. I know a number of creative professionals in the area, and if I am not available to help, I can probably find someone who can.

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