• November 2013

Meet Emmy Award-Winning Videographer Ed Reinsel

Cameraman Ed Reinsel is an Emmy Award-winning videographer who artfully applies the technical aspects of production and post-production to the top-notch videos he creates for his clients, including Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic, PBS, NBC News, The History Channel, “Dateline NBC,” CNN, “Fox News Sunday,” and HGTV.

Reinsel has been a cameraman for eight presidential inaugurals, and was the pool head on camera for several State of the Union speeches and hundreds of major Washington DC events, as well as corporate videos, television commercials, and music videos.

The DC-based videographer has also shot a considerable number of videos for US government agencies, such as DARPA, the Administrative Office of the US Courts, USDA, the Department of Labor, the Department of Veterans Affairs, FEMA, HHS, Census, DOT, and Homeland Security.

Reinsel’s goal: To use the latest motion-imaging technology to convey emotion and truth to the viewer.

A graduate of the University of Maryland’s Department of Radio, Television and Film, Reinsel has spent more than 30 years mastering camerawork, lighting, and audio. Using the latest high-end HD broadcast cameras—Sony and Canon Cinema EOS with Canon Broadcast HD lenses, and Adobe Creative Cloud editing software—Reinsel choreographs his award-winning videos from concept to screen.

Reinsel lives in McLean, Virginia, with his wife and daughter, and when he is home from college, his son. Reinsel likes to ride his bike, hike, vacation in warm natural places, and toil on his yard and garden.

Scroll down for Reinsel’s three favorite videos. And click here to view the video that he shot in October 2013 for our Inkandescent PR client, pictured above, Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC.


Ed Reinsel’s take on his three favorite videos, in his own words.

In Virginia, The Ballston LaunchPad Challenge is an initiative for visionaries to receive funding to develop their big idea. It took us multiple days to shoot everything in this 60-second spot. This commercial ran in local theaters in Ballston and on the web to build interest in the contest. The announcement of the winners is in December 2013. Click here to watch it.

AOL Home features this video we created featuring entrepreneurs Kirsten Quigley and Cris Bourelly. These two moms had an aha! moment—to make Lunchskins reusable lunch bags. I spent an entire day with them to shoot this video. That’s what it takes to tell this story! I wanted to truly capture how they moved from concept to product to stores. Click here to watch it.

NBC4 Washington hired me to do a promo, which took less than a day to shoot and told a nice story about teacher and poet Simone Jacobson for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It is part of the community outreach NBC4 does for viewers. Watch it.

For more information about Ed, visit ReinselVideo.com.