Why the name Dragonfly?
In Hopi Native American mythology the totem animal Dragonfly was used by shamans, as the magical messenger or guide between the world of illusion/dreams and reality. This is a key to how we see ourselves at Dragonfly. We are your guides into the video realm.
Did you know….?
Todd, John and Chris all knew each other during their active duty in the Navy. In 1985, they all were students, in different classes and courses, at the U.S. Naval Schools of Photography in Pensacola, FL. Years later, they were all stationed together at the same command, Fleet Combat Camera Atlantic in Norfolk, VA.
John was a Navy jet engine mechanic on the RF-8 Crusader before he became a Navy photographer/cameraman.
When John first became a Navy videographer, he worked at night as a news cameraman for WEAR-TV Channel 3 in Pensacola, FL.
When Todd first left active-duty, he moved to Los Angeles and worked on many feature films as a camera-assistant. During the filming of “Aspen Extreme”, he was asked to do double-duty as a cop, a speaking-role in one of the scenes. Todd also worked on “Candyman”, “The Sandlot”, and “Heart of Darkness”, to name a few.
Chris loves her job. So, on her off time she has edited a few short films and a feature film. "Rewind", won the audience favorite award at the Asheville Film Festival.
Todd also works as a cameraman for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.
On one shoot, our van, full of camera gear, rode the elevator up from the hangar deck to the flight deck on a helicopter carrier/amphibious assault ship, the same way the helos get to the flight deck for operations.
Dragonfly was asked to shoot the basketball footage featuring the actors that was actually used in the feature film, “Juwanna Mann.
Chris has a St. Bernard named Cooper. He got a part in one of our Coca-Cola commercials.Look for him in the Summer Fun spot.
We all love to golf although we are usually too busy to hit the links often. Todd has the nickname "the lone golfer" due to his penchant for getting to the green as fast as he can.