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Ron Francis, independent videographer

My first photo of US Capitol
One of my first photos even taken as a Boy Scout on our way to the 1957 National BSA Jamboree in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.


From my early years as a farm boy in Central Utah, I have loved the land--the smell, the feel, and the beauty it produces.  So, when I was first introduced to a camera I was drawn to the excitement of capturing the beauty around me.  This has been a lifelong pursuit and has grown into a passion for telling a story well--with the aid of video and still images.

I received a master's degree in speech, radio and television from Utah State University and began my career as an information officer in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War--I was senior photo editor for Army News Features. At the University of Kentucky I was Extension radio and television specialist where I produced many TV news features with a CP 16A sound on film camera. Next stop was manager of information services at the Denver-based National Cattlemen's Association where for 10 years I produced radio features for an 800 NEWSCALL service for broadcasters. I made the big move to Houston, Texas where I served 18 years as director of public affairs for the National Association of Conservation Districts, writing, photographing and producing video to help conserve natural resources on America's private lands. Finally, I spent 13 years as state public affairs specialist for the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Salt Lake City.

I retired in 2015 and couldn't kick the habit of telling a good story with compelling images.  I'm now a freelance videographer dba Clear Image Solutions.  I've collected the latest video tools, produced dozens of videos since retirement, and am now ready to meet your needs.

What story do you have to tell?

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