NEXT LEVEL: THE RISE OF ZSMIT

ABOUT

Riley "zSmit" Smith has made a name for himself as a professional Call of Duty: Warzone player, but he came from humble beginnings.Editor, producer


UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK: GASTELUM VS. ADESANYA [ESPN]

ABOUT

Relive UFC 236 as Israel Adesanya takes on Kelvin Gastelum at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta.EditorFull episode


IMPACT GAMING'S INSPIRE [WEB SERIES]

ABOUT

A behind the scenes look at an esports team competing in the first ever H1Z1 Pro League.Director, editor, producer, cameraAll episodes


FEAR NONE: FOOTBALL SEASON WITH THE RICHLAND BOMBERS [TV SERIES]

ABOUT

6 episode TV docuseries following the Richland High School football team's journey to win their first state championship in almost 20 years.Director, editor, producer, camera



THE ETHERNAUT [SHORT FILM]

ABOUT

A high school student struggling to find motivation finds himself distracted by a new student, forcing him to question his identity.Director, writer, editor, music



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TJLIEN@PM.ME

Impact Gaming | Inspire

Web Series

Director, editor, producer, camera

Impact Gaming was one of 15 teams competing in the H1Z1 Pro League, a 20 week tournament for the world's best H1Z1 Battle Royale players. The roster would live together in Las Vegas for the duration of the tournament, and Impact wanted a skilled video producer to capture their journey.I showed up with my gear and immediately got to work on Inspire, a docuseries on the team from my unique embedded perspective. While they struggled to find their footing in competition, the pro players were great to work with, forged strong bonds with myself and one another, and never stopped trying. And even though the tournament came to an abrupt end, I'm proud of the work I did on this series as a first time esports video producer, and the fans we gained along the way.

Fear None: Football Season with the Richland Bombers

TV Series

Director, editor, producer, camera

"Fear None" was a concept I pitched while working at KNDU-TV. Rob, the sports anchor, made a strong case for the Richland High team to make a championship run during the upcoming football season. I drafted a concept for a TV series that would air on SWX, highlighting the team as a promising state championship candidate, and following them through the season. After getting the green light, I balanced my full time commercial duties with shooting hundreds of footage with the team and editing it down into a 6 episode series that captured their state championship run. "Fear None" aired on KNDU's sports network SWX for six weeks, about a month following the end of football season.

Episode 1: New World Blues

The team settles into Las Vegas, where personalities clash. Mistakes are made on the H1Z1 Pro League's premiere night.

Episode 2: 1V2

The team finds a laundry solution. Bloodinfernoo's mom comes to watch him play live for the first time. The team tries to bounce back from opening week.

Episode 3: Game Plan

A bad week forces the team to rethink their strategy.

Episode 4: The Rut

As communication continues to falter, the team makes a big change in an effort to stem the problem. qtVenom adjusts to his new role within the team.

Episode 5: The Nicest Ravioli in Town

CBKFlame adjusts to life in Vegas. Blank and qtVenom discuss a challenge. Changes come to the Impact roster.

Episode 6: Opening New Doors

The team settles into their newly-acquired house. Tipsy's arrival creates a new sense of comradery among the team.

Episode 7: The Gap

Spirits rise after a high-placement match. The team deals with the aftermath of a controversial league ruling. Frustration manifests in different ways.

Episode 8: GGs and Goodbyes

The Impact H1Z1 team reflects on Split One. Friends and family come to Vegas to visit the team. Bloodinfernoo bids farewell to his teammates.