The Porsche from the Winter of 53 – Director’s Cut

Sixty second cut down version of the original.

Jeff Zwart loves to race and drive Porsche automobiles. We had been plotting for all of the winter of 2013-2014 to do this film and the original version that I imagined was something like this video. However with the success of the Porsche Gmund video we did for Porsche Panorama magazine and Porsche YouTube – made us think about adding in the history of the 356. We did an interview and I found that it made the story more complete and helped to explain for the naysayers – why it was fitting to slide a 356 Pre A around in the snow.

The original longer form video:

Charlie Vergo’s – Rendezvous

Director of Photography – EATS! BBQ Series.

Earlier this year, I worked as Director of Photography on several episodes of the Made Man series – EATS! The most inspiring BBQ establishment we visited was in Memphis, Tennessee – Charlie Vergo’s Rendezvous. I shot this episode with Canon Cine Primes and the Canon C300. I utilized kino flo 4ft 2 bank lights and kino flo divas for the interview lighting setups.


Updated Camera Car Reel

Camera Car – Director/Operator

Over the past few years I’ve been fortunate to log some serious days behind the control desk in a camera car! It takes a team of people to make those smooth car to car commercials happen – precision drivers, camera operators, stabilized camera head technicians, and crane operators – to get a camera to run in sync with a moving hero car. My job as a Director and more frequently as a Camera Car – Camera Operator is to compose the frame and operate the remote stabilized camera head. ┬áIt’s an awesome challenge because it involves directing and having a team of 5 or more people work in unison.

If you need an experienced Camera Operator for your project, feel free to get in touch with me via my Contact page.

Here is a list of the commercial projects that are part of my Reel. I’ve done many more days outside of these selected projects, but feel these are the best selection of my work!

1. Mazda – Mazda3 Heritage UK – Director
2. Buick – LaCrosse – Camera Operator
3. BFGoodrich Tires – One Up – Director
4. Infiniti – QX56 – Camera Operator
5. Kawasaki – Dean versus Dean – Camera Operator
6. Chevrolet – Trax Mexico – Camera Operator
7. Infiniti – QX56 – Camera Operator
8. Nissan/Playstation – GT Academy – Camera Operator
9. Honda – Summer Clearance – Camera Operator
10. BFGoodrich Tires – Awesomecross – Director
11. Chevrolet – Driving Dynamics – Director
12. Mercedes Benz – 2013 C Class – Camera Operator
13. Cadillac – The Challenge – Director

Thanks for watching!

Will Roegge.

Tanner Foust – VW GRC Super Beetle

From Storyboard to Screen – with Tanner Foust’s new GRC machine.

Back in June 2014, I was approached by Tanner Foust and his team to create a short promotional video with his new Volkwwagen Beetle GRC rally car. The window to shoot the car would be tight – Andretti racing had just finished building the two VW Beetles for Tanner and Scott Speed. I flew out to Washington DC to the GRC DC venue at JFK Stadium and met up with the team to capture the shots I needed for the film. We only had a few hours to shoot and I’m happy we were able to get the shots!

Here are side by side comparisons of my storyboards compared to the final frames from the video. Making the most of the short time frame for the shoot – I wish I had more time and a different location, but otherwise it was neat to really edit on paper and only shoot what I needed for the final piece.


Thanks to Tanner’s team for giving me the opportunity to create this video!

– Will Roegge

Keep Drifting Fun – Final Bout

Spent the last weekend in August in Shawano, Wisconsin filming the two day drift event – Final Bout. It was an awesome gathering of the most stylish drift teams in North America. With teams traveling from places as far west as California, as far east as Massachusetts, and as far north as Alberta, Canada.

Ford – Man’s Best Friend

Ford Motor Company – Vaughn Gittin Jr. & Brody Gittin

On this very fun project, I Directed Photography with Director Andy Laputka of Shoot First Media. We had a bunch of fun chasing Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. around in his Ford Fiesta ST.

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