Chris Fischer, Founder
Chris is our founder, our leader and our director of photography. Basically, he makes all the difficult decisions and makes it possible for us to do the cool stuff we get to do. Chris first picked up a camera when he was 10 years-old and has been hooked ever since. Through his pursuit of photography, Chris has traveled the globe making images of wildlife and wild lands for the past 25 years. It was in 2016 that Chris decided to leave his day job in finance to pursue his passion full-time. Always looking toward the future, he knew VR had the possibility of changing the way the world understands wildlife and so The All Around Project was born.
Jourdan Cortez, VR EdiTor
Jourdan has just recently joined the team! Coming from Oregon State University where she got her Digital Communication of Arts degree specializing Marketing and Film Production. Jourdan has always had a passion of telling a story that can help change the world, that’s why she joined The All Around Project. If she’s not at work, she enjoys playing board games, hanging out with friends and family, and of course- filming and photographing in her spare time!
Tom Parslow, VR Editor
Tom is professional photographer and currently works as a VR editor for the All Around Project. While he specializes in real estate and portrait photography, he is true disciple of the visual craft, and has spent almost a decade shooting various genres, including street, landscapes, macro, events and products. Tom was first introduced to VR filmmaking by Chris back in 2017, and not long after was hired to assist with post-processing VR content for the All Around Project. When he is not editing wildlife videos for AAP, you’ll likely find him shooting photos in the alleyways of downtown Salem, or at his home studio retouching portraits.
Andrew Studer, Filmmaker
Andrew is a professional outdoor commercial photographer, videographer and timelapse cinematographer based in Portland, Oregon. He has huge passion for the outdoors, and is constantly seeking out adventure and unique and engaging ways to capture what he sees. He now spends over a third of the year traveling across the world on commissioned shoots and on adventures capturing content for his personal photo collections. His work has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, The Huffington Post, The Weather Channel, CBS News, The Daily Mail, Fstoppers and Bored Panda.
Alex Segal, Filmmaker
Alex Segal is a Producer and Editor of both video and VR. He is constantly challenging himself to put his viewers in a place they would never go, and feel things they would never feel. Alex was introduced to Virtual Reality while working at Chris Milk’s Here Be Dragons (Fka verse.works) where he worked on projects that helped define the medium. He went on to CNN to cover foreign and domestic breaking news in 360. He also field produced for CNN’s award winning VR coverage of the 2017 eclipse. Alex is a native New Yorker and loves to take portraits and bake cakes with his mom and sister.
Alexander Rosen, Filmmaker
Alex is an award-winning director of photography, producer and editor with nearly a decade of experience as a professional story teller. He spent almost seven years at CNN, where he covered breaking news, politics, travel, conservation. He has experience shooting video underwater, in airplanes, in sub-arctic conditions and more. He spent much of last summer traveling between New York and Montana where he honed his skills filming wildlife in Yellowstone National Park. Alex's awards run the gamut. In 2015, he was named to The Hill's Fifty Most Beautiful People in Washington list (he jokes, along with President Obama). And in 2016, Alex collected an Edward R. Murrow Award for his work on CNN's presidential election coverage. When he's not freelancing or exploring, Alex kicks it in Brooklyn.
Jeffrey Green, Filmmaker
Jeffrey S. Green of Dynamic Photography and Dynamic Homes is a passionate Oregon Landscape Photographer and Professional Homebuilder. Jeff is inspired by the deepest respect for the great outdoors. He developed this admiration over a lifelong passion for fly fishing and snowboarding Oregon’s beautiful rivers and mountains. Jeff grew up in Salem, Oregon and has always embraced Oregon’s vast outdoors as his own recreational backyard. When it comes to landscape photography, Jeff loves exploring off-the-beaten-path areas, hiking up to stunning Cascade Mountain lookouts and also searching for hidden waterfalls.
Annabelle Cho, Filmmaker
Annabelle grew up in Hawaii going on all-day hikes and ditching school to go to the beach. From a young age, she’d wanted to recreate natural environments for people to be immersed in but wasn’t yet aware of the existence of VR. Naturally, she began experimenting with VR production 4 years ago. This led to working on the VR team at CNN for 2 years in New York. She is now traveling through India learning about different conservation efforts. When she isn’t producing videos, Annabelle writes about fringe cultures and manically fan girls about music producers she’s recently discovered.