Greg Wolske's Bio, Director, DP, Director of
Photography, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer, Owner of Lasso
Productions, Columbus, Ohio.
Greg Wolske has
been self-employed with his own production and
advertising business for most of his career. He received
a B.S. in Business Administration from Ohio State
University, after changing his major from art to
marketing/advertising. Two years in law school followed
during which time he began videotaping testimonies and
accident scenes for his father's law firm. Legal
advertising on television was in its infancy and seeing
an opportunity, Wolske was soon producing commercials
and creating advertising for numerous law firms.
Additional advertising and production clients followed.
Wolske has created commercials for bridal shows, hot
tubs, used cars, politicians, cosmetic surgeons and
numerous PSA's. He has produced many
corporate/industrial videos, including several for
leading national insurance and world-wide
computer equipment companies.
player since an early age, Wolske began experimenting
with audio recording while in college. He purchased a 4
track, multi-track recorder and in the spirit of Les
Paul, learned to overdub and bounce tracks in order to
record himself playing the various instrumental parts
on his original songs. Similarly, Wolske is completely
self-taught in film and video production, including
video and 16mm & 35mm film camera operations, lighting,
location & studio audio, video editing, animation and
computer graphics. Producing, writing, directing,
designing and creating are also an integral part of Wolske's production abilities.
currently producing, directing and creating
several of his own projects, including two documentary
films. The first is "Tear It Up!: The Rockabilly
Documentary". This is the first film to comprehensively
document Rockabilly music and recognize it as a separate
American musical style, such as jazz and blues. Wolske
has interviewed over eighty musicians from the 1950's
and today, and he has filmed numerous performances in
the United States and Britain. The film is currently
being edited and has twice been screened as a
work-in-progress film at the Independent Feature Project
film festival in New York City. The second documentary
film is entitled, "The American Teenage Hot Rod". This
short film commemorates the teenage hot rod experience
with interviews from several hot rod enthusiasts.
Vintage hot rod film footage from Mr. Wolske's personal
film collection is also included. This short
documentary was selected to screen at the Tiburon
International Film Festival, The Ohio Independent Film
Festival and the IFP
in New York.