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Brian Tausend has produced, filmed and directed projects for some of the largest networks and retailers (Disney, NBC, Scripps Network, Sony and Target). He entered the production and directing world when he first produced, scripted and starred (as the nutty professor) in the instructional photography DVD series for parents, Refuse to Say Cheese and Beyond the Green Box, with his wife, Me Ra Koh, in 2006.
The series was given the Gold Seal Award from National Parenting Publications Association. Fox News called it one of the “Top Ten Holiday Gifts” for parents. Sony licensed the script to create their own instructional DVD “Kids in Focus” that enhanced their holiday camera bundles in retail stores. Brian went on to direct and film digital asset content for The Nate Berkus Show on NBC. He both co-produced and was a cinematographer for the Disney Junior TV series Capture Your Story with Me Ra Koh.
He was both Director and Cinematographer for a digital asset mini-series commissioned by Sony and Target to engage and reward loyal customers with continued educational content and engagement with social media as the engine. And he directed an original web based series for Scripps Network on family travel. His most recent project has been his dream for years, a broadcasted family travel show that takes viewers off-the-beaten path. With Me Ra and the kids, they sold their home, put all their belongings in storage, and bought one way tickets to go around the world.
The show is currently in editing with hopes of broadcasting soon. Aside from his family, Brian’s passion is two part—to see the world and capture moving stories along the way. He and his wife love empowering other enthusiast photo lovers. Brian and Me Ra launched their popular CONFIDENCE Photography Workshops for Women in 2007 and continue to sell them out nationwide. They've extended their teaching to now include their Portrait of the World photography workshops, where they take you off-the-beaten path to explore Italy and Thailand while learning how to use your camera. Workshop attendees affectionately know Brian as the “walking camera manual” because he has read them all and can help you fix just about any setting on your camera.