Employee Spotlight: Gabriel Kaunitz

Gabriel’s approach towards media production has always focused around this one question, “How can I improve the look of this project?”. 

As Technical Coordinator, he works in various roles both on and off the set. He participates in every step of the production process, from creative brainstorming, to shooting, editing, and color grading.When color grading a video project, Gabriel alters and enhances the color of the video to support the narrative, and ensures the project has a consistent look throughout. 

He also collaborates with the production team on their equipment use and needs for upcoming shoots. This includes maintaining our in-house gear, as well as procuring gear rentals as needed. His diverse skill set is a great asset to the Vital team!

Q: What do you do at Vital?

A: I shoot, edit, and color grade. You could say I wear a lot of hats.

Q: When did you start working at Vital?

A: I started in September 2016.

Q: What shows/movies have you watched recently?

A: Recently I’ve been getting into cartoons like Rick and Morty and Bojack Horseman. I also just finished Westworld. Intense. Most recent film would be Midnight Special.

Q: What's your favorite lunch spot in Columbus?

A: My comfort go-to is Five Guys, but I love Tai’s Asian Bistro.

Q: If you were an animal what would you be?

A: Camel. Those guys know what they’re doing.

Q: If you could be any superhero or animated character, who would you be?

A: Spiderman, he was always my favorite as a kid. Swinging instead of flying has got to be so much more exciting.

Q: What's your favorite part of your job?

A: The variety of work, for sure. The breadth of our capabilities leads to some interesting jobs.

Q: What was the last concert you went to?

A: Tool way back in 2009. I’m not much of a concert-goer. More of a movie guy.

Q: Name 3 of your favorite movies.

A: American Beauty. Next would be Jarhead, and then Ex Machina.

Contact Gabriel:

Email: gkaunitz@vitalcompanies.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriel-kaunitz-57bab280/