Bio

Crista Rock has always had her hand on a camera. She started shooting at the young age of 5 years old. Graduating high school at 16 she went to College that summer in Cleveland Ohio where she discovered moving pictures in her first video production class. At 19 she took employment at the Local College TV station and won her first TELLY award. At 21 she became Stage Manager at EDR Studios in Cleveland. New Orleans had always been her love and so at 23 she packed up and moved to NOLA and took a job as a Photojournalist at WDSU. After a long 8-year career, 2 Associated Press awards and 2 Press Club awards she ventured out on her own. Her first full-length documentary “NOLAbound” premiered at the JOY Theater in March 2012.

Contact

  • (504) 717-5912
  • crista.rock@gmail.com
  • Crista Rock Productions
  • 2352 Annunciation Street,
  • New Orleans, LA 70130

Resume

  • Film/Video- Work Experience

  • NFL Network –  Features Editor
  • Panasonic- “Roll out Lumix GX85” Director of Photography
  • Al Jazeera America- Photojournalist
  • Convention & Visitors Bureau New Orleans- Director of Photography
  • Syfy channel – “Hero’s of Costplay” – Camera
  • Documentary “Save the Ferries NOLA”- Director/Camera
  • Documentary “NOLAbound” – Producer/Director
  • Documentary “Vigilante Vigilante”- Camera
  • Helis Foundation- “Opus awards” – Producer/Director/Camera
  • Food Network- “BBQ Blitz” – Camera
  • Discovery- “Blackboard Wars” – Season 1, Camera
  • Free Mantel- “Sly Fox” – Director of Photography
  • NBC Sports- “Super Bowl” – Camera
  • WE Networks- “Big Easy Brides”- Season 1, Camera
  • ABC’s -“The Chew” – Camera
  • HBO’s- “Real Sports” – Camera
  • CBS Sports- “Final Four” – Camera
  • OWN TV- “Found” Williams sisters- Camera
  • Fuse TV- ”Voodoo Experience” – 2010, 2011, Camera
  • NFL Network- “Total Access”- Camera
  • “Inside Edition”- Camera
  • “America’s Most Wanted” – Camera
  • “Entertainment Tonight”- Camera
  • CNN- “Newsroom”- Camera
  • ABC- “World News” – Camera
  • NBC -“Nightly News”, “Today Show”- Camera
  • Urban Land Institute-  Downtown New Orleans “Green Space” Documentary & “Ochsner Hospital” Documentary, Producer/Director/Camera
  • The Live Well Network- “Say Ahh”- Camera
  • Downtown Development District New Orleans – “Downtown TV”, Producer/Director
  • Disaster Relief Corporation Group –Haiti earthquake disaster, BP oil spill clean up efforts. Camera Operator/Editor
  • Photojournalist/ Special Projects Photographer – WDSU/NBC New Orleans

    October 2003 – May 2010

  • Shot & edited daily stories for newscasts. Traveled with the Saints NFL team to London, Seattle, Chicago, and Miami. Shot during and after Katrina for both NBC Network and WDSU. Worked with producers for long format informative stories. Shot, wrote and edited an ongoing year long documentary following a family of four as they struggled to rebuild after Katrina. These 5-minute long pieces aired once a week for a year on our special newscast.
  • Stage Manager/ Photographer- EDR Studios Cleveland Ohio

    September 2001- September 2003

  • Staff Photographer and responsible for building sets and for several shows; HGTV, Room by Room, Crafts for Kids, Gearheads, and America Quilts Creatively.
  • Awards

  • 1st Place Photography- Press Club of New Orleans 2006
    1st Place Photography- Press Club of New Orleans 2007
    1st Place Photography Feature- Associated Press 2007
    1st Place Photography- Associated Press 2008