John Van Osdol
I develop and create strategic advertising and marketing content that helps communicate client stories and product attributes.
What is your area of focus / what teams do you lead and/or work on?
Photographic and video content are my areas of expertise, developing stories from interviews to create testimonials for clients as well as brand and sales videos.
How long have you worked at Airfoil?
What has been your favorite client interaction?
While on a shoot with a client, they saw a promotion for underground ziplining. So of course, we had to go. Adventurous clients and I tend to get along really well.
What is your biggest client win?
Clients get a sense of a production from storyboards and scripts, but once all the elements come together, that’s when the magic happens. I love to witness a client’s emotions when they see their brand or product come to life on the screen.
What’s the best thing about working at Airfoil?
There is a positive and infectious energy here like none other I’ve ever experienced.
What’s the most embarrassing moment in your career?
Crossing Trafalgar Square while on production and running into a light post. There is just no way to do that gracefully.
Favorite place you’ve visited?
Great Barrier Reef, Australia. A spectacular world that lives up to the hype.
Best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.
What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I wrote the Hockeytown song for The Detroit Red Wings. Also, I won an Emmy and the coveted Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. I’ve been in the industry 30+ years so I’m full of surprises.
John Van Osdol
Video Content Strategist