CUT ‘N’ RUN STUDIOS

Dedication to Our Clients | Decades of Experience | 5 Team Members

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PITTSBURGH VIDEO PRODUCTION

Our Mission

Cut ’N’ Run Studios is a multimedia facility that specializes in video production and photography.  In the Internet era, visual communication is the most powerful tool for storytelling.  We believe it is our job to deliver the most compelling, visual interpretation of a message and provide all the necessary capabilities in house so that we can cover every angle of your story.

Production Facility

1532 Beechview Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15216

The facility is equipped with an acoustically-treated studio space and three editing suites.  The studio promotes a unique work environment.  Staff is allowed to come and go while creating their own hours.  Shoots and in-studio editing sessions are the only required set hours. This creates a less stringent environment and helps creative ideas flow.

Company History

Cut ‘N’ Run studios was founded by Jordan McMillen in 2005.  CNR began in a small home office with the help from an occasional intern, then grew to a small production studio in 2007.  In 2015, Cut’N’ Run opened the doors to a new full-production facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and now has three full-time employees.  CNR is a DBE-certified business and provides video production, photography, and web services across the world.

THE STUDIO

THE TEAM

JORDAN MCMILLEN
JORDAN MCMILLEN

founder / ceo

Jordan McMillen established Cut ‘N’ Run Studios in January of 2005. He began his career as a freelance videographer shooting weddings, mitzvahs, and music videos. In 2007, he opened the doors to a new 2,500-square-foot production facility in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. From there, he transformed a solo-operated video production company into a multi-personnel media company. As the company grew, it expanded to producing commercials, promotional pieces, documentaries, live-streamed events, training videos, and more.

DORIN WILLIAMS
DORIN WILLIAMS

director of photography / editor

Dorin founded his company, Quick Visual Media, in 2007. He began freelancing for Cut 'N' Run in 2016 and quickly became an asset to the team. His expertise in lighting and cinematography came from his years of directing and shooting music videos. In 2020, Dorin began a part-time position position with Cut 'N' Run.

JUSTIN MACKEY
JUSTIN MACKEY

creative director

Justin Mackey graduated from Bethany College in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication: Electronic Media and a Minor in Writing and Language. He began at Cut ‘N’ Run as a Videographer and was promoted to Creative Director three years later. In 2017, Churchill Pictures hired Justin as Director of Photography for the feature film, “The Unsung.” Later that year, Justin produced, wrote, and directed the independent short film titled, “Significant Other.”

BRANDON ESSINGTON
BRANDON ESSINGTON

Web Designer / Social Media Manager

Brandon graduated from Bethany College in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication: Electronic Media. Has has over 10 years in the news industry and also working in the energy sector as a videographer, photographer and web designer. He started at Cut ’N’ Run as a freelancer and now runs the Web Design / Social Media division.

ALAN BALDI
ALAN BALDI

photographer

Alan completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in T.V. & Video Production and Photography Minor from Robert Morris University in 2014. Shortly after graduation, he freelanced with a focus on internal training videos. Alan advanced to lead photographer for Latitude 360 and provided services for celebrities such as Louie Anderson, Jim Florentine, and Scott Stapp. After nearly a year of freelance work with CNR studios, Alan was promoted to a photographer position.

THEODORE WILLIAMS
THEODORE WILLIAMS

AV SPECIALIST

Theodore begin his career as a DJ and evolved into a complete AV specialist. His years of experience include projects such as conferences, concerts, weddings, and more. Theodore began his career with Cut 'N' Run in 2018 and runs the AV division.

    PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES

    PRE-PRODUCTION

    Professional script writing and storyboard software to help create a map of the upcoming production.

    PRODUCTION
    • High definition cameras with sliders, steadicams, tripods, and stabilization equipment.
    • Lighting kits available for low- and high-range productions.
    • Teleprompter and monitors.
    • Audio mixers and various microphone set ups.
    • Live switchers for multi-camera shoots.
    POST-PRODUCTION
    • Up-to-date editing suites (Mac and Adobe based)
    • Media transfer capabilities
    • Photoshop
    • Premiere
    • After Effects
    • WordPress
    • Online video hosting
    • Cloud storage
    SCRIPT WRITING
    DIRECTING
    SHOOTING
    NON-LINEAR EDITING
    ANIMATION & GRAPHICS
    ONLINE VIDEO EDITING EMBEDDING

    I can’t thank Jordan and his team at Cut n Run Studios enough for all of the support and amazing work that they have done for the Pittsburgh Business Show. From the first interaction with them to final concept and design of my videos and commercials I am more than impressed with their professionalism and expertise in design, concept and production of all of my video projects. 
    Thank you!

    Linda Jo Thornberg

    Cut N’ Run made an awesome case study video for us. Professional quality and reasonable pricing. Very happy we chose Cut N’ Run for this project!

    Olli Gunst

    Jordan has been the consummate professional, and has creative and unique ideas that have helped our business. I find him to be fair and honest in all dealings. I would highly endorse Cut N’ Run.

    Noah Paul Fardo

    These guys are great! Cut ‘N’ Run helped me create a marketing video for my clients website. They were so much more then just the “guys holding the cameras.” Cut ‘N’ Run worked hand and hand with me on making sure the right marketing message was being conveyed and the target audience was being spoken to. I will be using again and again!

    Meesha Gerhart

    Cut ‘N’ Run recently made us a few video’s for our company and did a great job! Very professional, easy to work with, responds quickly and the video quality is top notch! Highly recommended. Thanks from 422.

    Adam Lugnut
    Adam Lugnut

    Cut N Run Productions has been awarded a Best of 2015 award because of your great customer reviews

    Thumbtack

    I’ve personally worked along side Cut ‘N’ Run Studios crew with my own crew at a few live events and it’s really an honor to work with a company who’s staff really knows their job and does it very well . The sky isn’t the limit when it comes to Cut ‘N’ Run Studios and their professional attitude as well as their professional approach and extensive knowledge of their equipment speaks volumes on the quality level within this company and the various services they have available. Highly recommended and keep up the great work everyone !

    Sam Schmiedel

    We wanted to find a Pittsburgh based creative studio that could stream sporting (MMA) events live, as well as create a HD quality product to be televised nationally on TUFF TV (43 million people). Cut N’ Run Studios stepped up and accepted the challenge. They went above and beyond exceeding our expectations from the start and gave us a remarkable nationally recognized brand within the MMA community. We’re looking forward to continuing our partnership/friendship with Cut N’ Run Studios for the rest of 2015. Highly recommended…Scott Betten w/ Epic Leap Entertainment-Gladiators of the Cage MMA

    Scott Betten
    Scott Betten

    Cut ‘N’ Run Studios helped develop my latest video project from beginning to end. Professional, creative, and responsive. Look forward to working with them again.

    Dave Titmus
    Dave Titmus

    The Cut ‘N’ Run team were a tremendous asset for developing exposure for a new type of treadmill design. I had the crew film this unit at various locations and in house studio features. They were always very professional and delivered a great service. Their work help us attract one of the worlds largest fitness equipment manufacturers. I look forward to working with Jordan and Justin on future projects. Chip Kennedy Owner Incline Strider/Cleat Mill

    Chip Kennedy

    I went to Cut N Run for a marketing video for my business, and the team delivered. I worked with them to have vide footage shot as well as video editing and they did an excellent job on the project. The final output was professional, high quality,and something that I’m proud of. The team was great to work with and I’d highly recommend them. I plan on using them again for my next project.

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