About

7 Cylinders Studio is your creative engine. We create customized video projects for clients to share their stories, strengthen their outreach strategies and communicate more effectively. 7CS also produces independent documentaries.


Donald Harrison – Lead Producer | Director | Founder

Donald launched 7 Cylinders Studio in 2012 and serves as lead producer & director, working on client projects in all aspects of production, strategy and outreach. As an independent filmmaker he’s produced and directed two feature documentaries—Welcome to Commie High and The Rockstar of Real Estate—and several short films that have screened nationally. He’s taught film & video courses at the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and The Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor. Donald served as Executive Director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival  from 2008 – 2012, expanding the organization’s audience, outreach, donors, sponsors and staff through its historic 50th season. He worked and studied at Film Arts Foundation in San Francisco (2001-2006) and received a bachelor of arts in social psychology from the University of Michigan (1995). Donald is also a co-director/co-founder of iFFY (independent Film Festival Ypsilanti).


David Camlin – Director of Post-Production | Editor | Producer

David joined 7CS in 2014 and leads the post-production process for projects. He’s honed his craft on more than a hundred custom projects, with a keen eye and ear for finding the essence of each piece 7CS produces. As an independent filmmaker he co-produced and edited El Lobo y La Paloma, an hour-long performance video exploring loss, connection and ancestry. Raised and educated along the coast of Maine, David produced and edited independent documentaries (2008-2012) that were screened in regional theaters and on the television stations of Maine Public Broadcasting Network. As a graduate of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine (2007), David returned to his alma mater in 2011 as a visiting instructor to lead a team of advanced video production students. He currently operates on both the East Coast and Midwest, working across the time and space continuum.

Additional Collaborators

7 Cylinders Studio regularly works with a motivated network of
skilled freelance professionals in the greater Ann Arbor area and beyond, including:
Toko Shiiki (filmmaker, videographer, photographer) – https://tokoshiiki.com/biocontact.html
Shannon Kohlitz (animation, videographer) – https://www.kohlitz.com/
Sharad Patel (filmmaker, videographer, motion graphics/FX) – https://www.krop.com/sharad/#/
David Fienup (audio recording, sound mixing) – https://www.soundopolis.net/MeetDavidFienup
Climb Marketing (digital strategy and SEO optimization) – https://www.climbmarketing.com/