7 CYLINDERS // about us

7 Cylinders Studio is your creative video partner.

We create customized video projects for you to share your stories,
strengthen your outreach strategy and communicate more effectively.

7CS also produces independent documentaries.

7cs // our team

Donald Harrison – Lead Producer | Director | Founder

Donald launched 7 Cylinders Studio in 2012 and serves as lead producer, working on projects in all aspects of production, strategy and outreach. 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 has served on the board of directors for the Michigan Theater and Arts Alliance of Ann Arbor and currently serves on the Cultural Economic Development Committee for the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

David Camlin – Producer | Lead Editor

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. 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.

Additionally, 7 Cylinders Studio regularly works with a motivated network of skilled freelance professionals in the greater Ann Arbor area, including animators and motion graphics artists, quadcopter camera operators, and audio professionals.