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 the feature documentary—Welcome to Commie High—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 started working with 7 Cylinders Studio in 2014 as a freelance editor and field producer in Michigan. Now David directs all things post-production for 7CS from his homebase in Portland, Maine. From the smallest client videos to 7 Cylinders Studios’ feature documentaries, he has literally seen it all and ensured each project’s success. As an independent filmmaker he recently co-produced and edited El Lobo y La Paloma, an hour-long performance video exploring loss, connection and ancestry. His current work-in-progress examines the use of Indigenous mascots and imagery by educational institutions and professional sports teams. After graduating from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine (2007), David produced and edited independent documentaries that were screened in regional theaters and on the television stations of Maine Public Broadcasting Network.).

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/
Invisible Engines (graphic design for print/web, branding/strategy) – https://invisibleengines.com/