Ron Adkins, (Stylized as Mister@dkins depending on my mood) born and raised in New York City has been behind the lens, shooting, some of the most memorable and influential figures from music, television, and film. It’s highly unlikely that you aren’t familiar with at least one project that he was behind. “At an early age I knew what I wanted to do with my life, I sold my sketch book of designs to a my 6th grade teacher and ever since then I knew I could make money creating visuals and it’s been on ever since.”
With over 10 years of experience within the industry, Ron brings with him a strong storytelling and artistic background, which gives him a “unique visual eye” as, witnessed in his diverse work. His knowledge of writing scripts, storyboards and treatments gives him the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. As a film student, Ron was awarded Best Documentary Director at the MoMa – Thompson Ave Festival 2004 for his documentary “Subway Entertainment”, a short film documenting subway street performers. Fresh out of College Ron then was presented with the opportunity to work with 50 Cent where he was responsible for producing content for an emerging thisis50.com.
While traveling in different industry circles and continuing to brand himself as a multi-media director and producer, Ron collaborated with various companies such as Red Line Productions, Red Tape Productions, iHipHop, The Concept Farm, Rocawear, The 9/11 Fund and Sporting News Magazine. Through his work ethic and personal relationships, Ron was asked to direct various music videos. His videos have collectively garnered over 3 million You Tube views, over 4 million World Star Hip Hop views, and more than 500,000 Myspace views. Ron has had his videos placed on BET’s 106 and Park as well as MTV & MTV Jams. In addition to directing and producing, Ron is often seen with either a DSLR camera or iPhone snapping photos of pretty girls and cool stuff. Ron also speaks and instructs video courses at a variety of education institutions such as The Digital Arts Experience and The Harlem Children’s Zone.