Who We Are
Charlie Chiara - Producer/Cinematographer/Editor
With over 26 years in the entertainment business, Charlie has produced
programming in almost every media format. Charlie was at the forefront of the video explosion of the 1980s
when he was a Partner at Selluloid Video, the Culver City based production company where he developed and
line-produced a number of award-winning shows. After a run with Clio Award winning visual-effects boutique
Image G (Star Trek - The Next Generation), Charlie joined his friend Morris Eisenman to form Dinamo
Entertainment, where they produced 3 feature films in 4 years. But the shrinking market for feature films
created new opportunities, and Charlie recognized the fantastic potential for video/film distribution and
marketing on the web. Over our first 6 years Charlie has developed in a wide range of
clients for Clear Stream Media Group.
Charlie Chiara: Ext: 102
Peter Mackie -
With a background in advertising and marketing, Peter is also a long
term Writer’s Guild Member and Screen Actor’s Guild voice-over artist. He is a produced comedy/movie writer,
and has sold screenplays to Hollywood studios.
With years of directing various productions
under his belt, he has been writing and directing most Clear Stream Media Group currently streaming on the
web.He has the ability to find the meaning behind
a client’s product or service and successfully translate that into a powerful and entertaining visual- marketing
Peter Mackie: Ext
Ciaran Hope - Composer/Sound Engineering/Pangea Music
Ciaran is an accomplished musician and has composed music for all film
mediums. He has produced work for Academy Award Nominated producer Jack Green as well as legendary producer
Elliot Kastner, orchestrated the Golden Globe Nominated score for Michael Mann's "The Insider", and written
music for television hits such as"Buffy the Vampire Slayer". A Fulbright Scholarship Winner, Ciaran studied
film scoring at UCLA after finishing his Master's Degree in Music Composition in Trinity College
At Clear Stream, Ciaran makes our audio tracks
sing. Our clients rarely notice his work but we do. As they say, if you don't notice it then it is perfect.
And our sound tracks are really clear and clean, thanks to Ciaran. When the budget allows for original
music Ciaran also creates magical and powerful scores for CSGM.
John Beaty -
Like the lawyer
you never knew you needed, we have gained so much from having John here at CSMG and we have grown our
technology trmendously thanks to him. Before, we had dozons of hard drives all over the place with all our
projects scattered about. And we could not share media. Now, all our work stations are all connected to a
central server where all our media resides. We cal all can access any shot from the last 6 years though
the server, and edit directy from the server. That also means all the new work is instantly saved on the server,
which backs itself up every night. Thanks for this amazing upgrade. Okay, we paid for it but you did it. Our
clients are the better for it.
Steve Taylor - Computer
As the owner of Digital Spatula, Steve Taylor
caught our eye when we needed affordable graphics for our films. As our sophistcation grew, so did our desire to
add After Effects graphics to our films and media clips. But we has just become proficient at Motion and really
did not have the time or energy to learn a complicated graphics software. Along came Steve to save the
day. Not only are his graphics nice and clean, but they are just has an intutive sense of what the project
needs. Then it turns out he is a really good cinematographer. Now he is our go-to person for graphics and one of
our trusted filming partners.
Alan Hewitt - Composer/Musician
Clear Stream Film
clients benefit enormously from the nuanced stylings of outstanding composer and
musician Alan Hewitt (click here to go to Alan's web
site). A Platinum award-winning
artist, producer and composer, Alan has written and produced songs for such acts
as Earth, Wind & Fire, Jonathan Butler, John Waite, Apollonia, Warrant, and Donny Osmond to mention a few.
Hewitt has composed award-winning film scores
and commercials internationally. He is the music composer for Survivor Latin America, and scored music for
MTV's The Osbournes, World News Now, Entertainment
Tonight, Extra, ESPN, Oprah & Animal Planet, and feature
films: Gods and Generals, Swimming Upstream, Held Up, Bridget Jones: Edge of
Reason and the list goes on and on...
As an artist, Alan has released several albums
such as Advent award-winning Native
Heart, The Voyages
Trilogy featuring Big Sur, Amazon Rainforest, Sands of the Kalahari, TWO, Escape From Life, Symphony In Rock, Noche de Pasion and his latest release, Metropolis. Currently, he is getting ready
to play with The Moody Blues when they go on the road this summer (2010).
Films - Commercials - Video Press Kits - Fundraising