Robert W. Rigdon is a Digital Artist for Leath Group, LLC—a dynamic curriculum development and intellectual property greenhouse that grows leaders and shapes cultures. Serving as producer, videographer, editor, photographer, motion graphics specialist, recording engineer, and graphic designer, it seems that Rob’s interests and expertise grow each and every day.
In short, Rob is a storyteller. He finds the elusive human thread, tangled in a mound of megapixels, and unravels it to tell simple stories that move you.
He works his magic in Final Cut Pro, Adobe CC, Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, Cinema 4D Lite, and Propellerhead Reason, blending artistic and technical skill to tell the story our clients want told. He shoots, too, with Steadicam OP, Black Magic Pocket Cam, DVC Pro, DSLR Nikon/Canon, Fostex/Sure/Zoom Audio (deep breath) and a GoPro for good measure, because quality video and sound are essential to the craft.
But, the story evolves while editing. It comes to life under the editor’s patient hand, and Rob is methodical and masterful in his craft.
From the beginning of his career, Rob earned the respect of professors and classmates while at the Dallas Art Institute, culminating in his election as director for the senior project that year. High-profile commercial experience followed at Big Fish Studios, where Rob moved quickly from production assistant to event photographer and occasionally a trigger director for The Big Freeze. With the company AVSD Productions, Robert improved content quality and packages—which helped improve the bottom line—while he also created an organized studio environment—which helped improve culture. Today, Rob continues to freelance, having learned valuable lessons about storytelling in weddings, documentaries, music videos, and live events. His intense creative drive is evident in all his work for Leath Group, too.
“While always keeping the big picture in mind, I hold on to a patient respect for the wisdom that comes from experience. Experience has taught me that truly great artists are the masters of agony."