We’d like to introduce you to the people who        make Retrospec Films

It takes a high-performing team to deliver the best-in-class service our clients expect. At Retrospec, people are our greatest asset. We are a constellation of many stars. Each of our team members represents the best talent within their discipline, bringing a unique point of view to the table. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace and value a variety of ideas and perspectives. We are committed to making great work for our clients and communities around the globe.


Team Members

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Jason Burks

Owner + President+ Executive Producer

 

Jason founded Retrospec Films in 2002.  At age   33 he is one of the youngest directors & cinematographers to have extensive experience with a long list of top-of-the-line motion cameras and equipment used for filming today. He has shot over 900 TV commercials both regional and national, dozens of music videos, short films, feature films, documentaries, and product videos. 

Nathan Groves

Producer + Project Manager

 

Nathan has a B.A. in Advertising & Marketing and over a decade experience working in video production and in the advertising industry.  He has a natural instinct for design and a passion for visual communications. Nathan produces most client projects, manages both pre & post-production workflows, and oversees the day-to-day at Retrospec

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BARBARA BURKS

Office Manager + TV Show Producer/Writer

 

Barbara joined Retrospec in it's early stages helping Jason grow the company to what it is today by spearheading the production of our weekly TV shows. Not only does she write and produce the TV shows, she takes care of the accounting, legal, insurance, and general office management.  The most important role she carries is keeping everyone in line by doing her number one job, "Mom" - which is easy for her since she's actually is Jason's mom.

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GENTRY JOHNSON

Account Manager + Talent

 

Gentry has been working on set with Retrospec Films since 2007. In 2015, she joined the team     full-time, utilizing her B.A. in Organizational Communication to fulfill the role of Client Relations. Gentry wears many hats behind the scenes at Retrospec, but she finds herself most "at home" in front of the camera; serving as the spokesperson for numerous companies across the Midwest.

 
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JOSH FRANKS

Lead Editor

 

Josh is a hybrid - a jack of all trades some might say.  He loves being on set but also enjoys pre & post-production. This includes writing scripts, editing, sound design, and acting.  His passion for bringing ideas to life shows up in all aspects of production.

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JOSH TACKETT

EDITOR + VFX 

 

Josh first attended Pepperdine University, then finished his degree in advertising at Oklahoma State University.  Josh works to create convincing visual effects and stunning motion graphics that add that final touch to each Retrospec project.  

 
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BRANDON FORBES

Producer + Production Manager

 

Camera Lover, Gamer, Drone Pilot, Apple Expert, Cinematographer, Photographer, Editor, Social Media Instigator, Cat Lover... These are just some of the things that make Brandon one of the most versatile Retro staffers yet.  Having been submerged in the film industry from boyhood, his passion is real and contagious.  Want something done?  He's your man.

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JACOB HIGHTOWER

Cinematographer + Studio Manager

 

Our resident handyman Jacob Hightower is a true man’s man. Hightower’s creative eye is constantly seeking to create a dialogue and tell a story which makes him an asset to the Retrospec team.

 
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RACHEL JACKSON

Editor + Graphic Designer

 

Rachel has been with Retrospec since the small beginnings.  She is of many talents from Video Editor, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Web Designer, Artist, Painter, Songwriter, Singer.  Rachel also assists on set with production.  Her motto is "I'll make it happen".  Her main focus at Retrospec Films are the TV Shows, but she has her hands on many other things and enjoys being involved with all of it.

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COLE PURYEAR

Editor + Motion Designer

 

Designer, Editor, Gamer, Puppeteer, and full time student, Cole Puryear has a deep rooted love for filmmaking. His years of creating and editing his own short films is what lead him to Retrospec’s door. His versatility, honesty, and humor can be seen in every project he gets his hands on and makes him an invaluable member of the Retro team.

 
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MADI DETTOR

Motion Designer + Graphic Designer

 

Madi Dettor graduated from Oklahoma State University where she received both a BFA in Graphic Design and a BA in Studio Art . “I strive to make things accessible and exuberant. That’s what makes me smile, and hopefully makes others smile as well.” Honest, playful designs are a mainstay of her work and contribute greatly to the Retro team.

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Josh Morton

Writer + Director

 

Kat Ashby

Hair and Makeup + Production

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