Stephanie Locher is an award-winning television producer with 25+ years of experience in television production.
Locher began her career in the (at the time) tiny TV market of Flagstaff, Arizona at KNAZ doing everything from running teleprompter for newscasts to managing the Programming Department. That foundation provided the perfect platform for jumping into producing in larger markets. From her home base in Sacramento, California, Locher has produced three Emmy Award winning programs: For Kids Sake: Salute to Youth, an enlightened view of philanthropic teens making a difference in the community; Pulse, a locally produced-internationally aired health and medical show; and Medicine, Milestones and Miracles, an hour-long special that redefined telethons as a means to raise money and awareness. For each of these shows, Locher researched, planned, interviewed subjects, wrote and oversaw the edits.
Now a freelance producer for 12 years, Locher has worked on many television programs in national distribution: episode producer for House Crashers-a new show on DIY television, field producer for the original Yard Crashers, producer for Telly Award winning Backyard Habitat which can be seen on Animal Planet, field producer and writer for Gardening by the Yard which currently airs on HGTV, and field producer and writer for The Dirt on Gardening on DIY, along with numerous HGTV specials, and several Scripps Custom Programming video projects geared towards web-surfers searching for home improvement and real estate information. Locher also works on locally based programs including show producer for several Telly Award winning documentaries for KVIE-the PBS affiliate and their nationally syndicated America’s Heartland. Other clients include: Screaming Flea Productions, RIVR Media, Real Simple Productions, US Forest Service, Beazer Homes, Troops to Teachers, Idea Factory, Access Hollywood, UC Davis Medical Center, and KXTV-News10. All programs require extensive research and planning, client involvement and participation, concept development and execution, writing, shot- sheets, working with the director to create a visual approach, overseeing edits, and through client approval. This "hand-on" approach to all aspects of pre-production, production and post-production is Locher's key to ongoing success.
One recent project--a labor of love--has been the launching of oodleboxtv.com, a how-to website that introduces Stephanie to a whole new realm of technology, sales, promotion, large-scale talent management, and legal issues; all in an effort to find the perfect technique for creating a heavenly bÈarnaise. Appropriately, oodleboxtv will be an ongoing endeavor.
Locher attended Northern Arizona University and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Communications.
Jimmy Bell - Sound
Jimmy Bell, a musician and artist most of his life, has been in and out of recording studios for nearly 20 years. After a successful career in music and art, he took that life experience, got into sound design and location recording, and found his niche doing sound mixing and boom operating in television and film work.
Jimmy’s list of credit’s include: Sound mixer and boom operator for CMT’s (Country Music Television) Chopper Challenge, the number one show in 2008, for the network. DIY’s (Do it Yourself Network) Yard Crashers, House Crashers, Bath Crashers and Turf Wars. HGTV’s (Home and Garden Television) new show, Room Crashers, has used Jimmy’s audio talent as well.
He has worked on several independent movies with actor Robert Picardo (China Beach, Star Trek Voyager, Sensored) and Director Tim Russ (I Carly, Samantha Who, A night at the silent movie theater), to Emmy nominated television shows including Sutter Health TV, with local celebrity Beth Ruyak.
Jimmy’s enthusiasm for the arts and interest in new sound innovations keep him a much sought after Sacramento Sound Mixer. He is always looking for new projects he can collaborate on and elevate to the next level.