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Isaac Easley, Instructor in Video Journalism and Innovation

Email: ieasley@asu.edu
Office:
Phone: 623-910-0403

Curriculum Vitae

Courses:
JMC 346 and JMC 331
Isaac Easley is an instructor in video journalism and innovation. He teaches broadcast classes, produces promotional videos for the school and works with students in Cronkite News on the Local TV News Innovation project under a Knight Foundation grant.

Before joining the Cronkite School, Easley was a content producer for the Phoenix Suns, the Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers for six years. As a producer, he helped produce intro videos, corporate videos, commercial videos, marketing videos, community videos and videos for social media. He also has experience in storyboarding, directing, filming, and editing. In 2020, he won a Rocky Mountain Emmy for the Phoenix Suns intro campaign. He was previously twice-nominated for directing.

Easley, an alum of the Cronkite School, delivered the student convocation speech for his graduating Class of 2012. He started his production career for MGM Resorts International, where he produced content for the Las Vegas strip, entertainment venues, restaurants, and in-house media for over 70,000 employees. Easley was trained by industry veterans in videography, editing, graphic design and photography.

Easley created his production company, Take It Easley Productions, in 2013. His company produces media for non-profits, small businesses and the fitness community. He also provides workshops to help others learn how to create and tell stories. His company provides opportunities for minorities, women and students. Clients have included Human Rights Campaign, Teach for America, Habitat for Humanity, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Ryan House, Special Olympics, Ability 360 and Black Men Run.

Isaac Easley is an Arizona native who lives in Peoria.