Bob Urban
   I have been working in the entertainment/information field for over 30 years, starting in the early 80's with local nightly news and programming at Centel Cable TV in Elgin, IL. From there,
I continued having many adventures through the years creating/producing/directing and working many varieties of projects that have taken me all over the world.

   The skills and talents that I have developed over the years span most aspects of entertainment from designing and building complex production systems to making the systems sing.

Click on the topics below to see some of the highlights of my career as well as the capabilities of my freelance company, Urban Productions.
Live Event Production
  • 2015 Breeders' Cup International
  • Keeneland's Liaison to NBC
  • Frequency Coordinator
  • 2010 World Equestrian Games Opening Ceremonies
  • Director
  • Executive Production Designer
  • 2003 Governor of MI Inauguration Ceremony and Gala
  • Inauguration Ceremony, Grand Rapids, MI: Lighting Director
  • Inauguration Gala, Ford Field: Lighting Director
  • 2002 United We Stand: 9/11 Commemoration, Lexington, KY
  • Event Producer
  • Technical Designer
  • Content Producer
Live Video Production
  • Korean War Memorial Dedication Ceremonies, 1995 Washington DC
  • Director/Technical Director
  • Engineer
  • 6 years of Music Festivals: RockFest, CountryFest, WeFest, EdgeFest, and More
  • Site Manager, Director, Cameraman, Stage Manager
  • NCAA Final Four Tournaments, 1996 - Present
  • Tech/Engineer/Site Supervisor for Tournament Press Conferences
  • Up Late Thursdays, Late Night Live Call In/Variety Show
  • 225 Hour-long shows broadcast in Minneapolis, MN
  • Co-Creator/Producer/Director
  • Cable Value Network, Home Shopping Channel
  • Various Roles: Director, TD, Audio, Graphics, Floor Director, Cameraman
Video Production
  • Industrial and Commercial Videos
  • Safety Training, Procedure Training, Product Awareness
  • Project Management, Content Creation
  • Documentary and Non Profit Videos
  • Raising Social Awareness and Helping Others is Our Never Ending Goal
  • Live Event Content
  • Full Video Productions, Elements and Content for Live Events
  • Web Content Development
  • Full Video Production Services, 2D and 3D Animations, Graphic Design, HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Equipment and Systems
  • HD Cameras, GoPros, DSLR, Camera Jib, Camera Stabilizers, Aerial Videography, Field Audio Kit, Lights
  • Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Avid, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, Audio Design, Foley and Mixing
Full Photography Services
    Aerial Photography is finally possible without an expensive helicopter rental and Urban Productions can provide you with that technology and capture stunning photographs and videos never before accessible without great expense.
    We have Canon, Nikon and GoPro camera systems - Computer based processing with Adobe Photoshop, lightroom and a host of professional plugins.
Computer Graphics
    We have several computer systems that I have custom built. This gives us an edge with power and speed to create the kind of graphics or animations that you need.
    The tools that we use consist of many different professional programs including 3D Studio Max with VRay, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator, Cinema 4D, MatchMover,
and more.
Awards Received
  • National AABB Award for 'Best Recruitment Video' for the KY Blood Center.
  • Golden Addy Award for 'Make-A-Wish Day' for Keeneland.
  • Gabbard Award for TV Excellence for 'Ho No!' a KY Blood Center PSA.
  • Golden Addy Award for 'Ho No!'.
  • Gabbard Award for TV Excellence for 'Spokes', a Lexington Library commercial.
  • Golden Addy Award for 'Spokes', a Lexington Library commercial.
  • Golden Addy Award for 'Painter', a Lexington Library commercial.
  • Golden Addy Award for 'Handy Man Connection' commercial.
  • Hometown Award for Excellence in Local News Production.
  • ACE Award Nomination for Excellence in Commercial Productions.
  • Chicago Emmy Award Nomination for Local Cable Sports.
  • George Beller Award for Best Local Sports Production.
  • George Beller Award for Best Local Variety Show (Up Late Thursdays).
  • National Junior Achievement Award for Best Company.
  • Regional Junior Achievement Award for Vice President of Production.