Our talented team of experienced video professionals can scale for large projects and handle multiple simultaneous events across the country. Get to know some key members of our team below.
Director of Operations/Co-Founder
Kevin Brail is Director of Operations of Zeitbyte. With over 15 years of media project management experience, Kevin brings to Zeitbyte his extensive knowledge of Internet technologies, video production, graphic presentation, and team leadership. Kevin started his career in the late 1980s working on newspaper production just as the media business was transitioning to a digital world. After working for several years in digital print technologies, Kevin immersed himself in all things Internet in 1996. With project and production management roles at Conde Nast Digital, Dow Jones, Reuters, and Zeitbyte, Kevin has adopted a “hands-on” approach that stresses customer service and hitting deadlines. At Zeitbyte, Kevin acts as the main client liaison, as well as the internal project manager.
Director of Video Production
Ryan Johnston grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia, volunteering in television at age 13 and directing his first broadcast television show at 17. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 2001, he founded Destination Video, a boutique video production company that specialized in archiving, equipment rentals, crew listings, and video production. Destination Video was acquired by Zeitbyte and incorporated into the business model in early 2011.
Melina Leon is a Peruvian filmmaker based in New York City. “El Paraíso de Lili” (“Lili’s Paradise”), her thesis film for Columbia University, officially premiered at the 47th New York Film Festival; in addition to having been an official selection at the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival, the film has won awards including Best Short at the São Paolo International Short Film Festival and Con Can Tokyo 2010. “Song without a Name,” her first feature film (co-written with novelist Michael White), is in development with the support of European producer workshop EAVE.
Bobby Berry’s fascination with films at an early age led him to pursue a B.F.A. in film studies at Columbia College. While attending university, Bobby wrote, directed, edited, filmed, and even animated several short films, some of which won “Best of” awards. Since graduation, Bobby has worked in a variety of genres and modalities like Hollywood films, low-budget Indie films, online digital shorts, and reality television, with his work more specifically geared toward the technical aspects of production. During his free time, Bobby enjoys dabbling in experimental cinema.
Chun Lee received a degree in film production from the School of Visual Arts. In 2004, he also received an M.A. in media arts from Long Island University. He has worked on numerous independent films, including commercial video releases.