Award winning director, local inspiration

CAZENOVIA An Oxford High School graduate and recent Emmy award winner is taking the documentary world by storm. Lukas Korver, director, camera and editor, has a story that highlights the importance of diligence and determination. Before winning Emmy awards and dealing with giants like FaceBook, Duracell, Under Armour, Vans, Sports Illustrated and Guess by Marciano, he was a student who chose to pursue his passion for film as a career.

I love getting shoved into someone else's world... meeting people you would never normally meet, said Korver.

Thus far he has been to every continent in the world, except for Antarctica, and has worked in almost every major city in the United States. Ironically, he works with Hollywood stars and interviews numerous people with extraordinary stories, yet describes himself as a former loner with a history of shyness.

For him, this ability to be solitary has had benefits in that he often spends tens of hours alone working on planning, editing and formatting his productions. While his numerous awards and highly demanding clients speak of his success and ability to create art with film, his start is similar to many of those living in the area.

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