Nerb Productions

DJ launched his own freelance production company and rentals. Equipment varies from a Panasonic HVX205A and lenses, to a green screen kit 12′ x 24′ with 5 soft lights, among other accessories (including audio and drone equipment).
His business (Nerb Productions, LLC) has officially launched a company website with pricing packages and a full list of rental equipment and prices.
You can visit the website at
Aerial Footage
DJ has acquired the DJI drone Inspire 1. He also got the Osmo Hand Held adapter kit for the camera as well. A promo for Shane Harper’s band can be found in the portfolio (W.S. Star Wars Parody) shot completely using only the Inspire 1 and Osmo.
Here is a video that showcases some of the drone work filmed in late 2015:

IL Drone Footage from DJ Stokes on Vimeo.

DJ managed to land his 1st tour in the summer of 2015 and toured the country with the rock band Train, as well as The Fray, and Matt Nathanson. The Train “Picasso at the Wheel Tour” was produced by LMG. DJ was a video assist/camera operator for the tour. DJ plans on more touring opportunities in the near future.
Just Perspective, LLC
DJ continues to help out Joe Tamborello filming legal videos for his company Just Perspective, LLC.  DJ is often a Camera Operator/Director of Photography on their various shoots.  Many of the videos are confidential, but some of the work can be seen on the official Just Perspective Youtube Channel
Orlando Predators (AFL)

DJ returned to help Billie O’Hara for the 2014 season with her audition and Finals presentations. While doing another documentary fell through, DJ did manage to help the Predators film & edit their jumbotron skits during gameplay.
During the 2011 season, DJ once again helped film a few videos for the dancers for Billie to showcase during the final audition for the dance team.  DJ had also been provided the opportunity to record the sideline angle for the coaches tapes, which is uploaded to a site governed by the Arena Football League for the AFL coaches to download copies of the game and grade their players.
At the end of the 2010 season, DJ put together a short documentary that follows the Predator Prowler Dance Team from 1st round auditions up to the first home game, which includes perspectives from each girl and Billie O’Hara (Dance Team Director).  The DVD was planned for a release, but was shelved, due to discrepancies with the duplication process.
DJ completed an internship with the Orlando Predators for their media/production division in 2010.  Teaming up with Corey Frost, they have made some videos for the Predator Prowler dance auditions, along with press conferences, and open player tryouts.  The media division, impressed with their work, had chose to give them director of media titles.  Last year DJ had multiple projects with them including the Pat O’Hara Show and a documentary following the Predator Prowler Dance Team.
Additional Sports Venues
In addition to the Orlando Predators, DJ occasionally works with Ross Media for live-vent coverage of College Bowl games. He also often works with to film scouting tapes for the Pop Warner Football League.  DJ also helps out Elevation Video, a Colorado-based company that comes to Florida in the winter covering Lacrosse and Soccer tournaments.  Among other sporting events, DJ has helped Play On! Sports Network cover various Softball and Track tournaments throughout Florida.
Working with a N.P.O. (Non-Profit Organization)

DJ went out to Titusville to shoot a video for a local Non-Profit Organization (North Brevard Charities).  The video has been finalized and it is the first video DJ 100% produced under his Nerb Productions brand.  The video was showcased at a convention in October of 2010 with other Non-Profits in attendance and received great reviews.  The following year North Brevard Charities followed up with a part two that was showcased in the October 2011 convention.
North Brevard Charities decided to add a third video to their portfolio during the late summer of 2013, which reflected more on the employees of the organization. 
Wyndham Hotel and Resorts

Update: DJ parted ways with Wyndham in June 2012 to focus more on his career goals with Nerb Productions, LLC. DJ  still occasionally freelanced for Wyndham as an A/V tech, up until they were bought out in the fall of 2014.  DJ does freelance for various other A/V companies as an A/V tech, camera operator, breakout tech, among other positions.
DJ was brought on to the Audio/Video Technicians team dubbed – W.A.V.E.S. (Wyndham Audio Visual Event Services) at the Wyndham Resort on I-Drive.  He works in the convention center.  Tasks primarily include laying mic and projector cables, and hooking up mixers/speakers.  Occasionally, DJ gets the opportunity to do some Camera Operating tasks during some of the bigger conventions.
Odyssey Creative

DJ officially completed his 240-hr internship with the Digital Film Production company, Odyssey Creative, LLC in the fall of 2010.  They have decided to keep DJ on as a freelance editor for their company.  Some of DJ’s projects included 9 training videos for one of Odyssey Creative’s clients, including 9 alternate versions with Spanish voice-overs (18 edits total), as well as some basic animation and sound effects, among other training videos.

Business Plan/Leadership Portfolio

DJ finished up his Master’s Degree for Entertainment Business at Full Sail University.  In this program he put together a Business Plan and a Leadership Portfolio.  
As a part of the Business Plan, DJ was required to see how feasible the business fit within the industry.  Also involved with this project is a three-year financial plan covering start-up costs, break-even point, profits and covers every cost from salaries to cost of goods sold to advertising and web design.  Other requirements from the Business Plan include finding out which licenses and legalities need to be acquired/established, market research, marketing campaign strategy, and branding.
The Leadership Portfolio consisted of putting things together that he has done throughout the program to display his leadership skills.