Meet The Team
Director of Videography/Photography
Frankie Cavone launched Mirth Films in the beginning of 2018 with a goal to create original video content along with covering live music. Cavone is a videographer and photographer based out of Albany, NY and has been working professionally in the industry for over 6 years. His hobbies include skateboarding, searching for the world’s best Reuben sandwich and travelling with his wonderful girlfriend. Outside of Mirth Films, he owns a freelance video production company called F.Cavone Productions that offers services like multi-camera live streaming, commercials and promos, aerial imaging, Real Estate Photography/videography and much more. Find out more about Frankie Cavone below:
Dylan Mackenzie is a photographer and videographer based in Schenectady, NY. He has lived in the Capital Region of upstate New York his whole life and attended SUNY Plattsburgh in order to obtain a bachelor’s degree in TV-Video Production. Growing up he would borrow his fathers Hi8 camcorder in order to record the world around him. He has been to all four corners of the lower 48 United States and has also been to Canada. His interests include photography, videography, nature, astronomy, travel, skateboarding, longboarding, snowboarding, surfing, slacklining, snowshoeing, fishing, hiking, playing minecraft, and finding the best poutine. Currently Dylan works in property management at apartments in downtown Schenectady, goes to garage/estate sales on the weekend in hopes of finding treasure, and posts his photo/video work on Facebook/Instagram as MackDyl Media.
Brett Porter is an occasional contributor to Mirth Films, hailing from Fort Ann, New York. Brett met Frankie Cavone at SUNY Plattsburgh, where they bonded over cheap beer and Grateful Dead. After graduation, Brett linked up with Mirth Films to do photography for house parties and concerts, and has written a rant or two about things that irritate him. Brett has a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and enjoys writing about things he’s passionate about, such as sports, house parties, and local restaurant showcases.
Outside of the world of Mirth Films, Brett produces a cartoon series with his friends Nick Bull and John Hughes called Classless Bastards.
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Bryan Lasky has been working as a professional photographer since 2013. He specializes in live music and event photography, but has done the occasional wedding here and there. He fell in love with photography while teaching and traveling in Shanghai for two years. He started his career in Albany when he came back, covering the local scene as it grew, and has since moved to Boston. He has been on the festival photo teams for Boston Calling, Bonnaroo, and The Summit. He has worked closely with Wild Adriatic and has toured with them. Photography has taken him all over the country and whether there is a show happening or not, you’ll most likely find a camera in his hand. When he isn’t behind the lens, you’ll probably find him running, as he has done a few marathons and half marathons.
Grew up in Rotterdam, NY I have been making videos since I was little. I used to make comedy skits with my friends on YouTube. I have also made a couple short films. I have been doing Videography and Video editing for about 15 years. I have always been into photography but after I discovered Live music photography it has become my main hobby. I shoot mostly metal and rock shows but I will basically shoot anything.