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 5 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:
Katie Cusack is an arts journalist based in Troy, NY. She has lived and worked in the Capital Region since 2016, writing about the local music and arts scene for independent publications. As a writer, Cusack reports on new music, cultural trends and developments within the arts scene. She hopes to continue showcasing new and unique talents in the area through her work at Mirth Films. Find out more about Katie Cusack below
Jamie Goldberg has been working as a professional photographer and videographer in Burlington, VT since 2014. Founder of Ascent Photo & Video, Jamie specializes not only in live music, but also families, weddings, lifestyle, and event photography. She is currently expanding her video work, teaming up with local artists for music videos, fire dancing, and special occasions. Her favorite subject to photograph is music festivals and flow arts performers. When she is not photographing, Jamie enjoys her day job teaching preschool, hanging with her cat Soup and snake Wynona, and camping. See more of Ascent Photo & Video’s work via the links below.
Vince “Vic” Brazen
Vince “Vic” Brazen is a concert and action sports photographer based in Southern Maine. For over 20 years he’s been covering the jamband and reggae scenes as well as working for some of the biggest companies in the surf, snowboard and skateboard industries. Besides photography he enjoys fishing, traveling, board sports and is the owner of Wheels N Waves board and bike shop in Wells Maine.
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.