Keynote: Roger Lindley

How to Make Your College Video Productions look Big Time
Saturday, Nov. 4 • 1:30 p.m. • Regency East 1-3

There’s a saying in the production industry: You can have it CHEAP, FAST, or GOOD – but you can only PICK 2. What if you could have all three? You actually can. Doing this will help your student TV or radio outlet produce videos that will make you stand out from the crowd. Join veteran freelance filmmaker Roger Lindley as he shares the cheap, fast and good – but successful – directing, on-camera interview and production techniques that allow him to thrive in a small market, made him a prolific award winner and gets him hired by companies worldwide, all while calling Amarillo home.


Roger Lindley won his first AAF ADDY Award in the year he began working at the Amarillo CBS affiliate in 1982. Thirty-five years later, Roger’s experience includes six feature films as director or cinematographer, director and cinematographer for an ongoing documentary about the Kurds of Northern Iraq, camera operator for ABC News Good Morning America, World News Tonight and Nightline, Discovery USA and Canada, Travel Channel, CMT, CNBC and Investigation Discovery. That’s in addition to years of award winning agency, commercial, online, industrial and corporate work in the Amarillo area.

Roger learned key interview techniques from Good Morning America co-creator, Merrill Mazuer. Roger’s notable on-camera interviewees include General David Petraeus, Dr. Ben Carson, Governor Mike Huckabee, the former Iraqi Chief of Staff, and the Iraqi Ambassadors to Great Britain and the United States.

In addition to multiple national and international film awards, Roger is recipient of the AAF Silver Medal Award, the AAF Mosaic Award for Cultural Diversity in Advertising, three AAF Special Judges Awards, a 10th District Bronze Award, and boxes of local AAF awards.