Meet Our Staff: Anton Delfino
"No matter how early the call, or how many hours of OT, there's something about being in the trenches with the rest of the crew."
Anton Delfino, our San Francisco city manager, caught the filmmaking bug in high school. Not from making movies, but by working in a video store.
“It was fun to talk about different movies with my coworkers and customers and I was introduced to all sorts of movies that I may not have stumbled upon by myself.”
It’s appropriate, then, that Anton would eventually land a job with Hulu’s internal video production team. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. First, there was Silicon Valley.
“I was working in Silicon Valley for a few years and [after graduating film school] decided to move out to NYC and work on movies. I cut my teeth in the G&E department working on non-union features, student films, music videos and commercials.”
For Anton, working in video is about more than expression, it's about camaraderie. That's why he keeps coming back to it.
"No matter how early the call, or how many hours of OT, there's something about being in the trenches with the rest of the crew - that we were all in it together. Then you'd see some of them on another job and there was that instant bond from having worked a really terrible job together. Some of the coolest and funniest people I've ever met have been on a shoot."
Then came Hulu, a unique job opportunity that allowed Anton to produce, UPM, direct, shoot, edit, and record audio. That was Los Angeles. Now Anton is back home in San Francisco, where he works as a freelance videographer and as a DJ. If that sounds familiar, it’s because we mentioned him in our San Francisco launch article. That was before he was part of the ShareGrid team.
“I'm excited to be a part of ShareGrid because not only is it an intersection of my interest in tech and video production, it's also an opportunity to build a strong product and community with other creative folks.”
If ShareGrid is a full marriage of filmmaking and the sharing economy, then Anton is a perfect ambassador. Welcome to the team!