Irene started as a technical illustrator long before the digital age. She worked freelance with her father for many years creating 2D and 3D illustrations from blueprints for local clients in Connecticut. Later at Thermal Dynamics in New Hampshire as the technical illustrator she worked with the tech writers and engineers to create clear illustrated instructions for manuals.
After volunteering for the local Cable Access Board for many years in Sutton, learning as much as she could about video production, Irene decided to make a go of video production. Irene launched IllustraVisions Video production in 2000, and has been shooting and editing video ever since. Irene started out shooting sports videos creating highlight reels for college athletic recruitment and built herself a ladder system for a higher, unobstructed view.
Irene enjoys producing creative videos for business websites and non-profit presentations alike. IllustraVisions video had the privilege to work with the David Clark Company and the Worcester Historical Museum to create “The Sky Is Not The Limit” for the 2015 exhibit about space suits.
She can create graphic elements using Photoshop, works with green screens and animates logos to add another dimension to a company’s identity. Irene is comfortable in the classroom and training sessions where there is always new subject matter and a need for clarity.
When she is not in the editing suite or shooting video, or creating graphics, you can find her in her organic vegetable garden – in all four seasons! Irene and her husband Bob have 3 adult kids and enjoy the outdoors, healthy living and travel together.
"I have worked with Irene Kneeland for about five years to create a series of videotaped classes - lectures plus active learning exercises - for college level courses. Irene is an expert videographer and creative editor whose work is of high quality. One aspect which has been particularly valuable is that she grasps the content of the material and frequently surprises me with edits which weave in just the right example in the right place. She is diligent, responsible and cost effective. She is personally a joy to collaborate with."
"DO'C has found IllustraVisions work to be thorough and detail-oriented. They do an outstanding job integrating classroom training video and O/M information into a well produced and valuable document for the end user."
"Mark, my husband, and I are pleased with the video. Thanks for your good wishes, your time, interest and professionalism."
"Irene, you are a tremendously talented and thoughtful videographer. I am forever grateful for the wonderful footage and excellent service you continue to provide."