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Music Video with Ben Champagne

My name is Drake Whelton,

Owner and Cinematographer of White Knuckle Films.

I've been messing with camera's since I was a child. A graduate from Delta College's Electronic Media Broadcasting/Film Production class of 2015, I've been working consistently in my home town of Sagina​w Michigan and across the country to grow my business White Knuckle Films. I love to bring story's to life through video and my experiences with different cultures from around the world has left an everlasting impact on my work. 

Formerly, I worked for Garber Management Group/Saginaw Spirit as their videographer from 2014 - 2022. As of 2023 I have ventured my own path in running White Knuckle Films full time and not looking back!  

Known for work  with:
Noise Machine Records
Live, Love, Local Michigan
Peyton Parrish
No Resolve
Drew Jacobs
State of Mine
​Kayla King
& More
I have created commercial content for top name brands like Audi, Honda, Porsche, Chevrolet, Jeep and more. 

Other companies I have done work for: Saginaw Spirit, OHL, Delta College, The Knot, SVSU, RED, WWE, Harlem Globetrotters, Monster Trucks, Hell's Half Mile, ALTERNATIVE PRESS,, Counter Culture, NBC, WNEM-TV5, Paul Raymond Records, Full Send Studios, The Boys Room, RED, GREATER, Dodge, Ram, MTV and many more 

I believe video content has played one of the biggest roles in filling the entertainment gap for musicians and businesses online. Reach out to us if you think we'd be a good fit for helping you reach your goals. My intent will always be for my clients to get top quality video along with the best fun experiences on my production sets. 

​Keep Creating.

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"Being a wedding photographer/videographer myself, I had high expectations when hiring for my own wedding. My expectations were exceeded. Not only was the quality and delivery of our wedding video fantastic, White Knuckle Films was a great addition to our wedding day fun as well. Great attitude, fun personality, and very professional. Very happy customers here!"

Michael Pieper

"HIGHLY RECOMMEND Drake at White Knuckle Films! Drake did a tremendous job filming our wedding. He met with us beforehand to discuss schedule and what we were looking for. On the day of the wedding, he showed up promptly and worked his magic. The final product was absolutely amazing. My wife and I re-watch our wedding film every anniversary. Drake's cinematography is Hollywood quality. Can't thank Drake enough and so happy we chose him to help capture our special day. Pull the trigger and hire White Knuckle Films for your wedding or event, you won't regret it."

Ryan Everson

"Drake is a true professional and my go-to referral for wedding and music videos. He carries a mountain of experience with him on every shoot, arrives prepared, and has excellent turnaround times on his projects. I am proud to have him as a peer and colleague in this field."

Alex Mixter

"We could not be any happier with how our wedding video turned out! Drake was so great to work with from start to finish. He sent us a breakdown of all the options he offered, had clear instructions of what the booking process would be, emailed a form we were able to fill out so he had details for the wedding day and he caught all the best moments on the big day. He was very kind and genuine and just super easy to work with- everything felt very natural. We also got our video back in a very timely fashion with clear instructions on how to download it to all of our devices which was great! Highly recommend- you will not be disappointed!!"

Madison Kenel

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