Shaun Rosa

Welcome, my name is Shaun Rosa, founder of Makeshift Films and lover of all things creative.  This website is a showcase of my work in film and as an overall artist. 

About Me

I am a filmmaker. More specifically, I am a director of photography and an editor.  My mission is to use my professional and practiced eye to create stories and ideas cinematically, which is how I naturally see them.  In fact, I was drawn to film and cinema because it allows for personal perspective when communicating this vision. 

I am a podcaster.  My artistic partner, Marc-Anthony Murray, and I have created an automotive and lifestyle podcast, dubbed Through The Apex.  This venture was born from a shared love for motoring culture and provides the space for us to share the headlines of the automotive world, as well as our own personal stories. 

I am a DJ.  I have been DJ’ing for over 13 years, which is likely where my creative roots stem.  I love music and its versatility, but perhaps most importantly, its tendency to be associated with memories. I currently hold a residency at Federal House in Annapolis, Maryland where I have been performing for 5 years. 

My goal is not to sell anyone a product, but to share my love and passion for creativity. It may seem cliche, but I want to tell stories - through visual experiences and sound.  I want to connect with people, built relationships and CREATE. I am most alive when I can express myself freely and help others cast their vision. 

Quick Facts

Roots: I was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland where I currently live. I love my city, and I love my state.

Education: I earned a Bachelors in Communication Studies at the University of Maryland.

Work: I am a Digital Producer for the Public Access Corporation of DC, DCTV, where I have been working since 2015.

Car: It is important to know that my favorite car is a Ferrari 458. I currently drive a MK7 Volkswagen GTI.  It is a direct extension of me. 



Panasonic Lumix - DMC GH4.

Metabones Speed Booster XL 0.64x 

Go-Pro Hero 5 

Zoom H4N Recorder 

Audio-Technica Lavalier 

Dracast LED500 Bi-Color Light Kit


Tokina - 11-16mm - 2.8

Sigma - 17-50mm - 2.8

Nikkor - 24mm - 2.8

Nikkor - 35mm - 1.8

Nikkor - 50mm - 1.8

Nikkor - 85mm - 1.8


Zhiyun Crane 2 Motorized Gimbal 

Manfrotto 500 AH Video Head

Manfrotto 190X Tripod 

Manfrotto Xpro Monopod 

Edelkrone Wing 3 Slider

Edit Suite


Hardware & Software

Aurora R7

  • 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
  • 32gb RAM Dual Channel DDR4 at 2667MHz
  • NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1080 Ti with 11GB GDDR5X
  • intel(R) Core(TM) i7 8700 (6-Core/12-Thread, 12MB Cache, up to 4.6GHz with Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology)

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Premiere
  • Audition
  • After Effects
  • Illustrator

Podcast Hardware

  • Focusrite 6i6 Audio Interface
  • MXL 990 Microphone