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Employee Spotlight: Aaron Trager

Posted by Hope Horner on Mar 16, 2015 6:00:35 AM


Post Production Supervisor


The day Aaron Trager walked into Lemonlight’s office, things changed forever.

Trager believes that beer is just as good as the Jameson that goes with it.

His distinct Detroit accent makes you question if he was Eminem.

He shares the same eating habits as Joey Tribbiani from Friends by never going a week without getting his Classic Italian sub.

Ask him to sing for you, he’ll blow your mind and have you tweeting, “I’m with Alt - J!!”

Trager’s young and thoughtful spirit is the glue that keeps the Lemonlight office always happy and laughing. Mainly because he provides snacks.

What is your favorite part about working at Lemonlight?
When you get past the money and the work of it, I look at what I am doing for people.. These are little documentaries of people’s lives! I take that really seriously. I really like thinking about how they will have these videos forever. Twenty years from now, they can watch these videos and be like “this is what we were back then.” I also like where the company is as a whole.. I like that it's still young. I get to have so much responsibility and the opportunity to grow with the company and get better at my craft and learn from the people around me.

Which project was your favorite to be a part of?
That’s tough to answer. One of my favorites was LA Racing, I’m very happy with the end result. From the editing standpoint, it was a totally different commercial from when it was shot. I was able to transform it, I reformulated it, I got to mix really cool audio techniques and time things up and use creative tools to juice it up.

What 3 words would your best friend use to describe you?
Passionate, loyal, thoughtful. I’m not always kind, but I’m thoughtful.

If you were a rapper, what would your stage name be?
Uhhh… I guess it would be A-A-Ron thanks to Key and Peele. That’s what all my friends have been calling me.

What is your favorite part of the day?
I don’t have a favorite time. I like it when it’s the end of the day and I’m the only one in the office. I like working late and I’m the only one there. Every day is different. I eat lunch at a different time every day.

If you were one type of beer, what would you be and why?
ESP: Extra Special Bitters. It’s like smooth but has that bitter bite to it that gives it a taste.

What movie would you say best describes your life?
That’s a good question. I should not say The Walking Dead ‘cause that does not reflect my life. Probably the Batman movies, that would be the closest to my life. There’s a movie that I think about a lot when it comes to thinking about myself, Everything is Illuminated with Elijah Wood. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve always wanted to be him or that maybe I am him. For as long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to wear black suits and collect things like what he did from his life. That is why I got into video and film to document my life, so I don’t forget. I have a major fear or forgetting.

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