- Doug LaRue IMDB
While studying hard and making the Dean's List in Architecture / Environmental Design at Texas A&M University LaRue worked as a photojournalist for the college newspaper and as a stringer for United Press International and Associated Press covering news and politics during the week and shooting NCAA sports on the weekends.
From 1989 - 1991 Doug had a position as a Medical Illustrator for the Texas Veterinary Medical Center — one of the largest veterinary medical education facilities in the United States. They had a quality Multiple Media Production Center that supported the Veternary school, research facility and the nearby medical school at Texas A&M University. During this period he had the opportunity to study illustration at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. In the evenings after work at the Media Center, LaRue worked on his writing and conceptual art. With mutual interest in photography and music Doug quickly became friends with the director of Video Production Services. The center had the latest in video technology. They would take the equipment out after hours and make films and music videos with a loyal cast of friends.
After moving to Austin, Texas Doug took a position with an Roberson Investments, Inc. as an Art Director. LaRue managed creative productions and brand identity for 3 subsidiary companies including L.B.C.O. Publishing and CineStar Films. LaRue collaborated on the design and story creation of a very unique series of books depicting historical events in a creative way for young audiences for universities like Notre Dame and The University of Texas. LaRue also designed two commercial buidings and had the opportunity to work on a movie called Rigged starring Academy Award winner George Kennedy.
Soon after Doug founded Glaze Studio, a creative media design and production company focused on branding Print, Web and Motion Media. The studio's first brand design project was for the Texas Department of Transportation producing a statewide identity campaign for the Motorcycle Safety Bureau. The project, called "CycleVision" included promotional branding, collateral advertising and television commercials starring Jimmie Vaughan with a pair of magic sunglasses.
LaRue was Director of Photography for two Spectrum Films productions focused on Archeology and Anthropology featuring the Native Bolivian Imarra tribe's ancient boat building masters filmed on location on the island of Sireque, Lake Titicaca in the shadow of the Andes Mountain range. The second film was focused on research related to solstice alignments and sacrifices at the temples of Tiwanaku, Bolivia. Footage from these films aired on The History Channel's "Digging for the Truth" in 2008.
LaRue has continued to produce movies, music videos, commercials and documentaries including an 11 part series called Austin Groove, an 18 part comedy / health education series. In 2005 LaRue produced, photographed and edited the music video "Break" by Ultrasonic and was nominated for "Music Video of the Year" by the legendary The Austin Music Network.