Our President

Derrick Freeman

Instructor, Video Streaming and Compression Consultant


Derrick Freeman earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He started his career at WHIO TV as an Editor and Technical Director for TV News. Derrick has 11 years of experience in video production, 10 years of videography experience, and 8 years of experience as a non-linear editor. He has been compressing video for 14 years and has spent the last 15 years researching streaming media. He has also been teaching Wowza classes for 9 years.  Derrick was an instructor in the Design Department at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio for 5 years. He taught Computer Basics for Mac, Digital Video, Photoshop, and Interactive Digital Theory.

Derrick managed the website for the City of Dayton Television Network’s Video Streaming Channels for 4 years. Their streaming channels were featured in Sorenson Media’s on-line video showcase for several years. In addition to Derrick’s consulting and training work at Freeman Compression Inc., he managed the Streaming and Compression Training Division for GeniusDV for 5 years. Outside of his teaching and consulting duties, Derrick has been a speaker for the following conferences on streaming media: NAB Show, WEVA Expo, Streaming Media East/West, and Unleash.  He has also written several articles for “Studio Monthly” magazine.  

Over the years, Derrick has worked with video compression and streaming tools such as: Episode, Sorenson Squeeze, Wowza Streaming Engine, Wowza Streaming Server, Flip4Mac, Wirecast, QuickTime Pro, Switch, QuickTime Streaming Server, Wowza Media Server, JW Player, Windows Media Streaming Server, Mediasite, MPEG Streamclip, and Sawmill Professional. Derrick is also a Certified Sawmill Trainer and has also been a beta tester for Sorenson Media's Sorenson Squeeze. He has also provided QA testing consulting for Telestream for 4 1/2 years on the following products: Wirecast, Episode, Flip4Mac, Gameshow, and ScreenFlow. 

Derrick provided video streaming and compression training to the following companies and organizations before launching Freeman Compression: 

  • Ducks Unlimited
  • The Central Intelligence Agency,
  • Rayonier,
  • Disney Animal Kingdom,
  • West Corporation,
  • Wichita State University
  • Ohio State University, 
  • University of Vermont
  • Defense Information School,
  • Verizon Wireless

Derrick currently serves as an Instructor and Video Streaming and Compression Consultant for Freeman Compression Inc. In addition to providing video streaming and compression training to a host of colleges and universities over the years, he has provided training and consulting to many companies, individuals, and organizations through Freeman Compression Inc. He specializes in providing video streaming and compression training and consulting to clients on-line, on-site and in-class. Derrick’s teaching style allows him to quickly get novices, intermediate, and advanced users up to speed with streaming and compression tools and concepts. 


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