Meet Harrison Hieb

Harrison Hieb
Monday, January 22, 2024

As the University’s cinematographer, Harrison Hieb has been the man behind the camera across campus since April 2017. Learn more about his view of UNC Charlotte and the favorite moment he has captured -- so far.

Can you describe your role at UNC Charlotte?

I do a lot of different things in my role as cinematographer,  but I am mainly responsible for capturing all of the content needed for the video productions that come through University Communications, making sure the quality of footage is up to the highest standard possible.

How did you become interested in videography?
I have always been into taking photos and video. I honestly can't remember a time I didn't have a camera in my hands. My parents have always encouraged me to find something I love doing and try to make a living at it. 

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is getting to be creative. I always joke that being a cinematographer beats having a real job. I've been very fortunate to have the opportunity to make a career out of something I love doing.

What is your favorite videography project you’ve worked on at UNC Charlotte?

By far my favorite project was the documentary we did about the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band being selected as the official band to represent the United States in Normandy, France, in June 2018. The band’s performance marked the 74th anniversary of D-Day.

What do you love about UNC Charlotte?

If I had to pick one thing I love about UNC Charlotte, it would be the people I get to interact with on a daily basis and the stories we get to tell about them.

What do you like to do when you aren't working?

Honestly, because I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with video production, I work on personal independent video projects with a core group of friends.

What's a fun fact about you that many people may not know? 

I used to be a snowboarding instructor in high school.