The photo on this page is a picture of my father, David Clapp. He was a professional photographer and my first photography instructor. For my family, photography was what helped put food on the table and enabled us to live a comfortable life. This web site is dedicated to my father.
Erik Clapp started his career at KXAS NBC 5 in Fort Worth, Texas as an Archivist and Associate Producer for legendary EMMY award winning entertainment reporter, Bobbie Wygant.
After graduating from The University of Texas in Arlington in 1997 with a BA in Communications, Erik was hired as a Video Editor for Immotion Studios, an Advertising agency in Fort Worth. Erik served as the Director of Video Services for Immotion Studios from 1998-2013.
Clapp is an ADDY and TELLY award winning Producer/Director/Editor on projects for clients such as the American Heart Association, Nintendo, NBC, OmniAmerican, TCU, Virgin, Petco, Firestone, YWCA, Bass Performance Hall, Golds Gym, State Farm, Nikon, W Hotels, and many others. In 2013, a commercial for the Fort Worth Conventions and Visitors Bureau earned him a Gold ADDY award for best Cinematography. In 2017 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art Installed his film, "Thread" in the museum. His iconic photos of the Fort Worth Herd have been featured on numerous magazine covers around the world including the cover of D Magazine. His TV Spot for the Fort Worth Herd has also won numerous awards.
Erik is also an accomplished filmmaker. He has written, produced, directed, and edited many short films and documentaries. He directed the 2004 feature film thriller, "Seventy-8" which premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival and won Best Digital Feature at the Berkeley Film Festival in 2005. His 2011 short film, "The Fort" was a hugely succesfull film premiering at the Lone Star Film Festival. His time lapse film "A Texan in Paris" debuted at the Dallas Video Festival in 2015. His ten part documentary series on the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra was also praised for it's originallity and went on to win Best Film Series in 2013 from The Fort Worth Weekly Awards.
Erik also reunited with Bobbie Wygant to produce The Bobbie Wygant Archive, an online wonderland of current and restored stories and interviews with Actors, Directors, and Stage performers from the last 60 plus years of Bobbie's career with NBC. The site has been profiled in the New York Times, USA Today, and The Dallas Morning News.
Erik enjoys photography and is also an accomplished time-lapse photographer. You can see some of his photography on this site in the Photography section. Canon selected one of his photographs as the Canon Favorite Pic of the Day in 2014. If you would like to contact Mr. Clapp for any work in film,video, or photography please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.