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Christopher M.

Somerville, MA

$50/hour

Film/Video and Photography

In-person lessons

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University of Texas, Arlington
Film

Education

University of Texas, Arlington (Film)

About Christopher

I am a seasoned grip, camera operator, and still photographer with over 8 years of experience professionally and academically. My greatest strength and passion is lighting, and you cannot stop me from talking at length about it! I am proficient with the concepts and equipment used to control and manipulate light such as: what affects the quality of light (how hard or soft the shadow is), intensity, color temperature, and how they impacts exposure and contrast.

I have over 50 film/video credits on nearly every kind of production you can think of: feature, documentaries, reality series, commercials, corporate/branding videos, live sports/music. My greatest accomplishment in film was as a camera operator on a feature length documentary which has won several prestigious awards including an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia award as well as two Tribeca awards. As an undergraduate at UTA, I shot, directed, researched, and produced a feature documentary which I am currently editing.

As a photographer, I have shot product, event, and automotive photography, as well as several punk/indie/garage bands based in Dallas, from where I recently relocated. I love street, band, social landscape, and documentary photography. My film and photo influences include, but are not limited to:

Photo:
Aaron Siskand, Bob Gruen, Brian Ulrich, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Gary Winogrand, John Decker. Minor White, Paul Strand, Rob Haflin, Robert Adams, Robert Frank, Tomasz Gudzowaty, Umbo, Walker Evans

Film:
David Ayer, Alan Berliner, Barbara Kopple, D.A. Pennebaker, Errol Morris, Les Blank, Maysles Brothers, Ross McElwee, Wernor Herzog
I am a seasoned grip, camera operator, and still photographer with over 8 years of experience professionally and academically. My greatest strength and passion is lighting, and you cannot stop me from talking at length about it! I am proficient with the concepts and equipment used to control and manipulate light such as: what affects the quality Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Somerville, MA 02143
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography,
Video Production
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Macintosh, Photography,
Video Production

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Photography

As a photographer, I have professionally shot product, event, and automotive photography, as well as several punk/indie/garage bands based in Dallas, where I recently relocated from. Two bands (The Dangits and Rome is Burning) have used my images on their album art. I love street, band, social landscape, and documentary photography.

Video Production

I am a seasoned grip and camera operator. My greatest strength and passion is lighting , and you cannot stop me from talking at length about it! I have over 50 film/video credits on nearly every kind of production you can think of: feature, documentaries, reality series, commercials, corporate/branding videos, live sports/music. My greatest accomplishment in film was as a camera operator on the feature length documentary "The Revisionaries", which has won several prestigious awards including a Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia award as well as two Tribeca awards. As an undergraduate at UTA I shot, directed, researched, and produced a feature documentary titled "The City of the Future", which I am currently editing.

University of Texas, Arlington
Film

Education

University of Texas, Arlington (Film)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 20 miles of Somerville, MA 02143.