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Camera Operators in Chicago, IL

Logan Bowes
10 (100%)
I'm a graduate of The Harold Ramis Film School at The Second City in Chicago. I have a strong video/film background and have been working on productions in the South Gulf coast region and here in Chicago for the last 8 years. I moved to Chicago because A) I've always wanted to and B) to attend the film school which has been the best decision I've ever made. Since I've been in this school I've directed one documentary about Chicagoland video arcades, and two comedy sketches. I'm still in post-production on my final thesis short film, titled "The Leviathan", about an arcade owner and his lackeys trying to handle an abrasive customer while attempting to get people into their struggling arcade by promoting the mythological game, Polybius. In 2018 I've worked extensively as a freelancer on various shoots around town ranging from corporate/conference videos to short films to documentaries. I've done a little bit of everything ranging from camera operating, steadicam, DP, sound mixing, video editing, color correction, and more. I'm currently seeking full-time employment at a production house or, if possible, just start getting enough freelance work that I can work for myself.
Camera Operator
Director
Producer
Writer
Director of Photography
3+
Joe Baughman
1 (100%)
I'm a music video creator and cinematographer from the South Bend area (just 90 minutes outside of Chicago).
Camera Operator
1st AC - Focus Puller
2nd AD
Cinematographer
Director of Photography
2+
Noah Readhead
vimeo.com/noahreadhead Commercial and documentary DP/Camera Op Chicago/St. Louis
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Fernando Avila
I started my company, Social Impact Films, under a different name on March 16th, 2009. Starting and managing a business of my own was harder than I could have ever imagined as a twenty-six year old creative. But here I am more than 10 years later, enjoying what I do and working with people that I admire. When it's all said and done I want my work to reflect the human spirit that makes us special. Stories of overcoming challenges, community-building, and elevating those that don't normally have a voice inspire me every day.
Camera Operator
Director
Video Editor
Cinematographer
Video Producer
Dogstar Imaging, LLC
I'm a Chicago based DP and Drone Op. Dogstar Imaging is my company. We provide crews and equipment to producers and production companies that we partner with.
Camera Operator
Aerial Photographer
Underwater Camera Operator
Second Unit Director of Photography
Cinematographer
1+
Luis Cardenas
HELLO! My name is Luis. I am a filmmaker, graphic designer, and an illustrator. My background is in print design but I have expanded my horizons into film. I am a former member of the production team behind Chicago Underground Comedy operating out of the Beat Kitchen and I'm currently the director of photography and editor for BSP Films. My most interesting work stems from helping other people shine. There are many talented folk out there and I strive to capture them at their best. I love learning about the process behind many other creative endeavors, not just my own.
Camera Operator
Director
Director of Photography
Cinematographer
Editor
1+
James Owen
I'm James Owen, owner of Bellwether Creative, a premier video production and digital marketing agency based in Chicago. IL. We share stories, make cinematic brand videos, implement advertising campaigns, build awesome websites, and bring all of our crazy ideas to life! I own a Canon 1DX Mark II, Canon 70D, DJI Ronin-M, DJI Phantom 3 Professional, GoPro Hero 4 Black and much more. Send me a message if you have any questions.
Camera Operator
Gimbal Operator
Production Manager
Videographer
Web Designer
6+
Daniel Christain
I'm an audio engineer for film productions, live sound, and post production facilities. Additionally, I'm a videographer for a diverse clientele in Illinois and beyond.
Camera Operator
Foley Artist
Sound Designer
Sound Editor
Music Video Director
5+

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Dom Kegel
Director, producer, and stunt performer based in Chicago.
Camera Operator
Drone Operator / UAV Pilot
Director
Director of Photography
Stunt Coordinators
1+
Robert Patrick Stern
Robert Patrick Stern. Cinematographer, producer, and self-proclaimed cinephile, Stern has dedicated his life to shooting professionally for over nine years. Photographing everything commercial (Chevy Blackhawks) to docu-series (HBO's THE SHOP, CNN's Chicagoland) has not satisfied his growing hunger for the visual medium. Translating multiple narratives into feature films has launched Robert onto solid ground, but the chase for a lifelong career in the industry has just begun. With this in mind, Robert launched The Line Film Company with fellow production designer Sarah Sharp. The two have also produced such features as Tony Wash's 'The Rake', Stephen Summers' 'The Glass House', and Adam Krause's viral sensation 'GAGS'. Robert also has found success on the festival circuit with the short film 'The Muck' which led him to SXSW ('14) and Jill Sixx's 'The Stylist' to Fantasia ('16) as well as Fantastic Fest ('16). Very promising upcoming projects include David Tolchinsky's 'Cassandra' and operating on A24's recent release 'SLICE'.
Camera Operator
Cinematographer
Producer
Andrew Block
1 (100%)
Cinematographer and Drone Pilot Located in Chicago IL. I shoot a little bit of everything, corporate interviews, short and long style documentary, TV commercials, music videos, and have worked on several feature films.
Camera Operator
Cinematographer
Drone Operator / UAV Pilot
Gaffer
Dolly Grip
JACENKNET INC
CHICAGO RED EPIC DRAGON CINEMATOGRAPHER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR Focusing on alternative story based visually driven projects. I specialize in practical onset effects, in camera techniques and colorful vivid images. Styles inspired from Korean cinema, indie filmmakers, viral creative advertising and social media filmmakers.
Camera Operator
Color Correction / Color Grading / Colorist
Writer
Gaffer
Director
2+
Derek Cox
1 (100%)
Director of Photography at Polymyth Productions (www.polymyth.com)
Camera Operator
Gaffer
Lighting Director
Aerial Photographer
Drone Operator / UAV Pilot
1+
Matthew Zatkoff
2 (100%)
Hi, I shoot under 2 company names in Chicago. We do corporate videos, commercials, and music videos. You can see our work at http://freshgiants.com and our music videos at http://chicagomusicvideos.com. The music video website is under construction, so you can see the samples on our youtube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/4DoorFilmsInc.
Camera Operator
Film Producer
Director
Commercial Director
Music Video Director
4+
Andrew Sellers
I'm a writer, director, DP, 1st AC, camera op, editor, gear nerd, and overall film obsessed!
Camera Operator
Video Editor
Color Correction / Color Grading / Colorist
1st AC - Focus Puller
Director
1+
720 Films, Inc.
720 Films is a Chicago-based production company specializing in wedding, commercial, and event video for web and broadcast. From pre-production to finished product, we strive to deliver exceptional quality for our clients, paying close attention to the small details that come together to create enduring images. We combine artistry with experience and technical skills to tell your story.
Camera Operator
Editor
Audio Technician
Craig Phelps
Steadicam Owner/Operator
Camera Operator
News Camera Operator
Event Videographer
Video Engineers / Broadcast Engineer
Videographer
1+
Sean Conway
I'm Sean Julius Conway, better known as Julius Conway. I am a film director based out of the Chicagoland and NW Indiana area. I started in 2010 as a hobby until 2013 when i started to really study the art and craft of filming and became a professional. I've had the chance to shoot wedding, ads, music videos, aerial footage, model shoots, fashion shows, and etc.. I currently use the Canon C100 MK2, Canon Cine Prime 35mm, Canon 35mm, Dji Phantom 3 Pro, Ronin M. I never knew what would start out has a hobby would turn into something I love and actually make a living off of it.
Camera Operator
Cinematographer
Director of Photography
Director
Aerial Photographer
1+
Chu Batsaihan
I'm an independent commercial filmmaker based out of Chicago, IL with over 10 years of experience in shooting and editing.
Camera Operator
Line Producer
Producer
Writer
Editor
1+
Schilling Film
5 (100%)
Brian Schilling is a Photographer & Filmmaker. He creates raw and poetic imagery that explore the contrast between intimate stillness and frenetic energy (which he lovingly refers to as ‘the gaze and the fury’). The result is a visual and emotional richness that stays with you. Through major advertising firms, Brian’s brand work includes; Pinnacle Vodka, Harley Davidson Motor Clothes, Kraft, Pepsi Co, Aramark, S.C. Johnson, Weber Grill, and Chicago Blackhawks. Brian’s lifestyle photography for the 2016 Chicago Bears campaign ‘Chicago Style’, appeared on bus shelters, bus wraps, and billboards throughout the city. Leon Bridges, R. Kelly, Trent Reznor, Jeff Tweedy, Michael Shannon, Nic Offerman, Dwayne Wade, Skylar Diggins, Jordan Spaeth, Duncan Keith, and Sen. Dick Durbin include a few of the celebrities Brian has had the honor of working with. As the President of the Midwest chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, Brian is dedicated to advancing the practice of image making, and mentoring the next generation of art entrepreneurs. Currently, Brian is collaborating on a feature documentary celebrating Wax Trax! Records. It explores the Chicago store and record label that helped build the new wave, punk, and industrial music scenes. Brian’s 2016 horror collaboration, Loop, is currently racking up awards on the indy film fest circuit.
Camera Operator
Professional Photographer
Cinematographer
Commercial Director
Videographer
5+
Zack Kearns
Current Cinematography student at Columbia College Chicago.
Camera Operator
2nd AC - Clapper / Loader
Grip
Key Grip
1st AC - Focus Puller
Ivan Rodriguez
2 (100%)
Videographer with a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Film/Video from Colombia College Chicago.
Camera Operator
Digital Imaging Technician
Color Correction / Color Grading / Colorist
Electrician
Grip
4+
Jason Price
2 (100%)
Motivated camera operator knowledgeable about cinematic procedures, as well as the latest technologies, editing software and cameras. Innovative Director and Producer bringing comprehensive background in media and the film industry. Builds high-performing teams with an eye for creating original and entertaining pieces with commercial appeal.
Camera Operator
Camera PA
Cinematographer
Commercial Photographer
Director of Photography
2+
Josh Jones
I am a freelance videographer Located in Chicago, IL. I head up the production company Bona Fide Media.
Camera Operator
Camera PA
Electrician
Cinematographer
Key Grip
2+

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