As a Director of Photography I want to offer another option in the visual field. My purpose is to investigate and develop visual concepts that are more Art oriented, more expressive, Hip and less conventional. My commitment with the Director and the Story telling is to have the common interest of discovering different ways to capture visual messages with a unique quality and flavor, yet effective.
As an Experienced professional I can convey images with a natural command of Color Lighting, shadows, angles, camera movements, all this with strong technical and communications skills.
I was born and raised in Mexico City…shooting 8 and Super8 mm formats since I was 16 years old. I received a solid training from the Art Academy de San Carlos which belongs to The School of Fine Arts, Design and Graphic Communications Faculty (1983-1985) of The Universidad Nacional Autónoma of México. At the same time I joined the team of Art and Design Department of the Film Feature: Memoriales perdidos (1985) written and directed by Jaime Casillas, winning the Award ARIEL for Production Design given by The Mexican Academy of the Cinematographic Arts and Sciences.
I have been certified by Arriflex and Panavision in Film Production, including several extension courses and Lighting seminars. Above all I have REAL field experience in numerous Shorts and Film Features as still photographer, gaffer, focus puller and electrician.
From 1993 to 2007 I maintained a strong and productive career as a focus puller and camera operator under the wing of the recognized Cinematographer and Director Gary Graver, Orson Welles's last Cinematographer.
During the last twenty years, with more than 100 titles in every capacity of the Cinematography film-making process, I lensed commercials, Music videos, TV Shows and Features:“Flavor of Life”; “Death Tunnel”; “ShadowBox”; “From Science to God: Exploring the Mystery of Consciousness”; “Sacred Activism”, “Hoodrats 2: Hoodrats Warriors”; “Blood Scarab”; “The European Commercial "Tereza Couture" (also directed by me)”; “F.L.I.P. Mysteries: Women on the Case”; “Friends for Life”, “Guardian of Eden”; “Fanaddict”; “The Trouble with the Truth”. In 2009 I filmed “Capsulas” in Guatemala where it was nominated for The ICARO AWARD by The Film Academy of Guatemala; additionally, the project competed and won several awards in 20 countries.
In 2010 I accepted the invitation to join the Mexican Society of Cinematographers (A.M.C.)
My spectrum of experience are 16mm, 35mm film, HD/2K, 4K, 6K and everything in between...
phone # 818-397-9641