Always ready on standby, music video filmmaker Aja Pilapil has been creating films for nearly a decade. In 2013, her music video Lets Start a Clean Slate was deemed Buzzworthy and featured on and AP. Business Show Reel:


6/17 – 8/17

Director of Photography (Panasonic GH5 - Anamorphic) Transinite

Film (Theatrical)
6/17 – 8/17
5/16 – 5/16

Assistant Camera (Sony FS7) Steep Town Pilot

Web — Internet Details
5/16 – 5/16

Assisted two camera narrative shoot on-location in San Francisco, CA -assembled camera according to director of photography's needs -loaded and reloaded XQD memory cards -kept camera reports and notes through production -cleaned and handled lenses for camera operators -spiked talent's marks when needed -pulled focus -connected Paralinx SDI wireless viewing monitors for the director -operated B-cam for part of film

7/15 – 8/15

Assistant Camera (Sony FS7) Snapshot

Film Festivals — Internet — Pink and White Productions Details
7/15 – 8/15

Assisted director of photography and operated B-camera for feature length drama

2/15 – 2/15

Assistant Camera (sony A7s) Float

Film (Short) Details
2/15 – 2/15

Directly supported the DP whom was camera operating entirely underwater with assistance of SCUBA gear. Dialed camera settings according to DP and myself. Loaded camera into and out of the underwater housing. Immediately reviewed footage after selected takes. Imported footage and logging all production media immediately after break and wrap.

11/14 – 11/14

Director of Photography (Canon 5d mkIII) GRRRL

Internet — Reality/Doc (TV) Details
11/14 – 11/14

Handled camera an lighting fearuring solo and group interviews.

6/14 – 9/14

Director of Photography (DSLR) Fucking Mystic

Film (Theatrical) Details
6/14 – 9/14

DOP in charge of lighting and camera and managing crew throughout the filming of this narrative film.

1/14 – 5/14

Camera Operator TransGrrrls

Film (Theatrical) — Trouble Films Details
1/14 – 5/14

One-man band, shooting and lighting adult content under the director. Also, some PA duties supporting the talent; water, condoms, lube, paperwork.

1/13 – 1/14

Director – Numnums (recipe app startup)

Commercial/Ad Details
1/13 – 1/14

One-man band directing, lighting, shooting, editing promotional and how-to videos for this food recipe web-application.



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Class of '08

Academy of Art University

/Motion Pictures & Television


  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Canon DSLR
  • Cinematography
  • Corporate Videos
  • Documentaries
  • Documentary
  • DSLR
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Film Production
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Final Cut Studio
  • HD Video
  • Mac
  • Music Videos
  • Photography
  • Post Production
  • Premiere
  • Video
  • Video Editing
  • Video Production
  • Videographer
  • Videography