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Aaron Nelson

Camera Operator
Portland, OR

In the last several years Aaron has gratefully experienced a range of media/film productions. From supporting roles on larger productions to key positions on smaller ones, he has a wide range of skills and is dedicated to every assignment undertaken.


Feb 2015 – Current

Camera Operator (Sony NEX-FS700) No Contingency

Film (Theatrical) — IANTE Productions
Jul 2015 – Jul 2015

Key Grip (G&E) – Honda (NW Honda Dealers)

Commercial/Ad — Motta Studios

Assisted cinematographers in designing lighting schemes. Loaded/unloaded/staged lighting equipment for use on set. Set lighting instruments and stands with lighting control equipment. Set exterior 12x12 overheads. Operated 2 ton sprinter van for transport of equipment to several locations.

Jul 2015 – Jul 2015

Swing (Grip/Electric) – Nike (R/GA)

Commercial/Ad — David Robertson, LLC

Assisted the Gaffer and Key Grip in loading/unloading/staging grip and lighting equipment from the 3 ton box truck. Routed power to location set, rigged overhead lighting, set lighting controls, staged and stowed G&E equipment via gear carts. Transported and stowed Fisher 11 dolly system.

Mar 2014 – Jul 2015

Lighting Department Manager (Lighting Technician/Grip)

Funnelbox Production Studios

Managed/maintained company lighting equipment for promotional and commercial productions. Managed the company's production sound stage. Operated/maintained 3-ton grip truck. On set, rigged lighting schemes, built project equipment inventories, balanced power loads, operated up to 2,000W lighting instruments, 10 foot jib arms, built complex dolly tracks, and Fisher dolly systems.

Jun 2015 – Jun 2015

Grip – On Semi Conductor (McBru)

Commercial/Ad — Revolver DMS

Implement lighting controls, set stands and flags. Load/unload, stage, and secure equipment to and from equipment vans.

Jun 2015 – Jun 2015

Grip (Swing) Chasing Shadows

Taze Hall — Music Video — Jumptown Films

Implement lighting controls, set stands and flags. Assist gaffer in setting lighting instruments and routing power. Load/unload, stage, and secure equipment.

May 2015 – May 2015

Swing (grip/electric) – Oregon State Fair

Commercial/Ad — Marc Bowen Productions

Assisted the Gaffer and Key Grip in loading/unloading/staging grip and lighting equipment. Ran power to location set via a 6500W generator, assisted with jib crane construction, and built overhead frames.

Apr 2015 – Apr 2015

Grip (dolly) Stewardship Jack

Film (Short) — Big Puddle Films

Rigged and set 12x12' overhead frames, built 24' outdoor dolly track, operated dolly for camera moves. Set bounce boards and assisted gaffer in setting lighting equipment on location. Loaded, unloaded 3 ton grip truck and staged equipment while we made several company moves.


Art Institute

BFA: Digital Film and VFX

My Gear

  • 1 ton grip package
  • Arri tungsten lights
  • Sony NEX-FS700


  • ADCI
  • OMPA
  • Padi


  • Assistant Camera
  • Camera Operator
  • Digital Compositing
  • Digital Matte Painting
  • Grip
  • Lighting Technician
  • Motion Tracking
  • Rotoscoping
  • Underwater Video
  • VFX Cinematography
  • Videographer
  • Visual Effects