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Aaron Nelson

Swing
Portland, OR
Available

A creative/technical artist with a range of skills. From camera and/or lighting to post digital effects, he fills every position to the best of his ability while exceeding that ability through continuous learning. Flexible base rate: $150-$350/day

http://staffmeup.com/profile/anc

Jun 2014 – Jun 2014

Swing (Grip and electric ) Portland Development Group

Corporate Video — Revolver

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

Apr 2014 – Apr 2014

Lighting Technician (Grip) Where the Flowers Fell

Film — nomenstatua

Under the direction of the DoP, I set lighting instruments and stands with lighting control equipment to provide necessary and desired luminance to each scene. Routed and balanced power loads. Safely and efficiently loaded, unloaded, inventoried, and staged lighting equipment for use on set.

Mar 2014 – Mar 2014

Lighting Technician (Grip) – Mother&Child - Bristol University

Commercial — Alta Corporation

Assisted cinematographer in designing lighting schemes and pre-planning lighting inventory. Loaded/unloaded/staged lighting equipment for use on set. Set lighting instruments and stands with lighting control equipment to provide necessary and desired luminance to each scene. Routed and balanced power loads.

Feb 2014 – Feb 2014

Grip (Key) – Fluke/HMH

Commercial — Funnelbox

Tech scouted locations, gear inventoried for Grip and Electric. Set lighting stands, green screens, lighting control, and dolly tracks. Operated dolly. Operated, loaded, and unloaded 3 ton box truck. Assisted in balancing power loads for lighting.

Feb 2014 – Feb 2014

Grip (Key) – Courtesy Ford

Commercial — Funnelbox

Tech scouted locations, gear inventoried for Grip and Electric. Set lighting stands, lighting control, and speed rail. Operated, loaded, and unloaded 3 ton box truck. Assisted in balancing power loads for lighting.

Jan 2014 – Jan 2014

Grip – Gresham Toyota (Comcast)

Commercial — Revolver

Rig butterflies and overhead flags. Set and secure stands. Assist in running power and setting stage lighting. Load and unload lighting equipment.

Jan 2014 – Jan 2014

Grip – Will to Win-Intel

Commercial — STNDRD

Rig lighting control, Dolly grip, assist in running power and setting stage lighting. Rig mannequin for dummy football tackle. Load and unload lighting equipment.

Nov 2013 – Jan 2014

Visual Effects Artist (Roto/Paint) Grimm 3

NBC — Scripted TV

Prepped footage clips for CG integration via generating alpha mattes while removing unwanted images through clean plating. Composited some CG elements into live action footage.

Education

Art Institute

BFA: Digital Film and VFX

My Gear

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

Affiliations

  • ADCI
  • OMPA
  • Padi

Skills

  • Camera
  • Camera Operating
  • Cinematography
  • Compositing
  • Digital Matte Painting
  • Grip
  • Lighting
  • Motion Tracking
  • Rotoscoping
  • Underwater Video
  • Visual Effects

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