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Darren, a Camera Operator, Production Assi, based in Chicago, has 1 Camera Operator credit and 1 Set Decorator credit, and has been a member since 2014.


11/14 – Current

Camera Operator University of Illinois Chicago Men's & Women's Basketball

ESPN/ESPN2 — Sports (TV) — University of Illinois at Chicago Details
11/14 – Current

- Worked as part of a team of camera operators filming UIC Flames Men’s and Women’s basketball games aired on ESPN 3 & CSN - Assembled & prepared audiovisual equipment prior to each sporting event - Troubleshot technical and practical issues interfering with live broadcasts

9/14 – 10/14

Set Decorator Jim Shoe

Film (Theatrical) — Reel Candid Productions, LLC Details
9/14 – 10/14

- Worked with production designer and art director to purchase and manufacture all props needed for production - Furnished and maintained continuity across all shooting locations and sets

2/14 – 3/14

Art Director – Sprite Films Student Film Contest

Commercial/Ad Details
2/14 – 3/14

- Served as liaison between production office, production designer and director communicating budgetary concerns and creative inquiries - Oversaw prop department, set construction and set dressing

3/13 – 5/13

Technical Director Frontline

Film (Short) — Pure ART Details
3/13 – 5/13

- Provided technical support for Percy L. Julian High School TV/Broadcasting students’ web series production - Worked closely with students through production and post production process (shooting/editing)

7/12 – 8/12

Camera Production Assistant (Camera Intern) 12 Years A Slave

Regency Enterprises — Film (Theatrical) — Bass Films Details
7/12 – 8/12

- On set camera support and maintenance - Stored and organized equipment within camera department - Responsible for transporting loaded and unloaded film

7/10 – 7/10

Production Assistant Heart of the City: Katrina 5 Years Later

Film (Theatrical) — Bass Films Details
7/10 – 7/10

- Assisted in all facets of local production process of documentary - Coordinated scheduling between director and interviewees - Transported production personnel to and from shooting locations and hotels - Still Photographer

3/09 – 6/09

Location Assistant Heart of the City: Katrina 5 Years Later

BET — Reality/Doc (TV)
3/09 – 6/09
5/08 – 8/08

Post Production Intern – CBS Affiliate KCTV-5

Commercial/Ad — CBS Affiliate KCTV-5 Details
5/08 – 8/08

- Production assistant for the commercial production department of a CBS affiliate news station in Kansas City, MO - Edited commercial spots using Avid - Wrote scripts for various KCTV-5 promotional campaigns


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Class of '14

Columbia College of Chicago

MFA Cinema Arts & Sciences
Class of '10

Xavier University of Louisiana

Mass Communications: Broadcasting

My Gear

  • Nikon D5300


  • Kinfolk Collective