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Marcus Taplin

Director of Photography
Minneapolis, MN

Emmy & Telly Award winning DP living and working in the greater Minneapolis area. Worked on many different types of projects that include documentaries, TV shows, cooperate commercials, music videos, and pro sports videos. Arri Amira & C100 Owner/Operator

Jul 2015 – Jul 2015

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC (Vikings Entertainment Network)

Commercial/Ad — Elite Edge Productions

Shoot footage on the Arri Amira mounted on the Dji Ronin to be used along with footage I shot this past fall at a few Minnesota Vikings games. This footage will be cut down into 2 :30sec TV spots promoting the upcoming year.

Jun 2015 – Jun 2015

Director of Photography (Canon C300) Buffalo Wild Wings: Alive Events‬

All Social Media — Internet — Elite Edge Productions

Worked with the clients and agency to accomplish this viral marketing effort behind this video. Planning out logistically how to shoot this and direct my b cam and audio what to capture, while shooting the main camera angle.

Jun 2015 – Jun 2015

Camera Operator (Arri Amira) NFL High School Honor Roll 1

NFL — Reality/Doc (TV) — NFL Films

Shooting with Larry Fitzgerald at his football camp in Minnesota

Jun 2015 – Jun 2015

Camera Operator (Arri Amira) A Football Life: Jerome Bettis 5

NFL — Reality/Doc (TV) — NFL Films

Shot in Detroit, MI following Jerome around for two days at two different speaking functions, a tour of Ford Field and doing interviews with family and friends.

Jun 2015 – Jun 2015

Director of Photography (Arri Amira & Phantom Miro) – Fox College Football

Commercial/Ad — Elite Edge Productions

Shot players and band members in a studio doing stunts on white and black backgrounds at 1500fps and 200fps. All the footage is going to be put into a national promo & graphics campaign to run during the 2015 college football season on FOX Sports

May 2015 – Jun 2015

Camera Operator (Arri Amira) A Football Life: Allen Page 5

NFL — Reality/Doc (TV) — NFL Films

Shot interviews and broll as the second camera for this episode of "A Football Life"

May 2015 – May 2015

Camera Operator (5D & Panasonic HDX900) Diners Driveins And Dives 22

FOOD — Reality/Doc (TV) — Citizen Pictures

Shot B camera during Cape Cod 2015. Shoot Broll of towns and landmarks, cross shoot cooking in kitchen, shooting eating and interviews with customer & cross shoot segments with Guy Fieri.

May 2015 – May 2015

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – 3M (Space 150)

Commercial/Ad — sureCAN productions

Shot 2 - :30sec commercials for 3M's new Command Brand, Shot on sets in a studio with heave VFX.


Bethany Lutheran College

Film & TV Production/Business Majors

My Gear

  • 1×1 LED FLOLight
  • 2 x 400 Diva Kino Flos
  • 2 x Lectrosonics SMV Transmitters
  • 2 x SANKEN 11D Mics
  • 3 x Matthews C Stands
  • 4 x Hollywood Double Riser – Aluminum Combo with Rocky Mountai
  • Arri Amira
  • Canon 17-120mm Cinema Servo Zoom Lens
  • Canon 24-70mm
  • Canon C100
  • Kessler Cine Slider with elektraDRIVE Motor Bundle
  • Lectrosonic SR Dual-Channel Slot Mount Receiver
  • Matthews 2-Riser Rolling Combo Stands
  • Matthews 3-Riser Rolling Combo Stands
  • Matthews Boom Arm
  • Sachtler DV15 Sticks
  • Sennheiser ME66/K6 Combo
  • Small HD AC7 Monitor


  • Cinematography
  • Composition
  • Documentaries
  • Interviews
  • Lighting
  • Reality TV
  • Sports