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Marcus Taplin

Director of Photography
Minneapolis, MN

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

Apr 2016 – Apr 2016

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – REI Spec Commercial

Commercial/Ad — Mojave Pictures

We shot a series of REI branded commercials focused on all the beauty Colorado and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. One of the campaigns focused around moving your work office outside into nature.

Apr 2016 – Apr 2016

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – NYCFC (MLS) (FOX Sports)

Commercial/Ad — Elite Edge Productions

Shot for 2 days in NYC with a few players from NYCFC for a new commercial spot campaign for FOX Sports and the YES Network. Shot outside all around the city that shows players looking at all the soccer being played in NYC!

Mar 2016 – Mar 2016

Camera Operator (Sony F55) We've Been Thinking Tour - Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy

NETFLIX — Live / Special Event (TV) — New Wave Entertainment

Shot handheld stage left on an F55 with a Fujinon 19-90

Feb 2016 – Mar 2016

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) The Last Job Pilot

Scripted (TV) — Hello Sunshine Films

6 weeks of pre-production leading up to shooting for 5 days with a 30 person crew. 1970s Mob thriller, Erik Stolhanske from SuperTroopers and Beer Fest played the lead role of Dutch. To get the 1970s look we shot with un-coated Zeiss Super Speeds with Glimmer Glass 1 as our main diffusion in camera.

Feb 2016 – Feb 2016

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) Becoming Wild - Stadium Series 3

FOXSPORTS — Reality/Doc (TV) — Elite Edge Productions

Shot for three days during the Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild stadium series outdoor game at TCF Bank Stadium.

Jan 2016 – Jan 2016

Camera Operator (Fs7) Rod Carew: Road to Recovery Pilot

Reality/Doc (TV) — MLB Network

Followed Rod Carew around for half a day at Twins Fest 2016 shooting doc style video. Then set up and lit 7 different interviews with former teammates and Twins front office members of Rod Carew.

Jan 2016 – Jan 2016

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – Chicago Fire, MLS

Commercial/Ad — Elite Edge Productions

Shot for two days in Chicago for the Chicago Fire's new spot campaign and stadium intro video. Day 1 I lit a 20x20 green screen and did some underneath shots through glass. Day 2 we had a crew of 6 that lit an old warehouse to be set as our stage for the fans part of the video.

Jan 2016 – Jan 2016

Camera Operator (Arri Amira) 2016 NFC Wild Card Game: Seahawks vs Vikings

NFL — Sports (TV) — NFL Network

Shot ENG for NFL Network and feed footage back live to be used during their broadcasts that day.

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