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Marcus Taplin 13 network connections
MINNEAPOLIS, MN

About Me

Emmy & Telly Award winning Cinematographer/DP living and working in the greater Minneapolis area. I have worked on many different types of projects that include documentaries, TV shows, cooperate commercials, music videos, and sports branding packages.
Director of Photography Minnesota Twins Sponsorship Testimonials AD 4/14- 4/14
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Agency
Fox Sports
Production Company
Elite Edge Prodcutions
Job Responsibilities:
Shots interviews with McDonalds and Arby's reps about their experience with advertising on Fox Sports.
Director of Photography 3M Interviews AD 3/14- 3/14
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Agency
James Brown Media
Job Responsibilities:
We shot a series of interviews at 3M's corporate headquarters in St. Paul, MN.
Camera Operator D2 Women's Elite Eight Basketball (Internet) REALITY/DOC 3/14- 3/14
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
WASS Productions
Job Responsibilities:
Flew to Erie, PA to cover a DII Women's basketball team as they advanced through the tournament.
Director of Photography Hamner Farm Sizzle/Pilot Pilot (Sizzle Reel) REALITY/DOC 3/14- 3/14
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
Match/Cut Productions
Job Responsibilities:
3 day shoot of interviews and activities on a farm. I guess I also climbed a 100ft grain bin. :)
Director of Photography Minnesota Home Heath Technology Center AD 3/14- 3/14
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
Taplin Productions
Job Responsibilities:
We shot a 1 take shot opening commercial for the launch of a new website for the Minnesota Home Heath Technology Center.
Director of Photography DC United Intro Video AD 2/14- 2/14
Additional Position Info
Red Epic & C100 on Movi M10
Production Company
Elite Edge Prodcutions
Job Responsibilities:
Shot Day 1 on the Red Epic with locker room shots in 4K & Slow-mo action shots at 2K 300fps. Day 2 was shot with C100 on a Movi M10 with fans and some DC scenics.
Director of Photography Real Salt Lake Intro Video SCRIPTED 2/14- 2/14
Additional Position Info
Canon C300
Production Company
Elite Edge Prodcutions
Job Responsibilities:
I was challenged to create a intro video for MLS Soccer team Real Salt Lake. We spent a day at their stadium lighting different locations and shooting scenes with different players.
Director of Photography Dotson Iron Casting Web Series AD 2/14- 2/14
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
Mega Matt Productions
Job Responsibilities:
We shot interviews and broll in a dark metal factory for 3 days. The Eco Punch was my best friend on this shoot!
Director of Photography Around Town TV 11 SCRIPTED 1/14- 12/14
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
AROUND TOWN TV LLC.
Job Responsibilities:
I shot documentary style features and standups for Around Town TV once a month.
Camera Operator Hoopsnakes Live Concert 2014 (Internet) EVENT 1/14- 1/14
Additional Position Info
Lead Camera
Production Company
Lighten Lens Productions
Job Responsibilities:
I was the lead camera op on a team of 4 running a C100 on a handheld rig.
Camera Operator Hockey Day Minnesota 2014 (FOXSPORTS) EVENT 1/14- 1/14
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
Fox Sports North
Job Responsibilities:
I was an ENG camera operator in Grand Rapids, MN at Hockey Day Minnesota. I shot interviews with our sideline reporter, scenics and b-roll to be used in the annual broadcast on Fox Sports North.
Director of Photography MN Twins Prospects Show (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 1/14- 1/14
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
Fox Sports North
Job Responsibilities:
I designed the lighting and shot a series of interviews with Minnesota Twins Prospects (Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Alex Meyer, Jose Berrios and Trevor May) that was hosted by Tom Hanneman and will be cut into a half hour TV show on Fox Sports North.
Director of Photography Make It Better (Internet) WEB 12/13- 12/13
Additional Position Info
5d Mark iii
Production Company
MatchCut Productions
Job Responsibilities:
I was the DP on a 6 day shoot in Chicago shooting documentary videos for non-profit organizations that had won awards through the Make It Better Foundation. I was in charge of setting up and lighting multiple interview looks and capture B-roll.
Camera Operator Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives 19 (FOOD) REALITY/DOC 12/13- 12/13
Additional Position Info
5d Mark iii & HDX 900
Production Company
MatchCut Productions
Camera Operator Bath Crashers 9 (DOITYOURSELF) REALITY/DOC 11/13- 11/13
Additional Position Info
Panasonic HVX200
Production Company
Big Table Media
Camera Operator Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives 19 (FOOD) REALITY/DOC 11/13- 11/13
Additional Position Info
5d Mark iii & HDX 900
Production Company
MatchCut Productions
Camera Operator Shack Attack "Ice Fishing House Builders" Pilot (Sizzle Reel) REALITY/DOC 11/13- 11/13
Additional Position Info
Sony EX1
Production Company
Ping Pong Productions
Job Responsibilities:
I was a camera operator on this sizzle reel shoot, that involved all your typical reality TV style shooting. OTFs, cross shooting scenes, b-roll process, and scenics.
Camera Operator Minnesota State Football 2013 (ABC) EVENT 11/13- 11/13
Additional Position Info
Grass Valley LDK 8300
Production Company
KSTP-TV
Job Responsibilities:
Shoot the football games and run a camera at the set
Director of Photography San Diego Padres in the Dominican Republic 1 (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 10/13- 10/13
Production Company
Fox Sports San Diego
Job Responsibilities:
Was hired to travel to the Dominican Republic for a week to shoot 2 half hour specials for Fox Sports San Diego on the Padres Dominican Baseball Training Facility
Director of Photography Fox Sports North Girls Promo Shoot AD 10/13- 10/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
Fox Sports North
Job Responsibilities:
I was the DP on the Fox Sports North Girls Promo shoot at the Xcel Energy Center. In charge of a crew of 7 on this 2 location shoot.
Director of Photography Gopher Men's Hockey Intro Video (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 10/13- 10/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100 & 5D Mark iii
Production Company
Elite Edge Prodcutions
Job Responsibilities:
I was the DP for this video that was created for the Gopher Men's Hockey team.
Director of Photography Minnesota Timberwolves Media Day 1 (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 10/13- 10/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
Elite Edge Prodcutions
Job Responsibilities:
I shot a series of sit down interviews with all the Minnesota TImberwolves to be used in various TV shows this upcoming season.
Director of Photography Gopher Men's Basketball Intro Video (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 10/13- 10/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100 & Steadicam
Production Company
Elite Edge Prodcutions
Job Responsibilities:
Intro video shot for the U of M's Men's Basketball team on Steadicam.

Director of Photography Gopher Women's Basketball Intro Video (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 10/13- 10/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
Elite Edge Prodcutions
Job Responsibilities:
I was the DP for the Intro video we shot for the U of M's Women's Basketball team. Shot all on Steadicam.
Director of Photography Home Heath Monitoring Commercial AD 9/13- 11/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Job Responsibilities:
This was a commercial with a budget of 15k that I produced and shot for a company that was funded through a grant by the state of Minnesota.
Director of Photography Wild Media Day (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 9/13- 9/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Job Responsibilities:

Director of Photography Anatomy of a Trade feat: Bert Blyleven & Roy Smalley (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 9/13- 9/13
Additional Position Info
Panasonic HPX-370
Job Responsibilities:
I was in charge of coming up with the lighting plan, camera position and shot types for this half hour show to be aired on Fox Sports North.
Director of Photography Inside the Search of the Next Fox Sports North Girl (FOXSPORTS) WEB 8/13- 9/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Job Responsibilities:
Video coming soon!
Director of Photography Letters to Ashleigh REALITY/DOC 8/13- 8/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Job Responsibilities:
Utility Minnesota Vikings Game 2012 (NBC) EVENT 8/13- 8/13
Additional Position Info
Cart Cam
Production Company
Vikings Entertainment Network
Job Responsibilities:
Set up gear for broadcast, run cable, and wrap cable for cart cam during game
First Assistant Camera Fox Sports MN Timberwolves Commercial AD 8/13- 8/13
Additional Position Info
Arri Alexa
Production Company
Elite Edge Prodcutions
Job Responsibilities:
First AC/Camera Operator
Utility Minnesota Vikings Game 2013 (NBC) EVENT 8/13- 8/13
Additional Position Info
Cart Cam
Production Company
Vikings Entertainment Network
Job Responsibilities:
Set up gear for broadcast, run cable, and wrap cable for cart cam during game
Camera Operator Bath Crashers 8 (DOITYOURSELF) REALITY/DOC 7/13- 9/13
Additional Position Info
Panasonic HVX-200
Production Company
Big Table Media
Job Responsibilities:
I was hired as a freelance camera operator to shoot episodes of "Bath Crashers"
Director of Photography University of Minnesota Gopher Football Intro Video OTHER 7/13- 7/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
Elite Edge Prodcutions
Job Responsibilities:
Director of Photography Carry Me Home MUSIC VID 6/13- 7/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Artist
Nate Tusa
Job Responsibilities:
I was hired to design lighting and come up with creative shots to make the music video come alive.
Director of Photography Ryan Braun & Trevor Plouffe Interview (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 6/13- 6/13
Job Responsibilities:
Designed all the lighting for this 3 camera interview that aired on Fox Sports between Ryan Braun of the Brewers and Trevor Plouffe of the Twins.
Key Grip St. Luke's Hospital AD 6/13- 6/13
Production Company
Stone Arch Creative
Job Responsibilities:
I was a grip on a commercial shoot for St. Luke's hospital that was shot in Duluth, MN.
Camera Operator Drive a Tank Pilot (Sizzle Reel) REALITY/DOC 6/13- 6/13
Additional Position Info
Sony Ex3
Production Company
New Wave Entertainment
Job Responsibilities:
I ran a camera and help with audio during this 3 day pilot shoot for a Drive A Tank reality show.
Director of Photography Senior Lifestyle Corp AD 6/13- 6/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
JLB Media Productions
Job Responsibilities:
Producer/Shooter Friday Night Lights @ Fairmont Raceway WEB 5/13- 6/13
Additional Position Info
Prodcuer
Job Responsibilities:
This is a documentary style video I shot and produced for Fairmont Raceway to help promote the race track and dirt track racing.
Producer/Shooter Minnesota Wild Game Tease (Emmy Nominated) (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 2/13- 3/13
Additional Position Info
5D Mark ii
Job Responsibilities:
A tease I wrote, shot and edited. Voiced by Tom Hannaman. Orginal Air Date: 3-29-13 on Fox Sports North
Camera Operator Thrifty White Pharmacy AD 2/13- 3/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
The Producers Studio
Job Responsibilities:
I was a camera operator and gaffer on a week long shoot for multipul commercials for Thrifty White Pharmacy.
Director of Photography Fox Sports North Girls Promo Shoot (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 2/13- 2/13
Additional Position Info
Canon T2i
Production Company
Fox Sports North
Job Responsibilities:
I was hired to shoot spot promos for the Fox Sports North girls MN Wild ad campaign.
Gaffer Medical Commercial AD 2/13- 2/13
Production Company
Stone Arch Creative
Job Responsibilities:
Director of Photography Around Town TV 9 SCRIPTED 1/13- 12/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100
Production Company
AROUND TOWN TV LLC.
Camera Operator Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives 18 (FOOD) REALITY/DOC 1/13- 10/13
Additional Position Info
5d Mark iii & HDX 900
Production Company
MatchCut Productions
Job Responsibilities:
I was the B cam on a production pod in Nashville, TN. I also covered some DP responsibilities for lighting and shooting food flavor and interviews.
Director of Photography Minnesota Wild Media Day (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 1/13- 1/13
Additional Position Info
Canon C100/Steadicam Op
Job Responsibilities:
We shot footage for Wild Media day before the NHL Hockey Season started in 2013. We did a big lighting setup on the ice with a steadicam.
Camera Operator Hockey Day Minnesota 2013 (FOXSPORTS) EVENT 1/13- 1/13
Additional Position Info
Panasonic HPX370
Production Company
Fox Sports North
Job Responsibilities:
I was an ENG camera operator in Grand Rapids, MN at Hockey Day Minnesota. I shot interviews with our sideline reporter, scenics and b-roll to be used in the annual broadcast on Fox Sports North.
Camera Operator Minnesota State Football 2012 (ABC) EVENT 11/12- 11/12
Additional Position Info
Grass Valley LDK 8300
Production Company
KSTP-TV
Job Responsibilities:
Shoot the football games and run a camera at the set
Director of Photography Wilderness Athlete "Silver Telly Award Winner" AD 10/12- 10/12
Additional Position Info
5D Mark ii
Production Company
Taplin Productions
Job Responsibilities:
Director of Photography Cal Clutterbuck Commercial for Tempstar AD 10/12- 10/12
Additional Position Info
Canon T2i
Job Responsibilities:
Camera Operator Gopher Hockey Media Day 2012 (FOXSPORTS) EVENT 9/12- 9/12
Additional Position Info
Panasonic HPX-370
Job Responsibilities:
I was in charge of setting up and lighting a green screen to shoot player promos for the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Men's Hockey team.
Coordinating Producer Maverick Hockey Media Day 2012 EVENT 9/12- 9/12
Job Responsibilities:
I organized a crew to shoot a 4 station media with the MSU Mavericks Men's Hockey team. jib/smoke station, Steadicam station, dolly with an FS-700 & green screen station.
Utility Minnesota Vikings Game 2012 (NBC) EVENT 8/12- 8/12
Additional Position Info
Handheld
Production Company
Vikings Entertainment Network
Job Responsibilities:
Set up gear for broadcast, run cable, and wrap cable for handheld camera op during game
Utility Minnesota Vikings Game 2012 (NBC) EVENT 8/12- 8/12
Additional Position Info
Handheld
Production Company
Vikings Entertainment Network
Job Responsibilities:
Set up gear for broadcast, run cable, and wrap cable for handheld camera op during game
Utility Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball 2011 (FOXSPORTS) EVENT 12/11- 12/11
Additional Position Info
Handheld
Production Company
Sacramento Kings Broadcast
Job Responsibilities:
Set up gear for broadcast, run cable, and wrap cable for handheld during game
Jib Operator Vikings Gameplan 4 (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 9/11- 1/13
Production Company
Vikings Entertainment Network
Job Responsibilities:
I worked on this show for two seasons as a camera/jib operator.
Producer/Shooter Vikings Weekly 6 (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 9/11- 1/12
Additional Position Info
Panasonic HPX-370
Production Company
Fox Sports North
Job Responsibilities:
I produced, shot and edited this weekly half hour show for Fox Sports North.
Production Assistant Various Sporting Events 2011 (FOXSPORTS) EVENT 2/11- 8/13
Additional Position Info
Editor, Field Producer, Shooter
Production Company
Fox Sports North
Job Responsibilities:
• Assist producers and directors with live pre and post game shows • Produce, shoot and edit the show “Vikings Weekly” • Edit highlights, rollins, teases and features • Field produce feature stories • Tape AD in Live Trucks during sporting events • Work in TV trucks for Twins, Wild, Wolves and Gopher Hockey broadcasts
Producer 10 Greatest Mavericks SCRIPTED 10/10- 3/11
Additional Position Info
Canon T2i
Job Responsibilities:
I produced, wrote, shot and edited a series of short features on the 10 greatest Maverick hockey players in the programs history.
Director of Photography Minnesota Vikings Training Camp (FOXSPORTS) SCRIPTED 7/10- 8/10
Additional Position Info
Sony Ex3
Job Responsibilities:
I was hired by Fox Sports LA to cover the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp by shooting and producing daily web features for different Fox Sports regions.
Producer/Shooter Sizzle Reel Pilot REALITY/DOC 1/09- 1/09  

Education

  • Bethany Lutheran College, Class of 2011, Film & TV Production/Business Majors
 

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