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Marcus Taplin

Director of Photography
Minneapolis, MN
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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

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Aug 2015 – Aug 2015

Director of Photography (C300) Buffalo Wild Wings: Alive Events‬ - Jordy Nelson 1

Internet — 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.

Aug 2015 – Aug 2015

Director of Photography (C300) Buffalo Wild Wings: Alive Events‬ - Hines Ward 1

Internet — 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.

Aug 2015 – Aug 2015

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – Select Comfort Sleep Number Beds

Commercial/Ad — sureCAN productions

Shot a commercial in LA with Ali Sweeney on the use of Sleep number beds and the Kids IQ beds. We shot broll in her home in Hollywood along with interviews with her and her kids.

Aug 2015 – Aug 2015

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – Entellus Medical (Yamamoto)

Commercial/Ad — sureCAN productions

1 day commercial shoot for a Entellus Medical. Shot 2 different versions of a :30sec spot on blue screen where the talent walked on a treadmill. I worked to design the lighting to match the end specs of the video to replicate sunny daylight. Shot in UDH 4k with my Arri Amira.

Aug 2015 – Aug 2015

Camera Operator (C300) Cheap Eats Pilot

COOKING — Reality/Doc (TV) — Sirens Media

Shot at 3 restaurants in Minneapolis for the pilot of a new show coming out on the Cooking Channel. Pickup B-roll shots, food process shots, OTF Interviews and Beauties of the food dishes.

Aug 2015 – Aug 2015

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – MLS

Commercial/Ad — Elite Edge Productions

Shot green screen with a bunch of MLS players to be used in promos in the second half of the season.

Aug 2015 – Aug 2015

Director of Photography (C100) – Buffalo Wild Wings

Commercial/Ad — Elite Edge Productions

Lit and shot a promo for Buffalo Wild Wings on their new Hometown Highlights marketing brand.

Jul 2015 – Jul 2015

Director of Photography (Arri Amira & Sony A7s) – Minnesota Gopher Football

Commercial/Ad — Elite Edge Productions

3 days of shooting for the 2015 Gopher Football Intro video. 2 days shooting with a custom build POV rig with the Sony A7s and a day of produced shots with players at TCF Bank Stadium.

Education

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

Skills

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

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