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Marcus Taplin

Director of Photography
Minneapolis, MN

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.

Jun 2014 – Sep 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C100/Ninja) Dragonfly

Film — Hello Sunshine Films

Aug 2014 – Aug 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C100/Ninja2) All We Have

Courtney Guns — Music Video — Must Go Faster Productions LLC

DP a 2 day music video that involved setting up a concert scene in a church and a mock military funeral. Tools: C100, 3 Ton Grip Truck and Full Tungsten and HMI Lighting Package

Aug 2014 – Aug 2014

Camera Operator (Grassvalley LDX Elite) Arizona Cardinals vs Minnesota Vikings

NBC — Live/Special Event — Vikings Entertainment Network

Operate 1 of 10 cameras during the live broadcast of Arizona Cardinals vs Minnesota Vikings football game on NBC.

Aug 2014 – Aug 2014

Director of Photography (Red Epic Dragon) University of Minnesota Gopher Football Intro Video

Sports — Elite Edge Prodcutions

We shoot high speed footage of players at night doing football actions in the rain at TCF Bank Stadium. We recorded in two different formats 4k 120fps & 2k 240fps. Will post link to final video soon.

Jul 2014 – Aug 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C100) PepsiCo - Michigan ICC Game

Pepsi — Digital — sureCAN productions

Traveled to Detroit, MI to shoot a commercial for pepsi as they gave 4 fans tickets to seats on the field during the Manchester United vs Real Madrid match.

May 2014 – Aug 2014

Director of Photography (HDX900, FS700, 5D Markiii) World Access 1

TRAVEL — Reality/Doc TV — Indigo Films

Steadicam/main camera for a show called World Access on the Travel Channel hosted by Tory Belleci. Shot slowmo, standups and main coverage of scenes.

Jul 2014 – Jul 2014

Camera Operator (Sony HSC300R) US Ultimate Championships

ESPN/ESPN2 — Live/Special Event — CVM Productions

Was game cam for Ultimate Frisbee championships

Jul 2014 – Jul 2014

Camera Operator (Panasonic HPX-370) Mlb All Star Game

FOXSPORTS — Live/Special Event — MLB Productions

Shot ENG for Fox Sports for 12 days around the 2014 MLB All Star game in Minneapolis, MN.


Class of '11

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
  • 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