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Marcus Taplin

Camera Operator
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

Mar 2015 – Mar 2015

Camera Operator (Camera Tech) – Buffalo Wild Wings

Commercial — 8th Street Productions

My Amira was booked on this job and I was tasked to operate that camera, assist the DP with lighting and take care of the media management.

Mar 2015 – Mar 2015

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

Commercial — sureCAN productions

Shot beauty shots on a set built in Minneapolis to be used in upcoming commercials and web content.

Feb 2015 – Mar 2015

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – Boston Marathon (NBC Universal)

Commercial — Elite Edge Productions

Shot in Flagstaff, AZ - San Diego, CA - Minneapolis, MN & Chicago, IL using an Arri Amira on a Ronin and a POV rig that had a Codex Action Cam. Most of the video is runners training from a POV perspective with beauty shot in those location from the Amira.

Jan 2015 – Jan 2015

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

Commercial — Elite Edge Productions

2 day shoot in Chicago for the MLS team Chicago Fire for their intro video and :30sec commercial spot

Nov 2014 – Dec 2014

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) Make It Better

Corporate — sureCAN productions

Shot 8 different videos for non-profit organizations that won philanthropy awards from Make It Better in Chicago.

Aug 2014 – Dec 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C100) Gopher Football with Jerry Kill 7

FOXSPORTS — Scripted (TV) — Elite Edge Prodcutions

Shoot a weekly coaches show with film breakdown, coach interview segments and host standups. Everything is shot on Steadicam.

Nov 2014 – Nov 2014

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – MLS (Aired on ESPN)

Commercial — Elite Edge Prodcutions

Shot video all around the stadium before, during and after the match between the New York Redbulls and the New England Revolution. This is a 30sec spot for the MLS to promote their Championship game. All footage shot at 120fps on Arri Amira.

Nov 2014 – Nov 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C300) – Pizza Hut (Tracy Locke)

Commercial — sureCAN productions

Shoot a series of not so normal pizza deliveries in Normal, IL for Pizza Hut. We had circus people, a horse and buggy, a supermodel and roller derby girls delivering pizza for their new Flavor of Now menu.


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