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Marcus Taplin

Director of Photography
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

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.

Oct 2014 – Oct 2014

Director of Photography (Sony A7s) University of Minnesota Gopher Men's Hockey Intro Video 2

Sports — Elite Edge Prodcutions
Oct 2014 – Oct 2014

Camera Operator (Red Epic) 1000 Years

Gaslight Anthem — Music Video — Monkey Buisness

I was 1 of 4 camera ops shooting at a live concert at First Avenue in Minneapolis. We shot on Red Epics with Panavision Ultra Speed Primes

Aug 2014 – Oct 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C100/Atomos Ninja ) – Best Buy

Commercial — sureCAN productions

Shoot a series of commercials with talent on green screen for Best Buy

Sep 2014 – Sep 2014

Camera Operator (Sony F55) Minnesota Vikings vs Atlanta Falcons

FOXSPORTS — Live/Special Event — Vikings Entertainment Network

Shot footage for the Minnesota Vikings in-house production company to be used in all their TV&Web shows

Sep 2014 – Sep 2014

Camera Operator (Arri Amira) Minnesota Vikings vs New England Patriots

FOXSPORTS — Live/Special Event — Elite Edge Prodcutions

Shoot footage of pregame, game and postgame with the new Arri Amira

Sep 2014 – Sep 2014

Director of Photography (Red One) University of Minnesota Gopher Men's Basketball Intro Video 2

Internet — Sports — Elite Edge Prodcutions

Designed a lighting plan with practical music video style lights in the background shooting 2k 120fps of player faces and basketball actions. Jib and Handheld.

Sep 2014 – Sep 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C300) MN Timberwolves Media Day/Wolves Weekly 6

FOXSPORTS — Scripted TV — Elite Edge Prodcutions

Shot a series of sit-down interviews with Minnesota Timberwolves players to be used on Fox Sports through out the 2014-2015 season.


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
  • Arri Amira
  • 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