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Marcus Taplin

Director of Photography
Minneapolis, MN
Available  Dec 22

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

http://staffmeup.com/profile/marcustaplin

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.

Nov 2014 – Nov 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C100) Make It Better

Corporate — sureCAN productions

Drive around Chicago and shoot interviews in a car and ambush 7 non-profits and give them their award from Make It Better.

Nov 2014 – Nov 2014

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

Commercial — sureCAN productions

Shoot a live event in Bland, MO where Pizza Hut rolls into town to share their new pizza menu. Celebrity Kat Graham and Hall of Fame baseball player Ozzie Smith where on hand to sing the national anthem and throw out the first pitch.

Nov 2014 – Nov 2014

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

Commercial — sureCAN productions

Shoot a live bingo event in Boring, MD where Dick Vitale shows up to be the bingo caller. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCv13nqtJFg

Oct 2014 – Nov 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C100/Ninja) – Energy Savings Tips with Viktor

Commercial — Vikings Entertainment Network

Shoot and produce a series of 3 :15sec TV spots for Xcel Energy and the Minnesota Vikings staring Viktor the Viking. Shot over the course of two days showing Viktor giving tips to help you save on your energy bills.

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

Education

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

Skills

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

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