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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.


Jan 2014 – Dec 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C100) Around Town TV 11


I shot documentary style features and standups for Around Town TV once a month.

Mar 2014 – Oct 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C100) Midwest Wine Country 1

Syndication — Scripted TV — Mediacom Cable

Shooting a wine TV show for Mediacom in the Midwest.

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

Jun 2014 – Jun 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C100) – Pepsi Cola (Tracy Locke)

Commercial — sureCAN productions

DP ed a team of 3 camera ops and audio for a promo video for Pepsi's Real Big Summer campaign. We surprised two teams and took them to Miller Park to play a baseball game. It will be turned into a 60sec spot and run during the MLB All Star Game.

May 2014 – May 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C100) Pepsi's Real Big Summer 1

Internet — Reality/Doc TV — sureCAN

DP ed a team of 2 camera ops and audio for a promotional video for Pepsi's Real Big Summer campaign. It was shot at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Apr 2014 – Apr 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C100) – Minnesota Twins Sponsorship Testimonials (Fox Sports)

Commercial — Elite Edge Prodcutions

Shots interviews with McDonalds and Arby's reps about their experience with advertising on Fox Sports.

Mar 2014 – Mar 2014

Director of Photography (Canon C100) – Minnesota Home Heath Technology Center

Commercial — Taplin Productions

We shot a 1 take shot opening commercial for the launch of a new website for the Minnesota Home Heath Technology Center.


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