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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

May 2015 – Jun 2015

Camera Operator (Arri Amira) A Football Life: Allen Page 5

NFL — Reality/Doc (TV) — NFL Films

Shot interviews and broll as the second camera for this episode of "A Football Life"

May 2015 – May 2015

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – 3M (Space 150)

Commercial/Ad — sureCAN productions

Shot 2 - :30sec commercials for 3M's new Command Brand, Shot on sets in a studio with heave VFX.

May 2015 – May 2015

Director of Photography (Arri Alexa) Nfl Films Presents 16

ESPN/ESPN2 — Reality/Doc (TV) — NFL Films

Bud Grant Garage Sale - Shot interviews and b-roll for a mini doc on Vikings Bud Grant garage sale

May 2015 – May 2015

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – USAA Insurance (FOX Sports)

Commercial/Ad — Elite Edge Productions

Shot on location in Phoenix for a new USAA commercial with FOX Sports. Shot with former major leaguer Johnny Damon and and current SD Padre Will Myers. The setup was on a baseball field with them delivering lines into camera, Broll was all captured around the field.

Apr 2015 – Apr 2015

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – Jefferson Bus Lines

Commercial/Ad — Mojave Pictures

Shot 4 :30 commercials during a 2 day shoot in Minnesota. We shot in tight spaces on a coach bus moving and not moving while lighting mostly with LED and HMIs. Shot on the Amira with Arri/Zeiss Standard Speed Primes to give it a warm and soft flair-y feel to the videos.

Apr 2015 – Apr 2015

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

Commercial/Ad — sureCAN productions

2 day commercial shoot in studio working on 3 different sets with a 20' Cammate crane and robotic head. I was the DP so I worked to designed the lighting and operated the crane.

Apr 2015 – Apr 2015

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) – University of North Dakota

Commercial/Ad — sureCAN productions

4 Day shoot at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks for one 2min Admissions Video and two :30 broadcast TV spots.

Mar 2015 – Mar 2015

Camera Operator (Arri Amira) – Buffalo Wild Wings

Commercial/Ad — 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.


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