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Summary

I'm a cinematographer, camera assistant and gaffer. My portfolio can be viewed at nicholasridgell.com

Credits

4/15 – Current

Director of Photography (Canon 5D Mark 3) – Kinfolk Collective

Details
4/15 – Current

Developed a visual style with the director along with a lighting scheme for the poets performance and conversation settings.

2/15 – 2/15

Camera Utility (and Camera Assistant) Chicago Bulls Promo Shots

Corporate — Chicago Bulls Details
2/15 – 2/15

Built camera package & follow focus system during camera prep for the shoot. Assist in providing camera gear and maintaining charged item, video feeds for the live basketball game; which the shots will be used for slow-mo promotion materials for the sports organization.

11/14 – 11/14

Director of Photography (Canon Mark 2) Sacred Space

Film (Short) — Columbia College Chicago Advanced Practicum
11/14 – 11/14
9/14 – 9/14

Gaffer With You

Melanie Espiritu — Music Video Details
9/14 – 9/14

Development a lighting scheme and plan according to the director of photography’s vision and visual structure for each given setup & scene. Organized and lead a team of grips and electricians to executed my lighting plans.

4/14 – 4/14

Gaffer Sh!t 2.0

Towkio — Music Video Details
4/14 – 4/14

Development a lighting scheme and plan according to the director of photography’s vision and visual structure for each given setup & scene. Organized and lead a team of grips and electricians to executed my lighting plans.

3/14 – 3/14

Gaffer (Camera Operator) Chicago Bulls Atheltico Spot

Corporate — Chicago Bulls Details
3/14 – 3/14

Hired Freelance for a Camera Operator and Gaffer position for a stadium promotional spot.

2/14 – 2/14

Assistant Camera (Cannon C 300) Blame

Film (Short)
2/14 – 2/14
10/13 – 10/13

First Assistant Camera The Night of the Throne

Film (Short) — Cinelens Productions Details
10/13 – 10/13

Focus Puller and Assistant Camera for an Independent Feature Film

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Education

Class of '14

Columbia College Chicago

Bachelor's degree/Cinematography and Cinema Arts + Science

Skills

  • Camera
  • Camera Assistant
  • Cinematography
  • Darkroom
  • Darkroom Photography
  • Experimental Film
  • Figure Drawing
  • Film
  • Film Production
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Focus Pulling
  • Lighting
  • Media Production
  • Photoshop
  • Sumi Ink Drawing
  • Television
  • Video Production
  • Videography