Summary

Experienced Camera Operator with a passion for traveling and cinematic storytelling. Visit kurtkesslerproductions.com for clips, clients, and select credits.

Credits

5/17 – Current

Assistant Camera (Sony F55, Sony A7Sii) Food Paradise

TRAVEL — Reality/Doc (TV) — OMalley Productions Details
5/17 – Current

Taking care of two Sony F55s with 17-120mm cine-servo lenses. Assisting their operators. Keeping the wireless systems working with two Odyssey 7Q+ monitors. Building and rigging lights and dollys. Operating C-cam (Sony A7Sii) for stills, time lapses, and other miscellaneous b-roll. Loading media cards, ShotPut verifying media, and formatting media in the field. Shipping hard-drives to post. Keeping detailed media logs. Traveling and managing 20 cases of gear at several locations.

4/17 – 4/17

Camera Operator (Sony FS7) Tiny Luxury 2

HGTV — Reality/Doc (TV) — Bodega Pictures
4/17 – 4/17
2/17 – 4/17

Camera Operator (Sony F55) Life Live 1

TLC — Reality/Doc (TV) — Fly on the Wall
2/17 – 4/17
2/17 – 2/17

First Assistant Camera (Canon C300 mark 2, Sony FS7, Sony A7Sii, GH4) – Kia Motors

Commercial/Ad — Rota6
2/17 – 2/17
1/17 – 1/17

Camera Operator (Sony FS7, Canon C300, Sony A7Sii, Canon D5 mk3, Dji Osmo) Project Earth: Revillagigedo Archipelagos 1

FUSION — Reality/Doc (TV) — Univision
1/17 – 1/17
11/16 – 11/16

Camera Operator (Sony FS700, Canon 5Diii) Chef's Confessions Pilot

FOOD — Reality/Doc (TV)
11/16 – 11/16
10/16 – 10/16

Camera Operator (Sony FS7, Sony A7Sii, Canon C300, Canon 5D, Dji Osmo 4k) Project Earth: Great White Shark Expedition 1

FUSION — Reality/Doc (TV) — Univision Details
10/16 – 10/16

Spent a week on a shark research boat off the coast of Guadalupe Island filming Great White Sharks underwater and topside. Slow motion, 4k, interviews, and scenic b-roll.

10/16 – 10/16

First Assistant Camera (Sony FS700) Everest Air 1

TRAVEL — Reality/Doc (TV) — Brentwood Communications Intl. Inc.
10/16 – 10/16

Media

  • Timelapse & Slowmo

  • Strut: Official Trailer

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Education

Class of '06

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Communication Studies

My Gear

  • AT8015 shotgun mic
  • Canon L 24-105 IS f4
  • Canon L 70-200 IS f2.8
  • GoPro Hero6
  • Manfrotto tripod
  • Sony a6500
  • Zoom H5 audio recorder

Skills

  • adobe premier
  • after effects
  • audio
  • avid
  • camera operating
  • editing
  • final cut pro
  • grip
  • Media management
  • multitasking
  • photography
  • photoshop
  • problem solving
  • rigging
  • underwater photography
  • videography
  • wildlife photography
  • writing