Born and raised in New York City I've been surrounded by diversity and a fast-paced environment. I've learned to adapt to many things in my life very quickly and this helped me immerse myself in various projects as a Cinematographer.


3/23 – 3/23

Camera Operator (Red Dragon Scarlet) Garden Bridge

Film (Feature-length) — Curtis Birch, Inc. Details
3/23 – 3/23

Provided camera operation for a documentary following a live performance of a play and its journey.

3/23 – 3/23

Director of Photography (DP) (Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro G2 ) Dog's The Musical

Film (Short) — Fetch Productions Details
3/23 – 3/23

Captured a short film mockumentary where it focuses on the actors and crew involved in a failing stage play!

2/23 – 2/23

Director of Photography (DP) (Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro G2 ) Andy Lazarit: Coach Andy

YouTube — Film (Short) — Legacy Details
2/23 – 2/23

Captured a short documentary for legacy gym highlighting one of the coaches named Andy.

12/22 – 12/22

Director of Photography (DP) Chez: A Good Person

YouTube — Film (Short) — Legacy Details
12/22 – 12/22

Provided additional B-Roll, and impromptu interviews with a Brazilian Jujitsu fighter.

11/22 – 11/22

Videographer Guns and Roses Live Pop Up Event

YouTube — Live/Special Event — 33 1/3 Details
11/22 – 11/22

Provided video footage of a pop-up event celebrating the release of the album Use Your Illusion I & II

10/22 – 10/22

Videographer Argentina, 1985 Movie Screening

YouTube — Live/Special Event — Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences Details
10/22 – 10/22

Recorded interviews, and a brief panel discussion of the movie Argentina, 1985

10/22 – 10/22

Camera Operator (RED Komodo) Horror Nerd Comedy Show

YouTube — Live/Special Event — Water's End Productions Details
10/22 – 10/22

Provided handheld camera operation for two live comedy shows.

10/22 – 10/22

Director of Photography (DP) (Blackmagic 6K Cinema Pocket Camera) Authority Brands

Mosquito Squad, Home World, and Color Watch — Advertising — Authority Brands Details
10/22 – 10/22

Provided B-Roll for each company needing visual elements that would be put onto their website for marketing purposes.

Self ID

I identify with the following groups:

  • Ethnicity: Hispanic, Latino/a/e or Latinx
  • Gender: Man



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Daniele Joi
Nelson is not only a great director of photography, but he's also a very warm and gentle person. He always treats every crew member with respect and courtesy, making sure the environment on set is collaborative and safe.

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Class of '15

New York Film Academy

Masters in Cinematography
Class of '13

Long Island University Brooklyn Campus

Bachelors in Media Arts

My Gear

  • Canon 24-70mm Lens
  • Benro S8 tripod
  • Quasars
  • SmallHD 702 Monitor
  • TV Logic 5.6"
  • Teradek LT 750


  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Canon Camera Systems
  • RED Camera Systems
  • Arri Camera Systems
  • Sony Camera Systems
  • Panasonic Camera Systems
  • Creative Flexibility
  • Full knowledge of the latest cinema camera systems
  • In-depth understanding of film stocks and post workflows.
  • Proficient coordination with stunts to ensure a safe set
  • Great attention to detail throughout the production process
  • Positive and confident attitude on set
  • Strong on-set adaptability
  • Arriflex 416 Camera System
  • Arricam 435 Camera Systems
  • Proficient use of Gear Heads
  • Capable of Operating Gear Heads