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


2/21 – 2/21

Camera Operator (Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6k G2) Generation Genius - Why Do I Need To Know This? (Pilot)

TV — Generation Genius, Inc. Details
2/21 – 2/21

Provided Camera Operating duties for a math education program for kids.

2/20 – 12/20

Cinematographer (Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6k G2) Tacfit Instructional Videos

Corporate — Tacfit Details
2/20 – 12/20

Providing Instructional Videos for Tacfit Executive Producer: Alberto Crane Director: Michelle Estrada

11/20 – 11/20

Cinematographer (Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6k G2) Wei Wei - Trophy Girl

Music Video
11/20 – 11/20
10/20 – 10/20

Cinematographer (Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6k G2) Before There Were Chemicals Commercial

Before There Were Chemicals — Advertising — Before There Were Chemicals Details
10/20 – 10/20

Commercial for local natural soap company made in California.

12/19 – 12/19

Camera Operator (Sony A7S II) UBS, Realty Investments

Internet — Corporate — Playfish Media Details
12/19 – 12/19

Operation of B-Camera for a company who was renovating a building for office spaces for businesses in San Diego

11/19 – 11/19

Cinematographer (Sony A7S II) TikTok Video Ads

TikTok — Advertising — TikTok, Halo Film Production Details
11/19 – 11/19

Various Ads shot for TikTok for their marketing team.

9/19 – 9/19

Camera Operator (Sony A7S II) I Am The Partner (Pilot)

Internet — TV — IMC FILM PRODUCTION Details
9/19 – 9/19

Operator for C-Camera for a Reality TV Show Pilot

9/19 – 9/19

Camera Operator (Panasonic AG-DVX100) Mandy Kahn Documentary

Internet — Live/Special Event — Mandy Kahn Details
9/19 – 9/19

Capturing footage of a poetry event that Mandy Kahn was performing at.



I identify with the following groups:

  • Ethnicity: Latino/Latinx
  • Gender: Male



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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
  • TV Logic 5.6"
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6k


  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Canon Camera Systems
  • RED Camera Systems
  • Arri Camera Systems
  • Sony Camera Systems
  • Panasonic Camera Systems
  • Panavision Camera Systems
  • Limited working proficiency in Spanish
  • 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