cmacpictures | Films & Cinematography

Films and Cinematography – Where I have spent most of my time and energy for the past 20 years or so. 

 

Feature length Film

I recently finished a feature length documentary film about my Wild-West sharpshooting grandmother, Wanda, called, “Wanda the Wonderful”.   Here is the website for more info on that project:

http://wandathewonderful.com/

 

Short films, Directing and Shooting

I have made numerous short films and video projects, and was a Cinematographer in the film industry for fourteen years.  You can see more of my work on my Vimeo channels, here:

https://vimeo.com/user7632281/channels

 

Cinematographer for Music Videos in the 90’s

I shot a lot of music videos in the 1990’s, during a lively time in the Chicago music scene.  I was DP for many lower budget projects, and shot on either 16m or 35mm film.  

I also shot Second Camera for Director Nancy Bardawil on a number of big budget, higher profile music videos, shooting mainly hand crank camera.  I also did a fair amount of motion picture film hand-processing, a bit of time lapse cinematography, as well as film loop projections.  These elements brought additional texture, visual variety, and artistic dimension to the projects.  It was a lot of fun!

 

Here are links to some of those projects, in chronological order, oldest to newest:

Veruca Salt - “Seether”, Directors Jeff Economy and Tim Rutili:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC9AUR-iTo0

Freakwater - “Lullaby”, Director Katy Maguire:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi7TKq_0_a8

Mudhoney - “Generation Spokesmodel”, Directors Jeff Economy and Tim Rutili:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=363wCcJdSbA

Girls Against Boys - “Superfire”, Directors Nancy Bardawil and Paul Andresen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8ErYWzJB7M

Sincola - “One Hit Wonder”, Director Paul Andresen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMk17KWfbVA

The Stills - “Still in Love”, Director Andrew Neel: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HPg_fCZU-s


Second Camera (in chronological order) - Hand crank camera, hand processing, film projection, time lapse cinematography

Veruca Salt - “Shutterbug”, Director Nancy Bardawil:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHtVvq4I_S0

Motley Crüe - “Afraid”, Director Nancy Bardawil:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG_j1v60YJA

10,000 Maniacs - “More Than This”, Director Nancy Bardawil:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PePl0e0YCRc

Goo Goo Dolls - “Iris”, Director Nancy Bardawil:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdYWuo9OFAw

Donna Lewis - “I Could be the one”, Director Nancy Bardawil:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf_fBxw0RB4