Résumé

 

 

CHRISTOPHER J. BULL
1480 Thomas Avenue  •  San Francisco CA 94124
508.801.5600  •  WWW.CHRISTOPHERBULL.COM  •  INFO@CHRISTOPHERBULL.COM

 

MOTION PICTURE TECHNICIAN


EDUCATION
 
 
Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA
B.S. in Communications Media with a Film and Video Concentration
(Sept. 2004 - Aug. 2009)

 

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
 
 
Film/Video Student of the Year, Fitchburg State College (May 2008 - April 2009)
'Visions': A Juried Honored Showcase of films (Nov. 2006, May 2007, Nov. 2007)
1st Place, Five Day Film Contest for 'The House on Hornpout Hill' (Nov. 2007)
Competitive Film Prod. Grant from the FSC Presidential Initiative Fund (Sept. 2007)
Mu Upsilon Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, National Communications Association Honor Society (May 2009)
Fitchburg State College Dean's List, 7 semesters (Dec. 2004 to May 2008)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Experience with production management, and have a proficient knowledge of industry standards and practices.
  • Fluent knowledge of film chemistry and digital video technology, optics, zone-system photography, color theory, lighting theory.
  • Experienced shooting and editing with current industry Film and HD formats and 16mm stocks, post-workflows, laboratory procedures, camera systems (including Arri, Aaton, Sony, Panasonic, JVC), and accessories.
  • Experienced with industry standard grip equipment and practices including J.L.Fisher and Mathews dollies. Experienced rigging process trailers, hood mounts, and hostess trays for car work.
  • Narrative, commercial, and documentary lighting expertise. Proficient with all industry standardlighting equipment and on-set etiquette, electrical distribution methods, and safety protocols. Experienced lighting for green-screens.
  • Fluent knowledge of 35mm still photography and darkroom development.
  • Experienced with a variety of computer software including Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Apple Shake, Compressor.

 

 

OTHER SKILLS

  • Certified Open-Water SCUBA diver (S.S.I.)
  • Experience with portrait photography and photography for advertising.
  • Skilled at retouching images in Adobe Photoshop
  • Adult/Child/Infant CPR & AED Certified for Health Care Provider (BLS)
  • NASBLA approved boating education certification
  • Insured for liability as a Still Photographer and Director of Photography

 

 

SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE

   
 Stellax Aerostructures Broadcast Camera Operator (August 2010)
   Two day live-broadcast of corporate conferences. Shot on an HVX 200 as part of a five camera broadcast.

 Northeastern University Welcoming Director of Photography (July-August 2010)
   Interview style footage, along with B-roll of the greater Boston area. An eight day shoot, shot on the HPX-2000.

 Victory Lapse Music Video Camera Operator (July 2010)
   Operated one of five JVC-GY100’s for a two day music video shoot produced by Liberis Films.

 Titleist Golf Commercial Electrician (June 2010)
   Worked along side the gaffer for a 3 day shoot produced by Killswitch Productions. The commercial was shot on 35mm.

 Scars of Tomorrow Music Video Rigging Electric (June 2010)

   Managed all the pre-rigging and breakdowns for a five day shoot of a music video. Shot on the RED one and produced by Acorn Productions.

Mountain Jam Music Festival '10Director & Camera Operator(June 2010)
   Three day live-broadcast music festival at Hunter Mountain, NY. Directed a 6 camera live broadcast for such acts as Les Claypool and Dark Star Orchestra. Also operated an HPX-500 for such acts as Levon Helm, Toots & the Maytals, and Gov’t Mule. Produced by the iClips Network.

Marshall’s Stores CommercialElectric, 1st unit(May 2010)
   Worked as an electric for a two day shoot for a commercial shot on 35mm. Produced by Killswitch Productions.

 Deep Disturbances Gaffer (April – May 2010)
   Worked as gaffer for a feature film shot on the RED one. Directed six electrics throughout the 18 day shoot, produced by 7 Fluid oz. productions.

 Freedom Marks Documentary Director of Photography (March-May 2010)
   Director of Photography for a short documentary. Shot on an HPX-500 with two A.C’s on set for the 12 day shoot.

 Eastern Boarder Commercial Electrician (March 2010)
   Worked as an electrician for a commercial shot on an HDX-900. 4 day shoot with 5 other electrics on set. JT2 Productions.

 WGBH-TV News Rigging Electric(February- August 2010)
   Handled all unloading, pre-rigging, breakdown, and loading for mobile TV production units sent out for WGBH-TV in the greater Boston area. Killswitch Productions.

 Othello Commercial Electrician, 2nd unit (February 2010)
   Worked along side 3 other electrics for a 3 day shoot for a restaurant commercial shot on 35mm in Southern New Hampshire. Produced by Acorn productions.

 N.E. Machinery Commercial Key Grip (January 2010)
   Key grip for a commercial shot on 35mm. Managed 5 grips and handled all unloading and loading responsibilities. Produced by Acorn productions.

 Man & Cat Gaffer (January 2010)
   A Short film shot on the RED one camera. Handled all gaffer responsibilities. Produced by Liberis Films.

 ESPN College Basketball Rigging Electric (January- March 2010)
   Rigged mobile TV production units, uplink and generator trucks to cameras for Kwokman Productions LLC for eight of the Boston College Basketball home games in 2010.

Skit-Com SeriesDirector of Photography(January 2010)
A series of episodic web shorts being shot in MA using P2 workflow. Handled all D.P. responsibilities. Produced by Skit-Com Productions.

Once AgainGaffer(January 2010)
Short film shot in Quincy, MA with P2 workflow. Worked directly with D.P. as Gaffer. Produced by 7 Fluid oz. Productions.

Waste HavensGaffer(November 2009)
Short film shot on the Red ONE camera. Worked directly with the D.P. as Gaffer directing four electrics on a six day shoot. Produced by Wendell Pictures.

Austin City LimitsCamera Operator(October 2009)
Three day live-broadcast music festival in Austin, TX. Shot with a Panasonic HPX-500 for such acts as The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Bon Iver, and Grizzly Bear. Produced by the iClips Network.

The ClearKey Grip(August 2009)
Feature film shot on the Red ONE camera. Worked directly with the D.P. as Key Grip directing 7 grips on a two week shoot.

LollapaloozaCamera Operator(August 2009)
Three day live-broadcast music festival in Chicago, IL. Shot with a Panasonic HPX-500 for such acts as Of Montreal, Fleet Foxes, Animal Collective, & Santigold. Produced by the iClips Network.

Mile High Music FestivalCamera Operator(July 2009)
Two day live-broadcast music festival in Denver, CO. Shot with a Panasonic HPX-500 for such acts as Ani DiFranco, G. Love & Special Sauce, The Wailers, and 30H!3. Produced by the iClips Network.

Rothbury Music FestivalCamera Operator(July 2009)
Four day live-broadcast music festival in Rothbury, MI. Shot with a Panasonic HPX-500 for such acts as The String Cheese Incident, Gov't Mule, Umphrey's McGee, Flogging Molly, and STS9. Produced by the iClips Network.

Jay Blakesberg PhotographyIntern(May 2009-August 2009)
Assisted Jay in his position as director for the iClips Network and assisted in his photography work. Jobs included P2 video post work flow, photo re-touching, camera operating, assistant camera duties, and organizing.

Mountain Jam Music Festival '09Camera Operator(May 2009)
Three day live-broadcast music festival at Hunter Mountain, NY. Shot with a Panasonic HPX-500 for such acts as Gov't Mule and Coheed & Cambria. Produced by the iClips Network.

Summer Camp Music FestivalCamera Operator(May 2009)
Three day live-broadcast music festival in Chillicothe, IL. Shot with a Panasonic HPX-500 for acts such as Willie Nelson and Umphrey's McGee. Produced by the iClips Network.

Good Woman of ManhattanKey Grip(April 2009)
Short film shot in Jamaica Plain, MA on the Red ONE camera. Worked directly with D.P. as Key Grip and managed 3 grips. Produced by Red Dragonfly Pictures.

Equipment CentralTechnician(January 2006- January 2009)
Working as a technician for Fitchburg State College's Film rental department. Responsibilities include checking in and out film equipment to students and doing equipment repairs.

Bad KidsProducer(November 2008-April 2009)
16mm short film about a high school principal out to sabotage the school play. Worked as producer supervising every aspect of the film. Produced by Bull Films.

MuleGrip(March 2009)
16mm short film about a couple's last night in the city before running away. Worked as a grip. Produced by Anderson Films.

Until TomorrowProducer(October 2008)
Short video using P2 workflow about the end of oil and one man's struggle to return home. Worked as producer supervising every aspect of the movie. Produced by Bull Films.

10,000 Lakes Music FestivalAss't Jib Operator & Still photographer(August 2008)
Three day live-broadcast music festival in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Shot with a Panasonic HPX-500 and 18' Jimmy-Jib. Assisted Jib Operator on musical acts including The Flaming Lips, Phil Lesh & Friends, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mickey Hart Band, Wookiefoot, and more. Provided production stills for the iClips Network.

Rothbury Music FestivalCamera Operator & Still photographer(July 2008)
Four day live-broadcast music festival in Rothbury, Michigan. Shot with a Panasonic HPX-500. Shows filmed include Secret Machines, Sam Beam of Iron & wine, State Radio, and more. Provided production stills for the iClips Network.

Mountain Jam Music Festival '08Camera Operator(May 2008)
Three day live-broadcast music festival at Hunter Mountain, NY. Shot with a JVC-HD 100U for such acts as Medeski, Scofield, Martin, & Wood and Michael Franti & Spearhead. Produced by the iClips Network.

Matthew Ely Music VideoGaffer(May 2008)
Music video shot in studio using P2 workflow. Handled Gaffer responsibilities and managed three other electrics.

 

-References and Demo Reel Available Upon Request, or visit www.ChristopherBull.com-