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Cinematographer, Specialty Cam, Technical Supervisor & 1st Assistant Camera Local 600

 

Cinematographer, Technical & Operator

 

The Taste S02-S03 (ABC) control room ran all game play and LED

Remote Survival S01 (National Geographic) Operated C300 in remote jungle and desert locations 2014

Betty White "Off Their Rockers" S03 (Lifetime) Worked as a digital utility and operated camera. 2013-2014

"Thicker than Water" S01 (Bravo) technical director. 2013

Lone Operator (Discovery) Specialty Cam supervisor/tech supervisor. 2013

What's Cooking with Florence Henderson S01 (RLTV) Celebrity photographer and DSLR operator. 2012

The X-Factor S02 and S03 (Fox) F800 operator, DSLR operator, specialty.

Driving Blind (feature film documentary) produced, directed, operated, and edited. Won numerous awards. 2013

Altered Reality (feature film) second unit operator. 2012

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (feature film documentary) operator. 2011

Anthony Bourdain "No Reservations" US DESERT (travel channel series) C camera operator, specialty camera operator. 2011

The Biggest Loser New Zealand S11 (NBC) ) F800 operator, DSLR operator, specialty. 2011 Director won prestigious DGA outstanding directorial achievement award. (also operated F-800 multiple episodes in seasons 4-12)

Muse Elementary (documentary) for James and Suzy Cameron director, operator, editor. 2009

Wonderlust (feature travel documentary Western/Eastern Europe) produced, directed, operated. 2008

"Punk Off" (web documentary series vimby.com) director, camera operator, editor. 2008

North Mission Road S06 (Court TV) camera operator. 2006

"Ask Her to Dance" (feature travel documentary Thailand & Laos) produced, directed, operated. 2006 Infringement Festival Selection Buffalo, New York

 

Additional camera on countless pilots for Comedy Cental, MTV, VH1, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, ESPN.

 

1st Assistant Camera Operator

(Local 600 member current)

 

Shark Tank Beyond The Tank  2015 (ABC)

I Can Do That! (NBC) 2015 first assistant camera Sony F55

Restaurant Startup S01 (CNBC) 2014

The X-Factor S02 and S03 (Fox) worked as a union 1st throughout United States and CBS stage episodes to finale.  2012-2013

The Biggest Loser (NBC Seasons 4-13) Lead assistant for multiple seasons/episodes. Shot and edited specialty camera material Seasons 8-13. Served as the primary focus puller for Steadi Camera, Technocrane, and Strada Crane. 2007-2011

Master Chef S01 (Fox) assistant camera. 2010

Petfinder S01 (Animal Planet) assistant camera. 2008

LA Forensics S02 (Court TV) assistant camera & media manager. 2007

 

Day play and pilot work on various series such as ABC's The Bachelor S12, Travel Channels "Not Your Average Travel Guide S01, NBC Science of Love S01 assistant camera. 2007-2014

 

Production

 

MTV Making the Band S04 (Remote Productions) (2007) (Production Assistant)

MTV Short Circuitz S02 (Remote Productions) (2007) (Production Assistant)

NFL/Reebok Commercial Spots (Special Effects Artist) Directed by Januusz Kaminski (2006)

Battle Zone S01 (Discovery Channel) (2007) (Post Production Dubber)

North Mission Road S06 (Court TV)  (2006) (Production Assistant)

Big Stan (feature film 2006) (Assistant)

Saks Fifth Avenue In Store Presentation with Jane Seymour (Grip) (2004)

Lackawanna Blues HBO (Emmy Award Winning Feature Film 2004)

Fraternity Life S01 (MTV) (2002) (Assistant)

MTV Jammed Goo Goo Dolls S01 (2002) (Assistant)

NBC Macy's Thanksgiving Special (Assistant to the Producer)

Conde Nast 30 Seconds to Mars (photo shoot) Marc Baptist's Assistant

Fisher Price Nature Baby DVD (Telly Award Winning) (Teleprompter Operator) (2003)

 

While a resident in Buffalo NY I worked on many local and national commercial spots in various departments including grip and electric, art, and production.

 

Education

 

English Teacher in Bangkok Samut Sakorn School 2005

Political Philosophy Harvard University 2004

Real Estate License State of New York 2003

Associate in Social Science Degree Erie Community College 2003

 Associates in Film and Television Scottsdale Community College 2001

World Traveler/Lifetime Student

 

Brian James Griffo

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