I am a freelance cinematographer who finds filmmaking a means of expressing my passion in culture, education and photography. I have Produced and DP'd an online magazine, DP'd several narrative films, documentaries, promos, corporate videos, music videos, and ENG gigs. My most recent projects include serving as Director of Photography on a feature documentary and a horror/suspense feature, 2nd Unit DP on a feature film, as well as DP on several short films showcasing in the festival circuit. As a camera operator and 1st Assistant, I have worked on projects for HBO, ESPN, Discovery, Spike Lee, Cisco Systems, Current TV, AMC, Glamour Magazine, The Office of Minority Health and Island Def Jam.
When I am not behind the camera, I also work as a Production Manager/Coordinator on productions. I have worked successfully with budgets high and low. My most recent projects were two ulta-low budgets feature films and an experienmental video game, where I was the Unit Production Manager, and 1st AD.
Whether it's behind the camera, or in production, I work on a wide range of projects from corporate and ENG, to music videos, narrative films and docs.
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Shanele Alvarez has been in the industry since 2003.