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Curd Zechmeister

Irvine, California

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Director of Photography | Digital | 35mm | 16mm | Virtual Production

Hello! I'm a seasoned Director of Photography, Director, and Creative Director with a strong background in technology and an unyielding passion for storytelling. Leveraging my unique blend of creative vision and technical expertise, I've successfully spearheaded numerous projects in the dynamic field of film and media production.

My work as a DP has always been informed by my keen eye for detail, light, and composition. The ability to weave narrative threads with visuals has allowed me to create deeply immersive and emotionally resonant content. As a Director, I've navigated the complexities of the production process, ensuring that the final outcome aligns seamlessly with the conceptual vision.

In my role as a Creative Director, I've harnessed my strong leadership skills to inspire teams and oversee the delivery of compelling content. Yet, it's my deep-rooted technical proficiency that truly sets me apart. My extensive experience in IT and cloud technologies has enabled me to understand and employ cutting-edge tools, such as virtual production, to push the boundaries of visual storytelling. This combination of creative prowess and technical knowledge allows me to deliver innovative solutions that captivate and engage audiences.

If you're seeking a professional who can merge the realms of creativity and technology to create extraordinary cinematic experiences, I would be excited to collaborate with you

I have been in the industry since 1996.

Virtual Production and the 3D World
Added on 5/19/2023
As a proficient technologist and creative visionary, I have honed my expertise in both green screen and LED-based virtual production over the past years. Having successfully created and deployed more than 20 virtual production assets, I've demonstrated my abilities in conceptualizing, developing, and implementing innovative virtual environments. My skill set spans across advanced lighting techniques, camera tracking, and real-time rendering, which have been integral to producing immersive and convincing virtual settings. From managing the technical intricacies of LED wall configurations and chroma keying to directing seamless interactions between talent and virtual environments, my capabilities ensure a realistic and engaging viewer experience. My proficiency in cutting-edge software like Unreal Engine further supports the creation of high-quality, real-time visuals. This fusion of technical acumen and creative storytelling ensures a holistic approach to virtual production that enhances narrative immersion and visual impact.

Credits

Director of Photography – Scuderia Ferrari Fan App

January, 2023 — January, 2023
Corporate – Amazon Web Services

Director of Photography – Resmed Science of Sleep

December, 2022 — current
Corporate – Amazon Web Services

Director of Photography – This is My Architecture - Las Vegas

November, 2022 — December, 2022
Online – Amazon Web Services

Director of Photography – Roll Your Own

September, 2022 — September, 2022
Short Film – Kali Veach Productions

Director of Photography – Not for You - Cry for the killed in the War 2022

May, 2022 — May, 2022
Music Video – Sasha Anufrieva

Director of Photography – AWS - All Things Automotive

March, 2022 — June, 2022
Online – Amazon Web Services

Creative Director – Swimming Australia - Winning Gold with AWS

January, 2022 — January, 2022
Corporate – Amazon Web Servivces

Director of Photography – AWS - All Things Delivered

November, 2021 — January, 2022
Corporate – Amazon Web Services

Creative Director – AWS - Orangetheory Fitness

August, 2021 — August, 2021
Corporate – Amazon Web Services

Director of Photography – The Hope Probe - UAE Mission To Mars

June, 2021 — July, 2021
Corporate – Amazon Web Services

Director of Photography – Industry Insider - Dr. Karen Hildebrandt

May, 2021 — June, 2021
Commercial – Amazon Web Services

Director of Photography – Survive

February, 2020 — February, 2020
Short Film – Josue Hernandez

Assistant Camera – The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human

September, 1999 — October, 1999
Feature – Earthbound Human Productions, Inc.

Assistant Camera – False River

June, 1998 — July, 1998
Feature – American Eagle Entertainment

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