Skye Fitzgerald

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Portland, Oregon

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Experienced DP/Cameraman with worldwide experience.*

(*Most recent film voted onto Oscar shortlist in Documentary Shorts category for 2016)

Full aerial drone and electronic gimbal package (2 copters) in addition to traditional turnkey operation with slider, full Fs7 4K, high fps package, boom/wireless package, light kit. Full support - professional, skilled, friendly. Any shot, any time.

Short List Production Credits

Clients include: Dateline NBC, CNN, Discovery, VICE NEWS, Kaiser Permanente, Mercy Corps, Portland Trailblazers, Travel Ch., History Ch., ABC, MSNBC, Weather Ch., Episodes for American Greed, Gangland, America Declassified, Strange Criminals, S** Sent Me to Slammer, American Farmer, Eddie Bauer (Everest shoot), Weinstein Co. (reality show) as well as expedition work worldwide (From Antarctica to Congo to Syria - 25 countries).

Collaborations include: Sundance Institute, US Dept. of State, United States Institute of Peace.

Independent-friendly steadicam operator: features, commercials, music videos, industrials. Can fly nearly all models, from 35mm down to small mini-dv cameras.

MFA (Master of Fine Arts), Member of SOA (Steadicam Operators Association), OMPA (Oregon Media Production Association)and IDA (International Documentary Association). Steadicam workshop training with Paul Taylor.

Call for rates and reel. See more at skyefitzgerald.com or spinfilm.org.

I have been in the industry since 1997.

Video(s)

Added on 11/13/2016

Pink Martini

Music Video for Pink Martini's "Hey Eugene."

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Pink Martini
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50 Feet From Syria trailer
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Skye Fitzgerald DP & Camera Reel
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101 Seconds
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Bombhunters Trailer - Directed by Skye Fitzgerald
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Finding Face

Clients

Dateline NBC - Camera Op. History Channel/Gangland - DP CNN - DP Mercy Corps Collaborations include: Sundance Institute, US Institute of Peace, US State Dept. The Weinstein Company Marshall Curry Productions Story Vault (UK) Bright Talk The Weather Channel - DP The Travel Channel - DP MSNBC - DP ABC - DP AMERICAN FARMER - DP

Gear

Canon C100 w/ multiple lens package (11-17, 24-105, 70-200mm + doubler) Letus Helix Jr. electronic gimbal - Boo Ya! Slider - 3ft & 5 ft rails 4 point light kit with mini Kinos Go Pro package - 2 cameras Boom and wireless lavalier package 3dr Hexacopter w/ electronic gimbal and 4k capability for heavy-lift aerials. Video feed for director. Sony FS7 (4k ready + super slo mo...) 3dr quadcopter for mini aerials.

Awards

OMPA - Award of Excellence Special Jury Prize - Finding Face (DP) - LAAPFF Best Doc - Finding Face (DP) - San Diego Asian FF Best Film - Finding Face (DP) - Astoria Film Festival Courage Award - Finding Face (DP) DisOrient FF National Clarion Award - Women in Communication Fulbright Scholar

Associations / Organizations

IDA (International Documentary Association) SOA (Steadicam Operators Association) OMPA (Oregon Media Production Association) - Board Member

Recommendations

I highly recommend Skye Fitzgerald as a DP/Cameraman. My client is in here in Florida, but wanted a spokesperson filmed with prompter in Oregon. The budget would not permit me to travel, so I turned to the Production Hub and found Skye. When the requirements changed, requiring our spokesperson be shot in front of green screen, Skye made that happen, and at an affordable rate. The final results were outstanding. I was easily able to pull a key from the green screen footage, and the background plates matched the foreground quite well. Throughout the process I found Skye to be helpful, and professional.

Lee Berger Media Productions, LLC

Skye is both professional and a pleasure to work with. His understanding of producing, directing and editing make him extra effective as a DP. He always captures great footage even under the more trying conditions. I highly recommend him.

Jerry Joffe

I highly recommend Skye as an experienced DP. I sent Skye out into the field to capture b-roll footage and interviews around our current work in the DRC. He was ready, willing, responsive, easy to work with and captured great footage. This was our first time working together and it was a great experience.

lcicala

I've worked with Skye on several films that he has DPed. His dedication to craft in capturing compelling, quality footage under challenging work conditions and with difficult subject matter, has him on my short list for any future project. I highly recommend him as a talented and excellent resource.

J C

I've had the pleasure of working with footage on several films Skye Fitzgerald DPed. His dedication to the craft of capturing compelling, quality material regardless of challenging work conditions or subject matter has him on my short list for any future projects. He's a proven and amazing resource!

J C

I worked with Skye Fitzgerald last summer in Portland, Oregan while filming for a documentary. He was great to work with and shot some fabulous footage. Highly recommend.

Olivia Lichtenstein