I’m a Director of Photography / Director based out of Richmond, Virginia.
I shoot with Arri Alexa, C500, C300, C100, FS700, Red Epic / Scarlet, Canon 5DM3, GoPro, iPhone, and plenty other cameras from the past. I also own Lenses, Camera Accessories, Camera Support, Tungsten, HMI, Kino Flo, 3 ton Grip Truck, and Grip Gear.
I’m an artist with a passion for filmmaking, cinematography, communication, photography, design, writing, advertising, editing, color grading, motion graphics, sound, and the web. I’ve been making films for over 15 years, and working in the professional production world for 8 years. I know the way that all the pieces go together to make a great creative product, from script to screen.
I received my degree in Communication Arts and Design from VCU in 2004. Since then, I’ve worked on Commercials, Feature Films, Television, Documentaries, Music Videos, Pilots, Virals – If you can think of it, I’ve probably worked on it.
I’m a camera junky. My house is littered with them, and I still have film in my fridge. It seems like a new imaging tool emerges everyday, each one designed to turn the industry on its head, rendering all previous approaches obsolete. I keep up, but I also keep shooting. The best camera in the world is the one you have with you.
If you want to talk to me about my work, or if you have an interest in working with me, please call or email. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have a rough idea and are looking for some creative input. I have plenty of ideas. I am very open to all kinds of work, so if you are looking for a creative partner on some wild venture, give me a shout!
I currently hold a HUET certification, allowing me to fly over water in Navy helicopters. I have my Rigpass and SafeGulf certification, allowing me to visit and work on land based and offshore oil rigs and drilling operations. I also have security clearance with the FBI and Department of Justice.
I love (in no particular order, but the wife comes first :) my wife, my family, animals, art, music, design, computers, outdoors, water, snow, and long rides on my bicycle. I am a PADI diver, snowboarder, hiker, camper, designer, cyclist, and a DJ.
- Graham Copeland
I have been in the industry since 2004.
All of this footage was shot from April 2010 to December 2010, on the Canon 5D Mark II.