Erik Van Lenten has been chasing the light since 2008 with his start at Full Sail University’s Film Production program. After two enlightening years of on-set training, Erik set out into the world of professional film and video production, working in the camera and lighting department as a 2nd AC, 1st AC, Cam Op, Gaffer, and Director of Photography. From hauling c-stands through the woods on the set of a music video in the middle of the night, to a week spent in a maximum-security prison telling the stories of men with life sentences behind bars, Erik has seen many sides of production. After working on national commercials, indie feature films, and compelling documentaries, Erik is ready for whatever production can throw at him. He is an active member of the online cinematography community, constantly seeking to be on the bleeding edge of camera technology and lighting techniques. Cinematography is a lifelong discipline, and Erik is ready to spend the rest of his chasing the light.
I have been in the industry since 2010.