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Paul Brenno

Queen Creek, Arizona

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About Me

MULTI-AWARD WINNING CINEMATOGRAPHER. PRODUCER/DIRECTOR * VOICE-OVER (HD & 4K)
Currently seeking fulltime position, available to freelance for any video project. Film-making is my passion, from commercials, documentaries, narratives, web content to 1/2 hour programs. I've been able to work on a variety of projects, from commercials start to finish (same day turnover) to long form, using my skills on every project.

My Website (still updating)
https://paulbrenno.wixsite.com/pbfilmsandmedia


https://filmdaily.co/craft/paul-brenno/
https://filmdaily.co/craft/paul-brenno-filmmaking/
https://www.laindiesmagazine.com/post/paul-brenno-coronavirus-vs-the-magic-city
LA Indie Film Magazine
https://www.laindiesmagazine.com/post/paul-brenno-coronavirus-vs-the-magic-city
NY Arts & Cinema Magazine
https://www.newyorkartsandcinema.com/post/paul-brenno
Toronto FIlm Magazine
https://www.torontofilmmagazine.com/post/interview-with-paul-brenno-director-of-covid-19-vs-the-magic-city

Cameras
Black Magic Pocket Cinema 4K
Lumix G series DSLR
Sony A7 II
Canon

Editing Proficiency:
Premiere Pro
Da Vinci Resolve
FCPX
Avid

2016-2020 HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
"CoronaVirus vs The Magic City" (documentary short)
Nominated for Best Documentary Short: Montreal Short Film Awards, April 2020
Semi Finalist Best Cinematography NY Cinematography Awards April 2020
Winner-Best Documentary Short: Toronto Short Film/TV Awards: May 2020
Winner-Best Documentary: LA Independent Short Film Channel: June 2020
Semi-Finalist Best Cinematography: LA Cinematography Awards, June 2020
Winner- Best Documentary: Special Mention: Venice Shorts Fest, Aug 2020
Best Documentary Nominee: Lonely Wolf Film Fest: London July 2020
FINALIST, BEST EDITOR Independent Shorts Awards, Jan 2020
FINALIST, BEST DOCUMENTARY Independent Shorts Awards, Jan 2020
Best Director Certificate of Achievement: Indie Shorts Awards, Jan/Feb 2020
Best Documentary Short: Certificate of Achievement: Indie Shorts Awards, Jan/Feb 2020
WINNER: Best Documentary, Red Wood Film Fest, Nov 2019
WINNER, Best Director: Honorable Mention, NY Film Awards, Oct 2019
Winner Best Documentary Film:
Cine Fern Film Fest Sept 2019 Best Cinematography Nominee LA Film Awards, Sept 2019

Best Commercial Semi-Finalist: Top Shorts Awards, Dec 2019
“Tioga Drone Camp for Kids”

Noble Inc: 10 years documentary feature
FINALIST, BEST EDITOR Independent Shorts Awards, Jan 2020
FINALIST, BEST DOCUMENTARY Independent Shorts Awards, Jan 2020
Best Director Certificate of Achievement: Indie Shorts Awards, Jan/Feb 2020
Best Documentary Short: Certificate of Achievement: Indie Shorts Awards, Jan/Feb 2010
WINNER: Best Documentary, Red Wood Film Fest, Nov 2019

WINNER, Best Director: Honorable Mention, NY Film Awards, Oct 2019
Winner Best Documentary Film:
Cine Fern Film Fest Sept 2019 
Best Cinematography Nominee LA Film Awards, Sept 2019

“SPECTRUM FITNESS, MARTIAL ARTS” commercial
BEST COMMERCIAL: BEST SHORTS COMPTEITION, LA JUNE 2019
HONORABLE MENTION: CINEMATOGRAPHY: FESTIGIOUS FILM AWARDS
SPECIAL MENTION: ONE-REELERS AWARDS, JULY 2019
WINNER, BEST ADVERTISING FILM: VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS, SEPT 2019

"Meet Mark" documentary short
Official Selection: Cinematography, Los Angeles Film Awards, Jan 2019

2018 Spades "Bullet Proof' music video
Bronze Remi for Best Cinematography, 52nd World Fest Houston: March 2019
Official Selection: Independent Online Film Fest, Music Video Feb 2019
Best Music Video of the Month; Direct Short Online Film Fest: Music Video Jan 2019
Official Selection: Short CineFest; Music Video
Official Selection; Dances with Films, April 2018
Best Cinematography; Top Shorts March 2018
Gold Winner; LA Shorts Awards Feb 2018
Semi-Finalist; LA Cine-Fest Feb 2018
Semi-Finalist: Best Editor & Quarter Finalist; Best Music Video
International Music Video Underground; March 2018
Official Selection: LA Film Awards, March 2018

2016 " Magic Tap Cloggers " Documentary short
** BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS **
- Semi-Finalist, European Cinematography Awards, Warsaw, Poland June 2017
- Silver Remi Award, Houston World-Fest Film Festival May 2017
- Docs without Borders Film Fest, Nassau DE May 2017
- Chandler International Film Fest, AZ Sept 2016
- LA Shorts Awards, Nov 2016
- Depth of Field Film Fest, Nassau DE March 2016
- WRPN-TV, Film/Video Competition; Delaware Dec 2016
** BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT **
- Semi-Finalist; LA Cine-Fest Dec 2016
- Semi-Finalist; Hollywood Screenings Film Fest Jan 2017
** 2009 Telly Award; Best Director/Cinematographer, " Keeping it Real " Best Kids Program KWHD Productions, Denver
** 2009, "Colorado Foster Care " Best Documentary; C.B.A Award, " CO Foster Care " KWHD Productions Denver
http://www.minotdailynews.com/news/local-news/2017/03/hollywood-magic/
https://www.facebook.com/PaulBrennoPhotographerCinematographer
https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-brenno-489b3a54?trk=hp-identity-photo
National News recognition; Washington Times
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/24/minot-native-gets-national-success-with-film/
1998 Late Show w/David Letterman
Director of Photography " Biff Henderson's America " (on location, Bisbee ND)

Sunset Film Fest, LA; Judge
Tioga, ND Film Festival, Asst Director/Judge/Panelist

Clients testimonials
Rita Tescher; Rita's Daily Burn (Personal Trainer, Minot ND) Jan 2017
Paul Brenno and his video production skills have provided my business with excellent support in the areas of Videography/Editing, Advertising, and Promoting my business. His work has been a major factor in helping my business attract new clients and enhance the other resources I've utilized to grow my business. I can confidently recommend Paul Brenno as a solid and reliable expert in his field.
Yours faithfully Rita Tescher (Rita's Daily Burn, Minot ND 2017)

Haley Burchett;
Owner; The Dance Company/Magic Tap Cloggers May 2016
I wanted to provide a letter of recommendation on behalf of Paul Brenno. I hired him in early 2016 to create a video feature for my clogging group for use on my webpage. At first, I planned to have him film less than five minutes worth of material, similar to a news feature. After seeing the quality of his work, we talked further about producing a documentary short instead. He is diligent, very professional, and the quality of his work is unsurpassed. As a filmmaker, he knows what it takes to not only get the right shot, but to get the shot(s) that every other videographer misses. He has an eye for detail and has proven himself as not only a very accomplished filmmaker, but professional businessperson a s well. Aside from his cinematography talent, he is extremely approachable, organized, and has a wonderfully outgoing personality. Being easy to talk to and work with, Paul has gone above and beyond the call of duty for my group and I. We are very meticulous in our opinions of what we want and what we want it to look like. He has been patient and more than willing to work until it is perfect. He has seriously taken me by surprise in his ability to use his extraordinary raw talent, to give his clients exactly what they didn’t even think was possible. I would recommend him to any potential employer.
He deserves to not only make a living doing this, but belongs in a
company that will allow him to use his work to make their business better. When given the chance, he can truly blow you away. What more could you want out of a filmmaker?

I have been in the industry since 1994.

2020 Video Reel
Added on 4/5/2020
Showcasing my award winning video work on commercials to documentaries and music videos

Credits

Producer/Director/Editor – " Magic Tap Cloggers ": 9 Best Cinematography

March, 2016 — May, 2016
Short Film – Magic Tap Cloggers

Producer/Director/Editor – " New Owner "

May, 2016 — May, 2016
Commercial – The Dance Company

Producer/Director/Editor – " Farm Rescue "

May, 2016 — current
Online – Farm Rescue

Producer/Director – " Keeping it Real "

March, 2008 — August, 2009
Television – KWHD-TV

Cinematographer – " Foster Care "

June, 2008 — June, 2008
Other – KWHD-TV

Director/DP – " Hot on Houston "

April, 2004 — February, 2005
Television – C&H Productions

Director of Photography – " Biff Henderson's America "

December, 1998 — December, 1998
Television – Peder Rice & Associates

Producer/Director/DP/Editor – "CoronaVirus vs The Magic City"

April, 2020 — April, 2020
Short Film –

Work with Paul Brenno

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