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Steve Varnell

Avondale, Arizona

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AUDIO/VISUAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
Diverse professional whose entertainment experience ranges from Director of Photography to Best Boy. Credits include 1,500+ hours of smooth and accurate camera operation under professional direction, 800+ hours operating 20-foot CamMate 2000 series camera “jib” crane and 300+ hours wearing multiple hats as Best Boy electric, Boom Operator, Gaffer, Grip and Key Grip. Background in construction and high degree of technical skills provides knowledge of proper wire management, installation and storage techniques on all cables, cords, adapters and stingers to ensure neatness, organization and safety on sets and in remote locations. Detailed and accurate videographer who is professional and reliable.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
HD Camera Assemblies: Canon 5D Mark II ▪ Sony PMW-EX1R ▪ Panasonic AG-HPX300p and AG-AC90

Jib/Crane: 20-foot CamMate 2000

Camera Accessories: Dolly’s ▪ Fluid Head Tripods ▪ Sliders ▪ Stabilizers ▪ Variety of Recording Media

Lighting: 2k – 300w Tungsten Arri Lights, LED, CFL Kits, Chinese Lanterns, Various Modifiers and Controls. Light stands, C-Stands, Booms, and Trussing. Light Stand accessories and Mounting hardware.

A/V Equipment: Video Monitors ▪ Televisions ▪ Media Players ▪ Printers ▪ Stereos ▪ Amplifiers
Microphones ▪ Digital Sound Recorders ▪ Smoke Machines ▪ Photographic Cameras ▪ Video Projectors Christie Vista Systems Spyder Video Processor ▪ XLR Intercom ▪ Hand Held Radios

Computer Applications: Microsoft and Apple products including Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X

PROJECT LIST
Videographer/Jib Operator Experience:
The Phoenix Bird, HD Independent Short 2/2013 to present
Church for the Nations (http://www.cftn.com), HD, Livestream 3/2010 to present
Scorch: Hot Entertainment (Behind the scenes - Arizona Special Events)

Scorch: Hot Entertainment (https://www.facebook.com/ScorchHotEntertainment) 10/2012 to present

Charfen Institute, HD 2 day Corporate Conference 9/2012

No Vacancy, HD Independent Short 7/2012 to 8/2012

Piper’s World, HD Independent Feature 6/2012 to 7/2012

Birds, Bees & Cheese, HD Independent Short 5/2012 to 6/2012

Non-Profit, HD 8-episode Independent Sitcom, (http://www.revtv.com), M&W 10pm EST 2/2012

The EVO Show, Daystar TV, HD monthly with Landon Schott 5/2011 to 5/2012

The Phoenix Bird, HD Independent Short 12/2011

Hold on to Me, HD Independent Music Video 10/2011

Women on the Frontlines, Patricia King XPmedia, HD 3-day Conference 3/2011 and 3/2012

Growing in the Supernatural, Patricia King XPmedia, HD 3-day Conference 10/2011

Disposal, HD Independent Short 6/2011

Arizona CityFest, Tennessee Digital Video, HD 2 day concert 3/2011

CFTN Sunday Worship, HD AZTV Chanel 7.1 at 7:00pm 3/2010 to 9/2010
PROJECT LIST, continued
Best Boy Electric/Boom Op/Gaffer/Grip/Key Grip Experience:
Second Chance, HD Independent Short for 24-hour A3F 10/2012

Kutlass, Fireflight, Hyland and Rhett Walker Band Concert 9/2012
Pray They Stay Dead, HD Independent Short 7/2012 to 8/2012

Piper’s World, HD Independent Feature 6/2012 to 7/2012

Partner Week Testimony Shoots Phoenix, GodTV, HD Commercials 5/2012

Non-Profit, HD 8-episode Independent Sitcom 2/2012

The Phoenix Bird, HD Independent Short 12/2011

Hold on to Me, HD Independent Music Video 10/2011

Disposal, HD Independent Short 6/2011

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, Construction, Arizona State University School Engineering, Tempe, AZ

ARTISTS AND BANDS FILMED
TobyMac ▪ Skillet ▪ Israel Houghton ▪ Phil Wickham ▪ Mat Kearney ▪ Rachael Lampa ▪ Press Play ▪ Manifest
The Band Perry ▪ BJ Putnam ▪ Eddie James ▪ Abandon ▪ William McDowell ▪ IAMWE ▪ Contagious
Dave Lubben ▪ Martha Munizzi ▪ BIGWO ▪ Marisol ▪ Lindz West ▪ Deluge ▪ Jasmine Tate ▪ Ryan Stevenson Joanne McFatter ▪ Angela Pinkston ▪ Julie Meyer ▪ Alberto and Kimberly Rivera ▪ Bridgett Kern ▪ CONTReband

REFERENCES
Available upon request

I have been in the industry since 2010.

Steve Varnell's Reel
Added on 7/5/2012
A short view of some of my camera work and films I've worked on. The jib is a 30 foot Cammate 2000 (which I do not own).

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