Phelps Harmon

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Brooklyn, New York

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Producer, Director of Photography / Cinematographer, Cameraman & Editor based in Brooklyn, NY. Works in television, documentary films, narrative films, branded content, etc.

Owner of the Sony FS7 with Extension (12 bit Raw/10bit ProRes/4K up to 60p/2K up to 240fps), Sony FS700 w/ Odyssey 7Q+, Sony A7s, Sony A7rII, & DJI Ronin 3-axis gimbal, Ready Rig with Pro Arms and Wireless Follow Focus

I learned my craft by directing, shooting, and editing indie movies and music videos. These films have played at the biggest festivals in the world, including Cannes, SXSW, and Cinequest. I've shot documentaries in Brazil, Thailand, China, Russia, and Cambodia; I once spent six weeks following Henry Rollins through the police state of Burma, shooting incognito at considerable risk. Producing feature films has also given me valuable experience working with crews, building studio sets, and dealing with complex locations.

Working in independent film has been a great adventure and a great education, building a skill set that has translated across a range of commercial and entertainment projects. Past client work includes sports videos for Adidas, Brooks, and Saucony; corporate videos for Google, Nike, Citigroup, IBM, the Gates Foundation, the Aspen Institute; and web series for Dr Pepper, American Express, Dice, and Everyday Health.

Today, I maintain a balance between passion projects and client work. I consider myself to be a generalist: a DP who thinks like an editor, an editor who thinks like a director, and a scrappy indie filmmaker who understands corporate professionalism. I own enough camera, lighting, & grip equipment to cover most video shoots; I also have experience sourcing and coordinating crew and rental equipment for large-scale productions, not just in New York but around the world.

I have been in the industry since 2004.

Video(s)

Added on 7/28/2011

Phelps Harmon Reel

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Credits

February, 2012 — December, 2016

Director of Photography – Glory Daze, The Life and Times of Michael Alig

Feature – Electric Theater Pictures

Clients

Google Nike US Olympic Committee American Express Adidas Brooks Running Saucony Everyday Health Pernod Ricard Dr Pepper Big East Conference Epix Network Citigroup IBM

Gear

Sony FS7 Camera: 4K / 2K / HD / extreme slow motion Lenses: Zeiss primes / Canon L zooms & primes / Leica primes Lights: Joker Bug HMI / Arri package / Dedolight package / Chimera softboxes Edit Suite with Final Cut Pro / Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects & Photoshop) / Avid Media Composer Extensive Grip Package with Stands / Kessler Slider / Gels / Etc Automobile Sony A7s Camera: 4K / HD / Extreme Low-Light Capability Odyssey 7Q+: 4K external recorder / OLED monitor Sony FS700: 4K / 2K / HD / extreme slow motion

Awards

Cannes Film Festival South by Southwest DOK Leipzig ABC's 20/20 NPR CNN E! G4 Epix AOL Top 40 Music Video Charts

Recommendations

Phelps is a pleasure to work with and brings a fantastic can-do attitude to his work along with his wealth of skill and experience. I'd thoroughly recommend him to anyone.

Joe Murphy