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Charles Crain

New Orleans, Louisiana

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About Me

Still photography - skills and services:

~I have a strong portfolio of imagery revealing the personalities of my subjects;
~I understand the talent, roles, sensitivities, goals of the director/producer; will promptly
establish a working relationship with director and AD; talent and crew; camera/grips;
professional, tactful and courteous presence on set

~character and ensemble portraits; crew and set-up, prep & behind scenes
~VFX & other crew, art, progress reference; styling & script continuity shots
~realistic, photojournalistic (in that it tells a story), documentary approach
~meet schedule, maintain confidentiality
~seek opportunities for the best imagery to help convey the marketing message

~I utilize my depth of photography skills to: provide effective candid & posed capture; utilize available light; offer alternative composition; engage and portray true persona

"Charles possesses a keen ability to capture the life experiences of people reflected in their faces and gestures - in a quickly developed relationship, he puts the subject at ease for that moment with a kind word or gesture - it results in a timely connection"

~storyboards & trailers: photographic storyboards and trailers for marketing/ fund raising

~pre-production tasks include:
initial conferences for planning & organization of the session with the publicist, location orientation and test shots. Issues involving the production, such as: the total number of finished images needed, scheduling, site logistics or the need for specialized skills or equipment

~post-production tasks include:
image editing & selection, digital refinement, format conversions, retouching, wrap up meetings and preparing images for final delivery

charles crain - unit stills photography
Added on 4/23/2013
Charles Crain Photography-unit stills for the film and television industry; a promotional video. My life’s work has been to capture character in the human face and attempt to understand each person’s path to that moment. Still Photography will reveal preparation & behind the scenes action; translate through character & ensemble portraits; illustrate crew set-up. It provides effective candid & posed capture; I utilize available light and employ a photojournalistic, documentary approach. My purpose is to convey an imagery revealing a true persona of the talent & character they portray.

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