Being a part of the human connection that media can bridge has been an endless quest of my career. Richard Leacock has suggested, "We are only successful in finding out anything when we are filming somebody who is more concerned with what he is doing than with the fact that we care filming him." I agree with this idea and became obsessed with capturing moments of genuine authenticity that rarely brush the viewfinder.
Julye Newlin Productions, Inc., began early in 1993 after a film editing/camera op position at Johnson Space Center (NASA) ended. Fortunately, I had been playing around with newly introduced video formats as a documentary filmmaker. I was able to launch the company with the release of Hi-8 media, leaving years of working with celluloid. With an international list of clientèle in broadcast and industry, I have enjoyed an invigorating career as a director/camera operator and DIT. Many skills I acquired during my retro years of sprocket holes have found themselves surprisingly helpful again.
Rapidly changing technology demands qualified digital imaging technicians with experience in color, computer, production, and post-production knowledge. Becoming a member of the ICG was an honor; however, training a new generation of cinematographers is even more rewarding.
Heck, clients like Apple, HBO, National Geographic, PBS, BBC, NBATV, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, the Learning Channel, Turner Broadcasting, the Sci-Fi Channel, and the USA Network can't be that wrong...could they?
I have been in the industry since 1993.