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Curt Apduhan

Fullerton, California

About Me

National News/Documentary Emmy Award honored cinematographer (AMARGOSA - Sundance Channel). Sundance Film Festival best cinematography nominee for feature documentary (GO TIGERS! - IFC). Serving drama inspired indie filmmakers and branded content creators for agencies of all stripes.

DIRECTOR RECOMMENDATION
"I have had the pleasure of working with Curt on many occasions. He is a true master of lensing
and sculpting with light. With Curt it’s all about the overall gestalt and he isn’t one of those DPs
who is shooting his reel.He’s all about executing the story and supporting the characters with
light, movement and depth of field. Curt is a pleasure to work with, will always go the extra mile
and has a complete command of the tools of his trade."

Todd Robinson
Director/Writer : THE LAST FULL MEASURE, PHANTOM, LONELY HEARTS, AMARGOSA, WHITE SQUALL (directed by Ridley Scott)

FOA

I have been in the industry since 1994.

DRAMA LIGHTING FOR CINEMA
Added on 1/29/2019
Examples of my approach to lighting dramatic cinema content.

Credits

Cinematographer – Under A Dead Sky

February, 2019 — February, 2019
Short Film – Skycraft Studios - Nate Joseph, director

Producer / Cinematographer – THE LAST DOJO

January, 2019 — January, 2019
Short Film – Skycraft Studios - William Christopher Ford, director

Cinematographer – Farm Forward 2.0

July, 2018 — July, 2018
Corporate – John Deere - Large AG

Cinematographer – Redshift

June, 2018 — June, 2018
Corporate – Shimadzu

Cinematographer – Cleo and Leo Bakery

November, 2017 — November, 2017
Commercial – Stater Brothers

Cinematographer – First Responders

October, 2017 — October, 2017
Commercial – Stater Brothers

Cinematographer – The Modern Treasury

July, 2017 — July, 2017
Commercial – Bank of America - Merrill Lynch

Cinematographer – Meet the Meat Cutters

May, 2017 — May, 2017
Commercial – Stater Brothers

Cinematographer – The Situation

April, 2017 — April, 2017
Short Film – Fly Debate - Will Scott, director

Cinematographer – Meet the Kilmers

April, 2017 — April, 2017
Corporate – John Deere Large AG

Director / Cinematographer – The Crooked Road

December, 2016 — December, 2016
Online – John Deere / The Furrow & Homestead (web series)

Director / Cinematographer – Vision 2030

June, 2016 — June, 2016
Corporate – John Deere Large AG

Cinematographer – Mobile DaRt

June, 2016 — June, 2016
Corporate – Shimadzu

Cinematographer – Salute

May, 2016 — May, 2016
Commercial – Stater Brothers

Cinematographer – The Way Of The Gun

April, 2016 — April, 2016
Music Video – Sony Music Australia - Tim Wheatly (artist) Martin Copping, director

Director / Cinematographer – Elite Athletes

April, 2016 — April, 2016
Commercial – Blue Print Performance

Cinematographer – Tainted Blood

March, 2016 — March, 2016
Short Film – Tainted Blood LLC - Jill Yesko, director (documentary)

Cinematographer – The Legacy of Jonathan Larson

January, 2016 — January, 2016
Other – The Marfan Foundation - public awareness

Director / Producer / Cinematographer – Waiting For Goodbye

December, 2015 — December, 2015
Short Film – Small Pond Films - Mary DeRosa Hughes (writer,producer)

Cinematographer – Insta-Cart

November, 2015 — November, 2015
Commercial – Stater Brothers

Director / Cinematographer – IAC Global

April, 2015 — April, 2015
Corporate – IAC Group

Director / Cinematographer – Intelligent Solutions

March, 2015 — March, 2015
Corporate – John Deere Large AG

Cinematographer – AWTEC Navigation

April, 2014 — April, 2014
Corporate – Toyota Motor Corporation

Cinematographer – Encounter

February, 2014 — February, 2014
Feature – Hannover House

Director / Cinematographer – I Run

June, 2013 — June, 2013
Commercial – John Deere Large AG

Director / Cinematographer – One Series vs Kubota

March, 2013 — March, 2013
Corporate – John Deere Small AG

Director / Cinematographer – Medi Cal Mom

October, 2012 — October, 2012
Commercial – Blue Cross of California

Director / Producer / Cinematographer – anniversary

June, 2012 — June, 2012
Short Film – Small Pond Films - Mary DeRosa Hughes (writer, producer)

Cinematographer – Farm Forward

May, 2012 — May, 2012
Corporate – John Deere Large AG

Cinematographer – Europe Harvest Solutions

May, 2012 — May, 2012
Corporate – John Deere - Harvester Works

Cinematographer – Board of Directors Presentation

March, 2012 — March, 2012
Corporate – John Deere Large AG

Cinematographer – Can Do

October, 2011 — October, 2011
Corporate – John Deere Large AG

Cinematographer – REBOOT

September, 2011 — September, 2011
Feature – Jan-Ken-Po Pictures / Joe Kawasaki, director

Cinematographer – ReVel Launch

August, 2011 — August, 2011
Corporate – Carefusion

Director / Cinematographer – Secret Mission: Iowa

December, 2010 — December, 2010
Corporate – John Deere Large AG

Cinematographer – No Choice

November, 2010 — November, 2010
Commercial – Blue Cross of North Carolina

Cinematographer – Product Line 2011

November, 2010 — November, 2010
Corporate – Dacor

Cinematographer – Gator XUV / Best of the Desert

October, 2010 — October, 2010
Corporate – John Deere Turf

Director / Cinematographer – Signs

April, 2010 — April, 2010
Commercial – M&I Bank

Cinematographer – Navigation Features

October, 2009 — October, 2009
Corporate – Lexus

Cinematographer – Patient Portability

September, 2009 — September, 2009
Corporate – Carefusion

Cinematographer – HD Extreme

August, 2009 — August, 2009
Commercial – Direct TV

Director / Cinematographer – Todd’s Story

February, 2009 — February, 2009
Commercial – Blue Cross of California

Director / Cinematograper – Thom Sharp Series

October, 2008 — October, 2008
Commercial – M&I Bank

Director / Cinematographer – Senior Choice

September, 2008 — September, 2008
Commercial – Blue Cross of North Carolina

Director / Cinematographer – Steam Flood Bakersfield

June, 2008 — June, 2008
Corporate – Chevron Worldwide, Kuwait

Cinematographer – Most Valuable Players

May, 2008 — May, 2008
Television – OWN - Matthew Kallis, director (documentary)

Director / Cinematographer – Little Voice

February, 2008 — February, 2008
Commercial – Blue Cross of North Carolina

Cinematographer – Running Footage

January, 2008 — January, 2008
Corporate – Mitsubishi Motors USA

Cinematographer – Emergency At The Track

August, 2007 — August, 2007
Corporate – Cardinal Health

Director / Cinematographer – Todd's Story

July, 2007 — July, 2007
Commercial – Blue Cross of California

Cinematographer – Laqueus

February, 2007 — February, 2007
Short Film – Laqueus LLC - Douglas Fahleson, director

Cinematographer – My Space / Leslie Nielsen Campaign

June, 2006 — June, 2006
Commercial – Arizona Federal Credit Union

Cinematographer – Bird of Pray

March, 2006 — March, 2006
Short Film – Bird of Pray LLC - Douglas Fahleson, director

Cinematographer – Walls of Jericho

May, 2005 — May, 2005
Short Film – Walls of Jericho LLC - Douglas Fahleson, director

Cinematographer – Mother In Law / Leslie Nielsen Campaign

April, 2005 — April, 2005
Commercial – Arizona Federal Credit Union

Cinematographer – Computer U / Leslie Nielsen Campaign

March, 2004 — March, 2004
Commercial – Arizona Federal Credit Union

Cinematographer – Disappearing Act

October, 2001 — October, 2001
Short Film – Magicians Daughter LLC - documentary

Cinematographer – GO TIGERS! (Best Cinematography Nominee, Sundance Film Festival)

October, 1999 — October, 1999
Television – IFC - Kenneth A. Carlson, director

Cinematographer – Amargosa (EMMY for Cinematography)

January, 1999 — January, 1999
Television – Sundance Channel - Todd Robinson, director

Cinematographer – David Crosby's Stand And Be Counted

September, 1998 — September, 1998
Television – TLC - Todd Robinson, director

Cinematographer – Limbo

May, 1998 — May, 1998
Commercial – Blue Cross of California

Cinematographer – The Big Pill

August, 1997 — August, 1997
Commercial – Blue Cross of California

Cinematographer – Dance Fever

October, 1996 — October, 1996
Commercial – Blue Cross of California

Cinematographer – On The Fence

May, 1996 — May, 1996
Commercial – Blue Cross of California

Director / Cinematographer – Growing With You

March, 1996 — March, 1996
Corporate – Viking Components

Director / Cinematographer – Work Hard Play Hard

April, 1995 — April, 1995
Commercial – LINE X Corporation

Director / Cinematographer – Excellence Is 350 Million In Sales

June, 1994 — June, 1994
Corporate – Viking Components

Director / Cinematographer – This Is LINE X

April, 1994 — April, 1994
Corporate – LINE X Corporation

Creative Director – LINE X Logo Design

September, 1993 — September, 1993
Other – LINE X Corporation

Recommendations

I had the honor and privilege of working & being shot by Curt on the short film REBOOT. In my 16 year career, not often have I seen myself on screen and been completely out of my own head. Either I didn't like a moment or the way I was shot & lit but after seeing Reboot on the big screen, I truly felt like a movie star for the 1st time.

As the lights went up, I immediately went to Curt and informed him how grateful I was because he made me see another side of my work. He made me see another side of me that I had yet seen on screen. Curt is a genuine artist and a master at his craft.

Curt not only knows how to tell a story through the lens but has a way of working with actors and making them feel they are at the top of their game. I cannot wait to work with Curt again and I know that any actor, producer, network or studio that collaborates with Mr. Apduhan best be ready to win awards.

Travis Aaron Wade
Actor
"THE FORGER"
"CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES"
"SUPERNATURAL"

I had the pleasure of first working with Curt while I was performing in the cyberbunk thriller REBOOT, a film which hit number 1 on imdb's short format movie meter and was the most downloaded torrent the week of its release.

Curt's attention to detail and his ability convey his shots to the actors to visually enhance our performances were both a comfort and a blessing. This was displayed when I saw the stunning work he had done in the final digital print.

On top of that Curts calm and personable demeanor was such a wonderful energy to have on set and a quality that rubbed off on the other cast and crew member. Curt is someone I'm am eager to work with again but also someone I now consider a valued friend.

Martin Copping
Actor
"Zombie Hunter" - Hunter
"Battle Ground" - Cpl Richard Jennings
"REBOOT" - Bren
"Footballer Wants A Wife" - Camden

Curt Apduhan is not just a brilliant and creative DP. He also has the extremely rare and exceptional talent of being a great collaborator. I know when Curt is on my team I can count on him to honor and execute my vision, always focusing on what is best for the project as he contributes his extraordinary expertise, craft and artistry to the filmmaking process

Matthew D. Kallis
Director and Producer - "Most Valuable Players"

"Curt Apduhan brings years of talent, expertise and grace to the set. Curt came recommended to me for my documentary "Most Valuable Players." He threw himself into the work and the world, as if he had conceived the project himself. His uncanny ability to light what he shoots added great dimension to the film, as did his capacity to tell a story. Curt is more than just a brilliant Emmy winning cinematographer, he is an adviser and friend whose passion reflects in the finished project. Curt is not a journeyman but an artist who is always a comfort to have on set."

Christopher Lockhart
Story Editor WME
Producer/Writer: "Most Valuable Players"
Co-Producer: "The Collector", "The Collection"

Curt is an extremely accomplished cinematographer and filmmaker. His artistry inspires all involved in the production. I have also been fortunate to collaborate with Curt while he is holding the director's chair. In all of his work Curt is clear and focused, expressive, creative and the essence of professionalism.
Thank you- Curt !

Music Composer, Randy Miller
Disney/Marvel- 'The Marvel Experience'
Robert Towne- 'Without Limits'
Zhang Yimou- 'Impression of the West Lake'
Todd Robinson- 'Amargosa'

Randy Miller

Work with Curt Apduhan

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