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Curt Apduhan

Fullerton, California

About Me

Emmy Award honored cinematographer. Sundance Film Festival best cinematography nominee. Serving drama inspired indie filmmakers and branded content creators for agencies of all stripes.
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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)

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I have been in the industry since 1994.

"Drama Lighting For Cinema" - Sample Reel
Added on 1/29/2019

My craft is born of the last days of film which ignites my passion to recapture the soul and visual language of motion picture cinematography in the digital age of cookie cutter LUTS.

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

"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 DP's 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
Writer: "White Squall", "Lonely Hearts", "Phantom"
Director: "Lonely Hearts", "Phantom", "Amargosa"

Work with Curt Apduhan

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