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Samuel Ott

Chicago, Illinois

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Cinematographer | Steadicam Owner/Operator | Camera Operator

I'm a filmmaker from mid-Missouri with a strong passion for cinematography and immense admiration for awesome Steadicam work. I have a total of 6 years of visual storytelling experience notched into my belt: including narrative film (feature/short), music videos (conceptual/live) & commercial content (TV/content marketing). I received my bachelor's at the University of Missouri with an emphasis in Marketing. Upon my graduation, I began my storytelling education through the simple art of shooting and editing. Along the way, I studied cinematography and learned the art of the Steadicam by purchasing my own rig. Now residing in Chicago, my passion for filmmaking drives me to continue to produce quality content, collaborate with others and tell even greater, more impactful stories.

Awards & Film Festivals:
> IN THE WAKE OF IRE (Feature Film // Drama):
Official Selection | Magnolia Independent Film Festival (2017)
Official Selection | Tallahassee Film Festival (2017)
Official Selection | Kansas City Film Festival (2017)
Official Selection | Indianapolis International Film Festival (2017)

> HOME (Short Film // Drama):
Official Selection | Citizen Jane Film Festival (2016)
Official Selection | Kansas City Film Festival (2017)
Official Selection | Bucharest ShortCut CineFest (2017)
Official Selection | Ozark Foothills Film Festival (2018)

> A CROSS TO BURN (Short Film // Documentary Fiction):
Best International Film | Screen Stockport Film Festival (U.K.) (2015)
Official Selection | Socially Relevant Film Festival New York (2015)
Award of Merit | Best Shorts Film Competition (2014)
Official Selection | New York Eurasian Film Festival (2015)

> SLASHER.COM (Feature Film // Horror):
Winner Best Feature | Bloody Horror International Film Festival (2016)
Winner Best Horror Feature | Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival (2016)
Gold Award Winner | Spotlight Horror Film Awards (2016)
Official Selection | Bloodstained Indie Film Festival (2016)
Official Selection | Son of Monsterpalooza (2016)
Official Selection | Grindhouse Planet Film Festival (2016)

> BY BAD DAY'S END (Short Film // Drama):
Official Selection | Garden State Film Festival (2015)

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

Samuel Ott | Cinematography & Steadicam Operating Reel
Added on 4/8/2018

Select works from 2017 for cinematography and Steadicam operating.

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