Gus Cantavero

Denver, Colorado

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About Me

I have 20 years of industry experience as a filmmaker, DP and photographer. I have created many ads, promos, profiles and mini-docs for many large and small corporations, non-profits and universities. As a photographer I've shot loads of portraiture for many corporations, ads for magazines, online, billboards and bus wraps.

I now have a private daylight studio in which we can produce high end product and still life imagery as well and I can provide services in studio or on location. My wife Gillian is a partner in the studio and provides styling services for product, still life and portraiture. This is a major advantage over other studios which need to hire outside talent for those services.

I specialize in creative, flexible, small productions from to start to finish. I can provide interviews and people centered stories for corporations, ad agencies, educational institutions, religious institutions and non-profits. My personal favorite is comedy pieces where I can be involved in the visual aspect of bringing the humor to life.

Equipment on hand includes a RED Komodo 6k and Canon C70 4k, both of which provide RAW footage capabilities. Additionally I have hybrid mirrorless cameras for 3rd and 4th angles in the form of a Fujifilm X-T4 and X-T3. For stabilization an Easyrig Minimax, Zhiyun Crane 3s gimbal, Rhino 42" and 24" slider rails with Motion II 3-axis automation. A Sennheiser wireless 2 lav kit and Rode boom mic. 3 Aputure 120d's, Aputure Nova 300c RGBW and 1 Aputure 300d with various modifiers and grip gear.

For still photography I have a Fujifilm GFX50r 50mp medium format camera as well as the Fujifilm Xt4 26mp body for when faster action shots are needed. My strobe kit is made up of 5 battery powered Westcott heads with softboxes and modifiers.

I have been in the industry since 2005.

Photo Galleries

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Private Studio
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Director, DP, editor – A Drop of Water
January, 2013 — July, 2013
Feature – Self Produced, Damselfly Media
DP – "I'm Sorry I Love You"
January, 2017 — January, 2017
Short Film –
DP – "False Hopes"
January, 2017 — February, 2017
Feature – Deo Volente Media

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