About Me

Rychetnik is the sole Alaska-based Director of Photography member of IATSE Local 600, the International Cinematographers Guild, and the only local cinematographer who is selected to shoot the major feature films and commercials shot in the state.

With more than 30 years of experience, Rychetnik is known for his ability to capture heroic scenics, intimate scenes and vividly cast characters.

Rychetnik’s work spans commercial shoots on primeval glaciers to tight, run-and-gun shoots embedded with the U.S. Army Special Forces training operations. He moves easily between UHD and film formats, achieving superior results for feature films, network programming and news, documentary films, high-end commercials, corporate marketing films and social media.

Feature Film credits include: SANDY WEXLER (Happy Madison/Netflix), THE FROZEN GROUND (Amber Entertainment/Lionsgate), BIG MIRACLE (Universal Pictures/Working Title Films), BEYOND (Crystal Sky Pictures), BABY GENIUSES (Crystal Sky Worldwide).

Other clients include: GREAT BIG STORY (CNN), POTUS IN ALASKA (CBS News), RUSSIAN FIGHTER INTERCEPTS (Fox News), NFL NETWORK – FOOTBALL TOWN: BARROW (Leftfield Entertainment), VERIZON (Harpoon Pictures), STATE OF ALASKA TOURISM (Brilliant Media Strategies), REAL ARCTIC, REAL PEOPLE (Shell International Ltd.), KIDZ BOP (Razor & Tie), VOLVO CARS OF NORTH AMERICA (Haberman), SPORTMASTER/SOCHI OLYMPICS (Assassins Creative), ARBY’S (Washington Square Films), THE AVIATOR SERIES: ATTITUDE FLYING WITH DICK RUTAN (Fly Right Films), ALEUT STORY (PBS), and all major networks.

Steve Rychetnik’s broad range of experience—including being a lifelong recording and performing musician—creativity, easy-going manner and get-the- shot work ethic has made him a highly sought-after cinematographer.

Although Alaska is Rychetnik’s backyard, he travels to the “Lower 48”, Hawaii and internationally for productions.

Represented by: Matt Birch, APA, mbirch@apa-agency.com

I have been in the industry since 1995.

Steven L. Rychetnik Work Sample
Added on 3/9/2017

Rychetnik is the sole Alaska-based Director of Photography member of IATSE Local 600, the International Cinematographers Guild, and the only local cinematographer who is selected to shoot the major…

Credits

Director of Photography 2nd Unit – Sandy Wexler

November, 2016 — November, 2016
Feature – NetFlix/Happy Madison

Camera Operator – Big Miracle

September, 2010 — November, 2010
Feature – Universal Pictures/Working Title

Camera Operator – The Frozen Ground

September, 2011 — November, 2011
Feature – Amber Entertainment/Lionsgate

DP/OP – Great Big Story

January, 2015 — current
Online – CNN

Work with Steve Rychetnik

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