Cinematographer Bill Mitchell has always has always enjoyed shooting experimental cinematography starting young and winning a student Academy Award in the Experimental category for his 35mm student film "Zebu". He has a BA in film from Loyola Marymount University.
He has a passion for filming and has spent much of his career shooting on various film, video and digital cameras. Bill has owned many different cameras including Mitchell, Eyemo, Aaton, Arriflex film cameras and Panasonic, Sony, Canon, Nikon, JVC and RED digital cameras.
Since 1993, he began to license his footage for commercials, feature films, music video and various other video projects. He has an extensive stock footage film library that continues to grow with exciting new footage. In particular, his driving plates collection of multiple angle footage has become a speciality. Mitchell lives primarily in Washington D.C. and Santa Fe, NM, and lived in Los Angeles.
Today, Bill is a custom shooter for commercials, features, and TV shows, and his stock images have been seen in countless productions. He is member of Society of Camera Operators (S.O.C.) and IATSE Local 600. Bill enjoys traveling the world, shooting fresh, new stock footage - searching out unique blends of light, space and time. Bill also thrives as a video projectionist artist, using his footage to create custom content for live productions.
He is an expert in the field of camera operating and timelapse, his shooting skills spans an array of techniques, including multi-camera driving shots and motion control along with live action shots. Bill Mitchell continues to innovate developing custom film equipment and experiment in create the highest quality stock footage. Bill brings to production creative and technical skills to succeed, with extensive knowledge of the most current film industry equipment and technology. He is experienced with filmmaking process from preproduction through postproduction. He enjoys collaborating developing an artistic vision for a project and then producing it.
I have been in the industry since 1993.
Time lapse of Los Angeles