NICK HARRIS

Cinematographer, Writer/Director
 

Biography


Filmmaker NICK HARRIS began studying visual arts at the age of five where the ideals behind utilizing framing and layout to lead the eye soon fueled his passion for visual storytelling and ultimately creative writing. His discerning eye and affinity for comic irony, along with his personal wit have resulted in a creative vision that continues to catch audiences' attention.

Harris earned his Bachelor's Degree in Television, film and Media Studies from CSULA. Upon graduation, he purchased a camera, lights, and sound equipment in order to produce his own films. Harris very quickly began working steadily in Hollywood as a cinematographer, first building a resume of short films and eventually lighting and framing such talent as Richard Roundtree (Shaft, Seven) and Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars, Batman) in Robert Townsend's (The Hollywood Shuffle, The Five Heartbeats) 2009 TV series "Diary of a Single Mom"; Dan Akroyd (Ghostbusters, SNL) in a Ghostbusters retrospective; Randy and Jason Sklar (The Cheap Seats, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Matt Besser (The Upright Citizens Brigade) in web series "Back on Topps"; and Ray Parker Jr. (Academy nominated songwriter for Ghostbusters) and Sheldon Reynolds(Earth, Wind, and Fire) in Universal Music Group artist Brian Culbertson's "Live From the inside" studio/concert DVD.

Sunspot Pictures' short film Donut Shop Hero marked a first in the writing and directing collaboration with Rhoads, followed by a slate of commercials for major brands and products.

Behind it all, Harris strives to return filmmaking to it's roots. "There was a time when audiences were sold on the adventure of high concept, fantastical stories. Nowadays people are more cynical, to have adventure it must be grounded in reality. With our films we seek to combine the high concept imagination of these classic films with the down to earth realism found in modern films." Nick recently finished a feature film screenplay entitled “The Survivors of Orange Grove High,” which he co-wrote with Rhoads.

Equipment


Panasonic AG-HPX500 Fujinon HAc15x7.3 Compact Cinema Zoom Lens Cinetech Follow Focus Chroziel matte box with French flag/support rods (2) Anthon Bauer DIONIC-160 Lithium-Ion Chemistry Batteries

Panasonic AG-HVX200 1/3 P2 DVCPRO HD Camcorder

Recording Media (4) 32gb P2 card (1) 8gb P2 card

Mountings Bogen/Manfrotto heavy duty tripod w/526 fluid head kit 100mm bowl High-Hat

-HVX200 only- Bogen Manfrotto 501 fluid head tripod Glidcam Smooth Shooter with Glidecam 4000 Pro(camera stabilizer)