Colin P. McDonald

Production Strategist | Workflow Architect 

Colin has worked with all levels of production and studio executives to streamline their production workflow from pre-production, shooting formats, and camera and lens choice to editorial, conform, and DI.  Good workflow guarantees flexibility, accuracy, and efficiency. During the development of each and every one of his projects, “defining workflow” has become his most powerful tool to ensure strong collaboration and successful product. 

CURRENT ROLE

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Panavision, Product Strategist, Department of Innovation, April 2018 - Present

Responsible for strategic process development, hardware design strategy, and internal/external education


Panavision, Prep Technician, Sept 2015 - April 2018

Offering clients technical services for both film and digital cameras


Golestan-Parast Productions, Producer/Editor, 2014 - 2017

Business management and marketing in addition to scripting for the various documentaries produced by the non-profit


Avalanche 3D Entertainment, Stereographer/Editor, Jan 2013 - 2015

Leading and training a crew of stereographers, shooting commercials & documentaries for corporate & municipal clients


Sinclair Labs Incorporated, Digital Imaging Technician, Sept 2012 - Jan 2013

Consulting and hardware development for clients like SiliconImaging (and other hardware firms) 


CMAC Digital, Owner and Sole Operator, 2008 - 2011

Offered clients media services for sports, weddings, promotions, etc in Ohio

Cinematographer 

Full Production List 

FEATURES


Another Time, Directed by Thomas Hennessy, 2018 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema  · Producer Alan Pietruszewski   ·   Another Time, LLC


OUAA Rock Opera, Directed by Erin Stegeman, May 2015 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema   ·  Rock Opera, LLC


Engineering The Future 3D, Feature Documentary, 2014 

DP/Stereographer  ·  Canon XF 305 Beam Splitter Rig  ·  Avalanche 3D Entertainment


A Perfect Dark, Directed by Nicolas Wendl, 2013 

DP  ·  5D Mark II  ·  Produced by Angela Stern





MUSIC VIDEOS


“The Dark” by The Songery, Sept. 2019

DP · Ursa Mini · Produced by Jake Villadolid


“Maybe” by Jinu Park, Feb 2019

DP · Ursa Mini · Produced by Jake Villadolid


Shadows Fade” by Jinu Park, Jun 2018

DP · DXL2 with Panavision Primo70s and UltraVista · Produced by Jake Villadolid


“Aqucua Ma” by MAL,  Feb 2016 

OP  ·  RED Epic  ·  NO STATIC Productions


“Red Ribbons” by Felidae,  Sept 2015 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema  ·  Produced by Nic Angeles


“Burry” by MindPlow,  Sept 2014 

DP  ·  RED MX, Super8, DVCAM  ·  Produced by Nic Angeles


“Figured It Out” by Stacy Clark,  May 2014 

DP  ·  RED MX  ·  Produced by Stacy Clark


“Beautiful Times” by Owl City, April 2014 

Cam Op ·  Blackmagic 4K  ·  Produced by EVERDREAM, LLC


“Everybody’s Got Somebody, But Me” by Rory Partin, Feb 2014 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema 


“Next Town” by Stacy Clark, Sept 2013 

DP  ·  Canon 5D Mark II  ·  Produced by Harbour Records






NARRATIVE SHORTS


Breaking Ground, VR Short, Dir. Jake Villadolid, Aug 2020

Writer/DP  ·  GoPro360 Max  ·  Pre-Production


Allstar, Dir. Brian Andries, Aug 2019

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema  ·  Produced by Brian Andries


Cotton Eye Joe, Dir. Brian Andries, Jun 2019 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema  ·  Produced by Brian Andries


The Fight, Dir. Casey O’Farrell, 2018

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema  ·  Produced by Casey O’Farrell


Where We Grew, Dir. Jake Villadolid, May 2018 

DP  ·  Alexa XT with Panavision Primos and Ultra Speeds  ·  Produced by Brian Andries


Blossom, Dir. Colin McDonald, April 2017

Director/DP   ·   DXL with Panavision Primo 70s  ·  Produced by Colin McDonald


Like Me Please, Dir. Andrew Carter, Dec 2017

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema 4K  ·  Produced by Andrew Carter


Me First, Dir. Andrew Carter, Sept 2017

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema 4K  ·  Produced by Andrew Carter


Bloody Baby, Dir. Andrew Carter, Aug 2017

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema 4K  ·  Produced by Andrew Carter


I Wanna Make It Up To You, Dir. Andrew Carter, July 2017

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema 4K  ·  Produced by Andrew Carter


Boyfriend, Dir. Andrew Carter, June 2017 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema 4K  ·  Produced by Andrew Carter


When Cheat Day Goes To Far, Dir. Andrew Carter, May 2017 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema 4K  ·  Produced by Andrew Carter


What’s Your Favorite Song, Dir. Andrew Carter, April 2017 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema 4K  ·  Produced by Andrew Carter


New Friend:  A Love Story, Dir. Andrew Carter, March 2017 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema 4K  ·  Produced by Andrew Carter


Separate Ways, Dir. Andrew Carter, Feb 2017 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema 4K  ·  Produced by Andrew Carter


Forever, Dir. Brian Andries, 2017 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema 4K  ·  Produced by Andrew Carter


Imposter Syndrome,  June 2016 

DP  ·  Blackmagic  ·  Produced by Bad Shorts Entertainment


The Little Blue Button, Dir. Colin McDonald, April 2016 

Director/DP  ·  Arri Alexa with Panavision lenes  ·  Produced by Colin McDonald


Penny For Your Thought, Dir. Kieth Terrell, 2016 

DP  ·  RED Epic  ·  Produced by Kieth Terrell


The Orchid, Dir. Chris Covell, 2015 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema 4K  ·  Produced by Chris Covell


EMMA, Dir. Brian Andries, 2015 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema  ·  Produced by Brian Andries 


Ghost Hunters, Bad Shorts Media , 2015 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema · Funny or Die Distribution


Game of Scones, Dir. Louie Allen, 2014 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema  ·  Open Door Pictures


Manic Adolence, Season 1, Webseries, Aug 2014 

DP  ·  Blackmagic Cinema  ·  Produced by Lindsey Warm


Alpha, Dir. Andrew Bergamo, 2013 

DP  ·  Pre-released Sony F-65   ·  Produced by Andrew Bergamo


Proverbia, Dir. Almog Antonir, 2012

Operator  ·  Pre-released Sony F65  ·  Produced by Anlmog Antonir


From The Woods, Dir. Nicolas Wendl, 2012

DP  ·  Panavision GII 35mm  ·  Produced by Nicolas Wendl


Susie Daniels is a Crazy Bitch, Dir. Devon Ritchmeyer, 2012

DP  ·  RED MX  ·  Produced by Devon Ritchmeyer


Chester Briggin’s Magic Blood, Dir. Dan Brumer, 2012

Operator  ·  RED MX  ·  Produced by Dan Brumer


How They Smiled, Dir. Nicolas Wendl, 2011

DP  ·  RED MX  ·  Produced by Nicolas Wendl


Because of Sound, Dir. Kristen Dunn, 2011

DP  ·  Arri SR2 16mm  ·  Produced by Kristen Dunn





COMMERCIAL


“Springo Bingo: Quarantine Variety Show,” June 2020

DP/Editor  ·  iPhone   ·   Produced by Jake Villadolid


Cinegear 2019 Videos, Dir. Michael Cioni, May 2019

Co-DP   ·   DXL2 with Panavision Primo 70s  ·  Produced by Panavision


Youtube Influencer Interviews, Dir. Gonzalo Mendoza, Mar 2019

DP   ·  Alexa XT with Panavision Primos   ·   Produced by Influencer Magazine  


Touched: A Novel, Dir Jake Villadolid, Sept 2018

DP  ·  Blackmagic Ursa 4.6K  ·   Produced by Sean Mooney   


Cinegear 2018 Videos, Dir. Michael Cioni, May 2018

Co-DP   ·   DXL2 with Panavision Primo 70s  ·  Produced by Panavision 


Undisclosed Government Contractor, Sept 2015

DP  ·  Canon C300  ·  Produced by Rembrandt Productions


Anime Rewind, Anime Review Shows (9 episodes), Jul 2015

DP ·  Canon C300  ·  Produced by Tokyopop TV


Star Citizen, In-Game Content,  April 2015 

DP  ·  Canon C300s  ·  Produced by Cloud Imperium Games


Richard MacDonald: Defining the Legend, Honoree Presentation,  Nov 2014 

DP  ·  Canon 5D  ·  Produced by Laguna College of Art and Design


MacDonald Art Show, Gallery Presentation,  Nov 2014 

DP  ·  Canon 5D  ·  Produced by Dawson Fine Arts


Star Citizen, In-Game Content, Oct 2014 

DP  ·  Canon C300s  ·  Produced by Cloud Imperium Games


Back To Life, Reality Sizzle Reel, June 2014 

DP  ·  Canon 5D Mark II  ·  Produced by Diane Raymond


GabrielaDias.com, Web Ad, May 2014 

DP  ·  Canon 7D  ·  Produced by Gabriela Dias


Lora Bofill, Actor Reel, May 2014 

DP  ·  Canon 7D  


Josh Dresden, Actor Reel, Dec  2013 

DP  ·  Canon 5D Mark II  


Doffo Winery, A Welcome in 3D, 2012 

DP/Stereographer  ·  Canon XF 305 Beam Splitter Rig  ·  Produced by Avalanche 3D Entertainment


Labeltronics, Infomercial presented in 3D, 2012

DP/Stereographer  ·  Canon XF 305 Beam Splitter Rig  ·  Produced by Avalanche 3D Entertainment 


TV Ears Zone, 3D Ad, 2012

DP/Stereographer  ·  Canon XF 305 Beam Splitter Rig  ·  Produced by Avalanche 3D Entertainment 





CAMERA OPERATOR 


Star Citizen, CitizenCon,  Oct 2016 

Camera Operator  ·  Blackmagic Ursa Mini  · Produced by Cloud Imperium Games


CPP Con: Seattle, Developers Conference, Sept 2016

Camera Operator  ·  Sony F5  · Produced by Bash Films


US Bank, Museum Video, April 2016

Camera Operator  ·  Sony F5  ·  Produced by Imaginugt Entertainment


“Pet Matchmaker”, Pilot,  April 2016 

Camera Operator  ·  Canon C500  ·  Produced by Comedy Dynamics


“Coming To The Stage”, Season 4,  Feb 2016 

Camera Operator  ·  Sony F3  ·  Produced by Comedy Dynamics


“Coming To The Stage”, Season 3,  Jan 2016 

Camera Operator  ·  Sony F3  ·  Produced by Comedy Dynamics


CPP Con: Seattle, Developers Conference, Sept 2015

Camera Operator  ·  Sony F5  ·  Produced by Bash Films


LLMB Developers Meeting: San Jose, Developers Conference, Aug 2015

Camera Operator  ·  Sony F5  ·  Produced by Bash Films


AGILE: Washington D.C., Developers Conference, Aug 2015

Camera Operator  ·  Sony F5  ·  Produced by Bash Films


“Coming To The Stage”, Season 2,  Jun 2015 

Camera Operator  ·  Sony F3  ·  Produced by Comedy Dynamics


Malibu Beauties, Reality Sizzle Reel, 2015 

Camera Operator  ·  Canon 5D Mark II  ·  Produced by Diane Raymond


Hour of Power, Crystal Cathedral Ministries,  Sept - Dec 2014

Camera Operator  ·  Sony F3  ·  Produced by Bash Films


“We Got Next”, Season 2,  Nov 2014 

Camera Operator  ·  Sony F3  ·  Produced by Comedy Dynamics


“Not Fancy” Anjelah Johnson, TV Comedy Special,  Nov 2014 

Camera Operator  ·  Sony F3  ·  Produced by Comedy Dynamics


Trojan Ad, Feat. Miguel, 2012

Camera Operator  ·  Canon DSLR  ·  Produced by DECON Productions


K1 Speed, 3D Ad, 2012

Camera Operator  ·  Canon XF 305 Beam Splitter Rig  ·  Produced by Avalanche 3D Entertainment 


Doritos Spec, 3D Ad, 2012

Camera Operator  ·  Canon XF 305 Beam Splitter Rig  ·  Produced by Avalanche 3D Entertainment


Columbus On The Record, 2007-2010

Camera Operator  ·   WOSU (local PBS affiliate)





FIRST ASSISTANT CAMERA


EDC Vegas, Live Event,  June 2017

EP Randy Sosin  ·  C300  ·  Produced by Insomnia Productions


EDC Vegas, Live Event,  June 2016

EP Randy Sosin  ·  C300  ·  Insomnia Productions


It Gets Worse, Season 4,  May 2016

1st AC  ·  Blackmagic Ursa Mini ·  Produced by Entertainment Partners


Million Dollar Listing, Season 4,  Jan/Feb 2016

1st AC  ·  Sony F5 ·  Produced by Bravo Network


Hungry” by White Lung,  Jan 2016

1st AC  ·  Arri ALEXA Mini · Produced by Domino Recording Co.


Karate Kills, Feature,  Sept 2015

B-Cam 1st AC  ·  RED Epic  · Dir. Kurando Mitsutake


Scorpion, Season 2,  July 2015

AC/Rig Tech for Plate Shots  ·  Panasonic GH4  ·  Produced by CBS Entertainment


EDC Vegas, Live Event,  June 2015

EP Randy Sosin  ·  C300  ·  Insomnia Productions


Degree: Dance Break, Ad,  June 2015

DP  Clay Westervelt  ·  RED Epic Dragon  ·  Produced by Martini Crew Booking, LLC


Homes for Sale, Ad,  June 2015

DP  Jonathan Narducci  ·  Sony FS7 ·  Produced by PowerShot Productions


Simple Skin Care, Ad,  May 2015

DP  Clay Westervelt  ·  5D Mark III  ·  Produced by Martini Crew Booking, LLC


SKEE TV, Weekly TV Show on FUSE Network, March - May 2015

DP  Clay Westervelt  ·  C300  ·  Martini Crew Booking, LLC


COZMOS, TV Pilot, March 2015 

DP  Tristan Bernard ·  RED MX  ·  Dir. A.B. Stone, Cozmos, LLC


Spies, Short, Sept 2014 

DP  Thomas Hennessy ·  Blackmagic Cinema  ·  Dir. Joseph Torrez, Toymaker Productions


What Now, Feature, June 2014

DP Sam Brownfield  ·  Two C500s  · Dir. Ash Avildsen, Sumerian Films, a division of Sumerian Records


Worthington Industries, Corporate Video,  2014 

DP Gary Bush · 5D Mark II ·Produced by Tell Collective 


The First Date, Short, Apr 2014 

DP Thomas Hennessy · Blackmagic Cinema · Dir. John Pistone


David Hockney, Feature Documentary, Mar 2014 

DP Simon Firsht · Sony F55 · Dir. Randall Wright, BBC


Redstone, Feature, Oct-Nov 2013 

DP Sam Brownfield · Three C300s · Dir. Jay Chapman, New Wave Entertainment


What Lola Wants, Feature (Second Unit), Aug 2013

DP Eric Leach · Red Epic · Dir. Rupert Glasson





SECOND ASSISTANT CAMERA


XBox Live @ E3, Live Telecast,  June 2015

PA  ·  Produced by Microsoft 


Silent War, Short Film,  June 2015

DP  Bill Webb, ASC  ·  Arri ALEXA  ·  Dir. Joel Gretsch


SUPERFIGHT Card Game, Commercial Webseries, Jan 2015 

DP Toshi Imai ·  Canon C300s  ·  Produced by MAKER Studios


Hot Topic, Television Show, Spet 2014 

DP Carl Herse ·  Panasonic Varicam  ·  Dir. Derrick Beckles (AbsoLutely Prod), Cartoon Network


Oddball REDD APPLE, Teaser, Mar 2014

DP Greg Cotten · Canon C300 · Produced by FUNNY OR DIE


Made Me Do it, Feature, Nov 2013 

DP Nathan Mielke · RED EPIC · Dir. Ben Koppin, Ironside Productions


The Curious Case of Conrad Cooper, Short, Oct 2013 

DP Ryan Summersett · Red Epic · Dir. Valerie Delen, From The Heart Productions, Inc.





CERTIFICATIONS


Scrum Product Owner Certified, Scrum Alliance,  Jan 2020

Credential ID 1035049  ·  Expires Jan 2022


Certified Scrum Master, Scrum Alliance,  Jan 2020

Credential ID 1035049  ·  Expires Jan 2022





EDUCATION


Chapman University, BFA in Film Production, Minor in Advertising, 2013


Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Film Studies, 2011


Arizona State University, Nine Week Electrical Engineering Foundations Course, 2017


ABC Studios, Camera Intern, 2014-2015

Camera department for ABC show, Revenge


Harbinger Pictures, Intern, Summer 2012

MovieMagic Scheduling for Producer Brunson Green


Newport Beach Film Festival, Intern, Summer 2012


Dodge College Equipment House, Assistant Manager, 2009-2013

Serviced and prepared gear for rental, also educated students   


Brianstorm Media Inc., Intern, 2009

Editing videos for clients and DVD media creation in Ohio


ProMedia of Ohio, Intern turned Freelancer, 2008-2009

Camera operator on various client shoots 

Colin P. McDonald

production strategist | workflow architect | cinematographer