John Woodside

John Woodside

JWoodside Cinematography
Camera Operator, Cinematographer and Gaffer/lighting Technician

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
September 2015
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About John

California based available for hire as camera operator, cinematographer or gaffer.

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  • Domain

    Domain (2016)
    Film by Nathaniel Atcheson (Drama and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Devil Dogs

    Devil Dogs (2015)
    Film (short) by Lindsay Holt (War) Camera and Electrical Department A photojournalist embeds with a team of five Marines during two days of fierce urban combat in one of the deadliest battles of the Iraq War, the fight for Fallujah.

  • No Woman's Face Remember

    No Woman's Face Remember (2015)
    Film (short) by D. Charles Griffith (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A Canadian Waterline is erected in California's Central Valley to mitigate a Grapes of Wrath-type drought; meanwhile, Chloe, a 20-something millennial, faces a life-altering decision by her best friend, Kat, and high school sweetheart, Budd. Written by Emily Rothchild

  • Most Likely to Die

    Most Likely to Die (2015)
    Film by Anthony DiBlasi (Horror) Camera and Electrical Department A group of former classmates gather for a pre-party at one of their homes the night before their 10-year high school reunion, and one by one, they are brutally slain in a manner befitting each's senior yearbook superlative.

  • Grandma

    Grandma (2015)
    Film by Paul Weitz (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Lily Tomlin stars as Elle who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

  • The Lives of Better Men

    The Lives of Better Men (2015)
    Film by Marc H. Noda (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Set in the dystopian future, outlaws roam free about the city. A hit has been made as John, the reigning drug lord watches his lover shot down in cold blood. Now seeking vengeance upon the masked shooter, the drug lord turned hero vows to reclaim the degenerate city he helped create. With the help of a do-gooder detective, he joins forces with the law only to find holes within the system. While on the brink of a drug war, Detective "Perez" is sought for help by Michael, a young man in search of his sister. Unable to commit to the request, Detective Perez attempts to advise Michael in his troubles. But soon after his mother is murdered, Michael returns to the Detective, enraged and demanding justice. His fury crosses paths with John as they decide to abandon the law, and attempt to take justice into their own hands. Written by Novus Pictures [us]

  • Caged

    Caged (2015)
    Film (short) by Catarina De Sousa (Drama) Cinematographer Carly is a 17 year old who lives in a foster care facility. After being raped by one of the facilities workers she tries to leave, taking with her Ivy (10 years old). Carly is left having to make a decision that will change her life.

  • Lights

    Lights (2015)
    Film by Nils Taylor (Sci-Fi) Cinematographer

  • Make Your Mark

    Make Your Mark (2014)
    Television (Family) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Sweaty Booty Cheeks

    Sweaty Booty Cheeks (2014)
    Film (short) (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Doll & Em

    Doll & Em (2013)
    Television by Dolly Wells (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A sitcom in which English actress Emily Mortimer heads to Hollywood, closely followed by best friend Dolly Wells as her assistant

  • Science of Happiness

    Science of Happiness (2013)
    Television Camera and Electrical Department

  • Film School Shorts

    Film School Shorts (2013)
    Television Cinematographer Showcasing short student films from across the country, grouped together around a central theme or topic. Featured are the best short films from major institutions like NYU, Columbia University, UCLA, USC and University of Texas that have wowed audiences at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Telluride and SXSW. Written by Anonymous

  • 4.0

    4.0 (2012)
    Film (short) by David Kost (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A college student questions her grade obsession when she has a hard time getting an 'A' from an eccentric professor.

  • Good Expectations

    Good Expectations (2011)
    Film (short) by Daniel D'Alimonte (Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Amir likes Alex. Alex likes Amir. Nobody told them it would be this difficult to get to the next level of their relationship. Two teenagers take the afternoon off with the hopes of losing their virginity to one another but intimidating neighbors and a crazy Dodgers Dad wreak havoc on their plans. Written by Anonymous

  • S the D

    S the D (2011)
    Film (short) by Drew Southern (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department On one hand S the D is an unabashed sex comedy, on the other hand, a mindful critique of a careless sex culture. S the D follows Liz, an aging LA socialite struggling with her libido and male expectations. After a dry spell that leads to a bizarre encounter with a young LA stud, Liz is forced to come to terms with how she really feels about the environment she lives in. The trouble is, her closest confidant is a flamboyant embodiment of that very environment. When harsh critique is fended off by sexual, verbal ju-jitsu and titillating distractions, how will Liz's new found perspective stand in such an overpowering culture? Written by Anonymous

  • $weethearts

    $weethearts (2010)
    Film (short) by Andrew Ritter (Comedy, Crime and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Hal, a down on his luck, lovesick thief decides to rob a bank to pay the bills. You can imagine his surprise when he finds his backstabbing, ex girlfriend, Cheryl, robbing the same bank at the same time. They will need each other to get the money, but can Hal avoid falling back in love? Written by Anonymous

  • Ricochet

    Ricochet (2010)
    Film (short) by Basel Owies (Action, Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department An aging criminal shoots the moon in a desperate attempt for impunity and a new life.

  • Death and Cremation

    Death and Cremation (2010)
    Film by Justin Steele (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department In a typical American suburb filled with middle class morals, a lonely 59-year-old, Stan, contributes to society by offering cremation services from his basement. In fact, Stan murders neighbors he perceives to be social bullies. Jarod, a fatherless 17-year-old high school outcast, lands an after-school job in Stan's cremation house and the two develop an unusual working relationship that quickly evolves into a partnership. As detective Matt Fairchild puts together clues from local disappearances, Stan must decide if protecting his newfound trainee is worth killing for. Written by AJI Productions

  • Clemency

    Clemency (2010)
    Film (short) by Joseph Albanese (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A sadistic killer takes a reporter on an emotional thrill ride she will never forget.

  • Dinner for Three

    Dinner for Three (2010)
    Film (short) by Aleksandra Kulig (Comedy, Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department A Mother-in-Law crashes a romantic dinner.

  • Abreojos

    Abreojos (2010)
    Film (short) by Basel Owies (Drama) Cinematographer, Writer Macy and Jacks are on their annual surf trip to Mexico when their RV breaks down on a back country road. Forced to spend the night alone and exposed, Macy and Jacks face facts about the trouble they're having their young marriage. It is an emotional roller coaster, that tests their love and commitment. Written by AJ Jackson

  • The Fighting Kind

    The Fighting Kind (2010)
    Film (short) by Nils Taylor (Drama and Family) Cinematographer Davin has been estranged from his family for give years. He finally returns home in desperate need of financial help from his sister, his only living relative. During what is supposed to be a quick visit, he learns that his sister may need more help from him than he needs from her. Written by Anonymous

  • Go Go Reject

    Go Go Reject (2010)
    Film (short) by Michael J. Saul (Comedy and Music) Camera and Electrical Department Wholesome and eternally optimistic Daniel Ferguson yearns to leave his job at Yogurt World and fulfill his childhood dream of becoming the Jennifer Beals of male go-go dancing. Daniel's Flashdance fantasy runs smack into opposition from club promoters, who are less interested in his dancing ability than they are the physical attributes of the more muscular dancers. With undaunted ingenuity Daniel turns his small frame into a huge success. Written by Heath Daniels

  • Good Grief

    Good Grief (2009)
    Film (short) by Fevzi Balli (Comedy, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Eddie Polo never thought his wife would croak so young. He wasn't ready for the grisly grief her death entailed. And he never thought the grief would reveal such a horrible discovery -- that his wife had been hiding some dirty little secrets. As Eddie dismembers the skeletons in his wife's closet, he plunges deeper and deeper into madness, revealing a discovery about himself -- that he might be capable of cold-blooded murder. Written by Anonymous

  • On the Eve

    On the Eve (2009)
    Film (short) by Renee S. Baltsen (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Days before the one year anniversary of her father's death, Jenny Dryden is released from the hospital facility where she was treated for depression. She returns home only to discover everything that was once familiar in her home has been removed or is in boxes and the walls to her bedroom torn down. With her life exposed and nowhere to hide, Jenny struggles to find a balance with her mother while fighting to keep her father's memory alive by spreading his ashes at their favorite place, a park near their house. However, Mary has different plans and has given away the ashes to Jenny's grandfather. Now both mother and daughter have to finally open up to one another and grieve together in order to move on. Written by Renee Baltsen

  • Tijuaneros

    Tijuaneros (2009)
    Film (short) by Paul Bobadilla (Action, Adventure, Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department An aspiring photographer must decide to pawn his camera for a gun.

  • Fiasco

    Fiasco (2009)
    Film (short) by Nadia Hamzeh (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department "Fiasco" is cross-cultural comedy about an Arab girl, Noura, who is secretly married to her gay, American best friend Daniel in order to obtain a green card to prolong her stay in America and become a famous artist. The green card interview is in two days and everything seems to be going as planned, when all of a sudden, Noura's strongly conservative father Fareez shows up unannounced. Her father's surprise visit propels Noura's double life towards disaster. Written by N. Hamzeh

  • Fereshteh

    Fereshteh (2009)
    Film (short) by Aisha.k (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department

  • The Tragic Self-Improvement of Ross Lawson

    The Tragic Self-Improvement of Ross Lawson (2009)
    Film (short) by Jolie Hales (Drama and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department For social reject Ross Lawson, the good life is the one he doesn't have. This gradually begins to change when one night he discovers that anything he types into his online i-Space profile actually becomes reality. With this new identity manipulation tool, Ross sets about transforming himself in hopes of winning over Kelly, the most popular girl in high school. Willing to exchange his good friends for this new popular lifestyle, Ross' life is looking up... or so it would seem. But little by little, his choices begin to backfire, finally risking not only the new identity he thought he always wanted, but the original identity he always had. Written by Jolie Hales

  • Slapjack

    Slapjack (2009)
    Film (short) by Nathaniel Atcheson (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department An ugly break-up between two lovers takes a turn for the worst when an unexpected third party arrives and stirs things up.

  • Shut Up and Die Like an Aviator

    Shut Up and Die Like an Aviator (2009)
    Film (short) by John K. Bucher Jr. (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Lonely Man

    Lonely Man (2009)
    Film (short) by Nick Corporon (Drama and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department

  • No Absolution

    No Absolution (2009)
    Film (short) by Niyi Laguda Cinematographer A 24 year old African student living in the US, on the eve of his birthday tries to beat a curse that kills the first-born male in his family on their twenty-fifth birthday.

  • Reunion

    Reunion (2008)
    Film (short) by Natalia Fernandez (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A troubled teenager struggles to find her identity while coping with her alcoholic mother and a father she has just met.

  • Head Above Water

    Head Above Water (2008)
    Film (short) by Nils Taylor (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department

  • The Isolationist

    The Isolationist (2008)
    Film (short) by Nathaniel Atcheson (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Thomas Shore needs some time alone. He spends his days making unsolicited sales calls in a crowded call center. His boss berates him and his coworkers smother him. He has planned a relaxing vacation at a beach resort to escape the grind of his daily life. But when he arrives at his destination, he finds these people pursuing him in aggressive and increasingly invasive ways. Featuring a quirky cast including '80s pop sensation Tiffany, The Isolationist is a dark comedy about trying to get away - and failing. Written by Anonymous

  • Peephole

    Peephole (2008)
    Film (short) by Will Prescott (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department An agoraphobic man discovers a boy being abused and struggles to escape the confines of his apartment in order to save his young friend.

  • Nomad

    Nomad (2008)
    Film (short) by Nils Taylor (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Beets

    Beets (2008)
    Film (short) by Eric Patton (Animation, Comedy and Family) Cinematographer A young boy faces off against his parents and his imagination when he is forced to eat his beets.

  • In the Wake

    In the Wake (2008)
    Film (short) by Daniel D'Alimonte (Drama) Cinematographer A young man tries to win back an ex-lover in the wake of his grandmother's funeral.

  • Fatherland

    Fatherland (2008)
    Film (short) by Robert Warzecha (Drama and War) Sound department The story of a neglectful father, and his estranged son set at the end of World War II. It is 1945 Germany. A Nazi soldier returns home to his childhood farm with the intent of convincing his father to retreat with him to Berlin. His father refuses. Old feelings rise to the surface, and suspicions grow until the son discovers that his father has been harboring a family of Jews. With the Russians en route they both must decide how far they are willing to go for their cause. Will their long buried love for each other emerge, or in their bitterness will they cling to their ideals? Written by Robert Warzecha

  • A Starchy World

    A Starchy World (2007)
    Film (short) by Nathaniel Atcheson (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department "A Starchy World" follows an ensemble of quirky characters as they experience a day just like any other - a day ruled by potatoes. They talk about potatoes, think about potatoes, and - most importantly - eat potatoes. Potatoes are both the center of their universe and the universe itself. Whether they're baked or mashed, deep-fried or pan-fried, the inhabitants of this starchy world know one thing: they like potatoes. Written by Nathaniel Atcheson

  • Training Dogs

    Training Dogs (2007)
    Film (short) by Ty Sanga (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Michael returns home from school bruised and beaten. Disappointed, his father is determined to turn him into a man.

  • A Thin Line

    A Thin Line (2007)
    Film (short) by Nils Taylor (Drama) Cinematographer A man weighs the consequences of excessive self-defense.

  • Small Avalanches

    Small Avalanches (2007)
    Film (short) by Gillian Munro (Drama and Thriller) Editorial department Adapted from a short story by Joyce Carol Oates, Small Avalanches takes place during the summer of 1971 and follows a singular event in the life of a thirteen year-old girl named Nancy. Spending her afternoons at her Uncle's gas station in the hopes of seeing people and being seen, Nancy encounters an older well-to-do man from the city who is stopping for gas. As she is walking home at the end of the day, the man returns and follows her. Nancy soon finds herself in a situation that profoundly affects her childhood innocence forever. Written by Anonymous

  • Thrill Zone

    Thrill Zone (2005)
    Television Miscellaneous Crew

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