Being DP / DoP / Cinematographer is my main focus. I have written and directed several shorts, but mainly work with filmmakers and directors to turn their vision into reality.
I have an Art and Design background, with over 30 years photographic experience. I first picked up a camera when I was 10 years old and have been photographing ever since. This photography experience has enhanced my cinematography skills with composition, exposure, framing and especially being meticulous over the details within a scene; a film is simply moving photographs.
I have a varied skill set, including a video production background. I have worked on large scale film sets, as well as on small indie film productions, web series and music videos.
I am proficient on all RED cameras, Epic Mysterium-X 5k, Epic Dragon 6k, Weapon Helium 8k, etc and Sony cameras FS7, FS5, FS700 (F55, F65 occasional use). My go-to camera for 2017 is the RED Epic-W 8k, it has everything needed for a film or music video in a small package, with a straightforward workflow.
On set, I have functioned as a DP/ Cinematographer, Gaffer/ Lighting, and Audio Recordist and own and operate my own equipment. I often rent cameras and lenses to meet the goals and style of the film.
I am located on the West Side of Los Angeles and travel to wherever the project takes me.
Name: G.S. Ford
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: DP Cinematographer
Occupation: Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Director, Director of Photography, Filmmaker and Photographer (Still)
Unique traits: Friendly, Effective trouble-shooting, Great at "seeing" light (for lighting scenes & camera exposure),
Film by Cine Calibre Films / Christopher Baiza Director of Photography Indie film (announced).
Film (short) by Chris Baiza (Drama) Director of Photography
Series by Kristen Lucas Director of Photography, Gaffer Comedy Web Series about Vlad, Dracula, in modern times. There are lots of jokes..
We Are The Forgotten
Video by ATLAX Camera Operator/ Gaffer Music Video. Filmed Oct 2017.
Doin' Too Much
Video by ATLAX (Music) DP/ Cinematographer Music Video. Camera used: (3) RED Epic-W. Filmed Sept 2017.
Video by Spankie Valentine (Music) DP/ Cinematographer Music Video. Camera used: RED Epic-W & Canon C300ii. Filmed Spring 2017.
Film (short) by Stray Dog Films DP/ Cinematographer Short film (in post production). Camera used: Canon C100, Canon 5Diii. Filmed July 2017.
Film (short) by GS Ford Director of Photography, Director, Writer Found Footage Suspense Thriller. Filming Oct 2017.
I Click You
Music by Tom Goss (Romance) VR Camera Operator/ Gaffer Music Video for artist Tom Goss, VR Camera Operator, Electrician. We used the Samsung Galaxy Gear 360 camera, which, we found, is the easiest 360 camera to operate. (I've used the GoPro Odyssey before, but it's a lot more work to operate).
Documentary by Volcano Smoke Director of Photography First segment filmed. Currently on hold. Filmed Spring 2017.
Film (short) Director of Photography, Producer, Writer Fan film
Chunky Zeta, episode 8
Series by BradmanTV (Comedy) Director of Photography Web series. Now on Amazon Prime. Filmed Spring 2017. DP on select episodes only; ep 7, 8 & (yet to be released) 10.
Film by Cine Calibre Films / Christopher Baiza (Drama) Director of Photography indie feature film (in production, 2016-2017).
Film (short) (Crime) Director of Photography Pre-production. Indie short film. Crime drama.
The Frog Prince
Series by Spankie Valentine (Comedy, Music and Short) Director of Photography Camera used: RED Epic-W 8k. Episode part 1 of 3 in a series. Filmed Spring 2017.
Video by Spankie Valentine Camera Operator/ Gaffer Music Video filmed in 2016, on several RED Epic Dragon 6k cinema cameras, with jibs, panther dolly, steadicam, on many sets and locations, over several months, and 16 shoot days. Video drops this month, Oct 2017.
Video by Spankie Valentine (Music) Camera Operator/ Gaffer Music Video. Camera used: RED Epic Dragon.
Film (short) by Dahlia&Dia (Drama) Director of Photography, Gaffer
Film (short) by Dahlia&Dia (Drama) Director of Photography
Pick A Card
Film (short) by Dahlia&Dia (Drama, Fantasy and Thriller) Director of Photography
Netflix & Chill
Film (short) by Chad Meisenheimer Director of Photography
Film (short) by Dahlia&Dia Director of Photography
Just A Reflection
Film (short) by Volcano Smoke (Drama and Short) Director of Photography indie dramatic short film. (on its way to festivals).
Joy To The World by RKVC
Video by G.S. Ford Director of Photography, Director Music Video, Christmas music, cover song of 'Joy To The World' by the band, RKVC. Camera used: RED Epic-W.
Film (short) by The Keith Collective DP/ Cinematographer/ Camera Operator (Beginning) 'Surviving Keith' was created & produced by varied group of talented individuals. (The beginning shots were mine). Camera used: RED Epic Dragon
Documentary by TV One Sound Recordist
The Big Day
Film (short) by James Roddy Gaffer
Film (short) by Dahlia&Dia (Horror) Director of Photography
Film (short) by D&D/K. Bernet Director of Photography
Film (short) by Christina Jacquelyn Calph Assistant Camera Operator, Producer, (Still) Photographer
Are You here tonight?
Music by Julia Price Gaffer, Electrician, Assistant Camera, Rain Maker Music video
Music by Dtv Director of Photography Music video.
Film (short) by James Roddy Gaffer
Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA)