G.S. Ford

G.S. Ford

DP Cinematographer

Camera operator, cinematographer and director in Los Angeles, California

About G.S.

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),

Credits

  • Hijos

    Hijos (2018)
    Film by Cine Calibre Films / Christopher Baiza Director of Photography Indie film (announced).

  • Xmas

    Xmas (2018)
    Film (short) by Chris Baiza (Drama) Director of Photography

  • Vlad

    Vlad (2017)
    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

    We Are The Forgotten (2017)
    Video by ATLAX Camera Operator/ Gaffer Music Video. Filmed Oct 2017.

  • Doin' Too Much

    Doin' Too Much (2017)
    Video by ATLAX (Music) DP/ Cinematographer Music Video. Camera used: (3) RED Epic-W. Filmed Sept 2017.

  • Compact Booty

    Compact Booty (2017)
    Video by Spankie Valentine (Music) DP/ Cinematographer Music Video. Camera used: RED Epic-W & Canon C300ii. Filmed Spring 2017.

  • Serious

    Serious (2017)
    Film (short) by Stray Dog Films DP/ Cinematographer Short film (in post production). Camera used: Canon C100, Canon 5Diii. Filmed July 2017.

  • Trench Coat

    Trench Coat (2017)
    Film (short) by GS Ford Director of Photography, Director, Writer Found Footage Suspense Thriller. Filming Oct 2017.

  • I Click You

    I Click You (2017)
    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).

  • Singularity

    Singularity (2017)
    Documentary by Volcano Smoke Director of Photography First segment filmed. Currently on hold. Filmed Spring 2017.

  • Fist

    Fist (2017)
    Film (short) Director of Photography, Producer, Writer Fan film

  • Chunky Zeta, episode 8

    Chunky Zeta, episode 8 (2017)
    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.

  • Myra

    Myra (2016 - 2017)
    Film by Cine Calibre Films / Christopher Baiza (Drama) Director of Photography indie feature film (in production, 2016-2017).

  • Dryft

    Dryft (2017)
    Film (short) (Crime) Director of Photography Pre-production. Indie short film. Crime drama.

  • The Frog Prince

    The Frog Prince (2017)
    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.

  • Devil Inside

    Devil Inside (2016)
    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.

  • Free

    Free (2016)
    Video by Spankie Valentine (Music) Camera Operator/ Gaffer Music Video. Camera used: RED Epic Dragon.

  • Future Baby

    Future Baby (2016)
    Film (short) by Dahlia&Dia (Drama) Director of Photography, Gaffer

  • Diet

    Diet (2016)
    Film (short) by Dahlia&Dia (Drama) Director of Photography

  • Pick A Card

    Pick A Card (2016)
    Film (short) by Dahlia&Dia (Drama, Fantasy and Thriller) Director of Photography

  • Netflix & Chill

    Netflix & Chill (2016)
    Film (short) by Chad Meisenheimer Director of Photography

  • Test Results

    Test Results (2016)
    Film (short) by Dahlia&Dia Director of Photography

  • Just A Reflection

    Just A Reflection (2016)
    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

    Joy To The World by RKVC (2016)
    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.

  • Surviving Keith

    Surviving Keith (2015)
    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

  • Artist Series

    Artist Series (2015)
    Documentary by TV One Sound Recordist

  • The Big Day

    The Big Day (2015)
    Film (short) by James Roddy Gaffer

  • Stallgirl

    Stallgirl (2015)
    Film (short) by Dahlia&Dia (Horror) Director of Photography

  • Reflections

    Reflections (2015)
    Film (short) by D&D/K. Bernet Director of Photography

  • Burp Girl

    Burp Girl (2015)
    Film (short) by Christina Jacquelyn Calph Assistant Camera Operator, Producer, (Still) Photographer

  • Are You here tonight?

    Are You here tonight? (2014)
    Music by Julia Price Gaffer, Electrician, Assistant Camera, Rain Maker Music video

  • Everyday

    Everyday (2014)
    Music by Dtv Director of Photography Music video.

  • Service Please!

    Service Please! (2014)
    Film (short) by James Roddy Gaffer

Education

  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA)

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