Brian D’Almeida is a filmmaker from Greenwich, CT. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Recording Arts & his Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from Full Sail University. Brian was Valedictorian of his RA class.
Brian's passion for photography began when he was in grade school. The compositional elements he learned while making photographs inspired him to take the next step in visual storytelling, becoming a cinematographer.
At college he was given the opportunity to test himself by becoming the director of photography for his classes’ thesis film, “The Great Feckin’ Tree”. After successfully shooting his first thesis film the Sony f65 & F5 cameras. He was then offered the job of DP for an independent film “Shoelaces”. Brian took the offer & found his work in pre-production when developing the vision through a shot list, camera/lighting plots, & visual storyboards paid off on set yet again.
During his spare time Brian volunteered to be sound mixer & boom operator for ten thesis projects & independent films. Using a sound rig consisting of a Sound Devices 788T, lav mics, & a shotgun mic he captured the on set dialogue from actors & necessary ambience for post-production. By employing hidden lav techniques he managed to keep the microphones discreet whilst the camera was rolling and made sure the boom operator remained out of frame.
Brian will continue to pursue his passion for filmmaking in Los Angeles, California.
Back on Sunday
Video (Short and Music) Camera and Electrical Department Chase is a strong willed musician who inhabits a deserted island. One morning she walks towards the water and embarks on the journey of swimming parts of the Atlantic ocean in order to reach a rare rock formation where her band waits for her. As she reaches her band, they perform "Back on Sunday" surrounded by the ocean. Written by Valeska Freire
Film (Short and Mystery) Camera and Electrical Department Sean is spending the day at the cemetery when Caretaker walks over to him. At first Sean is annoyed at Caretaker, but after hearing a story about bodies being buried in the wrong graves Sean decides to listen to what he has to say. Is there truth to the story or is Sean being lured to greater danger? Written by Michele Olson
Film (Short and Comedy) Sound department A wolf in sheep's clothing.
Film (Short, Horror and Mystery) Sound department Stranded on the side of the road, a young nurse receives help from two devious men.
The Great Feckin' Tree
Film (Short and Comedy) Sound department After striking it out on his own in the wilderness, a Lumberjack's life is changed forever after his encounter with an ancient and cantankerous Elder Tree.
Film (Short, Comedy, Family, Fantasy and 1 More) Sound department After a mild-mannered insurance workers acquires an object of great power, all of his dreams seem to come true, or do they?
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Cinematographer An introverted boy attempts to overcome an early life obstacle, as he privately watches his young, divorced parents having a viscous argument.
Advanced Achievement Award
Full Sail University