My passion for filmmaking began in high school in South Burlington, Vermont, through classes taught by my mentor, Tim Comolli. I pursued my passion at Ithaca College as a Cinema & Photography major. Although my first love was editing, cinematography soon became top priority. Because I began as an editor and still continue to edit regularly, I have a strong sense of how to put a scene together -- something that is absolutely essential for a cinematographer.
Although I began my career with the goal to work primarily on fiction films, I have found that I enjoy everything from music videos to feature documentaries. Working under Emmy winning cinematographers Andrew Young and Buddy Squires, A.S.C. on several PBS documentaries--and seeing the beautiful images they have been able to create--has inspired me to strive for the same, regardless of genre.
I'm a verified gear head, and am always looking for the newest tool to add to my kit. I have a firm foundation in traditional cinematic techniques, but I also love to experiment with new methods and equipment to produce the most interesting images possible. My goal is to never have to say to a director, "We can't do that." I want to realize every crazy idea to its fullest potential.
Recent Projects: Worlds We Created -- Director of Photography/Co-Editor/Colorist/Co-Producer; Short Fiction; Dir. Nicholas Santos
Like A F%@k!ng Punk -- Director/Editor/Colorist; Short Fiction
MUTT -- Director of Photography/Colorist; Short Fiction; Dir. Nicholas Santos
The Cocks of the Walk -- Director of Photography; Narrative Feature; Dir. Ben Donnellon
The Constitution with Peter Sagal -- Second Camera Operator/First AC; Four-Part TV Series; Dir. Stephen Ives
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Name: Kyle I. Kelley
Lives in: Brooklyn, New York
Company: BullMoose Pictures
Occupation: Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Director of Photography, Editor and First Assistant Camera
The Cocks of the Walk
Film by CCG/BullMoose Pictures Director of Photography
They Might Be Giants (w.t.)
Documentary by BullMoose Pictures Director of Photography, Co-Director, Editor
Pepper and the Salt Sea
Film (short) by Small MediaXL/BullMoose Pictures Director of Photography
The Sound One Project
Documentary by Sound 701/BullMoose Pictures Director of Photography, Co-Producer
Film (short) by ssemblage of Nouns Productions/BullMoose Pictures Director of Photography
CONSTITUTION USA with Peter Sagal
Television by Insignia Films Camera Operator, First AC
Film (short) by Yellow Line Films/BullMoose Pictures Director of Photography
Mob Wives 2: The Christening
Film (short) by Funny Or Die G&E
Me the Terrible
Film (short) by Josephine Decker Assistant Camera
Film (short) by Andrew Young 2nd AC
The American Experience: Grand Coulee Dam
Documentary by Insignia Films Assistant Camera
Film (short) by Adam R. Brown Director of Photography
The American Experience: Custer's Last Stand
Documentary by Insignia Films Assistant Camera, Additional Cinematographer
Worlds We Created
Film (short) by BullMoose Pictures, Inc. Director of Photography, Co-Producer
Sides of the Track
Film (short) by Mohammad Maaty Assistant Camera
Film (short) by Nicholas Santos Director of Photography
Worlds We Created: Festivus Film Festival --
Worlds We Created: Suffolk Film Festival -- "Best Short Film"
Worlds We Created: HollyShorts Film Festival -- "Audience Award"
Worlds We Created: Vimeo Staff Pick
Ice Cream: Vimeo Staff Pick
Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)