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Bill Mitchell

Cinematographer Bill Mitchell is part of the International Cinematographers Guild, a Local 600 member. He started filming at the young age of 12 and won a student Academy Award in the Experimental category for his 35mm student film "Zebu". After finishing his BA in Communications at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calfornia, he worked as an IMAX projectionist, camera and post production assistant on feature films including the signature 70 mm film, "Baraka".

20 years ago he began to license his 35 mm footage for commercials, feature films, music video and other video projects and began his now extensive film and high definition stock footage library. Mitchell has lived the last 20 years in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Today, Bill is hired to film custom shots for commercials, feature films, and TV shows. His stock images have been seen in countless productions. He is considered an expert in the field of time-lapse, though his shooting style spans an array of techniques and he is highly adept at the multiple high end video formats and film and HD cameras. Bill is an excellent cinematographer, works really hard and provides high quality and abundant imagery to meet the high demands of broadcast productions.


Feature Films
Batman & Robin
Beauty Shop
Being John Malkovich
Darkness Falls
Dawn of the Dead (Trailer)
Day After Tomorrow (promo)
Devil's Advocate
Die Hard4-Live Free or Die Hard
Disney's The Kid
Divine...YaYa Sisterhood
Employee of the Month
Fight Club
Gigli (trailer)
Head of State
Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
Hotel for Dogs
How To Deal
Igby Goes Down
Live Free or Die Hard 3
Lizzie McGuire Movie
Malibu's Most Wanted
Metal God
Mr. Deeds
Nanny McFee
National Treasure 2
Never Die Alone
Old Dogs
Perfect Storm
Pirates of the Caribbean 3
Polish Wedding
Straight into Darkness
The Big Lebowski
The Clearing
The Core (trailer)
The Devil and Daniel Webster
The Girl Next Door
The Good Boy (trailer)
The Kingdom
The Ring
The Rules of Attraction
The Salton Sea
Town & Country Training Day
Underworld Evolution
Weight of Water
Wild Hogs
Woman On Top
You Got Served
ABC, "Castle"
ABC, "Off Center"
ABC, "One Life to Live"
ABC, "VR5"
ABC, Avenging Angel Prods.
CBS, "40th Annual Grammy Awards"
CBS, "L.A. Doctors""The Bold & The Beautiful"
CBS, "Three Sisters"
CNN News (graphics)
DISCOVERY, "Frankenstein"
DISCOVERY, "Skywatchers of the Americas"
DISCOVERY, "Weather"
DISCOVERY, "The Real Ben Franklin"
ESPN, "ESPY Awards 2002/2003/2004"
FOX Sports, "Beyond the Glory"
FOX, "American Juniors"
Fox, "Oliver Beene"
FOX, "Opening the Lost Tombs"
FOX, "The Simple Life"
Hallmark, "A Time to Remember"
HBO, "Entourage"
HBO, "Mundo Ole" (station graphics)
HBO, "Point of Origin"
HBO, "Six Feet Under"
HBO, "Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight"
Jim Henson Prods., "Things That Fly"
MCA-TV, "Xena: Warrior Princess"
MTV, "Respect"
National Geographic,"Explorer"
NBC, "Friends"
NBC, "Profiler"
NBC, "In The Beginning"
NBC, "The Secret World of Dreams"
NBC, "Watching Ellie"
Olympic Closing Ceremony Turino 2006
PAX, "Chicken Soup for the Soul"
SHOWTIME "Dead Like Me"
Showtime, "CSI": MIAMI"
Showtime, "CSI: NY"
Showtime, "D.C. 911: Time of Crisis"
Showtime, "Dead Like Me"
Showtime, "Tracy Ullman: State of the Union" Promo
Showtime, "Tudors" Promo
Showtime,"In Plain Sight"
TBS, "Outback Jack"
Touchstone, "Scrubs", "Day Break"
Warner Bros, "Joey"
Warner Bros, "Like Family"
Warner Bros, "Dead Last"
Warner Bros, "Jesse"
Warner Bros, "Lois & Clark"
Warner Bros, "Fast Lane"
Warner Bros, "The OC"
Warner Bros, "Twilight"
Music Videos & Concert Films
All Mighty Senators (Concert Film)
Amy McDonald, "Don't Tell Me That It's Over"
Angela Via, "Picture Perfect"
Backstreet Boys, "More Than That"
Blind Melon, "Galaxy"
Britney Spears, "Oops, I Did It Again"
Brooks & Dunn, "Only In America" Tour
Bush, "Mouth"
Busta Rynes
Celine Dion/R. Kelly, "I'm Your Angel"
Cher, "Believe"
Cher, "Strong Enough"
Chris Cornell, "Preaching the End..."
Depeche Mode, "One Caress"
Disney/All 4 One, "Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Enrique Iglesius, "Don't Turn Out The Lights"
Faith No More, "Midlife Crisis"
Garth Brooks, "Coast to Coast" (CBS)
George Strait, "Carrying Your Love with Me"
Grateful Dead (On-Stage Projection)
Iggy Pop
James Taylor, "Enough to Be On Your Way"
Luther VanDross, "Heaven Knows"
Marcus Houston
Mariah Carey, "Honey"
Mary J. Blige, concert tour
Mel C, "Here It Comes Again"
Michael Jackson, "Who Is It?"
Nelly Furtado, "Powerless"
Oasis, "Who Feels Love"
One Star, "From My Front Porch"
Paul Okenfold, "Ready Steady Go"
Pharrell, "Frontin'"
Pink Floyd, "Take It Back"
Prince, "Holy River"
Prince, "The Most Beautiful Girl"
R. Kelly, "I Believe I Can Fly"
R.E.M., "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight"
Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Californication"
Ricky Martin, "She's All I Ever Had"
Rod Stewart, "Can't Deny It"
Rolling Stones, "World Tour" 2002-2003
Seal, "Human Beings"
Simple Minds, "She's A River"
Thalia, "Baby I'm in Love"
Thirteen Senses, "Do No Wrong"
Wyclef, "How Come?"

Key Information

Production Company: Blue Sky Stock Footage
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Special Skills: D.P. (1ST, 2ND, & FX UNITS) & STOCK IMAGES, editing on Final Cut Pro, motion control systems, dolly tracks, timelapse cinematography, rigging up cameras and year long shots, with years of professional experience as a Director of Photography.

Equipment Used: 35mm, 16mm film cameras, video and digital cameras including: Mitchell, Eyemo, Aaton, Arriflex film cameras and Panasonic, Sony, Canon, Nikon, JVC and RED digital cameras.