Nathan Tieman
Cinematography

I have been a filmmaker ever since my parents put their 8mm camera in my 10 year old hands. Shortly thereafter, it was their first VHS camcorder I confiscated.  I enjoyed the whole process of making short films - visually interpreting a story or theme, videotaping my friends in skits or skateboarding, editing the shoot between two VHS players - visual storytelling had become a thing I needed to do every day. After graduating from the film program at Chapman University in 2004, my first feature film, “Beneath the Surface”, won the Sacramento Horror Film Festival and began to get recognition in the indie market. I was now doing cinematography professionally.
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Today, I continue to visualize and produce all types of stories and concepts. I have directed the photography for several Apple produced shows including, “FUSE" with Zane Lowe, "OTHERtone" with Pharrell Williams and original content for “Planet of the Apps” with Gary Vaynerchuk, Gwyneth Paltrow, Will.i.am and Jessica Alba. I have also shot content for the Lakers basketball organization. As much as I rely on and appreciate creative marketing work, I also thrive in the sustained creative focus of feature narrative work; I was the cinematographer for “One of Us”, a 15-day out-of-town feature budgeted at $400k. That said, I never discredit the steady pace of local commercial work, virtual reality live event camerawork, out of town commercial and medical industry work that keeps me sharp and on my game.
I enjoy the process of translating and enhancing the vision of your filmmaking needs to provide you with a product that meets and exceeds your expectations. 

Thank you for your time and consideration... let’s work together!
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