Director of photography reel

Visual storytelling is a universal artform. Cinematography encapsulates many of those artforms, which is what makes it so exciting. This demo reel contains some of my best work over the past few years serving as Director of Photography on projects varying from narrative films to commercial work.

My films & my stories

The nuances in body language, facial expressions, and behavior make cinematography so fascinating. As all the other technicalities such as composition, lighting, camera & lens choices come into play, everything dims to focus on the most important element of filmmaking – the story.

CAMOUFLAGE – FEATURE FILM
DECREES EP 5 – WEB SERIES
FLOYD’S THE 99 EXPERIENCE – MUSIC VIDEO
HIPSTER! THE MUSICAL – FEATURE FILM

My photography

Painting with light. The meaning of “photography” goes deeper for me. It is the foundation of digital arts. It is the connection of the human condition and behavior to visual nuances. Photography culminates in the technical and spiritual communication resulting in an emotional response. A moment.

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About me

Driven by the unpredictable nature of storytelling, George garnered a passion for many aspects of media production including photography, cinematography, graphic and motion design. He strives for deliberate, purposeful and authentic storytelling.

Having immigrated to the US from Kazakhstan at a young age gave him the perspective and hunger to create impactful content that inspires thought, evokes emotion and drives universal change. When he’s not behind the camera, George spends his time writing this bio and getting lost deep in thought.

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