What's up! I'm a DP and gaffer based in Brooklyn, NY.
Gear I Own:
(1) Sony FX6 Camera Package - SmallHD Ultra 5, Core Batteries, Metabones PL Mount, Letus Shoulder Pad n more
(1) Tilta Nucleus-M Kit: Hand Unit, (2) Motors, Right Grip, FX6 r/s
(1) Vortex 4 + DOPChoice Snapbag + Snapgrid
(1) Astra 6X + DOP Choice Snapbag + Snapgrid + CRMX Module
(3) Astera Helios Tubes + (2) DOPChoice Snapgrids + (1) DOPChoice Snapbag + Snapgrid for 3 Tubes
Blackout Lighting Console + LumenRadio Aurora + (2) LumenRadio Moonlite Transceivers
My gear is part of a larger 2-ton package at Shade Leaf Lighting Company. We share a space and are great friends.
A few things I've been up to: in 2022, I shot a short promo for Sony Music Entertainment featuring producer Steve Jordan as part of their 360 Reality Audio launch. In the fall, I gaffed Please Make Sense, a feature film that takes place almost entirely in a car on the road, shot mostly on an LED volume (see below).
Back in 2021, I worked with director Antonio Méndez Esparza [2018 John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award] on three documentaries highlighting Florida's Early Childhood Court System, as DP and editor. I love documentary just as much as I love narrative.
In 2019, I won a Student Emmy for my short documentary Woman of Steel, which highlights Ashley Young's life as a self-proclaimed human cyborg with a bionic right arm.
I love taking pictures of my friends when they're not looking. I fucking love my Ricoh GR.
Outside of film life, I spend most of my down time on languages; I speak French at an intermediate level, and am working hard on my Spanish.
contact: chris.andrew.violette at gmail.com
Focusing his camera on people with disabilities, Bedford man shines (NH Union Leader, April 2019)
FSU film student wins national award for documentary on ‘bionic woman’ (FSU News, January 2019)