What's up! I am based in Brooklyn, NY.
A few things about me:
I am a DP; but also a Gaffer and Key Grip.
I've 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.
I have loads of experience with virtual production as a Gaffer, see BTS below -
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 love my Ricoh GR.
Outside of film life, I spend most of my down time on languages; I speak French, and am working hard on my Spanish.
My gear is part of a larger 2-ton package at Shade Leaf Lighting Company. We share a space and are great friends.
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)