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John Napolitano

Cinematographer/Steadicam Operator
PO Box 22580 Alexandria, VA 22304 • (585) 576-1775 • nap1024@yahoo.com
www.napalonproductions.com

Education
Maine Media Workshops
Steadicam Workshop (Certificate) July 2010

American University
MFA, Film and Electronic Media (GPA: 3.7) August 2009-Present

The Art Institute of Washington


Video Skills Diploma (GPA: 3.8) March 2008-June 2009
• Dean’s list Spring 2008, Summer 2008, Fall 2008, and Spring 2009

SUNY Brockport – Brockport, NY


B.S., History, Criminal Justice minor (GPA: 3.09) January 2002-August 2006
Monroe Community College
Criminal Justice Program (BOCES) (GPA: 3.77) September 2000-June 2001
Film and Video Production Experience

Orange Juice in Bishops Garden (Web Series)


1st Assistant Camera/Steadicam Operator June-July 2010
• Assisted and collaborated with the director of photography utilizing the Sony EX-1 with a Letus
adapter as the primary camera. Main duties consisted of pulling focus, changing lenses and
memory cards, as well as maintaining camera settings, cleaning and maintenance of camera and
accessories. As Steadicam operator I collaborated with the director and director of photography to
utilize the visual esthetic created by the Steadicam to enhance the story of the production.

Do It Up (Music Video)
Director/Director of Photography/Steadicam Operator June 2010
• Collaborated with the producers and artists to create and then produce the vision of their visual
ideas for a music video.

Revenge (Short Film)


Director of Photography/Steadicam Operator March 2010
• Worked with director gaffer to create lighting plans, storyboards and a shot list. Designed the
visual aesthetics and style of the film.

A Day at the Office (Short Film)


Steadicam Operator March 2010
• As Steadicam operator I collaborated with the director to utilize the visual esthetic created by the
Steadicam to enhance the story of the short film.
Film and Video Experience Continued

The Audition (Short Film)


Director of Photography November 2009
• Worked with director to create lighting plans, storyboards and a shot list. Designed the visual
aesthetics and style of the film.
Nominated for Outstanding Narrative Production at Visions 2010 film festival
Winner of the WILL Interactive Graduate Dramatic Short award at Visions 2010 film festival

Korean War Veterans Memorial Documentary (Short Film)


Director of Photography June 2009
• Collaborated with director, and producers to create the visual esthetics of a documentary based on
the memorial located in Washington DC.

Angel of Vengeance (Short Film)


Director/Director of Photography March 2009
• Created a vision for this film and worked with talent to manifest that vision. Designed the visual
aesthetics and style of the film to reflect German expressionism, and film noir.
Best cinematography award at Visually wired 2009 film festival
Best in show live action award at Visually wired 2009 film festival

Work and Military Experience


McGee Digital Media (Freelance)
1st Assistant Camera February 2010-Present
• Assists the Director and the Director of Photography. Main duties include but not limited to
pulling focus, changing lenses and memory cards, as well as maintaining camera settings, cleaning
and maintenance of camera and accessories.

American University School of Communication


Teachers Assistant January-June 2010
• Assists professors with instructional responsibilities, and organization of course work.

RHED Pixel
Intern October 2009-June 2010
• Operate video cameras, lighting and audio equipment in a studio and field production
environment. Organize and inventory video production equipment.
Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC
Police Officer September 2006-March 2008
• Served as a police officer in Washington DC. Responsible for enforcing all city, and federal laws.

United States Marine Corps


Corporal (Rifleman) July 2001-July 2007
• Deployed to Iraq (March-September 2005). Gained excellent leadership and teamwork skills
coupled with combat experience, excellent self-discipline, and the ability to work with the Iraqi
civilian population.