PJ Gaynard's Fiction Playlist

 

PJ Gaynard's Non-Fiction Playlist

 

PJ Gaynard's Old Fiction Cinematography Reel

 

PJ Gaynard's Old Non-fiction Reel

 

Cinematographer / Videographer Resume

Projects I've Photographed

My Work Has Been Recognized:

2014 - Laughlin International Film Festival - Our Father was voted most cinematic short.

2014 - Lady Filmmakers Festival - Night Vet was voted Best Short Film at the Lady Filmmakers Festival.

2014 - Buffalo Dreams Film Festival - A Fight To Propose was voted Best Micro-Short.

2013 - LA Webfest - The Real Zombie Hunters of America wins for best Cinematography of a mockumentary web series.

2012 - Action On Film Festival - Ticket To Hell was voted best short of the festival.

2012 - Death Inc. won best comedy short film at Moondance International Film Festival and WorldFest Houston

2011 - Mercury Men was purchased by Syfy.com, commercials were shown on Syfy and the web series was shown on many platforms including Syfy.com, OnDemand, Hulu, and Itunes. For several days Mercury Men was the most downloaded science fiction oriented video from Itunes.

Cinematographer's Statement:

I know when to be fast. My shooting style augments what is already at a location; being creative with the tools at hand. Also, I'm not afraid to take chances, when time permits.

I've taken the time to learn how to talk to the crew, the production team, and most importantly the director. I am a thorough technical director, and a communicative image maker. I work hard with the director to focus their vision, and create photography that is appropriate and creative. I tailor my look for each project.

I make it my business to know lighting and grip terms as well as real world equipment. I was a member of IATSE Local 728 (the only lighting specific union in America) for many years. I also make it my business to know cameras, digital download tools, and lens'. I work hard to help directors and producers create a workflow based on personnel and equipment resources that can be executed effectively.

I like working with art directors and take an active hand in creating a dialogue between them and myself. I like giving lists to members of my and other departments. I feel that it's my job to take a directors vision to the next level and be their champion.

Also, I have access to crew, cast, and equipment. Often, without stepping on the Producers toes, I find myself helping to fill in gaps with members of my regular team.

Videographer's Statement:

When you have a full crew you act one way, but when you are on your own, you have to work faster, smarter, and with far less tools. Whether it's a documentary, a behind the scenes documentation of events, or a corporate video, I know how to adjust my efforts for the paradigm at hand.

Projects:

Please check out some links to projects I've photographed:

Fiction / Commercial / Non-Fiction

 

 

Fiction:

Feature Films:

Trouble Is My Business - PJ Gaynard DP-ed this indie feature (which is currently seeking more funding), GMF provided equipment and personnel.

The Trek - PJ Gaynard DP-ed this indie feature, GMF provided equipment and personnel. Learn more here.

Night Of The Flesh Eaters - PJ Gaynard DP-ed and GMF provided equipment. Check out the review at FilmApocalypse.com. They specifically say the movie was enjoyable because of the quality of filming, lighting, and shot composition! Hey, we did that!

 

Web Series:

The Mercury Men - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, and GMF provided equipment for this exciting web series that played on syfy.com.

Svetlana - PJ Gaynard DP-ed and GMF provided lighting gear for the pilot pitch of this successfuly HDNET TV Show.

Written By A Kid - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, and GMF provided a camera and lighting package for 2 episodes of Geek and Sundry's new web series!

Awkward Embraces - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, provided camera/lighting equipment, and crew for the second season of this popular webseries.

Getting In - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, provided camera/lighting equipment, and crew for this webseries.

Santa Prey's For X-Mas - PJ Gaynard DP-ed and helped Produce, as well as provided all camera, lighting, and sound gear.

S.O.L.O. - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, GMF provided equipment, locations, and a picture car for episodes one and two of this web series. Direct Links to episode 1 and episode 2.

Trading On 15 - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, Edited, GMF provided equipment, and personnel for this web series.

The Real Zombie Hunters of America - PJ Gaynard DP-ed and provided camera/lighting equipment for this webseries.

Dollar Theater - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, GMF provided equipment and personnel.

 

Short Films and Music Video:

Give Me Some Mo - PJ Gaynard Produced, Directed, DP-ed, and Edited this music video.

Whiskey Or Water - PJ Gaynard Produced, Directed, DP-ed, and Edited this music video.

Night and Day - PJ Gaynard Dp-ed and provided camera and lighting gear for this music video.

Death Inc. - Quirly short film about Death and paperwork. PJ Gaynard DP-ed, provided crew, and GMF provided equipment.

Chick Flick - PJ Gaynard Co-Produced and DP-ed, as well as provided all camera, lighting gear, and locations.

Perv: The Cat - PJ Gaynard Co-Produced and DP-ed, as well as provided all camera and lighting gear for this comedic short film.

Ticket To Hell - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, Provided crew, and GMF provided equipment for this exciting new short film.

The Trade - Short christian based project directed toward women in the adult entertainment industry. PJ Gaynard DP-ed, operated A-Camera, provided lighting and camera gear, and color graded.

Boner Buddies - PJ Gaynard Co-Produced and DP-ed, as well as provided all camera and lighting gear.

Pizza and Bullets - PJ Gaynard DP-ed and helped Produce, as well as provided all camera, lighting, and sound gear.

Purgatory Inc. - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, Provided crew, and GMF provided equipment for this exciting new short film.

Coming Together - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, GMF provided equipment and personnel.

 

Commercial:

Donat/Wald+Haque - Goat Milk Fudge Productions has provided equipment and PJ Gaynard has DP-ed commercial and industrial productions with Donat/Wald+Haque including heavy weight clients such as Nutrisystems, eHarmony, and TrueCar.

BLT/AV - Goat Milk Fudge Productions has provided equipment and PJ Gaynard has DP-ed commercial and industrial productions with BLT.

Joyus - PJ Gaynard Dp-ed and provided lighting equipment for several long format web commercials for Joyus. Paper Flowers / Trees / Table Accents / Pop Toffee

AntiAgingProducts.com - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, provided personnel, and equipment for all the videos on this website.

Nou La Toujou - Non Profit Promo for Haiti event. Directed, DP-ed by PJ Gaynard. GMF provided equipment and personnel.

Heinz Commercial - Fully created inside GMF. Directed and DP-ed by PJ Gaynard.

Chiqui Beaute - PJ Gaynard Dp-ed and provided lighting equipment for this cosmetic commercial.

GoalerOne - Fully created inside GMF. Produced, Directed, DP-ed, and Edited by PJ Gaynard.

GoalerOne Commercial - Fully created inside GMF. Produced, Directed, DP-ed, and Edited by PJ Gaynard.

Legends Mall - PJ Gaynard DP-ed and provided camera gear.

Roth Motorboards - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, provided equipment and personnel.

 

Non-Fiction:

Silk - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, provided gear, and personnel for the dance portions of this feature documentary.

Jobriath a.d. - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, provided gear, and personnel for portions of this feature documentary.

Old Navy Summer Fashion: Behind The Scenes - PJ Gaynard worked as Videographer and provided camera gear for this behind the scenes shoot.

TVGuide Comedy Round Table - PJ Gaynard worked as Videographer, provided camera gear, lighting, and sound for this behind the scenes shoot.

"Big Bang" TVGuide Cover Shoot - PJ Gaynard worked as Videographer, provided camera gear, lighting, and sound for this behind the scenes shoot.

"NCIS" TVGuide Cover Shoot - PJ Gaynard worked as Videographer, provided camera gear, lighting, and sound for this behind the scenes shoot.

Hannah Montana Final Season Set Visit - PJ Gaynard worked as Videographer, provided camera gear, lighting, and sound for this behind the scenes shoot.

Blackbook Magazine "Sasha Grey" - PJ Gaynard Dp-ed and provided camera gear for this behind the scenes shoot.

GQ Magazine "Channing Tatum" - PJ Gaynard Dp-ed and provided camera gear for this behind the scenes shoot.

AMPAS - PJ Gaynard is a videographer for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Here are a few short pieces he has shot for them: Julie & Julia / The Bourne Legacy / Ruby Sparks / Brave

Tony Bennett Grammy Party - PJ Gaynard was the videographer, provided camera and sound gear for red carpet coverage for LA Confidential Magazine.

Sky.com - PJ Gaynard Dp-ed and Edited, tabloid and red carpet updates for Dionne Clarke and Sky Showbiz.

Montel - PJ Gaynard DP-ed this "before" segment for a Mommy Makeover episode.

Tseng College, California State University Northridge - Fully created inside of GMF, we shot over thirty five interviews, and created several web videos detailing peoples experiences in Tseng College's masters degree programs. MPA / TAX / HUMA / CDS / ELPS

Alliant International University - Fully created inside of GMF, we shot over sixty five interviews (and many still photos), edited each one down to the most interesting parts, and created videos for AIU's website. Almost every page of their site has a student or teacher testimonial shot by us!

AIAA Rocket Competition - Fully created within Goat Milk Fudge. PJ Gaynard Directed, DP-ed, and Edited this 20 minute video for the California Region of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronatics (AIAA) to document their first Young Professional Rocket Competition.

Skinnylates Workout Video - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, provided lighting and camera equipment.

Ripped Season 8 Workout Video - PJ Gaynard DP-ed, provided lighting and camera equipment.

Women of the World - An hour long talk show PJ Gaynard Dp-ed, provided equipment, and crew.

The Biggest Loser Audition "Cesre" - This is a video I made for my friend Cesre. She wanted to join the cast of "The Biggest Loser". I worked hard to create questions that were thoughtful and provoking in order to help her reveal her feelings. This was fully created by Goat Milk Fudge Productions. Produced, Directed, DP-ed, and Edited by PJ Gaynard.

Cheerleading Intro #2 - PJ Gaynard was the DP, Multi-cam Director, and Editor for this cheer competition.

Cheerleading Intro #3 - PJ Gaynard was the DP, Multi-cam Director, and Editor for this cheer competition.

 

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Kind Words...

"We are so grateful for the amazing talent you brought to our company. Thank you for the hard work and dedication!" - Linda Balaban, Roth Motor Company

"Everything looks great. I think we have some really awesome clips here." - Damon Chang, Camille Chen Documentary

"Pretty damn good lighting." - FilmApocolypse.com, review of "Night of the Flesh Eaters"

"You are amazing at what you do and I am so lucky that you worked on all my projects." - Melissa Masters, Aquinas High School

"It is my pleasure to recommend this bright and charismatic person, whom I hope to work with again on many projects." - Justin Bull, Bull Creek Films

"My respect for the man grows every time I work with him. He is grace under pressure. Every time I am surprised by his capacity to get things done, and to get them done right." - Chris Davis, Girard Street Studios

"Far and above the most accommodating person I spoke with was PJ Gaynard. He not only had a total "can do" attitude, but was also very personable." - Dr. Steve Porter