About Me

Lauren is a cinematographer and hates writing bios.

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I started this blog as a way to kill time, indulge in some narcissism, and keep myself writing. It slowly started forming into a journal about making my way as a fairly new cinematographer, and a place to write from the perspective of being a female in that field. Hoping it will encourage other aspiring DP's out there.

I went to film school at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Started shooting short films and shows with friends. Spent some time teaching 16mm camera techniques at the Colorado Film School, and after that signed on with an educational non-profit— The Binning Family Foundation— teaching life skills through video production to alternative-learning youth. I also lead an after-school film school program for teens. It was one of the most rewarding jobs ever.

I'm in LA now, shooting for Rocketjump with some of my best friends.

As of May 2015, I am now in charge of developing and running the RocketJump Film School, dedicated to making film education both free and totally rad.

Favorite DP's: Ellen Kuras, Anette Haellmigk, and Bill Muthafuckin' Pope.

Favorite foods: Pho, Soon tofu, Dunkin Donuts, burritos

Current life goal: To own a french bulldog named Worf

For further reading on the nature of this blog, I suggest these posts!

Why is "female" in front of "filmmaker"?

Basic Pre-Production Tips for Directors and DP's

Shooting with Freddie on the 7D

The DP/Actor Relationship

Don't Be Camera Shy

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