PATRICK BURKE - DP/Operator
This is my DP/Operator Résumé
I shoot and edit documentary-style TV and web content of all kinds - interviews, promos, live music, reality, lectures, and sporting events. For some clients, I am strictly a DP or Camera Operator (NABET local 53). For others, I am also the Editor. I enjoy both modalities - finding the perfect moments and lighting conditions to tell a story visually, and expanding that judgment and technical expertise though the final stages of post-production.
In May of 2014, I finished work on Season 1 of The Collective Powered by Vevo, a weekly music documentary series on Nuvo TV. I was the Segment DP, working full time for two months. Before taking that position, I also worked for two weeks as an in-house editor on the show. Here are two of my favorite pieces from the season - Temples and Asher Roth.
I shoot a lot of promos for the Outside Eyes agency - most notably for their client Marucci Sports, which has become the leading bat manufacturer in Major League Baseball. Recent highlights included the pieces I shot and edited with Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill, White Sox DH Adam Dunn, and NL MVP Andrew McCutchen.
Another Outside Eyes client I shoot for is Lucky Buddha Beer. I shot this spot to coincide with the World Cup.
I have been running cameras for Carson Daly's late-night show on NBC for four years, which adds up to several hundred episodes of network TV experience. Here’s a tiny sample - a spotlight segment with filmmaker Tiffany Shlain.
I was the DP for all the green screen interviews in Jennifer Lopez's reality show about her first world tour. The seven-episode first season of A Step Away aired in the fall of 2013. Spoiler Alert: here is the last episode!
I have shot two feature-length educational documentaries for the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, about sandplay therapy for trauma & the institute’s senior analysts, as well as two more feature-length lectures videos.
I have shot three annual installments of a 50-hour video training course for pharmacists-in-training, through RxPrep, Inc.
Lately, I have been producing and streaming live medical lectures for PlatformQ. These are talks and discussions given by doctors, for the benefit of other doctors.
Here is a Kickstarter video I shot and edited for the owner of EQtainment.
In addition to my decade in the film and TV industries, I also have several years of experience writing the news and managing the newsroom staff at KPFK (90.7-FM Los Angeles), as News Editor, Associate News Producer, and News Director. Samples are on the radio page.
This is a writing sample - from a news video segment I produced, shot, and edited for HealthyCal.org.
For the small percentage of my jobs that appears on it, this is my IMBD page.
In case you need to relax, here is Zen nun Dang Nhiem talking about how to cultivate peace. I shot and edited this video for the Deer Park Dharmacast.
And finally: I don’t shoot a lot of scripted content, but I made an exception for my pal David LaMattina (DGA), who was the writer, director, and editor of this fun short, called Cute Cat Video.