PATRICK BURKE - DP | Editor | Producer
Backstory: I concentrated in Film and Cognitive Science at Hampshire College, with cinematography and optical printing as my specialties. My thesis project was a 16MM ensemble narrative that premiered at the 1999 Boston Film Festival. After college, I moved to LA and spent several years as an AC and Camera Operator. Feeling politically motivated, I hosted a NewsRock show on killradio.org. After 9/11, I interned at WBUR-FM in Boston, volunteered at KPCC-FM in Pasadena, and started filing national stories with Free Speech Radio News. KPFK, 90.7-FM Los Angeles, hired me as News Editor in May 2003. I turned that ship around and held it steady for the next five and a half years. I was News Producer for two years and News Director for two more. Highlights, including my interview with Benazir Bhutto, are on the Radio page. While still at the station, I shot, directed, and edited content for Current TV. Then, after the '08 presidential election, I accepted a buyout and returned to video. Now I'm a freelance DP, Editor, and Producer.
Here's my resume.
It's due for an update, but here's my latest reel.
My kit incudes a Canon 7D, a Canon 70-200mm (f/2.8, IS II), a Tamron 17-50mm (f/2.8, IS), two Arri/Chimera softboxes, Redrock Micro handheld rig, a Manfrotto 501 fluid head tripod, 96 GB in cards, an Olympus LS-10 audio recorder, a Sennheiser wireless, and a Rode shotgun.