I’m an image-maker and a really lucky guy. My sister gave me a camera on my 15th birthday and I've been shooting pictures ever since; first as a photographer, then as cinematographer and director/cameraman, and now as an electronic cinematographer. I’ve been involved with the image making process all of my adult life. Along the way I had the opportunity to do things most people only dream about and work with some great people; people that were really excited about what they were doing.
I’ve also been very fortunate to be part of the generation of filmmakers that got the chance to make films on film, see our work on the big screen and the tube, and make the technological transition to a complete digital workflow world. You know, the basics of visual story telling haven’t changed that much, but the production process is ever changing. Today it’s more exciting and more accessible then ever before.
When I’m not behind the lights or camera I’m usually in my shop making something or deep into a CAD drawing – I’m addicted to making things.
Andrew Bieber is a traditional lighting cameraman with over 25 years of experience shooting documentaries, commercial spots, corporate communications pieces, as well as feature length motion pictures as a Director of Photography. His extensive knowledge of film-based cinematography is proving to be a valuable asset in today’s budget conscious world of high definition digital capture. In addition to his images making activity he is also an imaging tool designer and builder.
The visual elements for the digital collage on the right were shot with one of his hand crafted “lens less” panoramic cameras.