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The Dreaming Tree Director of Photography

The Dreaming Tree Director of Photography

Director of Photography

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2817 West Magnolia Blvd. Suite A - Burbank, California - 91505 - United States

Canon 7D, Sony F900 HDCAM and HVX 200A owner, working in film and video (all formats), hard working, creative, fast, owns lots of grip gear, easy to work with.

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Oktay Ortabasi is a award winning Director/Director of Photography that specializes in narrative features and documentary projects. With over 15 years of experience Oktay has shot award winning films as well as directing his own projects. In addition he has done work for many television production c... more

ExperienceOktay Ortabasi has been a director of photography for over fifteen years and has worked with such distinguished clients as MTV, VH1, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, NBC, HGTV, PBS and more. He is also frequently called upon by many Fortune 500 companies when a project requires a look that is vibrant and innovative.

Oktay has also produced, directed, and filmed the OMNI-award winning documentary On the Wings of the Monarch which aired on The Documentary Channel along with another documentary he produced and filmed entitled In Search of the Pantanal. He also lensed 8 feature films including Fuel (which he also directed), which has recently been an Official Selection at many film festivals nationwide; the international theatrically-distributed feature film A Lousy 10 Grand; Anderson’s Cross, which has won the Barbados International film festival, the Hollywood Black Film Festival and Atlanta Black Film Festival. In addition Oktay has shot 18 short films including Love’s Resurrected, which was an official selection at the London G&L Film Festival and Desert Rose which was an official selection at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. No stranger to the web Oktay has shot viral ad campaigns for among others Deutsch and Culture, a web commercial which went on to win the EMA Creative Excellence Award.

He is also the co-founder of The Dreaming Tree where he works as a director and cinematographer on projects ranging from independent shorts and features to documentaries, music videos, commercials, and more.

EducationBachelors degree in Television and Film Production from San Diego State University in 1998. Honored with outstanding achievement in the film department.
International Cinematographers Guild - Local 600 Union Member
SpecialityNarrative & Documentary. Lighting & Handheld.
Hardware ProficiencyHD and SD video all formats, most cameras. 35mm, Super16mm and 16mm film.
Software ProficiencyP2, Photoshop

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