NICK HELFERS

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FILMMAKER
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EDUCATION

Cum Laude - June 2014

Cum Laude - September 2012

DePaul University | Chicago, IL

Master of Sciences in Cinema Production

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Cinema

INTEGRATED CREATIVE EXPERIENCE

Cinematographer, Animator | Richter Studios | 2018 - Present

  • Create cinematically compelling content for all Richter Studios projects, and achieve a filmic quality that elevates all projects beyond "video."

  • Manage and maintain all lighting, camera, and production equipment, and maintain a high level of expertise in all areas of production.

  • Recommend, coordinate, and subcontract freelancers as needed on a per project basis, as well as rental equipment.

  • Conceptualize and create high quality animated VFX sequences for a multitude of clients, for both standalone animation and mixed media pieces.

  • Create interesting and moving storyline edits in post production as needed to uphold goals and messages of various projects.

Digital Media Producer | Exact Data | 2016 - 2018

  • Work within the marketing team to conceptualize, develop, and create digital video media for Exact Data as well as a number of other formats.

  • Produce professional quality videos, photography, motion design, and graphic design for various internal and external projects.

  • Continue to develop skills, learn, and adopt new technology to stay with the latest digital trends.

FREELANCE FILM PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

FEATURE

2014

THE VIEW FROM TALL | Second Assistant Director | The View From Tall, LLC | Narrative | Arri Alexa

RESURRECTING McGINN(s) | First Assistant Director | Gaffney Films/Black Apple Media | Narrative | Sony F5 / BMCC

TELEVISION

2014

2013

2012

POFTA BUNA DIN AMERICA | Cinematographer | Wild Mouse Productions | Foreign Cooking Show

COWL GIRL | Dolly Grip | Arrow & Key Productions | Narrative TV Pilot

BEST IN BRIDAL | Production Assistant | FYI, Half Yard Productions | Reality, Pilot

WRESTLING | Grip | AMC, Left Right Productions | Reality, Pilot

RANDY TO THE RESCUE | PA | TLC, Half Yard Productions | Reality

Taking Chicago | Key PA | Bravo, Half Yard Productions | Reality, Pilot

SHORT/COMMERCIAL

2013

2012

2011

2016

2015

2014

BUTT DIAL | Director-Cinematographer | iO Comedy Network | Narrative | Canon 60D

WHERE THE WEEDS GROW | Director | Two Goose Productions | Narrative B ​| AJA Cion 4K

​PIXEL PERFECT | Director-Cinematographer | Two Goose Productions | Documentary | Canon 60D

DEMONOID 1971 | First Assistant Camera | Blue Bassoon LLC | Mexican Narrative | Canon C100 w/ Atomos

VOTIMO APP PROMO | First Assistant Director | Digital Hydra, LLC. | Commercial | Red Scarlett

WAGABLES TREAT 'N' PLAY PROMO | Director-Cinematographer | Two Goose Productions | Commercial | Canon 60D

TOY CAR | First Assistant Camera | Digital Hydra, LLC. | Bosnian Narrative | Red Scarlett

WHAT A DOLL | Gaffer | Gracie Simonett | Narrative | Canon 60D

OFF WE GO | Gaffer | Ward Crockett | Experimental Narrative | Red Epic

THE VOID | Cinematographer-Camera Operator | Zoe Luebeck | Experimental Narrative | Canon 60D

GRACE ON THE GREEN LINE | First Assistant Director | Michael Peterson | Narrative | Red One, Red Epic

WORKING GIRL | Cinematographer | Rita Ciolek | Narrative | Canon 60D

PICKING A WINNER | Director-Producer | Two Goose Productions | Narrative | Red Epic

NORAH JONES - DON'T KNOW WHY LIPDUB | Director-Cinematographer | Two Goose Productions | Experimental | Canon 60D

COMMOTION | Writer-Director-Cinematographer | Two Goose Productions | Narrative | JVC HM700

KPGM New Hire Video | Grip | KPGM Chicago | Internal Corporate | Canon C300

TREATS | Cinematographer | Kristen Samuelson | Narrative | Canon 60D

SAD CLOWN | Gaffer | Two Goose Productions | Narrative | Canon 60D

PINS AND NEEDLES | Cinematographer | Nick Schmidt | Narrative | Canon 60D

THE TICKLER | Writer-Director | Two Goose Productions | Narrative | Canon 60D

9th PERIOD | First Assistant Director | Allen Lee | Narrative | Canon 60D

A BET'S A BET | First Assistant Director | Alex Sherman | Narrative | Canon 7D

THE BOX | First Assistant Camera | Amy Limpinyakul | Experimental Narrative | Canon 7D

SLUMBERIA | Writer-CoDirector-Animator | Two Goose Productions | Web Series | Canon 7D

THE ART POLICE | Grip | DePaul University - Project Bluelight | Narrative | Red One

PLASMA | First Assistant Director | Rick Peters | Narrative | Red One

IN THE DEAD OF SUMMER | First Assistant Camera | Junella Gabriel | Narrative | Canon 7D

BURNT OUT | First Assistant Director | DePaul University - Project Bluelight | Narrative | Red One

AWARDS AND HONORS

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PROFICIENCIES

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