EDUCATION

 

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

Film and Television, B.F.A. – Minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies

 

 

WORK

Founder, Lights, Cameras, Delivery! LLC – New York, NY – March 2019 – Present

Rent camera, audio, lighting, and grip equipment with affordable delivery options. For inventory and pricing, visit: www.lcdny.com

Cinematographer, Producer, Freelance – New York, NY – November 2009 – Present

Plan, shoot, and edit content for narrative and documentary films, music videos, live events, corporations, startups, and more. Founded in Phoenix, AZ. Based in New York since 2013.

Electrician, IATSE Local 52 Permit – New York, NY –  September 2017– Present

Operate lamps, distribute power, and rig locations as needed for all major studios that produce content for theatrical, television, and internet distribution in New York City.

 

Rental Technician, Focus Gear (formerly LightHouse Films) – New York, NY – Full Time: June – August 2017, Day Player: December 2016 – 2018

Rotate between rental technician, gaffer, and grip roles as needed for the New York based production company, directors agency, and camera rental house.

 

Technical Director, Alan Sonfist Studio – New York, NY – November 2014 – 2017

Built and maintained a digital archive of works and a website coded in HTML5. Regularly utilized Adobe Photoshop for a wide variety of applications and assisted with public relations.

 

Recording Studio Engineer, Post-Production Center at NYU Tisch – New York, NY –  September 2015 – May 2017

Engineer sessions for intermediate, advanced, and thesis films in a 16-channel recording studio utilizing an analog signal flow up to the Avid HD 16×16 digital Pro Tools interface.

 

Technical Assistant, Production Office at NYU Tisch – New York, NY – January 2014 – May 2017

Assist student directors with navigating curricular shooting requirements while also coordinating equipment reservations with faculty, undergraduate, and graduate film students.

Videographer/Photographer, East Valley Tribune – Tempe, AZ – May – August 2014

Utilized strong skills in DSLR based workflow to take video journalism assignments quickly from ideation to an online channel with strong attention to detail and professional demeanor with interviewees.

 

 

SKILLS

 

Possess strong sense of set safety protocol and efficient workflow methods, specifically within the camera and electric departments.

FAA Part 107 Certified Drone Pilot.

Aerial Lift Platform Safety Certification from Blakley Equipment. Mount Vernon, NY. September 27, 2017.

 

Able to learn new software quickly, with current knowledge of: Adobe Creative Suite (esp. Premiere, Photoshop, and After Effects), Avid Pro Tools, and DaVinci Resolve.

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

Earned “Outstanding Presentation of Thailand, Royal Coast Cluster” at the Thailand International Film Destination Festival for “Sweet Success” (2016) Short Documentary

 

NYU Tisch Sight and Sound Showcase Nominee for “Trades” (2015) Short Film

 

Earned “Best of 2015 – Video Photographers in Phoenix” on Thumbtack.com

 

Earned “Best Technical Expertise” for “Documentary Short” at the 2013 Peoria Film Festival

(212) 729-3978​

 

© 2019 Vincent Cota. All Rights Reserved.

  • Instagram Black Round
  • Facebook Black Round
  • YouTube - Black Circle