1st ACs

A list of 1st ACs in the Chicago Film Scene directory. Reach out to 1st ACs in Chicago about jobs and film work or collaboration here.

Total Records Found: 33, showing 100 per page
First Name Elijah
Last Name Bolin
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, 1st AC, Marketing, Intern, Comedian, Film Buff
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @iam_eb13
First Name Jayden
Last Name Bodziak
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Your Film Roles Director, PA, Editing, 1st AC, Television, Feature Films, Intern
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) omoidefilms.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @o.moide
First Name Josiah
Last Name Sanders
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, 1st AC, Stunts
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @josiahbsanders
First Name Peter
Last Name Nyiri
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.peternyiri.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @peternyiricine
First Name Paul
Last Name Kanter
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Your Film Roles Director, Cinematographer, Editing, 1st AC, Feature Films, Film Buff
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I am based in Elmhurst, a western suburb 30 minutes from Chicago.

I’m a videographer, photographer, director, and editor.

My passion is for narrative films, but I will love to help out on any film project.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.instagram.com/paulkanter/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @paulkanter
First Name Kewan
Last Name Harrison
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Www.Kewanharrison.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @kewnharrison
First Name David
Last Name Keyser
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, 1st AC, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.instagram.com/d.w.keyser/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @d.w.keyser
First Name Josh
Last Name Geyer
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Your Film Roles Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Editing, 1st AC
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I’m a new Chicago-based DP with experience in a bit of everything. I love to collaborate and I’m happy to lend a hand wherever it’s needed!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.geyer.media
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @joshageyer
First Name Justin
Last Name Roy
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Grip, PA, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) justinroymovies.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) justin.c.roy
First Name David
Last Name Bustos
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Your Film Roles 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) davidbustos.net/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @david_bustos
First Name Beth
Last Name Schaefer
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Grip, PA, Lighting, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.schaefilms.com/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @bschae3 @schaefilms
First Name Mitchell
Last Name Cheng
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, PA, 1st AC, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Studios
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Mitchell Ray Cheng is a Chicago-based filmmaker with experience in the many facets of production. While trained as a cinematographer, he uses these skills, alongside directing, sound, and writing, to conceive and create unique stories. His expertise includes digital, 35 mm and 16 mm camera systems, as well as lighting techniques and maintaining visual continuity as a digital imaging technician. His work has been featured online and in person at institutions such as Columbia College Chicago.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) mitchellrcheng.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @mitchellrcheng
First Name Andrew
Last Name Nagoda
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Your Film Roles Producer, Grip, PA, 1st AC, Live Events, Feature Films, Theaters
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/nagoda
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Larry
Last Name Eissler
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Your Film Roles Producer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, 1st AC, Feature Films, Drone Operator, Student
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Elizabeth
Last Name Tellerine
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, 1st AC, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Https://Elizabeth Tellerine.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @madebyliz99
First Name Johnny
Last Name Weichel
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Your Film Roles Director, Grip, Editing, 1st AC
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Hey! I’m Johnny. I’ve been producing videos since 2013. It all started with a DSLR in the Smoky Mountains. Since then I’ve grown to work with big name’s like Google, Pinterest, Nike and many others. My focus is always on story, so if you’ve got one to tell, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s make something together!

My experience is largely in the commercial space, but I’m looking to expand into documentary and narrative. I’m open to any and all camera op, assistant camera, and editing opportunities.

You can contact me by email, or call me at (773) 332-2232. See you on set!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.jweichel.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Emerson
Last Name Cole
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Art Department, Sound, 1st AC, Set Building, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Studios, Rental, Carpentry, Best Boy
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I am a Chicago freelance filmmaker who graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in directing.

I have worked on large and small projects in mediums like features, TV, commericals, shorts and corporate production.

Most of my gigs are Sound Mixing, PAing or Videography. I do however have skills in a lot of areas such as lighting, art department, ADing, producing, camera assisting, etc. I love to learn everything I can about production and with that I am able to pick up things quickly.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) emersonfilmsstuff.wixsite.com/film
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @emersonfilmsstuff
First Name Sean
Last Name Metzger
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, PA, Editing, 1st AC, Film Buff
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Just looking to meet people and help with any projects! Email me at smetzger357@gmail.com

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/smetzger7
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Tyler
Last Name Carcara
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) tylercarcara
First Name Taylor
Last Name Joe
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, PA, Lighting, 1st AC, Television
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) portfolium.com/TjJoe/portfolio
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @downhill_surfer77
First Name Hayley
Last Name Dillon
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, 1st AC, Set Building
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @hayleydillon_dp
First Name Tanner
Last Name Colmer
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Your Film Roles Writer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, 1st AC, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Studios, Rental, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) linkedin.com/in/tanner-colmer-57b942199
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Ben
Last Name Senior
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Grip, PA, Lighting, 1st AC, Student
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Ben Senior is an independent filmmaker currently working in Chicago. A student of the Infinity Arts Academy Film Department run by Kevin Lucero Less, Senior has developed a taste for films that seek to ask questions and force the audience to think. He has written and directed over 20 films with the help of IAA, as well as writing and directing several projects of his own. As of Fall 2018, Senior has started production on his first independently produced feature film, titled “The Fall”, with the help of fellow high school students. His dedication to the art form and original perspective make for a talented and provocative filmmaker.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/monkeystudios
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @no_im_not_a_senior_citizen
First Name lauren
Last Name berkman
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Your Film Roles Producer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Grace
Last Name Juracka
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, 1st AC
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Branden
Last Name Smith
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Sidney
Last Name Barney
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Samuel
Last Name Michael
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Cinematographer, 1st AC, Television, Feature Films, Intern, Student
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @miguel_samwell
First Name Benjamin
Last Name Kreibich
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editing, 1st AC, Live Events, Feature Films
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Www.benkreibich.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @bennubobthornton
First Name Andrew
Last Name Smith
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Grip, Editing, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) aksmithfilms.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) aksmith342
First Name Caleb
Last Name Kurowski
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, Grip, PA, Editing, 1st AC, Television, Feature Films, Film Buff
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I’m an independent filmmaker based in Chicago, IL. I’m a writer/director/producer and I freelance as a Production Assistant for Chicago PD and MED, grip and AC. I look forward to working with you on your next production.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.vimeo.com/calebkurowski
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @calebnator93
First Name Gavin
Last Name DuBois
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Your Film Roles Director, Cinematographer, Grip, Lighting, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) gmdfilm.squarespace.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @gavinmdubois
First Name Brianna
Last Name Woodruff
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/294283512
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @brianna.woodruff