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Bruce Finn Bio

Bruce Finn is credited as the Director of Photography on more than a hundred major television network episodes and pilots. His work on some of the world’s most famous hologram’s include the Michael Jackson hologram “Slave to the Rhythm”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDRTghGZ7XU

Awards earned include:
EMMY Cinematography Multi Camera “8 Simple Rules” ABC Primetime

EMMY Cinematography Single Camera “My Indian Summer” CBS Daytime

He is an avid Inventor that has been recognized for his contributions to improving the efficiency of television production with his novel lighting devices and has been issued a dozen Patents for his innovative lights.

Hooked on photography from a young age the way that most boys were into sports, Bruce Finn developed his first roll of film at age nine and had his own darkroom at 12. He was also committed to social change spending his summers as a volunteer to build homes for the poor.

Following high school, Finn joined a non-profit organization putting water systems into low income houses in Vermont. It didn't take long however before he was shooting compelling photographs to raise funds for the organization. Realizing he could do more good with his camera than a shovel he returned to school for further studies.

At Antioch College, Finn studied Photography and then became interested in Video through professor Bob Devine. It took only one P.A. job on a Frigidaire Industrial near school for Finn to aspire to being a cameraman. During the rest of his time at Antioch he shot every school project he could get involved with. Eventually moving to Hollywood, his attempts to get into the industry didn’t work, Finn moved back east and took a television station internship which soon led to a job offer that would have made Finn the youngest production manager at a network affiliate. He turned down the job to wait for an entry level technical position. Some months later the station offered him a "Production Cameraman Editor" position that enabled him to gain some valuable practical experience with various aspects of shooting and lighting.

Several years of struggling to learn the craft preceded Finn's return to Hollywood. Armed with the very beginnings of a "reel" he took anything he could get including extremely low budget, sometimes dangerous (in hindsight should never have done) work. Always striving to make every job look as good as possible no matter the budget or circumstances Finn worked hard to learn the craft, and climb the ladder.

He shot many commercials including years of "Barbie", Music Videos and TV shows including "The A-List” and “Beakman’s World”. It was a 1995 CBS school break special, “My Indian Summer”, about a Native American girl that finally gave him the opportunity to combine visual

impact with an important message. The project earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Camera Photography.

Finn went on to serve as Cinematographer for Peter Tolan’s television series "Style and Substance", the popular comedy "The Hughley's" (four seasons), "Leap of Faith", "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: the Movie" and the independent feature "Naturally Native" which was screened at Sundance in 1998.
Bruce was then actively busy with Pilots and several series including “Eight Simple Rules" (2004 EMMY Multi Camera Cinematography)

One of the first Film DP’s to start shooting Network Sitcoms on HD he went on to lens “Lucky Louie” for HBO and BET’s hit show “The Game” on location in Atlanta.

Recent accomplishments have included high profile Holographic image capture and the opportunity to work with top VFX Supervisors including Steven Rosenbaum (Avatar) and Chris Shaw (Harry Potter).

Bruce shot “Apologue 2047” in Beijing, Directed by Zhang Yimou https://vimeo.com/222357541 and his latest Hologram Project was recent Grammy Nominee HER’s Concert at the Novo Theatre.

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BRUCE FINN DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Director of Photography on more than a hundred Major Television Network episodes and some of the World’s Most Famous Hologram’s including Michael Jackson “Slave to the Rhythm”.

EMMY Cinematography EMMY Cinematography

AWARDS
Multi Camera “8 Simple Rules” ABC Primetime Single Camera “My Indian Summer” CBS Daytime

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Production Cameraman Editor
RKO East
Commercial Production Company division of WNAC-TV
Boston Mass
1979-1982
Clients included, Jordan Marsh, Star Market, Armorcote Pans (Dial Media) JB Door & Sash

Lighting Director/Cameraman (Freelance)
Boston, Mass
Clients included : Digital Equipment Corporation, Wang, VizWiz, Century III, Jerry Adler 1983-1986

Director of Photography (Freelance) Los Angeles CA
1986- Present

HER Concert at the Novo Mohamed Abdo
2047 APOLOGUE RONNIE JAMES DIOS V-6 TOKYO

MICHAEL JACKSON
HARY POTTER “GRINGOTTS” RIDEUniversal ROSIE HUNTINGTON WHITELY Burberry

2NE1
FERGIE, TABOO JANET JACKSON WILL I AM

HOT BENCH (Open).
A NEW WAY OF LIFE PSA
GODS OF THE ARENA THE DRAMEDY F&B ALS PSA "HELPING HANDS" Women in Film

Prod: Debra Walker London

Seoul, Korea Paris

Dir: Thierry Coup Dir: Mario Testino

Dir: D'Strict Dir. Musion

Dir: Steve Rehage Dir. Musion

MWPEG
K Saudi Arabia China Kingway

Prod: Marji Schmidt Prod: Clare Spencer

Prod: Charlene Lee Prod: J Pezutti

Dir: Bill Sarine Dir: D. Faraway

Dir: Zhang Yimou Dir: Chad Finnerty

HOLOGRAMS

Eyellusion
Hakuhodo Agency Prod: Ken Matsuzaki Dir: Shimizu Seiichiro

Pulse Evolution

Prod:Oualid Mouaness Dir: Jamie King

4D Live Park NRJ Awards

Essence Festival TELEVISION

Downtown Women in Film

Prod: Steve Rockmael Dir: Dave Carr

New Orleans London

Prod: C Jayaweera Prod: Chloe Liu

Prod: Maria Leicy

Dir. Mariya Pyter Dir: D Jan Ouschek Dir: Ora Yashar

FOX Studios Set Services PYRVIEW (Commercial)
4 G "Half Time" Ibiza (Pilot) BUNKED (Pilot)

HOT IN CLEVELAND Promos
GAMER'S GUIDE (Pilot)
BENCHED (Promos)
RACHEL RAY SHOW (Promos) Beantown Prods THE GAME (2 Seasons 44 episodes) BET Prods. LOVELIVES (Pilot) Fox

ARSENIO HALL SHOW Promo N87 Creative

JEFF PROBST SHOW Open
LUCKY LOUIE* (Pilot)
LUCKY LOUIE* (Series)
STRANGE BREW (Pilot)
THE FISH TANK (Pilot)
BEST THING EVER (Pilot)
THE KARENSKY’S (Pilot)
MIKE BIRBIGLIA’S SECRET P.J. (Pilot) CBS

Dir: David Carr
Dir: Gary Halvorson Dir: A P Weyman

UNDER ONE ROOF* (Pilot)
AMERICAN FAMILY (Pilot)
THE I.T. CROWD* (Pilot)
8 SIMPLE RULES* (3 Seasons) Touchstone/ABC

JEFF GARLIN SHOW (Pilot)
BLUE COLLAR COMEDY 3
COOKED (Dane Cook, Pilot)
LEAP OF FAITH (Pilot & Series Season 1) NBC RON WHITE SHOW (Pilot) Sony/The WB NOBODY’S WATCHING (Pilot) NBC/The WB SWEDEN, OHIO (Pilot) Warner Brps/FOX ERIC GILLILAND PROJECT (Pilot) USA

THE HUGHLEY’S (4 Seasons) ABC Studios/UPN ONE ON ONE (Series) Paramount/UPN MY ADVENTURES IN TV (Pilot) Touchstone/ABC ALL ABOUT US (Pilot) NBC

THE PETER PRINCIPLE (Pilot) WB/NBC
HEY NEIGHBOR (Pilot) Regency/FOX JIM BREUER (Pilot) Touchstone/ABC THE JON LOVITZ SHOW (Pilot) Touchstone /ABC FIVE HOUSES (Pilot) FOX
THE DAVE CHAPELLE PROJECT (Pilot) FOX STYLE & SUBSTANCE (Series) Disney/CBS RICKY JAY & 52 ASST’S (Special) HBO

Prod: Mike Birbiglia
Prod: Claude Brooks
Prod: Ronne, Schreick
Prod: Guarascio, Port
Prod: Alan Padula
Prod: John Whitman
Prod: Alam Blomquist
Prod: Linda Nieber
Prod: Coral Hawthorne Dir: Alex Graves

THE “A” LIST (Series)
MY INDIAN SUMMER (Special) BEAKMAN'S WORLD (Series)

Comedy Central CBS
Sony

Prod: David Baldy Prod: Peter Engel Prod: John Riggi Prod: Black,Lennon Prod: Jeff Kahn
Prod: Brillstein, Grey Prod: Riggi, Wolf Prod: Chappelle, Katz. Prod: Peter Tolan Prod: Mark Farrell Prod: Lorie Zaks

Prod: Scott Frieland Prod: Mark Waxman

Dir: Ted Wass Dir: Brian Roberts

Dir: M. Lembeck Dir: S. Zuckerman

Dir: Brian Roberts Dir: Andy Cadiff Dir: Todd Holland Dir: Lee Shallat Dir: Jay Sandrich Dir: David Mamet Dir: Jerry Kramer Dir: John Behring Dir: Jay Dubin

Beachglass Films Prod: Doug Sarine Dir: Bill Sarine Me3 Productions Prod: Rebbecca Casey Dir: Alan Barber

Frames and Beats Prod: DJan Ouschek Dir: Brian Roberts

Prod: Cat Cambria Dir: N/A
Prod: Sarah Schoesler Dir: Rob Lawe

Disney Channel N87 Creative Disney Channel

Prod: Coral Hawthorne Dir: N/A Beantown Prods Prod: Steve Rockmael Dir: David Carr Prod: Steve Rockmael Dir: David Carr

Beantown Prods HBO
HBO
WB/FOX Sony/CBS

Prod: Steve Rockmael
Prod: Leo Clarke
Prod: Leo Clarke
Prod: Kohan,Mutchnick Dir: Marc Buckland

ABC Studios/ABC Universal/CBS

Prod: Goldsmith,Yuspa Prod: Franco Bario Prod: Gail Berman

Dir: Rob Greenberg Dir: Marc Buckland Dir: Pam Fryman Dir: Rob Greenberg Dir: Brian Roberts Dir: J. Fontenberry Dir: Gail Mancuso Dir: Jamie Widdoes

CBC Sony/ABC NBC Universal

TBS
Comedy Central

Dir:Gary Halvorson Dir: C.B. Harding

Sony

Dir: David Steinberg

Prod: Mara Brock Akil Dir: Bille Woodruff Prod: Barry Haley Dir: Rob Greenberg Prod: Sarah Schoesler Dir: Rob Lawe

Prod: Vic Kaplan
Prod: Randall Winston
Prod: Fritz, Malins
Prod: Eric Gilliland
Prod: Chris Rock
Prod: Greenblatt/Janollari Dir: E. Gittelsohn

Dir: C.B. Harding Dir: Gail Mancuso

Dir: Jamie Widdoes Dir: Jay Sandrich Dir: Andy Cadiff

FEATURES

CAPTIVITY (2nd unit reshoots) Lionsgate Prod: Damon, Konov WORD OF MOUTH Universal Prod: Cauthen, White BLUE COLLAR COMEDY TOUR THE MOVIE WB Prod: Alan Blomquist NATURALLY NATIVE Mashantucket Pequots Prod: Jackson,Russo

brucelfinn@gmail.com 310-968-1986

Dir: Roland Joffe Dir: Tom Lazarus Dir: C.B. Harding Dir: V. Red Horse

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                                                                 BRUCE FINN
                                                  DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Director of Photography on more than a hundred Major Television Network episodes and some of the World’s Most Famous Hologram’s including Michael Jackson “Slave to the Rhythm”.
As well as being actively engaged as a Hollywood based Director of Photography he now  teaches Cinematography at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

                                                                 AWARDS 
EMMY   Cinematography            MultiCamera         “8 Simple Rules”          ABC Primetime
EMMY   Cinematography            Single Camera     “My  Indian Summer”   CBS 

Director of Photography  (Freelance)
Los Angeles CA
1986- Present

Cinematography Adjunct Faculty
University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts
Los Angeles, CA
2016- Pres
                                                                HOLOGRAMS
2047 APOLOGUE                       China Kingway     Prod: Charlene Lee      Dir: Zhang Yimou
RONNIE JAMES DIOS               Eyellusion             Prod: J  Pezutti             Dir: Chad Finnerty
V-6  TOKYO                                Hakuhodo Agency Prod: Ken Matsuzaki   Dir: Shimizu Seiichiro
MICHAEL  JACKSON                 Pulse Evolution    Prod:Oualid Mouaness Dir: Jamie King
HARY POTTER “GRINGOTTS” RIDEUniversal      Prod: Debra Walker      Dir: Thierry Coup                                                        
ROSIE HUNTINGTON WHITELY  Burberry             London                        Dir: Mario Testino          2NE1                                           4D Live Park         Seoul, Korea                Dir: D'Strict                                                                
FERGIE, TABOO                         NRJ Awards          Paris                            Dir. Musion
JANET JACKSON                       Essence Festival   New Orleans               Dir: Steve Rehage
WILL I AM                                                                  London                        Dir. Musion

                                                              TELEVISION
HOT BENCH (Open).                 Downtown              Prod: Steve Rockmael  Dir: Dave Carr
A NEW WAY OF LIFE   PSA      Women  in Film      Prod: C Jayaweera       Dir. Mariya Pyter
GODS OF THE ARENA THE DRAMEDY    F&B      Prod: Chloe Liu             Dir: D Jan Ouschek
ALS PSA "HELPING HANDS"  Women in Film        Prod: Maria Leicy          Dir: Ora Yashar
FOX Studios Set Services         Beachglass Films   Prod: Doug Sarine        Dir: Bill Sarine
PYRVIEW (Commercial)            Me3 Productions    Prod: Rebbecca Casey Dir: Alan Barber
4 G "Half Time" Ibiza (Pilot)       Frames and Beats  Prod: DJan Ouschek     Dir: Brian Roberts
BUNKED (Pilot)                         Disney Channel      Prod: Cat Cambria         Dir: N/A                                 
HOT IN CLEVELAND Promos   N87 Creative          Prod: Sarah Schoesler  Dir: Rob Lawe
GAMER'S GUIDE (Pilot)            Disney Channel     Prod: Coral Hawthorne  Dir: N/A
BENCHED  (Promos)                 Beantown Prods    Prod: Steve Rockmael   Dir: David Carr
RACHEL RAY SHOW (Promos) Beantown Prods    Prod:  Steve Rockmael  Dir: David Carr
THE GAME (2 Seasons 44 episodes) BET Prods.   Prod: Mara Brock Akil       Dir: Bille Woodruff 
LOVELIVES (Pilot)                      Fox                        Prod: Barry Haley          Dir: Rob Greenberg      
ARSENIO HALL SHOW Promo  N87 Creative         Prod: Sarah Schoesler   Dir: Rob Lawe
JEFF PROBST SHOW Open      Beantown Prods   Prod: Steve Rockmael   Dir: David Carr
LUCKY LOUIE* (Pilot)         HBO                      Prod: Leo Clarke            Dir: Gary Halvorson
LUCKY LOUIE* (Series)         HBO                Prod:  Leo Clarke           Dir: A P  Weyman
STRANGE BREW (Pilot)         WB/FOX               Prod: Kohan,Mutchnick  Dir: Marc Buckland
THE FISH TANK (Pilot)         Sony/CBS             Prod: Goldsmith,Yuspa  Dir: Rob Greenberg
BEST THING EVER (Pilot)        ABC Studios/ABC     Prod: Franco Bario       Dir: Marc Buckland                                                                                      
THE KARENSKY’S (Pilot)        Universal/CBS     Prod: Gail Berman       Dir: Pam Fryman    
MIKE BIRBIGLIA’S SECRET P.J. (Pilot) CBS           Prod: Mike Birbiglia       Dir: Rob Greenberg
UNDER ONE ROOF* (Pilot)        CBC                 Prod: Claude Brooks     Dir: Brian Roberts    
AMERICAN FAMILY (Pilot)        Sony/ABC                 Prod: Ronne, Schreick  Dir: J. Fontenberry 
THE I.T. CROWD* (Pilot)        NBC Universal    Prod: Guarascio, Port       Dir: Gail Mancuso     
8 SIMPLE RULES* (3 Seasons) Touchstone/ABC     Prod: Alan Padula       Dir: Jamie Widdoes    
JEFF GARLIN SHOW (Pilot)         TBS                 Prod: John Whitman        Dir:Gary Halvorson
BLUE COLLAR COMEDY 3        Comedy Central     Prod: Alam Blomquist    Dir: C.B. Harding    
COOKED (Dane Cook, Pilot)         Sony                 Prod: Linda Nieber        Dir: David Steinberg
LEAP OF FAITH (Pilot & Series Season 1)   NBC    Prod: Coral Hawthorne  Dir: Alex Graves
RON WHITE SHOW (Pilot)        Sony/The WB     Prod: Vic Kaplan       Dir: C.B. Harding    
NOBODY’S WATCHING (Pilot)  NBC/The WB     Prod: Randall Winston   Dir: Gail Mancuso    
SWEDEN, OHIO (Pilot)        Warner Brps/FOX    Prod: Fritz, Malins       Dir: Jamie Widdoes    
ERIC GILLILAND PROJECT (Pilot)    USA                 Prod: Eric Gilliland       Dir: Jay Sandrich    
THE HUGHLEY’S (4 Seasons)   ABC Studios/UPN     Prod: Chris Rock       Dir: Andy Cadiff
ONE ON ONE (Series)         Paramount/UPN     Prod: Greenblatt/Janollari Dir: E. Gittelsohn
MY ADVENTURES IN TV (Pilot) Touchstone/ABC     Prod: David Baldy        Dir: Ted Wass    
ALL ABOUT US (Pilot)          NBC                Prod: Peter Engel        Dir: Brian Roberts     
THE PETER PRINCIPLE (Pilot)  WB/NBC                Prod: John Riggi            Dir: M. Lembeck
HEY NEIGHBOR (Pilot)         Regency/FOX     Prod: Black,Lennon        Dir: S. Zuckerman
JIM BREUER (Pilot)                     Touchstone/ABC     Prod: Jeff Kahn              Dir: Brian Roberts    
THE JON LOVITZ SHOW (Pilot) Touchstone /ABC     Prod: Brillstein, Grey        Dir: Andy Cadiff    
FIVE HOUSES (Pilot)                      FOX                Prod: Riggi, Wolf        Dir: Todd Holland    
THE DAVE CHAPELLE PROJECT (Pilot) FOX    Prod: Chappelle, Katz.   Dir: Lee Shallat 
STYLE & SUBSTANCE (Series)  Disney/CBS     Prod: Peter Tolan        Dir: Jay Sandrich     
RICKY JAY & 52 ASST’S (Special) HBO                 Prod: Mark Farrell        Dir: David Mamet    
THE “A” LIST (Series)                      Comedy Central     Prod: Lorie Zaks             Dir: Jerry Kramer    
MY INDIAN SUMMER (Special)   CBS                 Prod: Scott Frieland        Dir: John Behring    
BEAKMAN'S WORLD (Series)     Sony                 Prod: Mark Waxman        Dir: Jay Dubin    


                                                              FEATURES    

CAPTIVITY (2nd unit reshoots)    Lionsgate                Prod: Damon, Konov        Dir: Roland Joffe    
WORD OF MOUTH                      Universal        Prod: Cauthen, White        Dir: Tom Lazarus         
BLUE COLLAR COMEDY TOUR THE MOVIE WB    Prod: Alan Blomquist        Dir: C.B. Harding
NATURALLY NATIVE       Mashantucket Pequots    Prod: Jackson,Russo        Dir: V. Red Horse 

 

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