Ian Smith

Location Los Angeles
Bio

Director, Producer and Cinematographer

Cinematographer Director Film Editor
Projects
2 Projects

Work History

Director
Ora TV
Mar 2017 - Present
Greater Los Angeles Area
Larry King Now, Politicking (Hulu) ? Responsible for directing other Ora TV shows as well. ? Productions are both in the studio and in the field. ? Shows are internationally distributed through digital platforms as well as broadcast television networks. ? Larry King Now has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards.
Director of Photography
Ora TV
Jun 2012 - Mar 2017
Greater Los Angeles Area
? Responsible for all lighting and camera operations. ? Productions are both in the studio and in the field. ? Co-designed and built the in-studio lighting grid.
Director of Photography
Ora TV
Jun 2012 - Mar 2017
Greater Los Angeles Area
? Responsible for all lighting and camera operations on Larry King Now, Politicking, William Shatner's Brown Bag Wine Tasting, America Cooks with Chefs, Rubin Report, and other OraTV shows. ? Relying on a cultivated rolodex of camera operators, assistants, gaffers, grips, and gear rentals. ? Productions are both in the studio and in the field. ? Shows are internationally distributed through digital platforms as well as broadcast television networks.
Owner/Operator
Avian Productions
Mar 2008 - Present
Venice Beach, CA
? Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor ? Creator of: - Music Videos - Web Series - Documentaries - Commercials - Corporate
Director Of Photography
Leopard USA
Apr 2016 - Apr 2019
Various
House Hunters International (HGTV) ? Responsible for lighting and camera operations on select episodes of the series. ? All shoots are on location in a variety of places.
Director Of Photography
ESL - Turtle Entertainment
Oct 2017 - Dec 2017
Los Angeles, Vancouver, Brazil, Denmark, Germany
Bootcamp: Immortals, ESL Replay (Hulu) Docu-Series about the world of competitive gaming. ? Responsible for lighting and camera operations on two docu-series. ? Two month production in the field around the world. ? Managed crew and equipment.
Director Of Photography
Studio71
May 2016 - Jun 2016
Berlin Area, Germany
Game Fnatic (AOL/Engadget) ? A Riot Games, Inc. sanctioned docu-series that following the lives of five amateur players of E-Sports League of Legends as they attempt to earn their way onto one of the world's best teams, Fnatic. ? Responsible for all lighting and camera operations. ? 2 week production in the field.
Director Of Photography
Anoto Creative
Nov 2015 - Jan 2016
Greater Los Angeles Area
Commercial for Anoto Inc. ? Responsible for all lighting and camera operations.
Director of Photography
The Complex Group
Jun 2008 - Jun 2015
Burbank, CA
? The Complex Group is a music artist management and asset creator. ? Ongoing work as Director of Photography for music videos and live performances with artists like, Sugar Ray, Sublime, The Dirty Heads, Babyface, Karmin, Lyrica, and Bryce Vine.
Field Producer / Videographer
Maxim Magazine
Sep 2008 - Jul 2010
Greater Los Angeles Area
? Interviewed celebrities and captured behind-the-scenes video for MAXIM cover shoots, with celebrities like Lady Gaga, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Hillary Duff, and Jordana Brewster.
Director of Production, Strategic Partnerships & Sports Division
LiveUniverse, Inc.
Sep 2007 - Feb 2008
West Hollywood, CA
? Overseeing a small in-house team, we created online content for the website LiveVideo.com with NBA players Steve Nash and Elton Brand, MBL player Eric Byrnes, model/reality star Joanna Krupa, reality star Tila Tequila, club mogul Rande Gerber, and The Pat Tillman Foundation. ? Created and developed a content and production model designed for online content.
Producer / Director of Photography
LiveUniverse, Inc.
Oct 2006 - Sep 2007
West Hollywood, CA
? Shot and produced a wide variety of content designed for the web. ? Included live band interviews and performances, scripted comedy, reality, and event coverage.
Associate Producer
Untitled Myspace Documentary
Jun 2006 - Feb 2007
West Hollywood, CA
? Called, scheduled and coordinated interviews. ? Coordinated every facet of production: created expense reports, secured locations, arranged travel accommodations, and coordinated crew and equipment in multiple cities countrywide. ? On location to coordinate production for every shoot.
Production Coordinator
Stargate Studios
May 2005 - Jun 2006
Pasadena, CA
? In charge of a small in-house team: set schedules, enforced rules, ran operations. ? Organized productions: created budgets, obtained equipment and crew, and coordinated visual effects productions for shows like, Heroes, Desperate Housewives, ER, Nip/Tuck, Nightmares & Dreamscapes* *Emmy, 2007, Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Mini-series
Production Assistant
Stargate Studios
Sep 2004 - May 2005
Pasadena, CA
? Assisted in VFX production for multiple TV and film productions. ? Helped the production coordinator organize and run the production office. ? Created from scratch in FileMaker Pro - Equipment database and barcode check-in/out system for over a thousand items. ... See more
Intern
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Jun 2003 - Sep 2003
Burbank, CA
? The show's first group of interns helping prepare for the show's first season. ? Rotated daily through every department. Given the honor of being called the top intern in many departments. ? The program required 10 hours of work per week, volunteered an additional 30 hours to learn more.

Education

B.A.
University of California, Santa Cruz
2000 - 2004

Skills