PATRICK BURKE - DP | EDITOR | PRODUCER
I shoot and edit documentary-style content of all kinds - primarily interviews, ads, promos, live music, reality, lectures, and sporting events. For some clients, I am strictly a DP or Camera Operator (NABET local 53). For others, I am also the Editor, and a Producer. I enjoy both modalities - finding the perfect moments and lighting conditions to tell a story visually, and expanding that judgment and technical expertise though the final stages of post-production.
I have been running cameras for Carson Daly's late-night show on NBC for nearly four years, which adds up to several hundred episodes of network TV experience. Last year, I was the DP for all the green screen interviews in Jennifer Lopez's reality show (Nuvo TV) about her first world tour. I have also been shooting J-Lo's public appearances at her mobile phone stores. I shoot and edit numerous promos for the Outside Eyes agency - most notably for their client Marucci Sports, which has become the leading bat manufacturer in Major League Baseball, as well as a nationwide training program for the country's top young prospects. I also work with the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, producing, shooting, and editing long-form educational content on various psychological and therapeutic topics.
In addition to my production and post-production work, I have several years experience writing the news and managing the newsroom staff at KPFK (90.7-FM Los Angeles). Samples are on the radio page.
Here is a writing sample - from a news video segment I produced, shot, and edited for HealthyCal.org.
My gear: Canon 7D, Canon 70-200mm (f/2.8, IS II), Tamron 17-50mm (f/2.8, IS), Redrock Micro handheld rig, Arri & Chimera lights (1K, 650W), along with support gear, including Macbook Pro, tripods, CF cards, card readers, C-stands, sandbags, bulbs, a wireless Sennheiser lavalier, etc.
Marucci Elite at Perfect Game 2013
Marucci Sports is a company founded by former Major League Baseball players. In addition to being the top bat manufacturer, the company has a program that trains some of the country's top young talent. Marucci Elite, a team of high school aged kids, competes each year at the Perfect Game tournament in Jupiter, Florida. I shot the tournament this year, and edited this montage, through the Outside Eyes agency.
A Step Away
Full episodes of the show about J-Lo dancers are at www.mynuvotv.com.
The seven episodes aired in the fall of 2013 on Nuvo TV. I was DP for all the green screen interviews.
Honor the Game
This is an ad that I recently edited for Marucci Sports, through Outside Eyes. It's a greatest hits from each player's individual promo.
Anything Can Happen at J-Lo's mobile phone stores, as in, she might make a surprise appearance.
This is another spot I edited for Marucci. It features Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, and his glove.
Pujols for Marucci
I was Director of Photography and Editor on this Marucci promo, starring Albert Pujols.
Bautista for Marucci
This Marucci spot, which I edited, stars Toronto's Jose Bautista.
Bells of Mindfulness
Sister Dang Nhiem, a nun at Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, CA, practices Zen Buddhism in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. In this video, she demonstrates the proper way to invite the sound of the meditation bell. She also explains how to cultivate that peacefulness when we hear noises that might otherwise cause stress. I shot, produced, and edited this video for the Deer Park Dharmacast.
Toshiba Medical Industrial
This is a 7-minute industrial that I shot and edited for Toshiba-Medical. It's a conference preview in a talk-show format.
Cute Cat Video
This is a fun short about second-guessing the creative process. I was DP on this project. David LaMattina (DGA) was the writer, director, and editor.
Last Call Spotlight: Tiffany Shlain
Here is one of many spotlight segments that I shot with DGA Director Joe LaMattina.
In 2010, I produced, shot, and edited news videos for Daniel Weintraub's California policy website, HealthyCal.org. This is how Weintraub introduced the first one:
"Growing up in Boyle Heights, Fernando Almanzar dabbled in tagging and considered joining a crew or a gang before turning away from that lifestyle. Today he is an intern at the Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center, where he is learning the skill of video production. He is a success story for the Los Angeles Youth Opportunity Movement, which offers grant-funded academic programs and job training for residents age 14 to 21 who meet poverty guidelines and are authorized to work. Almanzar is also the co-vice chair of the Opportunity Movement’s Boyle Heights Youth Council. HealthyCal contributor Patrick Burke offers this video profile."