Hello. Patrick Burke here. Welcome to my website. If you're looking for my professional experience, here's my resume, updated in February of 2013. Follow this link if you'd like to see more project details.
Here is my latest reel.
And here is a writing sample, from a news segment I produced for HealthyCal.org.
My gear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon 70-200mm stabilized f/2.8, Tamron 17-50mm stabilized f/2.8, Nikon 50mm prime f/1.8, Canon 28-135mm, Redrock Micro handheld rig, 2 Chimera softboxes, Arri 650W fresnel, 2 C-stands, 2 sandbags, Ikan LED on-board light, 96 GB in cards, Manfrotto 501 tripod, Manfrotto monopod, and a range of microphones.
I also cut on FCP and AVID Media Composer.
Bells of Mindfulness
Sister Dang Nhiem is a nun at Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, CA. She practices Zen Buddhism in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sister D shows us the proper way to invite the sound of the bell. She also teaches us how to cultivate that peacefulness when we hear noises that might otherwise cause stress. I made this video for the Deer Park Dharmacast.
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
Every episode of our late-night show has a mini-documentary between the interview segment and the musical guest. Here is one of many that I've shot with DGA Director Joe LaMattina.
I've written, shot, and edited freelance documentaries, or news features, 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."iPhone Sideways Version