About EMB Studios

Paul Nordin has over 20 years’ experience as a cinematographer, filmmaker, and drone pilot, haa lifetime passion for photography. His exploration of image and storytelling was anchored by college curriculum centered on photojournalism. He has since traveled all over the world shooting, and has amassed a large body of creative and commercial work. This includes more than 20 feature length narrative films, and countless commercials, music videos, and short films. He has camera operated for both Woody Allen’s A-list German DP - Widego Von Schultzendorff, and famed Russian cinematographer Nikolay Ivasiv, plus delivered compelling visual images as VFX Cinematographer on Frank Miller’s big budget film “The Spirit”. Paul’s work has played both theatrically and at festivals globally, including Sundance and Cannes, won awards, made profits for producers, sold products, informed people, and even set a world record for web-viewership.

In 1998, he founded EMB Studios, a premiere boutique post production and music recording studio in Oakland, CA, which has become a nexus of creativity and quality for the San Francisco Bay Area’s independent film community.

Portfolio

cinematography reel

Commercial Sample