Originally from Texas, I've been taking photographs since a young teen. I worked for a few years in the U.S. Air Force with the 34th Combat Communications Squadron throughout the Middle East, South Korea, and Europe. I began shooting films in the United Kingdom as a civilian and worked my way up through the camera department with BBC Wales documentary, BBC fiction series like Dr. Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures. I now work as a cinematographer, drone pilot, and colorist in New York City and Detroit or wherever in the world my client or interests may be. I mainly shoot documentary features and documentary television and I'm always willing to experiment with process. I shoot scripted narrative from time to time and have built a strong resume in shooting for VFX and other post-production heavy workflows. I have over thirteen years of experience leading large crews, adapting to provide a wide spectrum of visual needs, and a consistent trajectory toward understanding the art of storytelling. My personal work over the past several years has been more focused on scientific education and outreach, biophilia, archiving and preserving history, conservation, and the mysterious chasm that lies between the sciences and the humanities. My personal drone work involves massive aerial data collection with sUAS technology for responsible urban development and collaboration with scientists for conservation and ecological data collection.
About Zachary Halberd
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