V. ZORBA

Zorba, a producer /cameraman with seventeen years of experience in the industry, has raised resourcefulness to an art form.

Background

A few years of photojournalism then ten years of commercial stills in his Denver studio, followed by an apprenticeship with a news shooter for the local NBC affiliate which led to a job on a feature, starting as the assistant cameraman and finishing as the cameraman.

Then came the move to Hollywood, where he worked on hundreds of assorted features, music videos, commercials, industrials, documentaries, cable fillers, and episodic TV shows in capacities ranging from technical support, to design, to camera, to direction and production.

Production Highlights

Features

  • Black Eagle. Camera /PM/2nd Unit Imperial Ent.
  • Lessie's Rainbow Camera Olympic Films
  • Grizzly Adams II. Camera Edwards Films
  • Terror on Tour Camera /B/2nd Unit. Tony Films
  • Cobra Camera/ FX Cannon Films
  • Superstition. Camera/ B/2nd Unit. Carolco
  • La Bamba. Camera/Miniatures. New Vision
  • Just For Fun Camera. MS Prod.
  • Alferd Packer. Camera Webb Prod.

Episodic TV

  • High Mtn Rangers.............Camera/B/2nd Unit................Ashane Prod.
  • Amazing Stories..................Camera/Miniatures..................Amblin Ent.
  • Lime Street..........................Camera/PM/2nd Unit...............Mozark Prod.
  • Fallguy................................Camera/Miniatures.................20th Century Fox
  • Hearts Afire.........................Camera/PM/2nd Unit................Mozark Prod.
  • Dave's World........................Camera/2nd Unit.......................CBS Ent.
  • Backstage Live*...................Camera/ W / P............................Mozark Prod.
  • *First interactive, live, public access info-tainment show
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  • Music Videos & Shorts
  • Timmy in the Trash................Camera.............................Mayzone Prod.
  • Hellbound Train.......................Camera..............................Atomic Prod.
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Guns ...Camera / P........................Zorba Studios
  • Gates of Lodore.........................Camera / P........................Alameda Studio
  • Cremation of Sam McGee..........Camera.............................Univ of Wis

Industrials

  • Sales Promo................................Camera..................Jones Intercable
  • Human Connection..................Camera /PM...........US West
  • Helping Patients Change..........Camera / P..............Pearl Productions
  • Drive-In Movie Channel.................Camera....................Alameda Studios
  • Beatrice, Inc....................................Camera /PM...........Interactive Video

Commercials

He has produced and shot a variety of spots for such production companies as Eurofilms, Haynes Productions, and Hancock & Brace covering an array of products and services, including political spots for R. Reagan, B. Boxer (U.S. Senate / CA), and B. Clinton.

Technical Experience

Extensive; from Bolex to Panavision in both 16mm and 35mm, including specialized high speed cameras in both formats along with the usual industrial cameras.

Special Skills: Miniatures

Wide range of experience in mixing and matching miniatures with live action, including explosions and crashes of every imaginable means of conveyance.

Special Skills: Survival

He has, in the course of his endeavors: been shot at by Navajos in Utah; seized and threatened at knifepoint by rednecks in Arkansas; chased by AK-47-toting soldiers in Hungary; run out of town by the Penitentes in Truchas; shaken down by the Federales in Baja, and forced to be rude to secure a cab in Rome. He has hung out of and over: planes, balloons, helicopters, boats, rafts, race cars, elevator shafts, too tall cliffs, and real deep canyons- and yet, he still has enthusiasm and a good attitude.

Special Skills:Travel

He has shot film or tape in 50 states and 13 countries. He has an active U.S. passport, an international driver's license, and a clear and present willingness to travel.

Special Skills:Networking

He has wide reaching production experience in New York, Denver, and LosAngeles, as well as other cities, with the ability to pull together crews, equipment or other support services.