After picking up a 35mm camera at a young age, Brandon was enamored by how some emulsion, chemicals, and photo paper in a dark room could shed so much light on life.

He followed his passion to Chapman University’s School of Film and Television, where he studied cinematography, and made his transition to the professional filmmaking world by joining IATSE Local 728 (set electricians union), which gave him the opportunity to light for some of the most sought after cinematographers in music videos, commercials, and features. That work helped him to hone his skills as a cinematographer, and he has taken his knowledge and expertise on journeys around the world; from time-lapse on the steps of the temples of Tikal in Guatemala, to an intimate one-on-one with the Dalai Lama in India, to award-winning music videos here at home. Brandon is in constant search of the next great image with which to tell a story.

Brandon is a current member of IATSE Local 600.

© Brandon Alperin 2016