RESUME

SAMUEL V. AMEEN

ICG 600 Cinematographer and Camera Operator

Over 20 Years of Experience in Film, Television and Commercials

PO 27323, Los Angeles, CA 90027   |   213.705.3567   |   samcam01@mac.com

EMPLOYMENT

Television Series and Specials, 1998-Present

Served as Camera Operator on eleven series on networks ABC, Amazon, CMT,

Discovery, NBC, Netflix and Canadian Broadcast Corp. Shot all episodes of Sneakerheads (2020), Downward Dog (2017), Betas (2014) and The New Normal (2014). Served as both Camera Operator and DP on network specials that include Jay Mohr: American Treasure (2020), Emmy-nominated Lost Presents: Mysteries of the Universe (2010), Blackish (2015) and Supernatural (2015) as well as reality series American Soldier (2005), Undetectables (2006) and How to Get the Guy (2006).

Feature Films, 1995-Present

Served as both Director of Photography and Camera Operator on ten

independent features which include films Tin Soldier (1995) by director/actor

Jon Voigt and Charlie’s Ghost Story (1995) by director/actor Anthony Edwards.

Among the films in notable festivals such as Sundance and Berlin have been

documentaries SOS: State of Security (2011) and Steal A Pencil for Me (2007) as

well as narrative feature Spark (1998). Credited as both DP and/or Camera

Operator in over 18 feature documentaries on subjects ranging from the Middle

East conflict to governmental fraud to the environment. Among most recent docs are My Name is Lopez (2021), Strip Down Rise Up (2021) and LIGO (2019).

 

Awards

2007 Robert E. Wise Award, Outstanding Cinematography, Discovery Channel’s Iraq: Front Line ER

2007 Telly Award, Discovery Channel’s Iraq: Front Line ER

2010 Emmy-nominated, Lost Presents: Mysteries of the Universe

Commercials, 1995-Present

Worked as both DP and Camera Operator on nearly 20 commercials for national

brands such the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, Adidas, Craftsman Tools, Disney and Barbie.

EDUCATION

American Film Institute, MFA, Cinematography 1993

Bentley University, BS, Administration 1986