Beard's Eye View

Brian Beard entered the business with a passion for photography and beautiful composition. He had early exposure to the television production world plus practical training and hands on experience that started in his teens and still continues today. He has attended multiple courses and work shops and is always looking to improve his skills. He continues to stay up to date with the latest equipment and technologies as things rapidly change in today’s market. With his strong interests and sense of good lighting plus exceptional camera skills and knowledge, Brian is an excellent Director of Photography for the digital/electronic realm.


Show Credits

Very Bad Men
  • Credit

    DP

  • Years Active

    2012-13

  • Genre

    Doc | Crime

  • Episodes

    20

  • Network

    Discovery

  • Duration

    30 minutes

The Devil You Know
  • Credit

    DP

  • Years Active

    2013

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Episodes

    10

  • Network

    Discovery

  • Duration

    30 minutes

Urban Suburban
  • Credit

    DP

  • Years Active

    2011-12

  • Genre

    Reality

  • Episodes

    26

  • Network

    HGTV

  • Duration

    30 minutes

Six Degrees of TV
  • Credit

    DP

  • Years Active

    2009-10

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Episodes

    26

  • Network

    TVtropolis

  • Duration

    30 minutes

Tube Tales
  • Credit

    DP

  • Years Active

    2008-09

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Episodes

    26

  • Network

    TVtropolis

  • Duration

    30 minutes

Make or Break TV
  • Credit

    DP

  • Years Active

    2008

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Episodes

    13

  • Network

    TVtropolis

  • Duration

    30 minutes

The Shopping Bags
  • Credit

    DP

  • Years Active

    2001-07

  • Genre

    Lifestyle

  • Episodes

    206

  • Network

    The W Network

  • Duration

    30 minutes

The Ties That Bind
  • Credit

    DP

  • Years Active

    2001-04

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Episodes

    Feature-Length

  • Network

    NFB/CBC

  • Duration

    -

Computer Life with Dave Chalk
  • Credit

    DP

  • Years Active

    2000-02

  • Genre

    Computer Tech

  • Episodes

    26

  • Network

    Network Affiliates

  • Duration

    30 minutes

Wakenheja
  • Credit

    DP

  • Years Active

    2001-02

  • Genre

    Educational

  • Episodes

    26

  • Network

    APTN

  • Duration

    30 minutes

You, Me, And The Kids
  • Credit

    DP

  • Years Active

    1997-01

  • Genre

    Docudrama

  • Segments

    9 Drama/ 26 Doc

  • Network

    WTN

  • Duration

    30 minutes

Life And Times
  • Credit

    DP

  • Years Active

    1996-2000

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Episodes

    3

  • Network

    CBC

  • Duration

    60 minutes

Acquired Skills

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  • ExperienceExperience
  • EducationEducation
    • William F. Whites
    • Force Four Entertainment
    • Focal Point
    • Maine Media Workshops
  • William F. Whites

    1987

  • William F. Whites

    Rental floor technician in a busy motion picture
    lighting rental house

  • Force Four Entertainment

    88

  • Force 4: 1988-95

    Brian worked up through the ranks to the staff
    DOP at a prominent local production company

  • Focal Point

    89

  • Focal Point

    Beginner and Intermediate Photography courses taken
    at Vancouver Community College

  • Rockport Workshops

    91

  • Rockport Workshops

    Film Lighting for Video, Rockport International Film and Television Workshops in Rockport, Maine

  • Freelance DP

    95

  • Freelance DP: 1995 to Present

    15+ years and counting: Doc, Drama, Lifestyle,
    Informational, Educational and Factual Entertainment

  • Maine Media Workshops

    06

  • Maine Media Workshops

    Advanced Digital Video Cinematography, and Advanced
    Lighting For Digital Video in Rockport, Maine

  • DOP Workshop NAB

    09

  • DOP Workshop NAB

    Director of Photography workshop moderated by
    Gary Adcock

  • The Future of BBCI

    2011

  • The Future of BBCI

    Over twenty years and counting, with many new
    and exciting opportunities still to come in 2011

Testimonials

  • I must tell you how impressed I was at the quality of your team. I've done a lot of these things over the years but I've never encountered that level of professionalism.

    Don Reo, Executive Producer
    “Everybody Hates Chris”, “My Wife and Kids”, “Blossom”
  • Brian is one of those rare breed of DOP’s that have a can-do attitude at all times, works tirelessly in the field, does not clock watch and has exemplary set etiquette. On “Tube Tales” when we were dealing with Hollywood TV stars and big name producers, these skills were of utmost importance.

    David Freeman, Producer
    Tube Tales
  • Brian always put in 100% effort to make the frame and the talent look great. I am consistently impressed with how the shots are well lit and everyone looks as good as they possibly could.

    Marianne Kaplan, Film Producer/Director
    MSK Productions Inc.
  • Brian has that rare ability to combine a high degree of professionalism technically along with an imaginative approach to his filming. His aesthetic and lighting skills are impeccable which made our collaboration as Director and DP truly inspiring.

    Bonny Lou Wagner, Producer/Director/Writer
  • I soon discovered what a gem Brian was to work with. On set he was thoroughly professional when communicating with sensitive interview subjects. When the time came for him to execute my visual ideas, he performed with respect and enthusiasm. When he contributed his own creative thoughts to the scene, he invariably enhanced the look of the show.

    Tara Shortt, Film Producer/Director
  • There are a number of things that I really value about Brian: His artistic eye, technical expertise, understanding of editing, calm and confident demeanour and his personality and attitude – which is reflected in the way that Brian arrives at work every day with a smile on his face, a funny story to tell, and a deep caring for the work that he does.

    Rob Kelly, Producer/Director
    Modern Rocket Media
  • Brian has very strong lighting skills and has the experience that allows him to work quickly. He is extremely professional on set and is a pleasure to work with. Brian is good natured, friendly and easy-going. He handles stressful production situations in a very calm manner.

    Guy Robinson, Producer/Director
    Robinson Communications Ltd.
  • Brian stands out amongst the best. His skills as an operator are top notch. He shoots interviews and actuality with equal attention to detail and composition, and always with a mind towards editing. Brian listens, anticipates and always gives 110 percent.

    Larry Raskin, Producer/Director
    Noodle Productions Inc.
  • Brian has excellent people and communication skills and an easy-going set etiquette that makes him a welcome addition to any crew. I have no hesitation on wholeheartedly recommending Brian.

    John Ritchie, Senior Producer/Partner
    Force Four Entertainment

Camera Services

Camera

  • Sony F900
  • Sony 800
  • Sony 700
  • Sony EX-3
  • Panasonic HDX900
  • Panasonic HPX300

Lighting

  • Kino Flo Divas
  • Arri Fresnel Kit
  • 1K Redheads
  • 2k Blonde
  • Chimera Softboxes
  • C-Stands
  • Misc. Grip Gear

Network Roster

Global Videography

Global Videography
  • Canada
  • USA
  • Hawaii
  • Kenya, Africa
  • Bahamas
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Kuwait
  • Virgin Islands

Distinctions

2006.2007 Gemini Awards

Best segment in a Lifestyle or Informational show


Status: Nominated

2006.2007.2008 Leo Awards

Best cinematography in an Information or Lifestyle series


Status: Nominated