Contact
Tim Otholt
phone: (408) 406-1832
mail: timotholt@yahoo.com

At a glance...
  • As 1st unit DP
  •     1 award *
  •     11 feature films
  •     50 short films
  •     4 TV pilots
  •     31 commercials
  •     9 music videos
  •     5 instructionals
  •     10 industrials
  •     6 documentaries
  •     1 corporate PSA
  •     
  • As Director
  •     1 TV pilot
  •     1 short film
  •     
  • As Producer
  •     1 $100k TV pilot
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CLICK HERE
for
Commercial
Demo Reel

    

CLICK HERE
for
Music Video
Demo Reel

    

CLICK HERE
for
Corporate
Video Work

          

CLICK HERE
for
1-Ton Truck
Gear List

    

CLICK HERE
for
4-Ton Truck
Gear List

    

CLICK HERE
for
Optional Lights
List



Contact Info


Tim Otholt, Director of Photography / Gaffer
Email: timotholt@yahoo.com
Phone: (408) 406-1832 Los Angeles

Click HERE for his commercial demo reel.
Click HERE for his music video reel.
Click HERE for his corporate interview work.


Tim Otholt the DP


Tim Otholt, is a indie-friendly, mid-career DP with extensive commercial, feature, short, and corporate experience. In 9 short years, Tim has shot 11 feature films, 45 short films, 26 commercials, a half-dozen music videos, and over 700 corporate/commercial interviews.

Having shot projects both large and small, Tim is respectful of the vision, the process, and the craft of both the first time and veteran director. He has shot TV and internet commercials for: Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Dictionary.Com, Ask.Com, Mother's Market, and Discount Tire. He has also shot over 30 projects with first time directors, doing everything to make their projects a success yet still being true to the ideas and vision of everyone involved.


... Owns Over 150 Lights ...


Tim has worked as a gaffer on hundred of projects. He has extensive practical lighting experience, shares his knowledge when asked, yet is willing to listen and learn from the DP in charge.

Tim is well equipped to light and shoot most indie projects -- he owns two HD cameras, two grip trucks (1-ton and 3-ton), a small generator, and over $100,000 in grip and lighting (150+ lights, including HMIs and KinoFlos). Enough to light a small closet all the way up to a city street.

  
In summary, Tim is easy to work with, really knows his craft, and really knows his equipment.


Qualifications

  
  • Award for Best Cinematography for the short "Day of Reckoning"
  • DP for 11 indie feature films
  • DP for 45 short films
  • DP for 26 commercials and 5 corporate videos
  • DP for over 700 interviews
  • Green screen DP for "I-See-You.Com" ($1.5 mil feature)
  • Producer for 100k/episode mini-series "Mysterious World"
  • Extensive experience as a 1st AC, line producer, and as a 1st AD


Demo Reels


His commercial reel can be found here.
His interview work can be found here.
And finally, his music video work (under construction), can be found here.

Feel free to contact him at any time. His contact info is below:


Contact Info


Tim Otholt, Director of Photography / Gaffer
Email: timotholt@yahoo.com
Phone: (408) 406-1832 Los Angeles