Bradley J. Stuckel
The first bank loan I ever took out was for a Sony PD-150 Camcorder which put me back a whopping $180 per month. This was a big moment in life, and a big step for a college Freshman. After 6 years in a muddled existence of post secondary education and a few years of just trying things out (shooting news), I started work as a freelancer in the film industry. I got my feet wet in lighting & grip for projects such as The Bourne Ultimatum, and Hell on Wheels.. During this time I would shoot short films and independent features on the side in my spare time. I slowly started shifting my career into commercials (avoided for the longest time) and more narrative projects.
My true motivation in pursuing film has always been focused on helping shape culture through story, honestly. I believe that film serves an important role in shaping the future of humanity by offering viewers an opportunity to more diversely experience the world through a lens which can portray a vast variety of both human perspectives and experiences. Through the use of lighting & shadows, colour & tone, and space & movement I aim to employ my techniques to create an emotionally charged visual stage to place the art within a story. It’s not about what it looks like, but what it feels like!
I currently live in Vancouver (Canada's most beautiful city, & the true Hollywood North). I am 38 years old and have been working solely as a Cinematographer for about 6 years now.