TELLY AWARD!

TELLY AWARD!

By Doug Gritzmacher

Director of Photography, Cinematographer
Denver, Colorado, Google+

By Doug GritzmacherDirector of Photography, Cinematographer
Denver, Colorado, Google+

 
“Saving Sally”, a 30-second broadcast TV commercial directed by Steve Dorst (with whom I operate a full service film and video production company based in Denver, Colorado) and shot by yours truly, was awarded a Telly earlier this month for directing. I’m proud to have been a part of this project and congrats go out to Steve who did outstanding work!
 
This is the second project I have been associated with to earn a Telly. The first was “Trenches”, a science fiction Web series that earned a Telly for outstanding …

“That Guy”, DC-Institution, passes away

“That Guy”, DC-Institution, passes away

By Doug Gritzmacher

Director of Photography, Cinematographer
Denver, Colorado, Google+

By Doug GritzmacherDirector of Photography, Cinematographer
Denver, Colorado, Google+

Josh Burdette, often referred to as “That guy at the 9:30 Club”, passed away this week. Josh was the manager of the 9:30 Club, Washington, DC’s preeminent music venue for popular indie acts. As a frequent concert-goer, I’ve had Josh stamp my hand quite a few times and in person, as in this photo, he cuts quite an imposing figure, so I was happy to keep my interaction with him at that.
 
But in 2007, while shooting a Discovery Channel show in which Josh had a part, I got to know him personally and found him to be a much gentler soul than his outward appearance might indicate. I had a name for the face and enjoyed being able to say hi to him from then on. The last time I was …

“SOLDIERS OF PAINT” NOW AVAILABLE

“SOLDIERS OF PAINT” NOW AVAILABLE

By Doug Gritzmacher

Director of Photography, Cinematographer
Denver, Colorado, Google+

By Doug GritzmacherDirector of Photography, Cinematographer
Denver, Colorado, Google+

For the past six years, in between working on client projects, I have been hard at work on my own documentary feature film. My colleague Mike DeChant and I produced, directed, and edited “Soldiers of Paint,” a film about D-Day recreated as a paintball game in Oklahoma. I also served as the film’s director of photography. The film was released by First Run Features the other week and is now available on DVD, Amazon, and iTunes.
 
The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. A sampling: “ I am no fan of documentaries. What I am a fan of is exceptional storytelling, and that’s exactly what is delivered with ‘Soldiers of Paint’. It’s relevant. It’s fun. It explores a lifestyle I never imagined nor knew anything about. If more features came down the pike …