#1: From interview [2012]

#2: With actor Tom Arnold [l] and dir Damian Harris [2008]

 

   


PAULA HUIDOBRO

 

Born: 1980, Mexico City.

Education: Mexico City [Art History]; The London [International] Film School [LFS] [1999-2002]; American Film Institute [AFI], Los Angeles, USA [MFA in Cinematography, 2004].

Career: 'My interest for cinematography started through still photography. While I was a teenager I would spend most of my afternoons taking photography lessons at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City. Adolescence and the people I encountered at these lessons helped me develop an interest in reading more books and watching as many films as I could. I started studying film history, and as soon as I finished high school I enrolled [1999] in The London Film School for undergraduate, barely knowing what the role of cinematographer entailed. When I had to start making films for the program I realized that my passion was focused mainly on images and that I had no interest in writing or telling actors what to do. After that realization I felt a lot happier, since I could then focus in trying to understand stories and characters in terms of light, color, movement and composition. I decided to attend the cinematography program at AFI, and I moved to Los Angeles in 2002. It turned out to be a great experience, as I had the opportunity to learn from great mentors.' [From the AFI website.]

Was c.op for doph Emmanuel Lubezki on commercials.

Ph commercials dir by Anna Axster, Jeffrey Lamont Brown, Jorge Abarca, Jim Stanger, a.o. Ph music videos dir by Jacob Aaron Estes, Nigel Dick, Anna Axster, a.o.

Awards: MIFF Award nom [2010] for 'Gardens of the Night'.

Website: Paula Huidobro


 

 FILMS

2001

Azure/A-ZU-RE [Meg Rickards] s16/c; short/24m; prod LFS

2002

Fourteen [Daniel Mitelpunkt] dv/c; short/32m; prod LFS

200?

Silver Pickup [Megan Alderson] c; short/?m; prod AFI (USA)

2004

Wednesday Afternoon [Alonso F. Mayo] scope/c; short/25m; prod AFI (USA)

2005

3some [Fanny Véliz] c; short/24m

 

With c.asst (?) Jason Blount - "Mother"

 

2005

Mother [Siân Heder] HD (Sony F900)/c; short/17m; co-prod AFI (Directing Workshop for Women)

2005

Everybody Dies/Jake Lead [Josh Evans] c; 76m; released 2009 

2006

The Possibility of Hope [Alfonso Cuarón] c; doc/27m; ph James Lovelock interv; other ph: Gary Tarn, Igor Jadue-Lillo, Luca Brovelli, a.o.

2006

The Windfisherman/The Wind Fisherman [Anna McRoberts] HD (Sony)/c; short/12m; prod AFI (Directing Workshop for Women)

2006

Scarecrow Joe [Bragi Schut Jr.] c; short/11m; addph: Tom Camarda

2006

Gardens of the Night [Damian Harris] dv+8mm+35mm-to-35mm/c

2007

Nosebleeds [Scott Cummings] s16/c; short/11m; cph: Tania Villarreal Ramirez

2008

charlie thistle [Bragi Schut Jr.] b&w-c; short/15m

2008

Vacationing to the Great Canyon - Valles Marineris [Jake Maymudes] c; short/6m; + small part

2009

Kidnapping Caitlynn [Katherine Cunningham-Eves] HD/c; short/10m

2009

Morning [Leland Orser] c; based on his short film (2007; ph: Alison Kelly; 14m)

2009

Tired of Being Funny [Rodrigo García] HD/c; short/30m

2009

18 [Joy Gohring] HD (Sony)/c; short/15m; uwph: James Costello; prod AFI (Directing Workshop for Women)

2010

Meeting Spencer [Malcolm Mowbray] c

2010

Bless Me, Ultima [Carl Franklin] scope/c; visual cons: Jacek Laskus

2011

Aquí Entre Nos/Between Us/Under One Roof [Patricia Martínez de Velasco] c; 73m

2011

Winter in the Blood [Alex & Andrew J. Smith] c; addph: Brandon Woodard & Mathew Miller

2011

Arthur Newman/Arthur and Mike [Dante Ariola] HD (ARRI ALEXA)/c; ph L.A. unit; ph: Eduard Grau (as Eduardo Grau)

2011

Dog Eat Dog [Siân Heder] c; short/12m; time-lapse ph: David Newsom

2012

Daniel Brewster and the End of the World [Bragi F. Schut] c; short/15m; + co-prod

2012

Song to Song/Weightless/Lawless [Terrence Malick] HD (ARRI ALEXA M)+35mm-to-digital/c; 2uc; ph: Emmanuel Lubezki; released in 2017

2012

Last Weekend [Tom Dolby & Tom Williams] HD (ARRI ALEXA)/c

2013

Million Dollar Arm [Craig Gillespie] s35+HD (ARRI ALEXA XT & XT Studio)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc (India); ph: Gyula Pados

2013

Shelter [Paul Bettany] HD/c; 2uc: Guy Godfree; add unit ph: Anson Fogel

2014

This Magic Moment [Lorraine Nicholson] c; short/11m

2014

Swivel Shot [Christopher Glatis] c; short/14m

2014

Everything Carries Me to You [Emma Holly Jones] pre-production

2015

Katie Says Goodbye [Wayne Roberts] HD/c

2015

Tallulah [Siân Heder] HD/c

2015

Wilde Wedding [Damian Harris] HD (ARRI ALEXA)/c

2016

Permanent [Colette Burson] pre-production

 

 TELEVISION & INTERNET

 

[Right] with dir Rodrigo García - "Christine"

[From behind-the-scenes doc]

 

2012

Christine [Rodrigo García] 12-part (between 7m and 10m) web series/HD; for Wigs (YouTube channel)

2012

Georgia [Marta Kauffman] 3-part (between 8m and 9m) web series/HD; for Wigs (YouTube channel)

2012

Celia [Rodrigo García] web short/9m/HD; for Wigs (YouTube channel)

2012

Liz & Dick [Lloyd Kramer] tvm; for Lifetime-tv

2012

The Gamblers [pilot 'The Ledge' (7m) dir by Rick Heinrichs] ?-part interactive miniseries/RED Epic; on location ph; ph: Phedon Papamichael; prod for the transmedia RIDES.tv platform

2013

The Comment Show [ep #10 (4m) 'Turtles with Doorags' dir by William Beaton] 10-part web series; for VEVO.com (VEVO Originals)

2013

Satisfaction/Neil, Inc. [pilot dir by Kevin Bray] 20-part series, 2014-15; 1st season, 2014 (10 ep); for USA Network

2015

Confidence [Christine Gernon] pilot; for FOX-tv

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

2003

Headache [Eric Devlin Taylor; short] c.asst; ph: Darren Genet

2004

Raveling [Todd Albright; short] 1st c.asst; ph: Darren Genet

2005

[Tillie Olsen:] I Stand Here Ironing [Bruce Schwartz; short] co-1st c.asst; ph: Darren Genet

 

"Dirty Mary"

 

2005

Dirty Mary [Stuart Rogers; short] 2nd c.asst; ph: Darren Genet

2011

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp [Jorge Hinojosa; doc] co-c.op; ph: Kelly Jones

2012

Broken Night [Guillermo Arriaga; short] c.op 'c' cam; ph: Janusz Kaminski