Tim Buttner - Multi-Media Expert


Tim is a Multi-Media Expert with skills that span various forms of media. Tim began writing screenplays before he was twelve, completing his first feature-length screenplay at sixteen. He began filming in high school and at seventeen gained experience interning at Edgewood Studios on the set of Zombie Town. Tim continued to study film at Drexel University, establishing himself in the Stereoscopic 3D revolution after attending workshops in New York City with Florian Maier on Stereoscopic Film Production. After graduating from Drexel's Film & Video Program with a Bachelor of Science, and with a Screenwriting & Playwriting Minor, Tim worked for Digital Revolution Studios under Craig Tanner and further worked in stereoscopic 3D. While at Drexel Tim co-founded a company (One Forest Films) with high school friends and for several years helped build the company as CTO, and Chief Web Designer. Tim has been a contributing writer for MarketSaw, and as well selected as a Beta Tester for Blackmagic Design on the URSA Mini 4.6K camera.


REELS:

CINEMATOGRAPHY REEL



EDITOR & VXF REEL



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sevices and rates

equipment and post


Tim is also a contributing writer to MarketSaw, a 3D blog. Check it out: www.marketsaw.com




  Filmography


Commercials


Music Videos


Short Films


Web Series


Live Events


 



 

 

—Favorite Quotes—

"Cinematography, a military art. Prepare a film like a battle." — Robert Bresson

"'Nobody's perfect' is the line that most sums up my work. There is no comedy, no drama about perfect people." — Billy Wilder

"Structure depends on strategy: strategy is determined according to events." — Cao Cao, from Sun Tzu's The Art of War

"I shall hang my 'lecturing' on the same peg with my other failures and follies. It must be a long peg and a strong peg to hold them all." — George Perkins Marsh

"Will the science of the human heart, around which all contemporary art is based, exhaust so completely the writer's powers of imagination that in future the only novels that are written will be chronicles of various events?" — Giovanni Verga

"Train easy, fight hard… and die.
 Train hard, fight easy… and win." — Unknown

 

—Personal Quotes—

"Movies are not watched. They are an encounter with a life's experience not your own."

"I'm well trained in the art of turning shit to gold."

"'My favorite movies are the ones inside my head."

Tim Buttner - Resume


Skills


Computer: Adobe CC (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, Edge Animate, etc.), Cinema 4D, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Studio, Final Draft, Fusion, iWork, Movie Magic (Screenwriter, Scheduling, & Budgeting), Microsoft Office

Web Design: HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, Lightbox & Pretty Photo, HTML5, @companyname.com e-mail, and web browsers

Film Cameras: Bolex H16 (Kodak 7266 & 7265) and Arriflex SRII (Kodak 7201, 7205, 7218, 7222, and 7231)

Digital Cameras: Blackmagic Design Digital Cinema Cameras (URSA Mini 4.6K, Cinema 2.5K & Pocket Cinema Camera), Canon (5D, 7D, GL2, XH-A1, & XF-305), JVC (GY-HD110u), Go-Pro HERO3+, Panasonic (HVX-200a), RED (Dragon, Epic & Scarlet) Sony (DSR500 & PMW-EX series)

Still Photography: Film (Minolta SR-102) + Stocks; Digital (Nikon D50, D60, & D90, Canon 5D & 7D)

Camera Equipment: P+S Technik 3D Rig, Genus Hurricane Beamsplitter, Steadicam, Jib, Door Dolly & PD-1 Dolly, Car Mount, Shoulder Mount, Sliders, Letus Mini-35mm Lens Adapter

Sound Equipment: Fostex FR2 Flash Recorder, Shotgun, Condenser, (Wireless) Lavalier, and Cardioid Microphones

Additional: Analytical Writing, Box Office Analysis, Budgeting, Call Sheets, Casting, Cinematography, Color Correction, Directing, Editing, Film History, Lighting, Playwriting, Producing, Screenwriting, Scheduling, and Stereoscopic Cinematography & Editing, Writing


Filmography


 

Features

The Depths for Halcyon Valor Productions Colorist 2016
I'm Obsessed with You: But You've Got to Leave Me Alone for Dir. Jon Goracy Assistant Art Director 2014
Frolf: The Movie for Nice Up Productions Director of Photography (Camera & Steadicam Op) 2009
Zombie Town for Edgewood Studios Production Assistant 2007

Television

New England Rally Race for Rally America Editor & Colorist (for Single Episode) 2014
Spartan Race Reebock - "Killington 'The Beast'" for NBC Sports Camera Operator 2014
BAMMA USA: Fight Nights for Digital Revolution Studios Editor (4), Assistant Editor (eps. 1, 2, & 3) 2011

Short Films

Headliner for Dir. Michael Fisher Assistant Camera, DIT 2015
I Love You, Too for Dir. Humberto Guzman Visual Effects 2014
Pie Whole for Dir. Humberto Guzman Visual Effects 2013
Midnight Catch for Halcyon Valor Productions Associate Producer 2012
Ripper for Unknown Production Company PA 2011
Artists for Barns for One Forest Films Camera Operator, Colorist, Editor, Still Photographer, Producer, Motion Graphics Designer 2011
The Number Two for Dir. Richard Hamilton Executive Producer 2010
Virago for Tim Butt 2 Productions Steadicam Operator, Director, Editor, Producer, Writer 2010
Unsung for Dir. Alexandra Hanes Gaffer 2010
Watching Collarboration with One Forest Films Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Colorist, Editor, Producer, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer 2009
Prestidigitation for Dir. Megan O'Donnell Grip 2009
Christian's Ending for Dir. Josh Sgarlata Grip, BTS Photographer 2008
Candy Cane Killer for Dir. Griffin Post Assistant Director 2008
I Am Entertainment for Tim Butt 2 Productions Camera Operator, Director, Editor, Producer, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer 2008
The Music Box for Tim Butt 2 Productions Camera Operator, Director, Colorist, Editor, Producer, Visual Effects (uncredited), Writer 2007
Whisper for Tim Butt 2 Productions Bartender, Director (as Alan Smithee), Editor, Producer, Sound Editor, Writer 2007
Shootout at the ESP Corral for Tim Butt 2 Productions Gun Man 2, Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Producer, Sound Effects Editor 2006
Four Square for Tim Butt 2 Productions Camera Operator, Still Photographer, Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Producer, Motion Graphics, Title Graphics, Writer 2006
Celtic Caves for Dir. Zach Ralph Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer, Motion Graphics, Title Graphics 2005
Behind This Door So Closely Shut for Dir. Pachi Rueda Cinematographer & Camera Operator 2005
Ears for Dir. Sam Perzanowski Assistant Camera, Boom Operator, Sound Mixer 2005
Plan Annihilation of Humans from Outer Space for Tim Butt 2 Productions Camera Operator (as Alan Smithee), Director (as Alan Smithee), Editor (as Alan Smithee), Producer (as Alan Smithee), Visual Effects Compositor (uncredited), Writer (as Alan Smithee) 2005
Hitmen for Tim Butt 2 Productions The Wizard, Props, Camera Operator, Cinematographer (uncredited), Co-Director (uncredited), Editor, Producer, Sound Editor, Stunt Coordinator, Visual Effects (uncredited), Writer 2004
I'm a Lumberjack... and I'm O.K. for Tim Butt 2 Productions Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Graphics, Producer, Writer 2004

Web Series

Vignettes of Vermont for Tim Butt 2 Productions Cinematographer, Director, Colorist, Editor, Producer, Writer (Creator) 2010

Commercials / PSA / Corporate

The Killington Group Marketing Video - "Winter Activities" for The Killington Group Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Colorist, Motion Graphics Designer 2016
The Killington Group Marketing Video - "Summer Activities" for The Killington Group Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Colorist, Motion Graphics Designer 2016
Woolen Mill Comedy Club - "Obnoxious Ads" for Woolen Mill Comedy Club Producer, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Colorist, Motion Graphics Designer 2016
2016 Killington Stage Race for Killington Pico Area Association Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Colorist, Graphics Designer 2016
Killington Gaper Day 2016 for Tim Butt 2 Productions Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Colorist, Motion Graphics Designer 2016
Cooler in the Mountain Concert Series for Killington Pico Area Association Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Colorist, Motion Graphics Designer 2015
2015 Killington Stage Race for Mountain Times Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Colorist, Graphics Designer 2015
2015 National Club Day for Mountain Times & Killington Ski Club Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Colorist, Graphics Designer 2015
2014 Vermont Holiday Festival for Mountain Times Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Colorist, Graphics Designer 2014
Dorito's "Wanna Trade" - SPEC for Mojo Creative Cinematographer, Camera Operator 2014
Spartan Race - Killington, VT for Mountain Times Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Colorist, Graphics Designer 2014
2014 Killington Hay Festival for Mountain Times Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Colorist, Graphics Designer 2014
2014 Killington Classic for Mountain Times Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Colorist, Graphics Designer 2014
All Aboard App Marketing Video for Mountain Times Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Colorist, Graphics Designer 2014
WUHS Promo Collarboration with One Forest Films Camera Operator, Editor, Producer, Motion Graphics Designer 2013
Part of the Team PSA for Colonial Productions VA DIT 2013
Never Stop Protecting PSA for Colonial Productions VA DIT 2013
Garden Club of America for Tim Butt 2 Productions Camera Operator, Colorist, Director, Editor, Producer, Motion Graphics Designer 2013
Art Directors Club for One Forest Films Camera Operator, Editor 2012
Portfolio Night 10 for Art Directors Club Camera Operator, DIT 2012
MasterImage 2011 3D Summit Demo for Digital Revolution Studios 3D Utility 2011
Artists for Barns for One Forest Films Camera Operator, Colorist, Editor, Still Photgrapher, Producer, Motion Graphics Designer 2010
Glass Rubbers Collarboration with One Forest Films Associate Director, Camera Operator, Colorist, Editor, Producer, Motion Graphics Designer 2010
OVNY Collarboration with One Forest Films 2nd Commercial & Doc Profile Director of Photography, Associate Director, Camera Operator, Colorist, Producer, Motion Graphics Designer 2010
Woodstock, VT Commercials Collarboration with One Forest Films Associate Director, Camera Operator, Colorist, Editor, Producer, Motion Graphics Designer, Writer 2010
JAG Old School Choppers Collarboration with One Forest Films Associate Director, Camera Operator, Colorist, Editor, Producer, Motion Graphics Designer, Steadicam Operator 2009
Swing 46: Live Jazz and Supper Club Collarboration with One Forest Films Director of Photography, Associate Director, Camera Operator, Colorist, Editor, Producer, Motion Graphics Designer, Steadicam Operator 2009
Long Trail Ale for Tim Butt 2 Productions Camera Operator, Colorist, Director, Editor, Producer, Motion Graphics Designer, Writer 2009-2010
Language Diplomacy PSA for Tim Butt 2 Productions Camera Operator, Colorist, Director, Editor, Producer, Writer 2004

Music Videos

Troy Ramey "Song Man" for Tim Butt 2 Productions Associate Producer, Cinematographer, Colorist 2016
Owl City "Wolf Bite" for Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Associate Producer, Cinematographer, Colorist, VFX 2014
Troy Ramey "Rosary" for Tim Butt 2 Productions Associate Producer, Cinematographer, Editor, Colorist 2014
Pat Boone "Java Jive" (Ink Spots cover) for Propaganda Pictures Gaffer, Key Grip 2012
Rachel Diggs "Black Coffee" for Propaganda Pictures Gaffer, Key Grip 2012
Foster the People "Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)" for Digital Revolution Studios / Prettybird 3D Utility, BTS Photographer 2011
Elana Read's "All That I Am" Collarboration with One Forest Films Assistant Director, Camera Operator, Colorist, Director of Photography, Editor, Producer, Steadicam Operator 2010

Live Events

Dos Equis World Cup Wedneday Ski Bum Race Series for Killington Ski Club Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Graphics 2015-2016
Woolen Mill Comedy Club for Woolen Mill Comedy Club Camera Operator 2014-2016
Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge for Killington Resort Producer, Camera Operator 2015
Dos Equis World Cup Wedneday Ski Bum Race Series for Killington Ski Club Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Graphics 2014-2015
Broadway Artists Alliance - Final Showcase August 11, 2013 for One Forest Films Camera Operator, Colorist, Editor, Graphics 2013
Broadway Artists Alliance - Final Showcase August 12, 2012 for One Forest Films Editor 2012
Billboard Film & Television Music Conference 2011 for Billboard Camera Operator 2011
Broadway Artists Alliance - Final Showcase August 8, 2010 for One Forest Films Camera Operator 2010
Live from the Canal Room - April 20, 2010 Collarboration with One Forest Films Editor, Motion Graphics, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer 2010
Rashomon for WUHS YOH Players Camera Operator, Editor 2006

Education & Training


Drexel University, COMAD Film & Video Program (with Screenwriting & Playwriting Minor) 2006-2010 - Graduated June 12, 2010 with Bachelor of Science

3-Day Workshop (March 4-6, 2009) with Florian Maier on P+S TECHNIK 3D RIG and Stereoscopic Film Production

Digital Revolution Studios (SEP 2011 - FEB 2012) under Craig Tanner, on 3D Editing


Awards


(2011) Best Music Video [for Elana Read's "All That I Am"] Metropilitan Film Festival of New York (www.metrofilmfest.com)

(2010) 2nd Place [for Watching] BVEW Short Horror Film Competition

(2009) Award of Merit [for Frolf: The Movie] Indie Distribution Festival (theindiefest.com)

(2006) Certificate [for Performance in Literature as Film]

(2005) Honorable Mention [for The Fallen Protege] Drexel Ten-Page Screenplay Contest

(2005) Certificate [for Performance in Media Arts]