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.




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



Music Videos

Modeling 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."




Final Draft Movie Magic Screenwriter
R & D Story Script Doctoring Pacing
Characters Dialogue Genre B.G. for Performer



Cinematography Working with Performers
Rewrites Sound Design Stereography Costuming
Make-Up Set Design Props & Vehicles Choreography
Optical Effects Stunts Music Visual Effects



Movie Magic Scheduling Movie Magic Budgeting
Adobe Creative Cloud Microsoft Office iWork
Scheduling Budgeting Fundraising

Location Scouting

Hiring Crew Casting Filing Permits Production Forms
Equipment Rental Marketing Brochures Web Page



Adobe Creative Cloud

Cinema 4D

DaVinci Resolve  
Editing File Transfer Motion Graphics Color Correction
ADR Music DVD Auhoring Web Distribution
3D Motion Graphics Stereoscopic    
    *$100/TB of Storage & Backup



Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop

Headshots Real Estate Landscape Events
Photo Editing Photo Clean Up HDR Photography Panoramas


Web Design & Graphic Design

Adobe Dreamweaver & Edge Animate

Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

JS E-Mail Accounts Web Browsers Web Distribution
Web Animation      



Equipment Rates


Camera Equipment Packages

1/2 Day 1 Day 1 Week
URSA Mini Pro Package - PL Cinema Zooms $250 $575 $3,500
URSA Mini Pro Package - PL Cinema Primes $300 $700 $4,200
URSA Mini Pro Package - PL Cinema Zooms & Primes $350 $825 $5,000
Pocket 6K Pro PL - B-Cam Package $60 $135 $825
Wireless Video System Package $30 $60 $375
Camera Support Package - Slider Package $25 $45 $265
Camera Support Package - Steadicam Package $65 $140 $845
Camera Support Package - Wireless Lens Control Package $12 $25 $165


Sound Equipment Packages

Shotgun Microphone Package $20 $40 $250
Wireless Lav Microphone Package $7 $15 $100
Deity Timecode TC-1 Generator Package $6 $12.50 $80

Lighting & Grip Equipment Packages

Nanlite Forza Light 3 Bi-Color Package (60B, 150B, & 300B) $40 $85 $500
Nanlite 3 MixPanel Package (2 60 & 1 150) $45 $95 $580
Nanlite Forza 720B Package $30 $65 $385
Grip Package $10 $20 $120
Electric Package $1.75 $3.75 $22.50

Photography Equipment Packages

Sony A7IV Digital Photography Camera Package $60 $125 $765
35mm Film Photography Camera Package* $12 $25 $150
*Film Photography Package Doesn't Include Cost of Film, Development, & Scanning

Labor Rates



Hourly 1 Day 1 Week
Director $100 $1,000 $6,000
Director of Photography $75 $750 $4,500
Steadicam Operator $60 $600 $3,600
Camera Operator $50 $500 $3,000
DIT / Data Wrangler $50 $500 $3,000
Editor $75 $750 $4,500
Colorist $75 $750 $4,500
Motion Graphics Designer $75 $750 $4,500
Photographer $30 $350 $2,000
  *Deferrals and reduced rates are negotiatable