Ira Edelman

Ira Edelman

Director of Photography

Personal Profile

  • 10+ years experience in the visual arts, 4 years in film
  • Mission: To bring to life the creative vision that is developed by the director, client or producer, as the project sees fit and to inject my own creative and business sensibilities – gained from classroom and on-set experience – into the project on which I'm working.
  • Major Skills: Director of Photography, Camera Operator, 1st AC, Ronin Operator
  • Other Areas of Expertise: Digital Imaging Technician, Gaffer, Editor/Colorist, Online Editor
  • Often-used Camera Systems: ARRI Alexa, Sony F5/55, FS7, RED Dragon, Canon C-hundred Series
  • Interests: Typography & Graphic Design, Outdoors, Food & Cooking, Volunteering & Social Good.
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Director of Photography

{Completed Projects}

Camera Operator

  • FYF Music Festival 2016, produced by Michael Reich (
  • "Unboxing Wheat Thins with iJustine," Mashable Studios, D. Nicolas Regalbuto
  • "Innovation Download with Tahj Mowry," Mashable Studios, D. Nicolas Regalbuto
  • A-Camera, Sonos Studios/Subtractive Inc., Jr. Jr. live performance
  • A-Camera, The Grammys/MusiCares w/ Lionel Ritchie and Pharrell Williams, interview, produced by Subtractive, Inc.
  • FYF Music Festival (Kanye West, Morrissey headlining), produced by Michael Reich (
  • KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic: The Arcs, interview with Dan Auerbach and Richard Swift and musical performance, produced by Ryan Stuit / Subtractive
  • KCRW: Sound in Focus, Dwight Yoakam & X (Live), A-camera, live/web stream (KCRW/Subtractive)
  • KCRW: Sound in Focus, De La Soul & Quantic (Live), A-camera, live/web stream (KCRW/Subtractive) (Sony HXC-D70)
  • FuseTV Coverage for Vans Warped Tour 2015
  • Kodaline – "Love Will Set You Free" (Music Video), B-camera, D. Courtney Cox (Sony FS7/DJI Ronin)
  • KCRW/Subtractive, My Morning Jacket, live performance (NPR)
  • KCRW/Subtractive, Alabama Shakes, live performance (NPR)
  • FuseTV Coverage for Coachella 2015, artist interviews, A-camera & B-roll
  • Full event coverage for SHOT Show 2015 for Fullmag
  • DJI/Cold War Kids, Ronin Stabilizer BTS, A-camera
  • DJI/CorridorDigital BTS, S900 drone, A-camera
  • Shvona Lavette, "Danger" (Music Video), B-camera, D. Colin Pierce
  • "Coachella Stories (Refused, Chuck D, Buzzcocks, GBH, Wu Tang Clan)," Producer Michael W. Abbott
  • The 99 Percent Gang (Pilot) D. Chuck Pelletier (Funny or Die)
  • Pancetta Wrapped Dates D. Jenna Davant
  • Spec Comedy sketch show D. Aries Spears
  • Pushing Up Daisy (2nd Unit) D. Selina Barker
  • 50cal Rifle vs. iPhone 5S (Y) D. Richard Ryan (Over 8.5M views)
  • Full event coverage for SHOT Show 2014 for RatedRR

1st AC

  • Bean – "Wildfire" Music Video, D. Kyle Schember prod. Subtractive, Inc.
  • Prince EA – "Working to Live or Living to Work?" (Brand Video, HomeAway), prod. Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Sarah Sgro – "Lose Myself" Music Video D. Joseph Lombardi
  • Forever Light D. Ryan P. Adams
  • Hijacked (Y) D. Sawyer Hartman (Sony FS-700)
  • The Strangers (Y) D. Sawyer Hartman (RED Scarlet)
  • Vinyl [2013] D. Sasha Ermakov (RED Epic)
  • Pushing Up Daisy D. Selina Barker
  • A Close Distance D. Tom Colarusso
  • Tip Toe D. Raquel Bordin
  • Silent D. Jacobo Dukes
  • Not Another High School Musical D. Jack Walsh (ARRI Alexa)
  • Bathophobia (incl. camera rigging) D. Riccardo Re (16mm Film!)
  • 2nd Amendment PSA D. Colin Pierce
  • Room 6661 D. Jeff Woodruff (Super 35!)
  • Hide and Seek D. Anouk Chambaz
  • State Farm Spec Comm D. Jae Park
  • Fried Chicken & Mayonnaise D. Tyron Breaux Jr.

Online Editor/Colorist

  • Bidisha, D. Linnea Backstrom
  • Precious Cargo (Doritos Crash the Super Bowl), D. Tom Martin
  • Spago Tasting Menu/Eater/Vox D. Stanley Lee
  • One Last Case D. Paul Renna
  • LAZARUS D. Michael Regalbuto
  • No Longer (Project Greenlight entry) D. Richard Duryea
  • Vinyl [2013] D. Sasha Ermakov
  • A Close Distance D. Tom Colarusso


  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Final Cut Pro 7, X
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Basic After Effects
  • Photoshop & Lightroom
  • Dreamweaver
  • Redcine-X
  • Davinci Resolve 12.5

Camera Systems

  • Arri SR3, Arri 535b, Alexa
  • Panavision
  • RED ONE, Scarlet, Epic, Dragon
  • Sony F5 (see below), F55, FS7, FS700, EX-3 & Similar
  • Canon 7D, 5D, C300 & Similiar
  • Panasonic HMC-150
  • and others

Lighting Systems

  • ProFoto
  • Arri
  • Mole Richardson
  • K5600/Joker
  • Kino-Flo
  • Source 4
  • and others

Cinema Accessories

  • RedRock, O'Connor, Arri, Bartech, etc.
  • Atomos (own Samurai Blade)
  • TVLogic, Marshall
  • and others

Complete Sony F5 Camera Package

  • Up to 180fps at full quality, Native ISO 2000 in Cine EI mode
  • F5 Body w/ quick release baseplate + top handle + shoulder, 15mm LWS
  • Wooden Camera studio-style EVF mount
  • Arri MFF-2 mini follow focus
  • Canon Cinema Primes: 35mm/T1.5, 50mm/T1.3, 85mm/T1.3, others available
  • Movcam Swing-away mattebox
  • Cartoni tripod
  • Sound Equipment
  • Arri Tungsten & Kino-Flo Lighting


New York Film Academy

Master of Fine Arts

Emphasis in Cinematography, Filmmaking
September 2013

Rochester Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
Advertising Photography Option
Science, Technology and Society Concentration
May 2009