Holt Menzies is a self-taught Camera Operator and Director of Photography based out of NYC. He has shot for clients including Netflix, MTV, TLC, HGTV, and the History Channel. He attended Appalachian State and graduated with a degree in Psychology and planned on pursuing a PHD in research (he still enjoys reading the occasional scientific paper). Not long after graduating he worked on a short film and knew that video production was where he needed to be. The collaboration, concentration, and fast pace of production bring a smile to his face like few other things. Since then Holt has worked as an editor, Camera Assistant, and now Camera Operator and DP.
Coming up in the industry, anytime Holt heard a term he didn't know or saw a method he wasn't familiar with he would tenaciously research them until he could explain it to someone else. When he was offered the opportunity to step up from Camera Assistant to Operator on a network show, he knew the relentless research had paid off.
Holt focuses on building a solid foundation of camera fundamentals through showing them at work in practical situations. Better fundamentals means better planning and more fun when you create. Whether you're a musician looking to become more self-sufficient with shooting and editing video, or film professional interested in sharpening your skills and moving up in the industry, Holt can help you meet your goals.
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