SCOTT D. ERLINDER
5310 West School Street, Chicago, Illinois 60641
Ph: 773-205-6930
Pgr: 312-571-1718
scotterlinder@comcast.net

Technical Experience:
Freelance Director of Photography - 15yrs. In depth knowledge of 35mm/16mm film, DVCam,
DVCPro, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, and Sony High Definition Video cameras. Specializing in remote
camera operation and time-lapse photography in addition to live action work.
(See partial credits list below)


Expertise in non-linear editing on the Media 100 (5 yrs) and Avid Express (6 yrs) platforms, as well as the
compositing programs After Effects and Commotion. Finished training on Avid DS High Definition
Editing system 12/20/02. Well versed in Macintosh computer and applications

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Victor Duncan Inc.- (1988-1995) Rental manager for professional film/video equipment. Victor Duncan
handled Panavision, Arriflex, Aaton 16/35mm cameras as well as Sony and Ikegami video equipment, all
types of lighting and power distribution equipment, camera cranes, camera dollies. Responsible for a staff
of 30, bidding feature film and television equipment packages and coordination of rentals to productions
across the country (both features and commercials) as well as expected to have an in depth knowledge of
most equipment in the inventory.
Job involved heavy customer contact to advise on production equipment, costs and techniques.
Additional Activities/Skills:


Northwestern University (1996- June 2003)
Senior Lecturer, in the Radio/TV/Film Department, specializing in production. Teaching Sophomore,
Junior, Senior and Graduate level classes in film and video production from pre-production through post-
production. (Includes on-line editing and film finishing).

AUGUST 2003

DePaul University,Chicago

Assitant professor in the new new Digital Cinema program

Head of equipment purchase and teaching classes similar in content to Northwestern

Additional Teaching Credits:
Instructor for the Santa Fe High Definition Workshops, May 2001, June 2002
Instructor for High Definition Video Seminar Golden Dome Prod/Notre Dame Univ., September 2000
Instructor at International Film and Television Workshops, Rockport, Maine:
High Definition Television Seminar and Advanced Video Production-June 1998 and August 1998
Advanced Lighting and Advanced Video Camera-June/August 1999, Advanced Lighting-Aug 2000

Education:
Columbia College, Chicago, IL - MFA in Film (1996)
Shimer College, Mt. Carroll, IL - BA, Major in Fine Arts/Art History (1978)

Additional Professional Credits /Publications:
July 2002 to present Equipment/Technical staff writer for Screen Magazine
September 2002 to present Advisory board member of the Independent Feature Project
July 2000 Guest Speaker/Moderator for High Definition Video Conference held by Independent Feature
Project and American Society of Cinematographers

Projects /Awards:
1) The Grosse Point Light, Landmark To Great Lakes History. Twenty-minute
interpretive film. August 2001
Superior Achievement award from the Illinois Association of Museums
Top honor from the American Association for State and Local History

(Writer/Producer/Editor/Director of Photography)

2) Storm Warriors: Heroes of the Shipwreck Coast.
Shot primarily in High Definition video format, it is a 1 hour program that explores the history of
the United States Lifesaving Service along the Great Lakes : June2004

(Writer/Producer/Editor/Director of Photography)

Partial List of Director of Photography credits:
March 2002 Revolving Orbit - Film funded by FMC Corporation concerning the work of African American
sculptor Richard Hunt
May 2001 Discovery Alliance - Public Service Announcements for national "help" network July 2001
May 2000/2001 Do The Write Thing Chicago Challenge - Promotional videos for local chapter of Stop
Violence campaign 2000 and 2001 (also producer and editor)
Sept- Feb 1998 Damon Wayans Show - Chicago Unit
July 1998 Post Mortem - Short Film Estrada/Link Productions - "E-films" award winner
Aug 1998 A Winner - A. Eicoff-VISA/Mastercard, Commercial
Sept-Nov 1997 I Do - Cuz Films-Feature
Aug/Sept 1997 Windows - Short Film
Sept 1997 Girlfriends - ISS Productions, Feature
Jun- Jan 1996-97 The Straight Dope - Series for A&E Network (13 episodes)
Oct 1995 The Russian Orthodox Patriarch in Chicago - Lake Effect Films, Documentary
June/July 1995 Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - National Geographic/Discovery Channel, Documentary
May 1995 You Can't Stop Rock 'n Roll - Evergreen Broadcasting, National Clio Award Winner
Aug 1995 MaggieÕs Attic - Painted Wings Productions, Short Film, Winner of Chicago Film Festival,
Silver in Cinematography
Jan 1994 Twenty Bucks - Big Tomorrow Productions, Feature Film, 2nd Unit Director of Photography
Segment/Corporate Clients: Motorola, National Steel, Golf Construction, Sears, Ameritech,
Kodak, Whirlpool, Arthur Andersen, Ohio Arts, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, Kraft, United Airlines, Square D
(Schneider Electric), FMC
Further credits on request.

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