About Me

 

 

 

 

Cinematographer Bradford Lipson’s technically advanced lighting background elevates each of the projects he works on, whether it’s a feature, series or commercial.


His latest television work includes the first two seasons of the CW dramedy series In The Dark, starring Perry Mattfeld, and the Netflix limited series Best Worst Weekend Ever for director Jeremy Garelick.


Lipson has lensed multiple features such as: The Wedding Ringer for director Jeremy Garelick, starring Josh Gad as a loner who hires a “wedding ringer,” played by Kevin Hart, to be the best man at his wedding; and Whitney Cumming’s directorial debut The Female Brain, a romcom in which she also starred, based loosely on the author Louann Brizendine’s critically-acclaimed book of the same name.


Known for his ability to tackle creative challenges while sticking to a demanding schedule, Lipson lensed the first two seasons of FX’s Wilfred. His work on the series won him Outstanding Cinematography awards in 2013 from both the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and the Pan-American Association of Film & Television Journalists. Lipson broke new ground with these unprecedented achievements since he won for imagery captured on Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras.


Earlier in his career, Lipson experienced a creative watershed moment while working on
ABC’s The Forgotten. He gaffed on the show with cinematographer David Stockton, ASC, before moving on to shoot several episodes. The show’s structure allowed Lipson to experiment with the lighting and camera movement.


After his work on The Forgotten, Lipson went on to lens episodes of Hart of Dixie; Hold Please, Factory and double up days for Ugly Betty. Prior to this, he shot VFX photography on A Beautiful Mind (Ron Howard) and gaffed for Titanic’s VFX. Additional gaffing credits include Alcatraz, The Office, House M.D., and Gilmore Girls, among others.

 

Lipson shot his first commercials, music videos and shorts in Colorado, where he graduated from a filmmaking course at Denver’s Career Education Center. He later moved to Los Angeles to work as a gaffer. Having practiced magic in his youth, Lipson remains captivated by the correlation between optical illusion and the science of motion pictures. He continues his love of magic and is a Magic Castle member.

 

A member of the IATSE Local 600, Lipson resides in California and is represented worldwide by DDA.

Awards

ASC AWARD

2013

Los Angeles
Horror
Competition
2017

PAAFT

2013

ASC AWARD

2013 For outstanding cinematography in a half hour television series ~ Wilfred

PAN AMERICAN AWARD

2013 For outstanding cinematography ~ Wilfred

 

20Los Angeles Horror Competition17

 Won, 2017 For Best cinematography ~ Girl #2

Best Cinematography for Girl #2 (2016)

2017

Los Angeles Horror Competition

 Won, Platinum Award

Best Cinematography for Girl #2 (2016)

Dan Burnside
dan@ddatalent.com | 310.474.4585

Represented By:

Dattner Dispoto & Associates

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