Trent Watts

Commercial & Documentary
Director/DP/Gimbal

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Work
Gear

Cameras

  • RED Scarlet-W
    • 5K 35mm Dragon Sensor
    • 16.5 stops of dynamic range
    • Records in Raw & Prores
  • Sony FS7
  • Canon C300

Camera Accessories

  • Nucleus-M Wireless FF
  • CDX HDMI Wireless Video

Camera Support/Motion

  • DJI Ronin Gimbal (15lb payload)
  • Ready Rig + Pro Arms (Gimbal Vest)
  • Sachtler FSB-8 Tripod
  • Manfrotto 24” Slider

Monitors

  • 17” Flanders Scientific
  • 7” SmallHD 702 Bright

Lenses

  • Zeiss CP2 15mm 2.9
  • Zeiss CP2 25mm 2.1
  • Zeiss CP2 35mm 2.1
  • Zeiss CP2 50mm 2.1
  • Zeiss CP2 85mm 2.1
  • Rokinon Cine DS 14mm 3.1
  • Rokinon Cine DS 24mm 1.5
  • Rokinon Cine DS 35mm 1.5
  • Rokinon Cine DS 50mm 1.5
  • Rokinon Cine DS 85mm 1.5
  • Rokinon Cine DS 135mm 2.2
  • Canon 17-55mm 2.8 IS
  • Canon 24-105mm 4.0 L IS
  • Canon 70-200mm 2.8 L IS

Lights

  • (1) Kino Flo Diva-Lite 401
  • (2) Litepanels Astra 6x Bi-Color
  • (1) 1000W Lowel Open Face
  • (1) 650W Arri Fesnel
  • (3) 250W Lowel Fresnels
  • (3) collapsible 5-in-1 diffusion kits

Audio

  • Sennheiser MKH-50 boom mic
  • Sanken COS-11 lav mic
  • Sennheiser G3 wireless system

Miscellaneous

  • EyeDirect Mark E
  • RockNRoller Carts
  • Basic Makeup Powder Kit
About / contact

Trent Watts

Commercial & Documentary Cinematographer

Trent Watts shoots for many of the top brands and media companies in the world (see resume), and loves collaborating with storytellers of all types.  His practical approach stems from his beginnings in corporate/documentary work, where he developed countless methods for maximizing production value with limited resources.  His process with clients starts by carefully listening to their overall goals and talking through crew/gear/workflow options to maximize production value and convey the most crucial story elements.  On shoots, he loves improvising under pressure and leveraging his crew’s collective wisdom and skills to the fullest.  He enjoys being a connector between industry people, and has over 200+ trusted crew connections throughout the Mid-Atlantic US.