Trent Watts

Cinematographer

Brooklyn, NY | Washington, DC

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Work
Gear
Alexa Mini low res

Cameras

  • Arri ALEXA Mini
    • 4:3 License
    • ARRIRAW License
  • RED Scarlet-W
    • Teradek Bolt 500 Module
    • 5K Super35 Dragon Sensor
    • 16.5 stops dynamic range
    • ProRes & Raw Recording
  • Sony FS7
    • 4K Super35 Sensor

Cinema Lenses

  • Zeiss CP.2 15mm 2.9
  • Zeiss CP.2 25mm 2.1
  • Zeiss CP.2 35mm 2.1
  • Zeiss CP.2 50mm 2.1
  • Zeiss CP.2 85mm 2.1

Wireless / Monitors

  • 17” Flanders Scientific CM-171
  • 7″ Cine 7 500 RX
  • 7″ Focus 7 500 RX
  • 7″ Cine 7 500 TX (Arri)
  • RED DSMC2 Bolt 500 Module

1/2 Ton Lighting & Grip Package

  • (1) K5600 Joker 1600 HMI
  • (2) Litepanels Astra 6x Bi-Color
  • (1) Falcon Eyes 24TDX
  • (2) Luxli Cello Lights
  • (3) 250w Tungsten Fresnels
  • (1) 650w Tungsten Fresnel
  • See PDF below for Grip details

Camera Motion & Support

  • Freefly Movi Pro
  • ReadyRig
  • EasyRig Minimax
  • Manfrotto 24” Cinema Slider
  • Sachtler Video 15 fluid head
  • Sachtler FSB-8 fluid head
  • Sachtler Flowtech 100 legs
  • Sachtler Speedlock 75 CF legs

Lens Accessories

  • Nucleus-M Follow Focus
  • Abracam ClipOne Mattebox
  • 4”x5.65” Filters
  • 77mm Filters

Communications

  • (6) Motorola CP200 2-way Radios
  • (6) Motorola Headsets

Batteries

  • V-mount 155Wh (5)
  • L-mount 10,500mah (4)
  • L-mount 7,800mah (4)

Audio

  • Sennheiser MKH-50 boom mic
  • Sanken COS-11 lav mic
  • Sennheiser G3 wireless system
  • Sound Devices MM-1 Pre-amp
  • Sound Devices MixPre3

Transport

  • Ford Escape SUV
  • RocknRoller carts
About / contact

ABOUT

Trent Watts and his crews have filmed over 700 productions, specializing mostly in documentaries, branded content, and commercials.  He started his career in Washington, DC, learning to work fast with small crews and minimal resources.  After rising to the top of the DC production industry (and building a thriving production company in the process), he recently moved to Brooklyn to further his study of the craft and work with the top filmmakers in the industry.  He still has a large network of crew in the DC-Baltimore area and travels down about twice a month for shoots and family.

APPROACH

Trent’s process starts with being a student first…carefully listening to collaborators to understand the story they’re telling, the bigger picture of what they’re trying to accomplish, and the intricacies of their project.  With his team of go-to crew, he helps clients determine the best approach to maximize production values AND tell the most compelling story.  He enjoys the process of working through the unique technical, logistical, and storytelling challenges of each project, having a solid plan in place, and throwing that plan out to improvise when necessary.  On set, he loves fostering a positive collaborative atmosphere, where good ideas can come from anybody, and crew and talent are empowered to work at their fullest potential.

DIVERSITY WELCOME!

Trent is committed to changing the production industry from within, doing his part to transform it into a diverse and inclusive place for people of all backgrounds to reach their potential and share their talents with the world.  No matter your race, gender, disability, or LGBTQ+ status, if you’re interested in working with him, say hello!

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