brian tweedt

soc

director

of

photography

contact

 

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brian.tweedt@thebirdhouse.tv

résumé

recent television projects

as director of photography

and/or camera / jib operator

 

UFC Embedded (Fox)

House Hunters Renovation (HGTV)

Countdown to UFC (Fox Sports 1)

UFC's Top 5 Greatest Fights (Fox Sports 1)

Flip or Flop (HGTV)

T.J. Dillashaw: Fearless (Fox Sports 1)

Flip It to Win It (HGTV)

Color Splash: Miami (HGTV)

Power Broker (HGTV)

Twisted & Listed (TLC)

America’s SuperNanny:

  Family Lockdown (Lifetime)

The Steve Harvey Show - Field (Syndicated)

It’s a Brad, Brad World (Bravo)

LoveTown USA (OWN)

America’s SuperNanny (Lifetime)

More Magazine Special (Syndicated)

Full Throttle Saloon (TruTV)

Don’t Tell the Bride (OWN/TLC)

Master Debaters with Jay Moore (FuelTV)

Home Takeover w/ Simon & Thomas (OWN)

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (Logo)

RuPaul’s Drag Race Reunited (Logo)

RuPaul’s Drag U (Logo)

4th & Forever (Current TV)

Over Your Head (HGTV)

Relish Magazine Special (Syndicated)

The Outdoor Room (HGTV)

The Fairy JobMother (Lifetime)

The High Road with Doug Benson (G4)

Battle of the

  Wedding Designers (TLC)

Beyond Twisted (Fox/WB/Syndicated)

The Block (G4)

ElimiDATE (WB)

Fashion Rocks! (Style)

Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity

  Championship Wresting (CMT)

The Tyra Banks Show - Field (WB)

The Janice Dickinson Modeling

  Agency (Oxygen)

Deserving Design

  with Vern Yip (HGTV)

What’s with that House? (HGTV)

ManLand (HGTV)

American Ninja Warrior (G4)

Front Sight Challenge (Versus)

Ladies Home Journal - “Celebrate

  Your Love” (Syndicated)

Formula D (Drifting) (G4)

Attack of the Show! - Field (G4)

X-Play - Field (G4)

Backlot (Here!)

New Morning (Hallmark)

Transformation Nation (Syn.)

Cooking Under Fire (PBS)

Joan & Melissa Live! (TVGuide)

Life Moments (NBC)

Main Floor (Syndicated)

Vogue’s Trend Watch (Syndicated)

Shop Like a Star (Style)

Men We Love (WE)

Blind Date (UPN)

Better Homes & Gardens -

  “Top 20” Special (Syndicated)

California Living (CA/Syndicated)

On Common Grounds (Doc/Hallmark)

Sadaqa (Documentary/Hallmark)

 

 

tv coming soon

 

Restored (DIY Pilot - premiered 3/30/16)

I Could Live There! (Travel)

One Way Ticket (Travel)

Untitled Pilot (51 Minds)

Stromer Bros. Construction (Big House)

Untitled Pilot (Endemol USA / VH1)

Untitled Pilot (Studio Lambert)

Mom Logic (Telepictures/WB)

Teen 911 (3 Tribes Ent.)

Fantasy Force (Fox Sports)

Psychic U (LMNO Prod. Pilot)

Celebrity Dreams (E! Pilot)

 

 

web & webisodes

 

Unscripted (Moviefone / AOL)

On the Way to Saturday (AT&T / ESPN)

The Choice (Huffington Post)

Veranda Magazine’s House of Windsor

 (editoratlarge.com)

Playback - concert series (AEG)

People’s Choice Awards (AEG)

American Music Awards (AEG)

Home Improvement with

  Eric Stromer (AOL)

Home Cooking with

  Curtis Stone (AOL)

Home Decor with Carter Oosterhouse (AOL)

Home Decor with

  Kristan Cunningham (AOL)

Home Decor with Kelly Edwards (AOL)

Detective Force (22 Episodes)

Beauty First (Vogue.TV)

Behind The Lens (Vogue.TV)

Trend Watch (Vogue.TV)

Garden World Report (EdenMakerBlog)

 

 

other projects of note

 

On the Way to Saturday (AT&T Commercials)

25 Miles Across Monterey Bay

Foundation for Autism Support

  And Training (PSA)

National Veterans Foundation (PSA)

Dwelling (Trailer for Feature)

Unearthed (Writer/Director)

Havoc (35mm Short)

Odd Job: Congestion Specialist

  (Mocumentary Short)

Our Stories (Documentary Short)

 

biography

 

A third-generation Californian, Brian Tweedt, SOC, was born in Orange County, California, and it wasn’t long before he was photographing and directing everyone he knew.

 

After years of enjoying still photography, Brian started his first video production company, TP Productions, at the age of 15 with a high school friend and his parent’s video camera.  After producing numerous short videos, weddings, and countless school plays and sporting events, Brian headed to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Televison (now School of Cinematic Arts).  Like George Lucas and Robert Zemeckis, Brian’s senior project, “Unearthed,” was selected as one of only four undergraduate projects to be produced at USC.  He graduated cum laude in 1998 with a B.A. in Film Production.

 

After internships with Discovery Channel and Warner Bros., Brian began working as a director of photography on numerous creative projects including short films, commercials, music videos, documentaries and industrials.  He began traveling abroad to shoot and direct numerous 5-Star resort destination videos for Marriott and Starwood.  He also was hired by such Fortune 500 companies as Cingular Wireless, Sanwa Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Allergan Pharmaceuticals (Makers of Botox), and Chanel to shoot and/or direct special events and create in-house media.

 

But it was working as the Sr. Director of Photography on over 750 episodes of Warner Bros. hit television series “ElimiDATE” that established Brian as household name in the emerging genre of “Reality Television.”  He developed a new blocking and shooting method called “Triangulation” for the show, and even wrote an article explaining the technique for multi-cam reality series, reprinted HERE.

 

Other recent reality show credits include Lifetime’s “America’s SuperNanny," OWN’s “Home Takeover with Simon & Thomas,” Logo’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” TruTV’s “Full Throttle Saloon,” PBS’s “Cooking Under Fire,” G4’s “The Block,” and “The High Road with Doug Benson,” CMT’s “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Champioinship Wresting,” Oxygen’s “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency,” HGTV’s “Deserving Design with Vern Yip,”  “Over Your Head” with Eric Stromer, "Power Broker" with Mike Aubrey and Juan Barbieri, "Flip it to Win It,"  "Color Splash: Miami" with David Bromstad, "Flip or Flop" with Christina and Tarek, and episodes of "House Hunters Rennovation" and "Vintage Flip."

 

Brian shot and also helped produce the elimination-style marksmanship show for the Versus called the “Front Sight Challenge.”

 

Charting new territory, Brian shot for the cable channel Current TV on a new documentary/reality show called “4th and Forever.”  The show chronicles the Long Beach Polytechnic HS football team’s season and it’s student athletes.  The show is one of the first reality programs to be shot with the RED One camera, giving it a cinematic feel with heart-wrenching stories.  The show was featured in the Long Beach Press-Telegram newspaper with a large photo of Brian appearing on the back page of the sports section (see photo, right).  The show premiered May 26, 2011, on Current TV.

 

Helping develop a visual style for new shows has been keeping Brian busy. Recent pilots include “Killer Listing” for Workaholic Productions (now going to series as "Twisted and Listed").  Brian also shot an E! pilot called “Celebrity Dreams” with EP Marta Tracy (creator of the Style Network) and a few untitled spec pilots for Emmy-nominated producer Eli Holzman (Project Runway, Undercover Boss).  He also just finished an untitled Docu-Soap pilot with EP Alex Duda (know for Jerseylicious) for Endemol USA, set in Hollywood & Los Angeles, and an additional untitled sizzle for Endemol USA.  Brian completed two HGTV pilots for Johlt Productions - “Power Broker” and "Flip it to Win It" - and both were picked up for full season orders.   And as he loves a new adventure, Brian also shot two pilots for Travel Channel in 2014 called "I Could Live There" for Pie Town and another adventure show called "One Way Ticket" for Johlt.  And in 2015, Brian shot another DIY Pilot called "Restored" which airs March 30, 2016.

 

Venturing into new media and video on the web, Brian completed numerous orders of AOL Media’s “GMC Trade Secrets” which focus on helpful tips from leading professionals such as chef Curtis Stone (The Take Home Chef, The Biggest Loser, Celebrity Apprentice) and designers Kelly Edwards and Kristan Cunningham (Design on a Dime) and Carter Oosterhouse (Carter Can).  Brian was awarded a Silver Telly in 2009 and again in 2010 in the “Online Video” category for the production.

 

Brian joined the ranks as one of the entertainment industry’s elite cameramen as he was accepted into the Society of Camera Operators (SOC) in 2008.  This honorary professional organization is composed of only a few hundred camera operators and directors of photography around the world.

 

Brian attributes much of his success not only to his passion for the visual language and technical knowledge, but also to his uncompromising work ethic and friendly attitude on set.

 

Operating a small production company (The Birdhouse) providing 4K and HD cameras and accessories, lights, audio equipment, jibs, dollies,  quadcopters, teleprompters and more.  Brian is able to provide the latest technology and equipment to create beautiful images to capture and tell any story.  You can also check out his photo and video tips on The Birdhouse website by clicking HERE.

 

Brian Tweedt, SOC, continues to excel in the entertainment industry as a camera operator and director of photography.

 

updated 3/2016

professional affiliations

 

Brian is Non-Union (Eligible)

Society of Camera Operators (SOC)

Media Alliance of Orange County

CamMate Jib Operator (cammate.com)

University of Southern California

  School of Cinematic Arts Alum (BA)

 

photo of the month

 

Hiking up the foothills of Albuquerque NM, Brian and Producer John Deleon pose for a quick shot in the recently fallen snow.  Brian is carrying the new C300 MkII and shooting "Countdown to UFC 195" which will air on Fox Sports 1 in early 2016.

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