CSC award recipient Pasha Patriki talks with Artbeats
September 17, 2014 Leave a Comment
Q: When did you begin shooting?
A: My career in film began in 1999 and since 2003 I have been professionally shooting stock footage.
Q: What is your favorite subject to shoot?
A: Actually, dramatic scenes with actors are my favorite.
Q: Which camera(s) do you prefer for shooting stock footage?
A: My camera of choice is Red Epic, for it’s versatility and quality.
Q: What’s your favorite clip that you currently have represented in the Artbeats FootageHub?
A: It’s unfair to ask a parent which one of his babies is his/her favorite. 🙂
Q: What advice can you give to shooters who are just getting started in the stock footage industry?
A: Shoot as much as you can, the best you can. Learn the rules. And then break them.
Q: What’s the best or worst thing that happened to you on a shoot?
A: Best – Having a world-known icon unexpectedly sign your release form.
Worst – dropping camera into radioactive pool of water.
Q: What is the one thing you wished you’d been able to capture?
A: There is not ONE thing I wish I could capture. This is an ongoing list that transforms together with our world.
About Pasha Patriki:
Since he was 4 year old, Pasha was determined to become a filmmaker. Growing up in Moscow, Russia, he started learning the craft by playing with his grandfather’s Super9 camera. Already then Pasha was striving to create narrative pieces, not just home movies.
After moving to Toronto in 1996, he started working on various film sets as a lighting technician, simultaneously studying in the Film & Video production program at York University. Today – 15 years professionally in the business – Pasha’s work as Director of Photography has been recognized in Canada as well internationally
Almost every year music videos lensed by Pasha receive nominations at Much Music Video Awards. Pasha has shot videos for notable Canadian artists like Hedley, Billy Talent, Down With Webster, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mariana’s Trench, Finger Eleven, Anjulie, and many others.
In 2014 – second year in a row – Pasha is nominated for the Best Cinematography at the CSC awards. Last year it was two nominations – one of them landing as an award for Music Video category. Pasha Patriki is a full member of CSC (Canadian Society of Cinematographers) as well as an IATSE 667 Union member in the DOP category.