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cinematographer travis waddell is known for gritty and austere work with musical artists meanwhile creating sleek fashion and beauty imagery for brands such as louis vuitton & smashbox cosmetics. his work is recognizable on the cover of spiritualized’s album “and nothing hurt”, and his music video creations for acts body of light, cold showers, numb.er, and true body embody classic mtv video aesthetics via a modern savoir-faire.

a southern california native, his studies include b.a. in film & digital media at uc santa cruz & a short stint at the sorbonne. three years traveling as a photo production supervisor taught him the ins & outs of the commercial world before moving to pursue his career in cinematography where he learned under john t. connor (1st ac, revenant, fight club..) - joining local 600 in 2017. when not filming one may spot him on the coast with his long lensed nikon in hand. 

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LOCAL 600 // INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD

2017 - PRESENT

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - 2020

DEATH BELLS “NEW SIGNS OF LIFE” - MUSIC VIDEO, DAIS RECORDS
DIRECTION: JAMIE PARKHURST // CINEMATOGRAPHY: TRAVIS WADDELL

SMASHBOX “ALWAYS ON CREAM TO MATTE LIPSTICK” - COMMERCIAL
DIRECTOR: CHRISTINE HAHN // CINEMATOGRAPHY: TRAVIS WADDELL

TRUE BODY “SPIRIT CITY” - 16MM MUSIC VIDEO, THE FUNERAL PARTY RECORDS
DIRECTION / CINEMATOGRAPHY: TRAVIS WADDELL

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - 2019

 

BODY OF LIGHT “TIME TO KILL” - MUSIC VIDEO, DAIS RECORDS
DIRECTION / CINEMATOGRAPHY: TRAVIS WADDELL

 

LOUIS VUITTON F/W 19/20 ACCESSORIES STYLE SELECTOR - COMMERCIAL
DIRECTOR: SANDY KIM // CINEMATOGRAPHY: TRAVIS WADDELL

 

LOUIS VUITTON F/W 19/20 LEATHER GOODS STYLE SELECTOR - COMMERCIAL
DIRECTOR: SANDY KIM // CINEMATOGRAPHY: TRAVIS WADDELL

 

LOUIS VUITTON // PRECOLL 2019 COLLECTION BY VIRGIL ABLOH - COMMERCIAL
DIRECTOR: SANDY KIM // CINEMATOGRAPHY: TRAVIS WADDELL

NEWBOY “EYES THAT FEEL LIKE EYES” - MUSIC VIDEO, NIGHT GAUNT RECORDINGS
DIRECTION / CINEMATOGRAPHY: TRAVIS WADDELL

COLD SHOWERS “SHINE” - MUSIC VIDEO, DAIS RECORDS
DIRECTION / CINEMATOGRAPHY: TRAVIS WADDELL

NUMB.ER “AGAIN” - MUSIC VIDEO, FELTE RECORDS
DIRECTION / CINEMATOGRAPHY: TRAVIS WADDELL

 

LOCAL 600 // INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD

ASSISTANT CAMERA, 2013-2018

SPIRITUALIZED “I’M YOUR MAN” - MUSIC VIDEO

DP CRISTINA DUNLAP; 1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA, JULY 2018 - JOSHUA TREE, CA

 

FLEET FOXES “ARROYO SECO” - MUSIC VIDEO

35MM KODAK, EQ PANAVISION HOLLYWOOD 

DP KEON JAVANSHIR; 1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA, JULY 2018 - LONE PINE, CA

 

COSMOS S2, CASSINI @ JPL PASADENA

DP MARK VARGO; 1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA, SEPTEMBER 2017 - PASADENA, CA

THIS IS LIVING WITH CANCER, DIR. KYLE RUDDICK 

DP CHRIS SAUL; 1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA, JULY 2017 - PLAYA VENAO, PANAMA

 

A GHOST STORY PROMO, WATSON DESIGN GROUP, GRAND CLIO WINNER

DP GARRET CURTIS; 1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA, APRIL 2017 - LA, CA

 

ALL STAR WEEKEND DIR. JAMIE FOXX

DP JOHN T. CONNOR; 2ND ASSISTANT CAMERA - A CAM, OCTOBER 2016 - LA, CA

 

STAHL DOCUMENTARY W/ COMMUNITY FILMS

DP’S QUYEN TRAN, TAMI REIKER, JOHN T. CONNOR, LOGAN SCHNEIDER;

1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA, DEC. 2015 - JUNE 2016 - LAS VEGAS, NV 

 

THE HATRED, FEATURE FILM

DP JOHN T. CONNOR; MOVI TECH / ASSIST. CAMERA

APRIL 2016 - LA, CA

 

BERN NOTICE, BERNIE SANDERS PSA

DP JOHN T. CONNOR; 1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA, MAR. 2016 - LA, CA

 

THE WORLD IS YOURS (RADIUS) SHORT FILM

DP BRAD RUSHING; CAMERA OPERATOR, FEB. 2016 - LA, CA

 

JAMIE FOXX IN LOVE BY NOW

SUPER 8 CINEMATOGRAPHER, NOV. 2015 - LA, CA

 

NETFLIX’S HOUSE OF CARDS S4 PROMO; DIRECTOR: WALLY PFISTER
DP: BRYE FORTNER. NOVEMBER 2015 - BALTIMORE, MD

PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR 

BIRDS+STONE INC, LOS ANGELES, CA

MARCH 2013 - DECEMBER 2015

 

NETFLIX’S HOUSE OF CARDS S4; PHOTOGRAPHER: FRANK OCKENFELS 3
NOVEMBER 2015 - BALTIMORE, MD

 

STARZ’S SURVIVOR’S REMORSE; PHOTOGRAPHER: MATTHEW WELCH

APRIL 2015 - ATLANTA, GA

 

NETFLIX’S NARCOS; PHOTOGRAPHER: JAMES MINCHIN III

FEBRUARY 2015 - BOGOTÁ, COLUMBIA

 

FX’S THE STRAIN SEASON 2; PHOTOGRAPHER:  FRANK OCKENFELS 3
NOV 2014 - TORONTO, CANADA

 

NETFLIX’S ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK SEASON 3; PHOTOGRAPHER: JILL GREENBERG 

NOV 2014 - BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

 

FX’S AMERICANS SEASON 3; PHOTOGRAPHER: JAMES MINCHIN III,

OCTOBER 2014 - BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

 

FX’S MAN SEEKING WOMAN SEASON 1; PHOTOGRAPHER: MATTHIAS CLAMER

OCTOBER 2014 - TORONTO, CANADA

 

FX’S AMERICAN HORROR STORY, FREAK SHOW; PHOTOGRAPHER: FRANK OCKENFELS 3

JULY 2014 - NEW ORLEANS, LA

 

AMC’S MAD MEN SEASON 7B KEY ART; PHOTOGRAPHER: FRANK OCKENFELS 3

JUNE 2014 - LOS ANGELES, CA

 

FX’S SON’S OF ANARCHY; PHOTOGRAPHER: JAMES MINCHIN III

JUNE 2014 - LOS ANGELES, CA 

 

AMC’S MAD MEN SEASON 7 KEY ART; PHOTOGRAPHER: FRANK OCKENFELS

MAY 2014 - LOS ANGELES, CA

 

FX’S THE BRIDGE SEASON 2; PHOTOGRAPHER: KURT ISWARIENKO

APRIL 2014 - LOS ANGELES, CA 

 

FX’S YOU’RE THE WORST; PHOTOGRAPHER: JAMES MINCHIN 3

APRIL 2014 - LOS ANGELES, CA

 

FX’S LOUIE SEASON 4; PHOTOGRAPHER: FRANK OCKENFELS 3

MARCH 2014 -BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

 

FX’S FARGO; PHOTOGRAPHER MATTHIAS CLAMER

FEBRUARY 2014 - ROTHSMORE, CANADA

 

FX’S THE STRAIN SEASON 1; PHOTOGRAPHER: FRANK OCKENFELS 3

FEBRUARY 2014 - TORONTO, CANADA 

 

FX’S AMERICAN HORROR STORY, COVEN; PHOTOGRAPHER: FRANK OCKENFELS 3

JUNE 2013 - NEW ORLEANS, LA


 

EDUCATION

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ — 2012

B.A. FILM & DIGITAL MEDIA, HONORS IN THE MAJOR

 

COURS DU CIVILIZATION FRANÇAISE DE LA SORBONNE, 

PARIS — AUTUMN 2009