Tyler PurcellMember Since 27 Dec 2007
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Tyler Purcell is an Award-winning filmmaker, focused on storytelling through the visual medium. Tyler started shooting movies on Super 8 at 10 years of age. He fell in love with film and the film industry, but knew it was a long journey to be successful. Growing up in Boston, Tyler decided to start his career in broadcast television, becoming the youngest (15 years old) director of live news programming on cable television. For 8 years he produced, shot and edited news content for television networks; NECN, Univision and The Wellesley Channel. During that time, he directed many short award-winning documentary and public service announcements, which were broadcast on regional cable television.
His proven mix of technical and creativity, has allowed him to excel in broadcast engineering and design, which is one of his pastimes. He developed one of the first high definition flypacks for mobile multi-camera shoots, which freed crews from the confines of production trucks. He has designed many production facilities in Boston and Los Angeles including; The Wellesley Channel, DigiFast channel, UTB Hollywood, Live Nation, CNN and ESPN. His award-winning automated tape ingestion system, was his final engineering achievement before retiring from the industry to focus on his creative talents instead.
Since returning to filmmaking, Tyler has directed award-winning short films like "The Baglady Dairies" and edited feature-length documentaries like the acclaimed "A Fuller Life". He's also working as an editor and director of photography with award-winning directors; Peter Starr, Timothy Armstrong and Eric Walter.
Outside of the creative world, Tyler has worked in many other industries. He's a certified apple bench technician and managed a very busy Hollywood based service shop for years. He's co-developed pneumatic valve systems for paintball markers. He's a professionally trained NAUI certified SCUBA instructor and underwater cinematographer. He's also an expert class roadracing champion and race-winning motocross rider. Tyler also teaches the lost art of filmmaking on 16mm through his educational foundation AND at local high schools around Los Angeles.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Aaton LTR-54
Cinematography (digital cinema and 16/35mm) and post production (DaVinci/Avid/Final Cut Pro)