My Ergorig on “Manifest”

Today I had a chance to use my new Ergorig on the tandem unit of “Manifest, season 2”.

I wanted to buy since I saw it earlier this year at the NAB, and got to try it on “Madam Secretary”.

It’s a great tool for handheld and surely helps saving your back. The weight of the camera is entirely taken off my shoulder and moved to my hips. No more back pain.

I’m looking forward to using it more!

Dolly work

Here is a photo taken by B Steadicam Operator Lisa Sene while I was setting up the A shot on “Madam Secretary”.

We use the dolly a lot on this show and I’m grateful to have first class dolly grip Ruark Behan to set it up right and get me where I need to be!

Madam Secretary, season 6

I’m so glad to be back and day-play on the final season of the CBS hit show.

In addition to operating the C camera, I’ve been bumped up to A Camera for 2.5 days on episode 601, directed by Eric Stoltz. I’m very grateful DP Learan Kahanov, Operator/DP Jamie Silverstein and A 1st AC Heather Norton to trust me and being so welcoming. I had a blast!

Pictured: the floppy hats A team with 1st AC Heather Norton and Dolly Grip Ruark Behan.

Greko #LIFTEMUP

DP Jendra Jarnagin asked me to collaborate to this music video and documentary project commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

Produced pro-Bono by Blonde+Co, the entire crew volunteered.

I was the B Operator and also filmed interviews and Behind the Scenes.

All the proceeds will be donated to various LGBTQAI+ charities around the world.

Radio City Hall

I had the chance to operate on a concert at the famous Radio City Hall last week. Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos held the stage for two hours, and I was right there myself, all handheld. Thank you to DP Bianca Halpern. And always good to work with my friend Ricardo Sarmiento.

It’s official!

After 13 years as a 1st AC and a few dozens of days transitioning, I have changed my card and am now a Local 600 Camera Operator!

I put a lot of dedication into becoming a good focus puller over the years, and I’m planning on doing the same behind the camera.

I want to show my gratitude to those who have been helping me during this transition:

My “Power” crew: Mauricio Rubinstein, Hernan Otano, Aaron Medick, Scott Maguire, Michael Garofalo, Rodrigo Millán. 

Learan Kahanov, Heather Norton, Amanda Jayne on “Madam Secretary”.

Tobias Datum and Kevin Akers on “Mozart in The Jungle”.