Photo of SP by Fernando Arispe Poepsel
Sidharta Pascual is a professional, freelance, Director of Photography, providing Lighting, Camera, Directing and Consulting services to the Entertainment, Corporate, and Educational Industries, since 1999. In the course of this time, Sidharta has been trusted to film for major networks to independent producers, traversing 5 continents, dozens of countries, in countless locations across the globe. He also has strong studio experience both filming and lighting multi-camera scenes, for narrative and live events. And much much more...
Sidharta believes film making is a team sport. It takes a well focused group of talented artists and skilled technicians to create great films.
Sidharta's passion is to understand your story, then capture it through his eyes and tools, with aesthetic beauty and maximum impact as the goal.
This D.P. works smart and hard, with diligence, focus, intention, detail, sensitivity, and respect. Focused on the present, with the final outcome always in mind. He is always an asset to any production he work with. Sidharta can lead a team, or follow a game plan.
Make him part of your next project, to help your vision arrive on screen!
Body of Work (Abbreviated List)
"Chairman Buddha" / Tiger Butterfly Films
Independent Documentary, feature length
About life in China and the relationship people have with Mao’s image.
Filmed for about 90 days in Winter and Summer in Eastern China. Currently in Post Production.
"America Revealed" on PBS (Miniseries)
2nd Unit Camera, AC, Digital Image Tech, Equipment Tech, Grip, and Jib Op.
4 episodes (1hr) PBS documentary series, about the infrastructure of the US from four points of view; Food, Energy, Transportation and Industry. There is a big focus on slow-mo, and time-laps photography, with a lot of resources devoted to Aerial cinematography of many types.
Working with 6 different cameras and 4 different media types. Film B-Roll, I rig POV cams, Aerial mount, Jib operation and Time Laps placements in a wide variety of exterior and interior environments.
Heavy traveling across the U.S. with an aggressive shooting schedule spanning over 1 year of principal photography. Series aired in Spring 2012.
"Brain Games" TV Show (Season 2) on National Geographic Channel
Camera / A.C.
A show about illusionism, shot on location in New York City.
Shooting coverage and B-Roll during scenes, behind the scenes footage, interviews, and video blogs. Managing all Camera Dept. equipment.
Sony F3 camera kits rigged with complex studio and ENG setups, for primary cameras.
Sony EX1 and GoPros as Secondary cameras.
Director / D.P.
Flying Monkeys Media
Corporate videos for Silicone Valley, Technology Company, SAP
D.P., Co-Producer, Co-Director
Every Child Outdoors
Promotional and fundraising video for a Non-Profit Org. in Northern California.
D.P., Co-Producer, Co-Director
Humble Sea Brewing Co.
Promotional and fundraising video for a new Craft Brewing company in Northern California.
Director, Producer, DP
"The Artist's Journey" & "The Studio Journey"
On-going Educational series of Abstract Art painting.
"Toy Hunter" TV Show (Season 1) on Travel Channel
The show travels around the U.S. in search of collectible toys.
Director of Photography
"The Test" (working title) / Canobie Films
Director of Photography & Camera for segments of a feature length independent documentary about the SAT testing system in USA. Verite filming and Interviews. Currently in Post.
Director / producer / DP
Tara Redwood School
Promotional and fund raising video for an alternative, private, non profit, charter school.
"Louisiana Lockdown" tv show on Animal Planet
Original Media for Discovery Networks
Camera, AC, Equipment Tech., and Audio.
An episodic non scripted show about inmates in Angola prison (Louisiana) and their relationship to the prison's farm and animals they tend to, all leading up to an annual Rodeo event some of them earn the privilege to participate in.
"Alaska Wing Men" TV show / National Geographic Television
2nd Unit Camera, D.I.T., A.C. for three 1hr episodes.
The show is about the life and work of bush pilots.
Shot on location in the beautiful State of Alaska with multiple tapeless cameras.
Sony F3, Sony EX1 and GoPro Hero cams. Ground and air based shooting. Mounting cameras inside and outside aircraft.
"Hard Parts: South Bronx" TV Show on Speed Network
North South Productions
Non scripted show about the crew of an auto parts business and their customers.
"Say Yes To The Dress; The Big Day" TV Show on TLC
Half Yard Productions
Shooter / Producer
DP / 1st Camera for San Jose, CA based episode of TV Reality Show about a bride getting prepared for her wedding day.
Shot and supervised camera team. Interacted with show-runner and talent to plan and block scenes.
"Car & Driver Stunts"
Lion TV for Car & Driver
Two short shows webcast on the Car & Driver channel.
Camera Op. for 15 episodes of two shows geared towards car enthusiasts. One teaching people proper driving techniques, and another one explaining and demonstrating how some car stunts are performed, both host driven with humor infused.
Kevin Burke Studio
Jamie Cullum, music videos for Verve Music Group
British singer, songwriter and pianist. Filmed seven songs.
Johnson & Johnson, educational promo.
H2yOu Clean Water Literacy video
Lucy Woodward, music video for Verve Music Group
American vocal performer. Shot live performance in NYC
Director of Photography
Al Santana Productions
Short Film, "Flush"
Camera / Gaffer / Audio
- Corporate videos for Goldman Sachs. NYC
- Goldman Sachs Gives, Harlem Children's Zone's
- Training videos for Yale University Hospital. Yale, CT
D.P. / Camera / Gaffer
Corporate, TV and live events shows on multi-camera productions in the U.S. and Europe.
"Medical Crossfire" TV Show
"Medical Insider" TV Show
"To The Point" TV talk show
Training videos for Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Video Tech Services Inc.
Live event Shows for Silicone Valley companies, such as FaceBook, Flex, SuitWorld, SF 49ers, Levi's Stadium, and more.
D.P. / Camera
Santa Clara County Office of Education
live events and documentaries about the company and its services.
Filming with ENG and Studio camera systems.