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Baqi was born in Berkeley, CA in 1973 to a French mother and a New York father. The middle child of three...he was raised in the High Sierras of California, upstate New York, Santa Fe, NM and Los Angeles. Need we say more?

After graduating L.A. County High School for the Arts, Baqi was awarded the Presidential … Read More
Baqi was born in Berkeley, CA in 1973 to a French mother and a New York father. The middle child of three...he was raised in the High Sierras of California, upstate New York, Santa Fe, NM and Los Angeles. Need we say more?

After graduating L.A. County High School for the Arts, Baqi was awarded the Presidential Visual Arts Scholarship and went on to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. There he had a taste of the artist’s life. He worked three jobs to pay for school, a miserable basement apartment and a meager diet of black beans and rice. Not a bad life altogether, yet Baqi soon realized it was the life of artists in another time...so he made a change...

Truly a child of his times (hooked on movies) he returned to Los Angeles. Like a moth to the flame, he was beckoned by the bright lights. He worked in Hollywood for over fifteen years as a Lighting Director and Director of Photography and a visual FX supervisor. He worked on countless projects, from big budget to independent to commercial...and just plain silly.

Baqi developed a reputation for being a bit eccentric...yet likable, talented, and professional. He did well. He earned a good living and amassed a treasure trove of interesting tales to tell. He enjoyed driving his convertible sports car through the Hollywood Hills and gazing out onto the lights of the valley below his home in Studio City. It felt like a dream...it was and how true, that dreams shift shape. They change form. Instinct and desire grow...in new directions.

One day while looking out the airplane window, he decided it was time to move on... So, he moved his family to a beautiful coastal town in Northern California. 

Provoked by the silent wisdom of the redwoods and enraptured by the seductive sounds of the sea, Baqi’s roots found fertile ground and new work sprang forth from from beneath the surface.  Read Less
BaNK Photography & Video has created, produced, scripted and directed over 800 unique medical, real estate and other professional commercials for national campaigns for healthcare and business marketing companies. These commercials feature the individual doctors as the star of each 30 second spot. Additionally, Ba… Read More
BaNK Photography & Video has created, produced, scripted and directed over 800 unique medical, real estate and other professional commercials for national campaigns for healthcare and business marketing companies. These commercials feature the individual doctors as the star of each 30 second spot. Additionally, BaNK produces high level photography for companies and individuals.
One of my many skills is working with real people in real situations to create moving commercials. (I spent 4 years working with Fox and CBS creating many unscripted promos with their stars for TV show on-air commercial promos.) Working with non-actors or stars and everyone inbetween is part of my directorial skill set. Read Less
There are 2 animation projects you will find here...this is the pure artist in me at work.
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