Paul Bertolino

Cinematographer, Film Equipment Rental Tech

West Hollywood, CA, USA

Work Experience

Bertolino Cinema

Cinematographer

January 2013 - Present West Hollywood, California, United States

AbelCine

Rental Coordinator

Oversee day to day operations, resolving logistical complications and ensuring departmental efficiency. Manage rental inventory database of more than 75,000 items, including the purchasing and system entry of all new gear. Coordinate the repair of broken or malfunctioning gear and serve as the liaison between the rental and service departments. Assist technicians and sales agents with gear compatibility and functionality questions. Develop lesson plans and demos on the use of industry standard equipment for interns. Fill in as lens technician as needed; cleaning front and rear elements, checking and adjusting backfocus, and inspecting mechanical performance.
July 2015 - June 2019 California, United States

AbelCine

Rental Expeditor

Oversaw the income and returning of non-AbelCine owned (sub-rented) gear. Assisted with AbelCine client returns.
December 2014 - July 2015 New York, New York, United States

ARF & Co.

Camera Intern

Served as Camera Production Assistant on table top food commercials for companies such as Pizza Hut, Danon, and Fiber One. Also worked as Graphic Designer for promotional materials (T-Shirt/Calling cards). Received demo on Technocrane and Technodolly operation and was trained in the use of ARRI Gear Head.
June 2012 - August 2012 Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

Rhode Island School Of Design

Film/Animation/Video Special Assistant

Regularly assisted students with technical/conceptual practice in Intro to Film, Intro to Video, Experimental Film, and Lighting for Motion Picture. Assisted in the instruction of classes.
January 2011 - May 2013 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Rhode Island School Of Design

Film/Animation/Video Equipment Checkout Operator

Assisted students with technical questions or problems regarding film/video equipment and helped with maintenance. Aided in the rental exchanges between RISD's Film/Animation/Video Department and students.
September 2011 - May 2013 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Productions Over The Rainbow, Inc.

Graphic Designer / Set Designer / Videographer

Designed promotional materials for all workshops, including T-shirts, publicity flyers, and logos. Responsible for the design and painting of set pieces for use in stage productions. Produced and edited video material for on-stage use.
January 2008 - August 2011 Holbrook, New York, United States

Productions Over The Rainbow, Inc.

Acting Teacher

Taught acting classes for students between the ages of 6 and 16 years of age. Created lesson plans and organized workshop classes. Constant interaction with clients.
June 2010 - August 2011 Holbrook, New York, United States

Education

Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

B.F.A in Film/Animation/Video

Graduated with Honors and a 3.9 GPA.
September 2009 - June 2013 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Skills

Film, Adobe Aftereffects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, ARRI 416, ARRI Gear Head, ARRI SR-II, Bolex H16 Reflex Camera, Camera Operating, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D, Cinematography, CP-16, Dark Room Photography, DaVinci Resolve, Digital Photography, Doorway Dolly, Final Cut Pro, Fine Arts, Fluid Head Tripod Systems, Follow Focus Systems, Fresnel Lighting, HD Video Cameras, HMI Lighting, Kino Flo Lighting, Location Lighting, ND And Color Correction Gels/Filters, Porta-Jib, Portrait Photography, RED Cine-X Pro, Shotlists, Storyboarding, Video, Video Editing,