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Instructor: Camera Production Assistant, Lighting & Grip 101

German Valle is a cinematographer and lighting technician. His experience spans from features, episodics, and commercials to music videos and documentaries. He has worked on numerous multi-million dollar feature films including Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1&2 (VFX unit), Taken 3, Footloose, The Change Up, Internship, Identity Thief, Talladega Nights, The Strangers, and Leatherheads and was the 2nd Unit Gaffer on Alvin and the Chipmunks 4: Road Chip. He has been the DP for several independent films including Curveball, A Beary Scary Movie, Probable Cause and Half Empty. He has shot many music videos, which have day viewed on BET, MTV and MUSE. He is the owner of Bam Bam Lights. His company has helped produce projects with lighting and camera equipment.


Favorite Quote: “Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.” – Dr. Seuss