About Me

I am a two time Emmy® award winning cinematographer currently living in Orlando, FL. You can call me at 772-530-7053 or email me at pyatesfl@aol.com for more information. I’ve lived in Florida my entire life and can honestly say I love it. The weather and the beaches make it hard to leave. I began making fun little videos when I was really young and decided to make it a career. I went to the University of South Florida for my first degree, concentrating in theatre production. After graduating I received a second degree in film, concentrating in cinematography. I now shoot TV Shows, promo videos, documetaries, live events, sports, commercials, music videos, contests and short films. I love what I do and hope to one day shoot big films. My drive to success helps bring me closer every day to where I want to be!

At DNA Films I am a production manager that wears a lot of hats. I oversee the production, editing and distribution of documentaries, tv shows and promotional videos with clients from all over the world.

On the production side, I watch the production budget for gear and crew, do rentals for extra equipment we may need, make sure we stay on our shooting schedule, make contact with locations and also film on location as well as in our studio. I have also produced several marketing livestreams, some with over 600 people watching that have resulted in hundreds of thousands in sales.

On the editing side, I keep track of multiple editors, some working remotely and one here in our studio. For network related materials, I oversee the prepping of network specific requirements in relation to the look, timing, captioning, etc. of programming.

On the distribution side I work with media buyers and sometimes directly with networks to find timeslots for commercials, infomercials and documentaries. I upload content to network servers or captioning companies for final distribution. I also am in charge of the creation of the “Success Network “ app on Apple TV using the Zype and Stream Monkey API platforms.

Feel Free to Check out my IMDB Here.


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