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Kathryn Brillhart
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Camera, Direction, VFX, Virtual Production
Formally trained Cinematographer with a unique perspective on how to seamlessly incorporate supporting VFX into projects on any budget. Expertise in story, shot design, lighting, and team building.
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Camille (2024) - Short Film - Director & Virtual Production Supervisor
Fallout (2023) - [Amazon Studios] - Episodes 1 & 2 - Virtual Production Supervisor
Rebel Moon (2023) - [Netflix] - Virtual Production Supervisor
Black Adam (2022) - [Warner Bros] - Virtual Production Supervisor
Ripple Effect (2020) - EP & Director of Virtual Production
Ripley Film (2018) - Director of Photography
Light In Dark Places (2018) - VFX Supervisor
The Boots (2016) - Cinematographer
Blood Bath (2014)- Director/Cinematographer
I Am (2012) - Director/Cinematographer

2016 | Southern Shorts Film Festival - Award of Excellence in Cinematography
2015 | Recipient of the Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers
2014 | 5 Awards Won - "I AM" - Los Angeles New Wave Intrn'l Film Festival
2013 | Atlanta Film Festival, Official Selection Experimental Film for "I AM"

Personal Details

Los Angeles

United States
English

Work Details

 
Non-member

Visual Effects Society, Global Board of Directors
ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council
Alliance of Women Directors

Director
Cinematographer
VFX Supervisor
Virtual Production Supervisor

Kathryn Brillhart is a Cinematographer, Director, and Producer who leverages volumetric capture, visualization techniques, and supervising visual effects to enhance projects. Her recent work incorporates real-time game engine and virtual production techniques to achieve in-camera visual effects.
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For the past decade, she has helped to redefine best practices and standards in virtual production and has advocated for diversity in the film industry through her role on the Global Board of Directors for the Visual Effects Society.
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Kathryn is an active member of the Board of Directors for the Visual Effects Society from 2016 - Present. She is also a member of the Virtual Production Committee within the ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council (MITC) from 2018 - Present and has participated on the committee since 2013. Kathryn is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors since 2016.
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As a Director, Kathryn's body of work explores deeper human issues by pushing the boundaries of visual poetry, movement, and mixed media. She is known for curating public screenings to give context for her films as well as provide exposure for other artists.
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PUBLICATIONS:
Title: Camille--Virtual Production Case Studies: Considerations for Working With LED Walls for Independent Filmmakers
Publication: SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal - Issue May 2023

Title: Ripple Effect White Paper
Publication: Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) - University of Southern California (USC) - March 2021
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ARTICLES:
Title: How VP Rethinks The Way Stories Are Being Told
Publication: VFX Voice Magazine - Spring Issue 2023

Title: Round Table: Virtual Production Lessons Learned on the Ground
Publication: VFX Voice Magazine - Spring Issue 2022

Title: Imagination Nation - International Cinematographers Guild, Page 64
Publication: ICG Magazine, The Interview Issue - July 2021

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Kathryn's work has been screened in many festivals and local Los Angeles based curated shows including:
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Cannes Film Festival 2023
The Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival
The Atlanta Film Festival
The Southern Shorts Awards
The Selflessness of Space Immersive Arts Exhibition
TTLF Fest 2014
The Art of Post 2016
The Toronto Black Film Festival
The Hollywood Black Film Festival 2017
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