GUYS That LIGHT
Director of Photography
As a graduate of Marquette University with a bachelor of arts in Broadcast Communication Robb has worked professionally in the film and video field since 1982.
It was an influential theatrical lighting instructor that first introduced Robb to lighting as a viable craft to be pursued professionally.
Working under the tutelage of a colleague turned mentor as well as studying at lighting and film seminars in Rockport, Maine and assisting visiting film crews, Robb quickly developed an eye for lighting and composition and found himself in charge of lighting and videography at the NBC affiliate television station in Milwaukee.
It was this passion for the art of lighting that moved him from the television studio into freelance work as a Lighting Director and Film Gaffer.
After ten years , and an extensive list of clients in both the commercial and corporate realm, covering national and regional work, Robb shifted his focus to cinematography and videography.
As a Director of Photography, his resume includes two feature length films, several music videos and an extensive list of national, regional and local commercial spots including the most recent campaign for GoDaddy.com which including a spot in the 2006 Super Bowl.
Like an old work boot, Bradd has seen it all.
From triple shifts, to all-nighters; minus 20, to a hundred and five; stupid tie-ins, 20’ by 20’s on 50mph wind days, road trips that don't end; the "How to be a Grip" book, by Mike Uva; hospitals, factories, cubicles, water parks, open stores, politicians, and everyone's favorite, the rap video.
Yeah, this boot has stepped in just about
everything this biz has to offer.
To say that Bradd has been there, done that, would be an understatement, but he still tries to learn something new everyday. One of his sources of knowledge and great ideas about lighting comes from Robb Fischer, who by the way really does have the best eye in the business.
Bradd lists his greatest victory as defeating cancer 5 years ago.
And the four most important things in life that keep him wakin' up everyday?
Well, they are Sara, Olivia, Emma and Ava! With a pinch of help from Mr. Cinnamon Dolce Latte.
Mark began his professional film and video career working at an NBC affiliated television station in its commercial production division back in 1984. Six years later he left to form his own small company, MJM Enterprises. After four years of going solo Mark joined forces with a good friend, Director and Cinematographer Robb Fischer to form The Electric Sun Corporation a full service lighting and grip rental house providing artificial illumination for moving pictures.
Mark: "I think what makes Electric Sun different is the customer service we provide. We pride ourselves on our attention to the details."
Mark finished reading the following books:
I Am Number Four
by Pittacus Lore
by Grant Morrison Frank Quitely, Jamie Grant
by Moses Mendelssohn
Translated by Allan Arkush
The year is flying by: Phillip is in High School (!!) in Chicago, Little League (Phillip started at 2nd base and 3rd base) and Summer is over.
BUT believe it or not Staci has finally (after years of chipping away at her defenses) given the green light for Phillip and Mark to get a dog! His name is Buddy; part Cairn Terrier and part 'who knows...'