BORN INTO PHOTOGRAPHY, GROWN INTO FILM
About the Crew
Shannon Vandivier- Director of Photography/ Cinematographer
I was born into photography via my father, and professional freelance photojournalist Kevin Vandivier.
Early on, I was trained to offer brand specific messages using visual imagery such as photo & video. For me, my craft is not simply beautiful imagery. Rather, the end goal is to pull all that is "epic" and "awe striking" into the realm of visual storytelling. Photojournalism is the true gem I have received from my father and mentor.
In 2010, I took a big leap and decided to brave self-employment. It's OK, I was well trained as BioChemist from our incredibly disappointing college education system. A few years have gone by and I managed to make photography an official "career". It has been the best decision I have ever made. In the winter of 2015, I decided to take my film making to the next level and formulate Cold Collaborative with my friend, and camera operator Oliver Rogers.
Our desire is to insert Cold Collaborative into environments and situations not suitable for large productions teams. Our minimally invasive approaches are geared to provide our clients with cinematic footage without being intrusive to the elements surrounds us.
As a standard of providing our clients with state of the art films, our base standard for filming is on the RED platform.