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Hi, I'm Craig
I was just seven years old when my Mum gave me my first camera, a Click o Matic 126 as I recall, that I used to take tons of very important photos in the back yard… I didn’t really know how to advance the film properly, so thankfully the B/W processing bills were minimal. Many years later, I’m still loving every moment that comes to me & my cameras, albeit a bit more sophisticated in operations these days… Thanks Mum!
When you ask me to work with you, you’ll find that I’m impassioned to capture imagery that tells the deep story of your film’s production, the personalities of the characters within, and the crew around it that make it all happen. I’m known for working well with all others on set, getting those memorable shots without getting in the way… bringing the characters to life in still moments to tell the tale, sell the film and make my Mum proud.
Highlights from Craig
– 30+ years published for press, editorial, industrial and corporate clients.
– Experienced with multi light systems, in studio and on location.
– Extensive gear and lighting kits including Underwater
– Studio in downtown Vancouver
– Deadline driven in digital asset management
– Certified Advanced Scuba & Nitrox
– Experienced on water for advanced sail, navigation and related skills.
– Founding Nikon Ambassador, recipient of Yousuf Karsh Award
– Available for travel globally, accommodations readily available across Canada.
– Conversational additionally in French & Spanish
Reviews for Craig Minielly
Total Reviews: 2
Average Rating: 5
Set etiquette is exemplary
I have known Craig Minielly both personally and professionally for the greater part of the last fifteen years and am happy to recommend him as a talented stills photographer.
Most recently, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Craig on the feature crime thriller, “Crimson Point”.
Not only are his photographs impressive, capturing the true essence of the film and perfect moments behind the scenes, but his set etiquette is exemplary.
Craig has the ability to do a remarkable job without slowing production or hindering others in their respective positions ~ an ability I find rare on film sets. In fact, after hearing accolades about him from other crew members in a particularly tight location, I mentioned to Craig what a gift it is to have a photographer on set who “plays well with others”.
I would not hesitate to work with Craig again on my next feature. He’s an asset to the camera department as well as the producer team. I wish him the best of luck in his endeavors.
Laurie McLay Producer/Executive Sistar Films Inc.
A Challenging Feature Film
I’d like to write a brief note in support of stills photographer Craig Minielly after working together on a particularly challenging feature film.
Stills photographers need to be reliable, skilled, invisible on set, and yet able to work efficiently and seamlessly with the crew, and talent. Craig accomplished this quite comfortably, capturing dynamite images of the action going on, and yet not intrude on the sensitive moments when they happened.
Craig showed that he knows what he’s doing and has a high level of awareness for all departments. He worked quickly in free moments with our location lighting in a strategic manner to capture his pull-asides and found space and time to organize and capture some truly amazing gallery shots. I enjoyed being updated almost daily with images from his work on the project.
On one occasion, in reviewing some of Craig’s images from the day before, we then set up a quick scene to match his stills shots, in an area that Craig had scouted himself with our lead C. Thomas Howell. The result was a very nice compliment to a sequence that we used in the final cut.
I’d be happy to work with him again at any time and easily recommend him to any productions of all budget and talent levels.
Chris M. Oben
Cinematographer – IATSE 669