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Los Angeles
Semester

Dick Buckley

With his vast toolbox of knowledge gleaned from experience in every aspect of filmmaking and a BFA from the Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Dick Buckley approaches any filming opportunity with a true melding of creativity and technology.  His extensive work as a cameraman in features, commercials, television titles and promos, and music videos is typified by innovation and ingenuity, and contributes to the deeply saturated imagery which dominates his directorial style.

Dick’s deep understanding of story began in high school, when he realized that he could express himself more eloquently with a camera than a pen. Uniquely, his great work as a cinematographer enables an increased intimacy with actors and forges a bond rather than creating an impediment to communication.

After a short career as Seattle’s best junior yo-yo-er, Dick has been behind the camera  since, first as a cameraman for Warren Miller’s ski films and then directing  hundreds  of commercials  for clients including  Coca-Cola,  Reebok, Nike, Jaguar and Miller Beer and shooting  music videos for Rage Against  the Machine,  Nine Inch Nails, Robert Plant and Randy Travis, among others.  Dick directed 2nd unit for ‘Spider-Man’  and ‘Spider-man  2’, as well as the trailer for the first film.  His Tabasco  ‘Mosquito’ spot won a Gold Lion at Cannes, and he has won numerous Clio Awards, Emmys, MVPA  & MTV awards, Drum Sticks and other international ad awards.

With years of creating presentations for network upfronts, special shoot trailers and launching new shows and brands…bands, Dick loves an emotive hook. He has fabricated hundreds of spots, and music clips shot in dozens of countries, closing down the Queensboro bridge to hang Spiderman off it, throwing Frisbees off the seven sisters in Moscow, He is an award winning director and visual raconteur. He thrives in process of telling stories…..creating impact. His unique background of directing and shooting makes my stories affecting and dynamic.  He savors “the creative process” and it’s BS.

Dick has worked extensively in overseas markets and finds Europe in particular a great place for directing commercials. The continent’s advertising industry generally has a looser production structure than the one in the United States, and it also supports a culture that values commercials as an art form. The continent’s advertising industry generally has a looser production structure than the one in the United States, and it also supports a culture that values commercials and music videos as an art form.