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About

EL Arte del Asombro.  

Stuart Hooper is a man of too many sensibilities. He can accompany shiny boxes onstage without appearing ridiculous. He has created the illusion of no longer being an illusionist.   He never really went to school. He loves both the tiny Central American town of his youth and the glistening metropolis of his present. Doesn’t believe in the need to pick. Photography is a genre. Filmaking is another. Both are magic. Smaller niches are not required. Treats a pitching foredeck in the middle of the Pacific like a television shoot and treats television like an extreme sport. He loves information and doesn’t particularly care if it’s electronic, though books look better around the house. Is thankful that anything can be learned online, and that no one seems to have learned it. Doesn’t buy into the retro/analog kick but uses forty year old lenses. Can’t stop shooting. Not sure why.  Filming feels like the most elaborate fantasy and real thing he’s ever done. They say you can’t take it with you...he’s taking it with him. If you want a more thorough biography he suggests you let him shoot you.  He has, to his eternal horror and delight, acquired a team.  Meet these fine folks below:

Carlos Yap - Director Sound / Photography Carlos is a photographer turned cinematographer with a knack for cutting through large network bureaucracy and getting the shot, slowly and methodologically.  

Carlos Yap - Director Sound / Photography

Carlos is a photographer turned cinematographer with a knack for cutting through large network bureaucracy and getting the shot, slowly and methodologically.  

Nicole Ortega - PA  Nicole is assisting us with all manner of administrative and production tasks, until she gets her law degree and leaves us in the dust.

Nicole Ortega - PA 

Nicole is assisting us with all manner of administrative and production tasks, until she gets her law degree and leaves us in the dust.

Jeffrey Lane - Production Sound  Jeff handles sound, talent, and well, we don't know what else Jeff does, but we can't live without it.  

Jeffrey Lane - Production Sound 

Jeff handles sound, talent, and well, we don't know what else Jeff does, but we can't live without it.

 

Tammy Rowe - Director Post Production We think Tammy's shirt says it all.

Tammy Rowe - Director Post Production

We think Tammy's shirt says it all.

Gurnir Singh - Creative  Videos are what I do, and this is why: in 2009, I studied film in New Zealand, and in 2010 my student short film participated in the SFC in Cannes.

Gurnir Singh - Creative 

Videos are what I do, and this is why: in 2009, I studied film in New Zealand, and in 2010 my student short film participated in the SFC in Cannes.

Matthew Hotsko - Drone Pilot When Matthew isn't gardening or plotting to save the world with his eco studio, he's flying drones for the very corporate apparatchik he has issues with.  Sorry we make you do this Matt, but we like money.    

Matthew Hotsko - Drone Pilot

When Matthew isn't gardening or plotting to save the world with his eco studio, he's flying drones for the very corporate apparatchik he has issues with.  Sorry we make you do this Matt, but we like money.