Evan Pesses is a Los Angeles based Cinematographer. He shoots feature films, commercials, immersive content (VR/AR/XR), TV, and music videos. Evan’s credits include 7 feature films, several TV Pilots, and branded work for Elton John, Mercedes-Benz, Chevy, NFL, Facebook, Google, Intel, and Kawasaki. He specializes in Advanced Technology Filmmaking including: virtual reality, high-speed, underwater cinematography, VFX, and stereoscopic capture. Evan is the Head of Advanced Imaging at emerging technology production company The Astronauts Guild.
Originally from New Orleans, at an early age, Evan was intrigued by motion pictures. Though a son of an engineer, he grew up with the arts. It was his love of movies combined with his father's technical influence inevitably led Evan to cinematography. Evan received a degree in Film Theory from the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying under David Bordwell. Evan first began his discovery of cinematography working as a motion picture film processor in Madison. Evan soon after discovered the lighting world. Immersing himself in the art form, he worked as a Gaffer on more than thirty feature films and over a hundred music videos and commercials before taking up the helm as a DP himself. Evan's philosophy is that character and story defines the cinematography in his pictures. If the the photography doesn't serve the film, then it has no truth.
Evan continues to live on the edge of next generation image-making. He and his team at The Astronauts Guild are continually developing technologies and workflows that advance and shape the future of visual storytelling.
Evan is an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild - Local 600.