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Dean Merrill

manipulator of light

Job Cinematographer

Lives In Portland

I have been an Artist all my life, and I bring it into everything I do. Currently my passion and obsession is film making, which is a full time task. I have been working for 10 years in video, both in production and in post. My drive is to be the best Cinematographer I can be by always exploring new ideas. I have a traditionally trained eye from still film photography, which gives me the ability to compose quickly and get the shot needed.

As a Designer, I have spent 18 years designing websites, starting way back when animated gifs and image maps were cool. I have also spent the last 10 years working on various logo, print, and packaging jobs, as well as occasionally teaching design and video software at Maine College of Art.

Over the last 2 years I had the privilege to meet some amazing people that helped me bring TEDx to Maine. Thanks to their dedication Maine now has an amazingly creative, inspiring, and educational event that is not only bringing attention to the speakers, but to Maine itself!

Let me help bring your creative vision to life in nearly any medium.

Why did you choose Portland? I arrived in Portland to attend MECA, and found it a good place to work creatively.

Who are Portlanders you admire and why? My dear friend Mr. Adam Burk who we worked together to bring TEDxDirigo to the state.

Where's your "happy place" on the peninsula? The West End during the spring on my bike.

What's the most surprising thing about this city? The quality of the people who live here.

What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? The Green Elephant, Nosh, Novare Res

What's the most under-appreciated place or thing in town? The capacity of the people.

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