Riley Nightingale

    • Director of Photography
    • Camera Operator

    New York

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Cinematographer
Commercial
Dr. Brandt Skincare
Justin Rigby
Studio Matter
2019Cinematographer
Commercial
Trunk Club - How To Care
Alex Burton
Team People
2018Cinematographer
Music Video
J.S. Ondura / Torch Song
J.S. Ondura
Verve Records
2018Cinematographer
Commercial
Hanger 1 Vodka Summer Sizzle
Andrew Sternberg
Media Grind
2018Cinematographer
Commercial
Asics / Well + Good
Anthony Pellino
MWAC
2018Director
Music Video
Sirintip / In My Garden
Derek Means
Nightingale Productions
2018Cinematographer
Film (Short)
Little Charlotte's Unannounced Visit
Ruya Koman
Ruya Koman
2017Cinematographer
Music Video
Raekwon & P.U.R.E. / M&N
Erick Sasso & Brian Wendelken
ICEH20
2017Additional Cinematography
Documentary
Islam & The Future of Tolerance
Jay Shapiro
Think Inc
2017Director & Cinematographer
Documentary
Lori Nix - Pull Them In With Beauty
Derek Means
Vimby
2017Cinematographer
Film (Short)
Heidee
Lauren Versel
Lucky Monkey Pictures
2017Director & Cinematographer
Music Video
IX / The Hive
Derek Means
Nightingale Productions
2017Cinematographer
Television / TV
Rachel Unraveled
Rachel Ravel & Austin Spero
Hit The Lights Productions
2016Director of Photography
Documentary
BedroomsShed Productions
20162nd Unit Director of Photography
Music Video
De La Soul / Pain
Bryan Barber
Rebel of America
2016Cinematographer
Music Video
Shakir Standley / Frittata Swag
Victor Varnado
Victor Varnado
2013 - 20162nd Unit Camera Operator
Television / TV
Who Do You Think You Are?Shed Productions
2015Director of Photography
Film (Feature)
Grinder
Brandon Ruckdashel
Ruckus Film Works
2015Director / Cinematographer
Music Video
Lea Thomas / Phenomena
Derek Means
Nightingale Productions
2015Additional Cinematography
Documentary
Overload: America's Toxic Love Story
Soozie Eastman
Dog With A Bone
2015Director of Photography
Television / TV
A Fucking Webseries
Josh Miller and Elias Tanner
No Fun Intended
2015Director of Photography
Film (Short)
Here
Lisa Bass
Lisa Bass Productions
2015Director of Photography
Film (Short)
Choice
Shuchi Talati
Starcatcher Productions
2015Director of Photography
Television / TV
Solid 8: Meanwhile At Home
Danny Gorman
Solid 8 Productions
2015Director of Photography
Film (Short)
Platonic
David Leidy
Eidetic Productions
2015Director of Photography
Television / TV
Mazal Tov Season 1 (webseries)
Daniel Sterba
Bernstein Productions
2015Director of Photography
Television / TV
The Sonnet Project: Sonnet #29
John Hayden
Shakespeare Exchange
2014Director / Cinematographer
Music Video
The Secret Whistle / Capable of Flight
Derek Means
Nightingale Productions
2014Director of Photography
Film (Student)
Double Take
Anna Nora Bernstein
Columbia University
2014Director of Photography
Television / TV
The Sonnet Project: Sonnet #3
David Ketterer
Shakespeare Exchange
2013Director of Photography
Music Video
Violets / Honor Killing
Crystal Arnette
Adventure We Can
2013Director of Photography
Film (Short)
Game Plan
Justin Ciccotelli
East Rock Films
2013Camera Operator
Commercial
SmokeFree Spot
Chad Cooper
SmokeFree
2012B Camera Operator
Commercial
Bon Appetit Product CommercialBon Appetit Magazine
2012Director of Photography
Film (Short)
Cameron
David Ketterer
Davit Ketterer Productions
2012Director of Photography
Music Video
Patwa / Young Girl
Patwa
True Griz Productions
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2005BA Comp. Sci BS Criminal JusticeAmerican University

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Red DSMC2 Helium, Movi Pro, Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k / 6k, Duclos Leica-R Prime Set, Teredek Bolt, EasyRig
    I can operate:
    Arri Alexa, Arri Alexa Mini, Canon C300 mkI & mkII, Arri Amira, RED Epic, Aaton XTR Prod, RED Scarlet, Sony F35, RED One/MX, Steadicam CamCrane200, Sony FS100, Arri SRII, Sony F3, Cannon 7D, Sony A7S, Panasonic Varicam (35 and LT)

    About me

    Riley Nightingale (she/they) is a Brooklyn-based Cinematographer. Their work spans feature films, documentaries, music videos, art videos, dance films, and commercials. Riley's artistic process is devoted to the creation of potent and honest films, focusing on emotive expression and nuance. Riley sees their function as that of a film doula, offering passion for emotional connection in the service of the director’s vision. Their commitment to communication makes its way onto the screen as well, through an interest in stories that demonstrate the ways in which we communicate through spoken word, unspoken physicality, and the spaces we leave in between. Personal directorial projects focus on celebrating stories of queerness and gender diversity.

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Experienced in
    • Arts
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Health
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Television
    Interested in
    • Arts
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Documentary
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Television
    • Wildlife
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Own a car?
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Organization/Union Membership
    • IATSE