New England- Senior Managing Director of Photography – Roger Woodruff
What cameras and equipment have you worked with the most?
When I roll up to set with the ‘burb my primary cameras are the Sony Fx9 and Fx3. However, I’m no stranger to working with Arri, Red, Canon, and other Sony cameras.
If you need a specific sort of camera just let us know. We can make it happen. At this point in my career it doesn’t really matter what kind of camera I shoot on. That’s not really what it’s about. It’s about composition, lighting, and having the eye to capture and tell the story.
As far as glass goes I have an assortment of E-Mount lenses in my kit. My primary “run and gun” lens is the Sony 28-135mm. The other Sony lenses I run with are the 16-35mm, 10-18mm, and the 100-400mm. I also have the Zeiss Batis 40mm and 85mm prime lenses as well as the Fuji MK 18-55 and 50-135mm zooms.
I usually work with LED lighting such as Nanlites and Lite Panels. I also have a slider, Ronin S2, and DJI Mavic Pro 2 in my kit.
Do you specialize in a specific shoot style?
Given all of my experience as DP on Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop: Ft. Worth, and countless other HGTV shows I think it’s safe to say I have my PHD in Home Renovation Shows. But my specialty is that I can do it all. My specialty is telling stories through captivating lighting and composition. My style is the ability to adapt to the client’s style.
How long have you been filming?
I have been shooting professionally since 2006. However, I’ve basically been working with cameras and shooting since the sixth grade. The first camera I ever shot on was the old family RCA VHS camcorder. The first camera I ever bought was a Sony HI-8 camera. Personally I own the Sony A74. What can I say? I love cameras.
Do you have a favorite project you’ve worked on?
I really did enjoy working on Fixer Upper. I learned a lot from the experience and made a couple life long friends. I’ve been on too many cool shoots to remember them all. Honorable mentions go to literally any NASCAR shoot, every Wrestlemania I’ve been to, walking the bowels of the Pentagon with Jesse Ventura, flying to Poland for Turner, and shooting an EPK with Post Malone in NYC.
Extra Items: MYT Slider, Dana Dolly, Atomos Shogun 7, 17″ Field Monitor, LiveU LU600, and Canon 17-120mm
Clients Worked With:
HGTV, Magnolia, WWE, MLB, E! News, NFL Network, NASCAR, Turner Sports, Discovery, The Dodo, Golf Channel, Weather Channel, NBC, CNN, Fox Sports, and many more!
What people say about working with Roger:
I don’t even know where to start… I’ve never heard our EP so happy on a field shoot and everything seemed to have gone even better than planned. The team was incredible!! We feel so lucky to have had them for this one as their knowledge of Waco was specifically helpful and they were quick and efficient (despite the poor weather). We all feel that this shoot set the precedent for all future In The Room shoots. We are ingesting all of the footage from the hard drive now and I can’t wait to see all of it ?
E! News - Chip and Joanna Gaines
Rogg was easily able to communicate my asks to the rest of the team, which was appreciated. All in all, we are very happy with what the team was able to accomplish.
Thanks, and I’m looking forward to working with you all again.
Went great – Rog handled business and got great stuff
Both Roggg and Tori were fantastic. Thank you so much for your work in documenting Laddie's journey home. The final piece is wonderful. It is so meaningful to us that we have these moments documented so beautifully!
Everything went amazingly well over the weekend. Roger and Kirby were excellent and we worked together great. They understood what I wanted and delivered.
Everything went well. Thank you so much for your help!