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Erik Van Lenten has been chasing the light since 2008 with his start at Full Sail Universities film production program. After two enlightening year of onset training, he set out into the world of professional film and video production. Learning the camera and lighting department from the ground up; camera PA, 2nd AC, 1st AC, Cam Op, Grip and Gaffer. He has worked on vast variety of projects all around the united states and beyond. From dark nights fumbling c-stands through the woods on the set of a music video, to capturing the beauty of the high seas aboard Norwegian Cruise lines, to the week spent in a maximum security prison telling the stories of men with life sentences behind bars, and lighting some of the most advanced robotic surgical equipment in the world. He has seen many sides of production, budgets, and the creative journey. From large scale commercials, indie feature films, thoughtful documentaries, two man run and gun shoots, Erik is really for whatever production can throw at him. With technology constantly changing, Erik is an active member of the online cinematography community, seeking to be on the bleeding edge of camera and lighting techniques and technology as much as possible. Cinematography is a lifelong discipline, and Erik is ready to spend the rest of his chasing the light.