A self-described technology nerd, Randy Valdes studied cinematography and film technology at Full Sail University in Winter Park, and obsessively follows developments in his field. His professional philosophy is to master the latest available filmmaking technology in order to better build on techniques that have effectively moved audiences since the birth of cinematography.
Randy’s credits as cinematographer include several feature documentaries. The U for ESPN’s 30 for 30 Series, Limelight premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2011 before being distributed by Netflix, Square Grouper premiered at SXSW in 2011, and Spectrum of Hope distributed by Sundance Now Doc Club in 2016. He was the director of photography on a national television program I am Frankie produced by Viacom International. Randy has also been the director of photography on music videos for all major labels like Sony Music and Universal Music Group, and other independent artists.