PORTER VERSFELT III
Camera Operator, Lighting Cameraman, Director of Photography, Line Producer
Member: IATSE Local 600 Los Angeles
International Cinematographer's Guild
Porter L. Versfelt III (holding the camera above) has told stories in one form or another his entire adult life. First as a radio and television reporter. Later writing and producing documentaries and other long-form projects for public television, government and charitable agencies and Fortune 500 corporations.
Porter has an insatiable curiosity about people, life, history, science and the many answers to the question “Why”? His enquiries have taken him to the Amazon rain forest, the midst of a riot, to the Cannes Film Festival, deep in a Missouri cave and high over the Florida Keys in a bi-plane.
Porter’s inquisitiveness started long before moving from his home state of Texas to Iran, The Netherlands and other countries as a young teen, following his family and father, a Petroleum Exploration Geologist working in the oil business. His voracious reading and travels have fueled a lifetime of adventure and imagination.
Porter started freelancing as a cameraman, producer and director in Miami in 1984 after various roles in television news around the country, later forming Versfelt Communications Group in Atlanta in 1996.
His many clients and projects include production of behind-the-scenes documentaries (Electronic Press Kits or “EPK’s”) for thirteen motion pictures, three primetime network television series, multiple scripted and unscripted reality TV shows, CNN International, NBC and ABC News, NBC and ABC Sports, ESPN, Ford, ad agency EVEO, Entertainment Tonight, The Food Network, Georgia Public Television, Burger King Corporation and many others.
Porter is known in Hollywood for his flattering and creative lighting for actors, actresses and others in the entertainment world.
He has acted as the Lighting Cameraman for many celebrity interviews, including:
Porter is married to Angela, a public elementary school teacher. They live in an Atlanta, Georgia suburb.
Porter enjoys vegetable, herb and perennial flower gardening, history, travel, reading, collecting antique books, architecture, woodworking, home DIY projects, mentoring students and exploring the world.
What is on Porter's reading list?
Porter enjoys the diverse assignments that working in the entertainment industry offers because his life is never boring.
To save time and money with a VCGTV camera crew, call Porter Versfelt at 1+678.469.6224 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Camera Operator, Director of Photography and Producer
Christopher Mills partners with Porter Versfelt at Versfelt Communications Group LLC. Chris is the other half of "The EPK Guys". He's the Audio Mixer holding the boom in the photo above, which was taken while he and Porter Versfelt shot EPK material on location in New Orleans for the Tyler Perry's THE FAMILY THAT PREYS (2008).
Chris has decades of experience in film and network television production. DP for national music videos. Movie producer. Associate producer for episodic prime time TV dramas, including IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT among others.
Mr. Mill’s motion picture producer credits include:
His music video DP credits include:
Arrested Development, AKON, 20 East, Nightporters, Pastor Troy, Forever Lawless.
Chris Mills is an erudite production creative with one foot firmly planted in the rich history of film and the applied cinema arts, while at the same time fully connected to the evolving digital cinematography and television industries. Chris knows film production from both above and below-the-line. He is a techie AND an artist. A rare breed.
When not working on EPK's, producing corporate videos and events, directing or acting as DP on music videos, Chris pursues an eclectic mix of interests including rare book collector, musician in a band and husband of the equally talented Laurie Garner, a music producer.