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Overview (3)

Born in Houston, Texas, USA
Birth NameJohn Bradley Rushing
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Brad cultivated a love and aptitude for art and science from a very early age. Majoring in fine art at Houston's prestigious High School For The Performing And Visual Arts and into college he eventually added filmmaking for a double major and upon completing his education, shifted his focus to filmmaking full time.

Roger Corman's Concorde/New Horizons film studio afforded Brad some of his first feature film opportunities as Director of Photography where he learned valuable skills for innovation and economy and made fast friendships with with many people who have gone on to become influential filmmakers.

Soon Brad found himself in the world of high end music videos photographing award-winning, iconic clips for artists like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Nelly and Eminem. Brad's ground-breaking work on Moby's "We Are All Made Of Stars" won an MTV Video Music Award "Moonman" for Best Cinematography in a Video, and many of the other music videos he shot have won awards such as VMAs, MVPAs and Grammys for Best Video. Brad also won a Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award for Best Cinematography in a Video for the Alsou video "Always On My Mind."

Recently Brad has focused his attention on commercial cinematography. His work includes a NASCAR Superbowl spot, notable high-profile national and international campaigns, branded-content and promo work.

Brad was the cinematographer for the Jay Roach-directed "Dustin Hoffman - Master Class" acting workshop, his second collaboration with director Roach.

Brad continues to photograph indie feature films including "Cook County" which won Best Feature at the Hollywood Film Festival and the Audience Award at SXSW. Brad was cinematographer on the Warner Brothers/Wonderland/Bandito Brothers web series "Aim High 2" starring "Twilight"'s Jackson Rathbone, Aimee Teegarden and Beverly DeAngelo, which was directed by Academy Award-winning short director Ari Sandel.

Brad's body of work features a tremendous amount of experience with visual effects and he is a full member of the Visual Effects Society.

Brad Rushing is known among his peers for being well prepared, organized, fast and always friendly and cheerful.

His commercial brands include: ABC, Aguila, Belkin, Blue Diamond Almonds, British Telecom, Comcast, Coors, Cricket, Disney, Fandango, Fox Sports, Fruco, Fuel TV, Geico, Glad, GSN, Hallmark, Heineken, Hotwire.com, Macys, McDonalds, Miller, Monster.com, National Geographic, NFL, NASA, Nascar, Pepsi, PlayStation, Pop Tarts, Sketchers, ROKA Sports, SC Johnson, Schweppes, Sebastian, TBS, TLC, TV Guide, Velocity, Veria Network, Vodafone, WeTV

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Catherine Fabre

Trivia (6)

Majored in fine art at High School For Performing and Visual Arts, Houston - 1980 - 1982.
2005 CSC Best Cinematography for Music Video - Alsou: Always On My Mind 2002 MTV VMA Moonman Best Cinematography - Moby: We Are All Made of Stars 2002 MTV VMA Moonman Video Of The Year - Eminem: Without Me.
Member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC) since 2000.
Member of the Visual Effects Society (VES) since 2013.
Lifetime member of the Digital Cinema Society (DCS) since 2015.
U.S. and Canadian dual citizen.

Personal Quotes (2)

Probably the two most important things are: 1) Persistence. You will fall down and have setbacks and disappointments and dry periods without work. Don't give up. Stay in the game and continue to learn, grow and meet new people. That is key. 2) Evolve. Study your strategies vs. results and adjust course. Pay attention to what works for your peers and those who have come before. Ask for advice from experienced filmmakers. Definitely do not keep pursuing a course of action that is producing no results or poor results. I have seen so many people ruin their careers because they were inflexible and unable to adapt.
Surely you have known people in your life who latch onto the stupidest little things to criticize while overlooking all the positive?

It's like that. You have to allow for dealing with all kinds of personalities. You have to do your best with your presentation to NOT give those critics something to lose focus on.

I cannot emphasize enough how brutally competitive this business is. You need to be in the habit of giving yourself every advantage. Polish off any aspect which is less than perfect. Make sure your expressions, while remaining authentic to your vision, are flawless.

Because if you aren't - your competition sure is!!! Don't let them win all the jobs/connections/clients.

Burn this habit into your wiring early on:

Be impeccable. Always.

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