Colin Richis an award-winning cinematographer and director whose work has been featured in award winning commercials, feature films, and television shows.
Upon graduating NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Colin started working at Panavision NYC as a camera prep tech where he met and then worked for several years as an apprentice to famed cinematographer Alwin H. Küchler, whose work includes DIVERGENT, STEVE JOBS, SUNSHINE, and HANNA.
Rich first leapt onto the map and gained international acclaim for his PACIFIC STAR series of space photography, building a space camera platform for $150 that flew to a height of 127,000 feet. When released, the video 'Pacific Star II' high demand crashed vimeo's web and playback servers. Rich was invited to speak at PopTech (where he maintains fellowship), and was invited to speak on the Today Show and Fox and Friends.
Colin followed up his Pacific Star series with his TRILOGY OF LIGHT series which seeks to provide “an understanding and beauty of the system and order of a city.”
The Los Angeles Times, described TRILOGY OF LIGHT by explaining that Colin “reveals patterns imperceptible to the naked eye: the intricate signatures of planes circling high above Los Angeles International Airport, light splashing against the faces of buildings, clouds tumbling in the sky, cars flowing through the freeways like platelets in a pulsing vein.”
TRILOGY OF LIGHT has been viewed by more than 10,000,000 people worldwide.
Colin has worked on international commercial campaigns for global luxury brands, including Christian Dior, BMW, Rag & Bone, as well as Fortune 500 Companies SAP, Lowe’s, and is currently working for LA2028 Olympic Bid. His work has also been featured in motion pictures NEED FOR SPEED (DreamWorks), HORRIBLE BOSSES (Universal), MARLEY (Magnolia) and television FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) and FACE OFF (SYFY), 10 DAYS IN THE VALLEY (ABC) among others.
Colin has also produced interactive large format art installations for Rio Olympics and currently has a 360 degree art installation at OUE's Skyspace LA in downtown Los Angeles.
When he is not shooting, he is tinkering with camera systems, motion controlled robotics, drones and optical systems. A native of Los Angeles, he lives with his wife, his baby boy, and his two dogs.