DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
We work hand in hand with a clientele that is world wide and world renowned including: television networks, advertising agencies, major movie studios and fortune 500 companies in the conceptualization, hands-on execution, and delivery of original content.
Headquartered in New York with alliances, affiliations and full fledged production capabilities in California, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and Connecticut, MPE produces non-union & union productions throughout the USA and is affiliated with the DGA, IATSE, IBEW, and SAG/AFTRA
Karl Schroder is a NY based freelance cinematographer. With 15 years experience in commercial film production, Karl has worked in many crew positions on professional sets. He has extensive knowledge and continuous experience in Camera, Lighting and Grip. Over the last six years Karl has worked and traveled closely, but not exclusively, shooting with Corra Films. Much of the work is the result of a strong collaboration with Corra Films and it's small and extremely effective team. Karl is well prepared to accept a wide variety of work including commercial and narrative work. Karl is the owner of two camera packages, Canon C300 & ARRIFLEX AMIRA. Both are industry rugged workhorses yielding exceptional quality and versatility that deliver to a variety of production scales.
Chris Bierlein’s career in photography began while in his early teens, schooled by his Grandfather in his basement darkroom. His introduction to cinematography came in NYC in the the late 80’s while assisting fashion photographer/director Arthur Elgort, who would frequently bring film cameras along on fashion shoots for a little extra coverage. This led to a rich experience of operating and lighting for the moving image. After leaving this essential training ground, Chris spent a few years in London shooting stills for record labels and music publications after which he returned to New York to concentrate solely on shooting film. One of his first jobs was assisting DP Matthew Libatique ASC during the production of Darren Aronofsky’s “Pi”, for which Chris also shot many of the second unit and pickup shots.
Having started at the age of 13 with a hand-me-down camera from his uncle, Eric's journey from stills photographer to director of photography has taken many interesting turns.
He’s gone from running around the streets of New York with that ancient Nikon F2, snapping photos of old sneakers hanging from telephone lines to flying around the world and filming in the most amazing locations. Over the course of his career, Eric shot from all imaginable platforms (from helicopters and sailboats to skateboards and F-16’s) and visited 50+ countries in the process. His main passion, photography, at times intertwines with his main hobby, skydiving.