Aravind Ragupathi was born in Madras, India. As an 18-year veteran, with over two dozen festival wins, several feature films and independent production to his credit, his work as a cinematographer, lighting designer and producer has landed him in productions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, North Carolina and in his native land, India.
His portfolio includes several narrative features, TV commercials, music videos and industrial videos. He is an eight-time Telly Award winning cinematographer / producer. This vast all-round experience in cinema has made him well rounded and given him invaluable experience as he perfects his cinematography vision and style. His work includes 35mm film and digital acquisition using ARRI Alexa, RED Cinema, Sony CineAlta F900, and Phantom among others.
He has proven, impeccable organization skills: detailed lighting plots, storyboarding and diligently planned pre-productions. His immense on-set experience helps production with camera moves on TechnoCranes, Jimmy Jib, Dollies, SteadiCam and involves working with green screen mapping and visual effects. He is a close collaborator with Production Design, Make-up, Wardrobe and the Post Production team, while allowing enough time for the director to work with the actors.