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Television – Film – Doc – Commercials

Rob is one of the best cinematographers I’ve had the pleasure to work with in television production. He’s fabulously creative, pleasant, collaborative, fun, smart, always invested in the piece (or at least he seems that way), and, finally, his sense of humor cannot be beat. If I had my druthers, I’d hire Rob for every shoot.

Tracy Wohlgenant  Writer/Producer/Director

When it comes to creativity, professionalism and affordability, Rob Macey, and the entire Nothing Films production team, can’t be beat.

Rob Macey is always on the top of my list of production companies to work with whenever I’m working in L.A.

In my book, it’s either Nothing Films or nothing at all.

Jason Witmer Senior Producer at Starz Entertainment

I love working with Rob because he makes the shooting time go smoothly and he makes the downtime damned funny. Always my first call in LA.

Tom Giesen Executive Producer – Blockbuster Studio, DISH

Who We Are.

Rob Macey

Director
Cinematographer

Alan Cohen

Post Production
Sound Technician

Jennifer Jordon

Executive Producer

Brandon Froehlich

Camera
1st AC

Bob Schatz

2nd AC

I started Nothing Films, Inc. in 2000 after an Emmy-award winning career as a TV News photojournalist. Since then, I have shot thousands of network television series, specials, episodes, segments, interviews, and projects. As Nothing Films, Inc., we collaborate with you, from conception to deliverables, as a creative splinter cell. Alan Cohen has been my right hand man since the beginning. Brandon Froehlich brings his eye and his “guns” on every project. Jennifer Jordon thrives creatively and has worked in all elements of TV production often turning obstacles into opportunities. Bob Schatz is a high energy asset whose commitment creates an environment for success.

Rob Macey

Rob’s

Credits

    Television

  • ABC - 20/20 DP- Stay Safe, Stay Alive ABC TV
  • ABC - Dancing w/ the Stars DP- Maria Menounos BBC Worldwide
  • ABC - Katie DP- Jennifer Lopez CZ Productions
  • ABC - Stand Up 2 Cancer DP- Field OTF’s ABC
  • A&E - Biography DP- Raquel Welch Peacock Prod.’s
  • A&E - Biography DP- Dr. Phil segment Peacock Prod.’s
  • Bloomberg - Game Changers DP- Nasa:Mars Rover Bloomberg TV
  • Bloomberg - Game Changers DP- The Cloud Bloomberg TV
  • Bloomberg - Game Changers Cam Op- R. Branson Bloomberg TV
  • CBS - 48 Hours DP- Napa Murders S.Z/CBS News
  • CBS - 48 Hours DP- Mickey Thompson S.Z/CBS News
  • CBS - 48 Hours DP- numerous episodes S.Z/CBS News
  • CBS - 60 Minutes DP- numerous episodes D.Cetta/CBS
  • CBS - 60 Minutes II DP- 3 episodes CBS News
  • CBS - Amazing Race DP- Casting Seasons 2-7 Lynne Spillman
  • CBS - Survivor DP- Casting Seasons 3-10 Lynne Spillman
  • CBS - The Early Show DP – Various intv’s E. Vega/CBS
  • CBS - Rachael Ray DP – Valerie Burtonelli feature K.Samuels/CBS
  • CBS - I-Won.com Special DP – $1,000,000 giveaway CBS
  • CBS - Tuesday Nite Book Club DP- OTF’s, S.F. Jay & Tony Show
  • CBS - Judge Joe Brown DP- BTS Joe Ferullo/CBS
  • CBS - Excused DP- BTS D.LaFountaine
  • CBS - MMA DP- BTS K.Samuels/CBS
  • CBS - Dining with the Dead Prod. Co. / DP K.Samuels/CBS
  • CNN - Top Gun 9/11 Special DP- numerous segments K. Phillips/CNN
  • Court TV - Forensic Files DP- 12 Episodes Medstar TV
  • Disney Broadcast - Cars Land DP- Press Day J.Westenberger
  • DISH - Blockbuster Studio DP- Bret Michaels Intv. T.Giesen/Dish
  • DISH - Blockbuster Studio DP- Sara Evans Intv. T.Giesen/Dish
  • DISH - Blockbuster Studio DP- TCA critics assoc. junket T.Giesen/Dish
  • DIY - Cool Tools DP- 30 Episodes (Hong Kong, etc.) M.Steinhoff/HN
  • DIY - DeConstruction DP- 3 Episodes M.Steinhoff/HN
  • DIY - Stud Finder DP- 1 Episode M.Steinhoff/HN
  • E! - Daily 10 DP- Robert Downey Jr. seg. E!
  • Fine Living - Great Cocktails DP- 6 Episodes (NY, Vegas, L.A.) HN
  • Fine Living - What you get $ Vacations DP- (San Diego, LA.) HN
  • Fine Living - Your Private Island DP- (Puerto Rico) Pacific Rock
  • Food - Unwrapped DP- 40+ Episodes T.Giesen/HN
  • Food - Unwrapped DP- Host Wraps: Marc Summers T.Giesen/HN
  • Food - Trivia Unwrapped DP- numerous episodes T.Giesen/HN
  • Food - Challenge DP- Disneyland Mickey High Noon
  • Food - Scoop! DP- Haagen Dazs T.Giesen/HN
  • Food - Hawaiian Wedding DP- Maui High Noon
  • Food - Family Style Cam Op/Pilot, Episode pickups S.Feeley/HN
  • Food - Sugar Rush DP- numerous episodes High Noon
  • G4 - Attack of the Show DP- Las Vegas CES 2011 G4
  • HDNET - Vegas Confessions Cam Op- 6 Episodes Sky Rockett Ent.
  • HGTV - Renovation Unscripted DP- Show open/series pickups
  • HGTV - If Walls Could Talk DP- numerous episodes HN
  • HGTV - Red, Hot, & Green DP- Pilot C.Robbins/HN
  • HGTV - ReZoned DP- numerous episodes J.Burshtan/HN
  • HGTV - Offbeat America DP- 13 Episodes J.Pauly/HN
  • HGTV - Bang for your Buck DP- 10 Episodes M.McDonald/HN
  • HGTV - My First Place DP- numerous episodes S.Sellers/HN
  • HGTV - Top 10 Kitchens DP- Special (Texas) M.McDonald/HN
  • HGTV - Amazing Log Homes DP- Special (Idaho) J.Darrow/HN
  • HGTV - Beyond the Box DP- 13 Episodes M.McDonald/HN
  • HGTV - Holiday Windows DP- Special (Wynn Hotel) M.McDonald/HN
  • HGTV - Professional Grade DP- 22 Episodes (L.A.) J.Darrow/HN
  • History Channel - Stonehenge Decoded C. Guest Nat Geo
  • History Channel - Warriors DP- Pilot, greenscreen C.Wheeler/HN
  • History Channel - Ancient Aliens DP- 7 episodes Prometheus Ent.
  • Nat Geo - Stonehenge Decoded DP- C. Guest scene Nat Geo
  • NBC - Farewell to Friends DP- “Friends” cast intv’s NBC
  • NBC - Sexiest Moments on Film DP- Special NBC
  • NBC - Animal House DP- Tim Matheson Intv. NBC
  • NBC - Dateline DP- 600+ Episodes/segments SLeibowitz/NBC
  • NBC - Nightly News DP- 200+ Segments R.Farmer/NBC
  • NBC - Today Show DP- 100+ Segments R.Farmer/NBC
  • NBC - 2009 People of the Year DP- Special NBC
  • NBC - Tiger Woods Special DP- Special NBC
  • NBC - Rock Center DP-numerous episodes NBC
  • MSNBC - Caught on Camera DP- 100th Ep. Special Intv.’s Peacock
  • MSNBC - Medical Marijuana DP- Special Al Roker Prod.’s
  • PBS - NOW DP- numerous episodes P.Meryash/PBS
  • PBS - California Connected DP- numerous episodes KCET
  • Pilot - Crescent Heights DP- Pilot/Sizzle Sky Rockett Ent.
  • Science Channel - Factory Made DP- 1 Episode K.Weiser/HN
  • Starz - Inside Look DP- various celeb. Intv.’s K.Buresh/Starz
  • Starz - On-Demand DP- various host wraps J.Witmer/Starz
  • Starz - Back to the Future DP- Special BTS T.Ross/Starz
  • Starz - Into the Scene DP- Denzel Washington Intv. K.Buresh/Starz
  • TLC - Little People, Big World DP- Iraq episode #1 G.Rosenthal
  • TLC - Halloween Scariest DP- Special K.Weiser/HN
  • Travel Channel - Trip Flip Cam Op/Day 1’s, 3-Episodes P.Jager/HN
  • Travel Channel - Extreme Waterparks DP- numerous episodes
  • Travel Channel - Ride-Diculous DP- numerous episodes
  • Commericals

  • Starz - Patrick Warburton DP/Prod. Co J.Urice/Starz
  • KTLA-TV - Entourage DP S. Rocket/SkyRocket Ent.
  • Pilsbury - CBS Thanksgiving DP/Prod. Co Mullen Media
  • Ziplock - CBS Thanksgiving DP/Prod. Co Mullen Media
  • Hollywood Hot Rods - “Classic” DP/Prod. Co T.Ladd/HHR
  • City of L.A. - “L.A.P.D.” 7-spots DP/Prod. Co M.Grady/L.A.P.D. PR
  • Dean Anthony - “Cut” DP/Prod. Co S. Shelton/Dean Anthony
  • Bella - “Beauty” DP/Prod. Co S. Shelton/Bella
  • A&E - “Strange Days” DP T.Kaiser/Garnier
  • U.S. Navy - “Tailhook” DP K.Phillips/U.S. Navy PR
  • Hotel Hacienda - “Cabo” DP/ Prod. Co J.Atwell/Murphy O’Brien
  • Starz - “High School Musical” DP J.Witmer/Starz
  • DVD

  • Hannah Montana “Best of Both Worlds” BTS DP Walt Disney Pictures
  • Ramones “Too Tough to Die” BTS/Starz DP Starz
  • Willy Wonka “David L. Wolper Intv.” DP Warner Bros.
  • The Wizard of Oz “Hollywood Tour BTS” DP Warner Bros.
  • Corporate

  • City of LA LAX $690,000 Contract: Script to Deliverables.
  • City of LA L.A.P.D. $90,000 Contract: “i-Watch” docu-drama films.
  • City of LA L.A.P.D. $70,000 Contract: 4-spot recruitment ad campaign
  • Fleishman Hillard “In-Style” BTS: dozens of celeb photo shoots

    Correspondents we’ve worked with…more than once.

  • Keith Morrison / Dateline NBC
  • Josh Mankiewicz / Dateline NBC
  • Katie Couric / Today Show
  • Dan Rather / 60 Minutes II / CBS Evening News
  • Tom Brokaw / NBC Nightly News
  • Chris Hansen / Dateline NBC
  • Matt Lauer / Today Show
  • Leslie Stahl / 60 Minutes
  • Steve Kroft / 60 Minutes
  • Bill Lagatutta / 48 Hours
  • Kyra Phillips / CNN
  • Ann Curry / Today Show / Dateline NBC
  • Hoda Kotb / Dateline NBC
  • Erin Moriarty / 48 Hours
  • Harold Dow / 48 Hours
  • Peter Van Sant / 48 Hours
  • Mike Taibbi / Rock Center / NBC Nightly News
  • Troy Roberts / 48 Hours
  • Maureen Maher / 48 Hours
  • Stone Phillips / Dateline NBC
  • Al Roker / Today Show
  • George Lewis / NBC Nightly News
  • Jessica York / Dish
  • Celebrity sit-down Interviews

  • Elizabeth Taylor / Dateline NBC
  • Michael Jackson / MJ Productions
  • Steven Speilberg / Starz
  • Courtney Cox / Dish
  • Denzel Washington / Starz
  • Tom Sizemore / Dateline NBC
  • George Clooney / 60 Minutes II
  • Christopher Guest / National Geographic Channel
  • Bret Michaels / Dish
  • Seth Rogan / Starz
  • Jack Osbourne / CBS
  • Kelly Osbourne / CBS
  • Jewel / In-Style
  • Miley Cyrus / Disney
  • James Cahn / Dish
  • Jack Black / NBC
  • Simon Cowel / Today Show
  • Paula Abdul / Dateline NBC
  • Jon Voight / Fleishman-Hillard
  • Dr. Drew / Dateline NBC
  • Stevie Wonder / 60 Minutes II
  • Tipi Hedren / Today Show
  • Scarlett Johansson / Fleishman-Hillard
  • Snoop Dog / Starz
  • Kelsey Grammar / Today Show
  • Jennifer Lopez / Katie
  • Halle Berry / Starz
  • David L. Wolper / Warner Bros.
  • Esther Williams / NBC
  • Jane Seymour / Fleishman Hillard
  • Wolfgang Puck / Food Network
  • Dustin Hoffman / CBS
  • Shaq / CBS
  • Ron Howard / Today Show
  • Brian Grazier / Today Show
  • Jacqueline Bisset / Fleishman Hillard
  • Racquel Welch / A&E
  • Awards

  • 12 Emmy Awards;_Producer, Cinematography, Editor, 1995-2000
  • 1 Emmy Award: “Entourage” commercial
  • 2 Telly Awards: L.A.P.D Ad campaign 2008
  • NPPA Region 10 Photographer of the Year: 1998
  • NPPA National Runner-up photographer of the year: 1997
  • NPPA: Dozens of quarterly and annual awards
  • AP: Photographer of the Year 1997
  • AP: Various videography awards
  • RTNDA: Best use of Video awards: 1998,1999 KCBS-TV
  • 2 Edward R. Murrow Awards: Videography
  • 2 Golden Mic Awards: Videography
  • 3 Best of the West awards: Videography
  • Education / Staff

  • 1994 – B.A. Radio/TV/Film California State University, Long Beach
  • 1994 – Photojournalist – KESQ-TV, Palm Springs CA
  • 1994 – Photojournalist – KLAS-TV, Las Vegas NV
  • 1996 – Chief Photojournalist – KLAS-TV, Las Vegas NV
  • 1997 – Photojournalist – KCNC-TV, Denver CO
  • 1997 – Photojournalist – KPNX-TV, Phoenix AZ
  • 1998 – Special Projects Photojournalist – KCBS-TV, Los Angeles CA
  • 2000 – Started Nothing Films, Inc.
  • Memberships

  • *IATSE 600 Director of Photography
  • *SOC, Society of Camera Operators
  • *IBEW Local 45 Member
  • *NABET Local 53 Member
  • Jennifer Jordon’s Credits

  • Animal Planet – “Catch and Release” Coordinator
  • DIY – “Disaster House” Network Coordinator
  • DIY – “Yard Crashers” Network Writer/Producer
  • Food – “Unwrapped” Producer
  • HGTV – “Professional Grade” (Denver & LA) Producer
  • HGTV – “Bang for Your Buck Intl.” Producer/Writer
  • HGTV – “House Hunters” Producer
  • HGTV – “Bang for Your Buck” Casting/AP
  • HGTV – “Top Ten Kitchens” Associate Producer
  • HGTV – “Beyond the Box” Show Development/AP
  • HGTV – “New Spaces” Associate Producer
  • HGTV – “Offbeat America” Associate Producer
  • Travel Channel – “Xtreme Water Parks” Producer/Writer
  • Travel Channel – “Extreme RV Countdown” Producer
  • Travel Channel – “Ride-diculous” Producer
  • USA Today Travel – “Best of the Road” (D.C.–Seattle) Producer
  • Veira Living – “A Model Guru” Producer
  • VH1 – “Tough Love” (New Orleans) Field Production Coord.

Gear

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Cameras

    • RED Epic-Dragon: 9” touch, bomb oled, 8-128gb ssd’s, swat, all accessories
    • F3
    • HDX-900
    • F900/3
    • 5D3 (2)

Post

    • ProMax 1 Workstation (built specifically for RED)

Lenses

    • Schneider Xenar III – 25, 35, 50, 75, 95
    • Canon L primes – 24, 50, 85, 100 Macro
    • Canon Zooms – 16-35II, 24-70II, 70-200II
    • Fujinon 13×4.5
    • Fujinon 17×7.8
    • Chrosziel 2-stage swing away MB
    • Chrosziel Follow focus
    • Tiffen HMIRND’s .3-2.1
    • Pola, 812, Blue Streak, Clear Streak, sfx, half grads, pro-mist
    • 77/83mm Pola’s, water white ND’s, Singh Ray VND

Support

  • 25” Sony OLED field monitor
  • 9” Astro monitor
  • 5” TV Logic monitor
  • Camwave Wireless HD
  • Paralinx Wireless HD
  • Pix 240 (2) w/6 256gb ssd’s
  • Denecke SB-T’s (2)
  • Sachtler Speed lock sticks w/18 head
  • Sachtler Hot Pod w/18 head
  • Manfrotto monopod
  • Kessler Cineslider (3’)
  • Porta-Jib w/wheels
  • Spider Dolly
  • Dana Dolly
  • MōVI 5
  • Movi 10
  • Car mount kits
  • K5600 HMI’s 800/400/200
  • KINO’s 4’, 2’, 1’
  • Dedo’s (4)
  • Source Fours (4)
  • Mathboards, solids, silks, muslin’s, etc.
  • Small grip pkg.
  • Sound Devices 8 788-T Mixer/Recorder
  • Lectrosonics wireless (12)
  • Small HD 7.7 OLED monitor

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42 Awards

  • 13 Emmy Awards: “Entourage” spot, various Videography, editing and producing
  • 2-Telly Awards: L.A.P.D Ad campaign 2008
  • NPPA Region 10 Photographer of the Year 1998
  • NPPA National Runner Up 1997
  • NPPA Dozens of quarterly and annual awards
  • AP Photographer of the Year 1997
  • AP Various awards
  • RTNDA Best use of Video
  • 2 Edward R. Murrow Awards Videography
  • 2 Golden Mic Awards: Videography
  • Best of the West
  • WIC

Where To Find Us

Nothing Films

Los Angeles, CA

818.281.3925

Email us at rob@nothingfilms.com