Bruce Aoki - Director/DP

Bruce Aoki

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Lifetime resident. aokiflex@wildwoodproductions.net

Director/Cameraman for commercials for television, corporate sponsored promotional and marketing films and documentaries for distribution to television and educational use. 30+ years of experience filming people…talent and non-talent, emphasizing regions, cultures and lifestyles.  Travel, landscapes and theme parks are also a specialty.  Extensive aerial cinematography from helicopters.  Background in skiing, sport/action, underwater and high speed cameras.  Automotive advertising including studio lighting.

1985 to present – Director/Cameraman and Owner of Wildwood Productions, Inc.  A commercial production company based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1978 to 1985 – worked for TeleScene, Inc., a subsidiary company of KUTV Channel 2

(now the CBS network affiliate), Salt Lake City, Utah.  Director/Cameraman.

1976 thru 1978 – University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

1973 thru 1976 – Brighton High School, SLC, Utah.  Graduate.

 

Clients include:  University of Utah Marketing, “Imagine U”;  CedarFair Properties (Theme parks), Carnival Cruise Lines/Miami – direct;  Holland America Line/Seattle – direct;  Love Communications, Foodland Grocery of Hawaii, University of Utah Health Care, Utah Breast Cancer, Morgan Jewelers, Arctic Circle, Intermountain Farmers Association;  Barber Martin & Associates/Richmond, VA – Rhodes Furniture, Virginia Economic Development, Southern States Farm Supply, Port of Virginia;  Park Group/Richmond, VA – RoomStore Furniture, Friedman’s Jewelers, Bassett Furniture, Thomasville Furniture, Norwalk Furniture;  DavisElen Advertising/Los Angeles –Toyota, Avis, Knott’s BerryFarm,  Mall of America, ValleyFair, Marine World Africa USA, Macfrugals;  Lintas:Campbell Ewald/Los Angeles – Princess Cruises;  Riester Advertising/Salt Lake City – Utah Tourism, Casino Arizona, Kennecott Corporation, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Utah, Smith’s Food and Drug;  KUTV 2 News Creative Services/Salt Lake City;  KXTV Channel 10/Sacramento;  KMGH Channel 7/Denver;BBDO/Detroit – Dodge;  J.Walter Thompson Co. – Ford Regional Marketing, Hooks Drugs, Chevron, Kawasaki Motorcycles;  BVK MacDonald/Milwaukee – Intermountain Health Care;  Belks Department Stores/Charlotte – direct

 

Miscellaneous

Background in still photography with emphasis on black & white exhibition printing.   Married with two children.  Leisure activities include skiing, golf, cycling, adventure moto-tours, fishing, scuba diving, shotgun sports.   References available on request.