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Mission Statement and Bio

My introduction to the film industry began in the early 80’s in New York City as a Production Assistant for Murray Bruce Productions (EUE Screen Gems). Eventually, I worked my way up to Production Coordinator, Location Scout and Stills Photographer. During the off seasons, I worked as a River Guide and Photographer on Grand Canyon and Alaskan River Rafting adventures as well as a Professional Scuba Diver in Hawaii. ​I transferred to Los Angeles in the late 80’s and started working in the camera department as a freelancer in the motion picture and film industry as a Loader/Clapper. I worked my way up to First Assistant Camera/Focus Puller working on 35/16mm worldwide comm​​ercials, music videos, feature films and documentaries which extended into the mid to late 90’s. I ventured out on my own and started KLINEDOG FILMS international in the late 90’s and worked as a Director of Photography, Cameraman and Operator on Nature/Natural History, Stock Footage and Documentary projects.  In addition, at present I freelance as a Photographer and Videographer on worldwide Corporate Meetings and Incentive programs. Previously, I worked as a Photojournalist for ABC NEWS. Currently, I have several in-development projects.


As a Filmmaker, once I feel I have found a concept, sometimes snapshot sometimes planned and am happy with the symmetry, I often emerge endowed with a profound mystical feeling while all applied mathematics, the infinite capacity of the cell's nucleus - they're all exploding inside my brain. Finally, my skin becomes transparent, my blood begins to turn a thin watery hue until the light of the sun streaming in the window passes entirely through me. At last, having evolved into pure spiritual energy, nothing remains of my existence except a pile of show reels, stacks of proposals, thousands of slides and digital images, a cell phone, a computer and perhaps a cold beverage. KLINE


Where does the KLINEDOG come from? My nickname growing up in Phoenix, Arizona was DOG - add KLINE and you can imagine the fun others had. The outline of the dog logo is a Pictograph in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. The scene depicts dogs chasing deer - except one who seems to be doing all the talking - that's my logo!  KLINE

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Assignment History

CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO


Clients Pharmaceutical, financial and beauty corporate companies including Canon Medical, Highland Capital Brokerage, The Meeting Group, PayPal, Peter Jordan Photography, Regis, Scott Dillion Inc., Southwest Ambulance, Toshiba

Assignments Awards, Breakouts, General Session, Portraits, Incentive Activities, Interviews, Role Play, Vendors 

Location Chicago, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Paris, Park City, Phoenix, Rome, San Antonio, Tucson


COMMERCIAL


The Meeting Group Promo

Credit Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix

Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS 

Synopsis TMG Hawaii Commercial Promo filmed in Kauai, Hawaii


ScopeOut Local TV commercial Phoenix HD Digital

Client KPNX Channel 12

Credit Director, D/P, Editor, Client Services Producer 

Synopsis 30 sec spot on vehicle b/u camera


We'll Get You There, First National Ad Commercial Los Angeles 35mm film
Client Lucent Tech 

Credit D/P

Synopsis Financial success person sailing, boat/sunset scenes from Kline’s Moroccan footage


RTI Film Group NAB 2010 (National Association of Broadcasters) Las Vegas 35mm film
Client RTI, Research Technology International

Credit D/P, Operator, Audio Mix 

Synopsis Promo film, RTI booth at NAB 2010


Hummer Worldwide promo Chile, South America HD Digital

Client GMR Works

Credit D/P, Operator 

Synopsis The making of a large format stills shoot for Hummer 


Death in Paradise Opening scene Los Angeles 16mm film

Client CBS

Credit Second Unit D/P, Operator

Synopsis Tom Selleck movie of the week


Bears B-footage Los Angeles 16mm film
Client Discovery Channel/Telenova Productions

Credit Second UnitD/P, Operator 

Synopsis Caveman, Rock Art scenes


BROADCAST DOCUMENTARIES AND NATURAL HISTORY FILMS


Breaking the Maya Code  Central America, U.S. HD Video 

Client Nightfire Films, PBS NOVA  

Credit Additional D/P, Operator, Stills Photographer  

Synopsis Shot in Central America, the two hundred year history of  deciphering the Hieroglyphs 

Awards BEST FILM JURY GRAND PRIZE International Archaeological Film Festival of the Bidasoa, Irun, Spain, BEST FILM AUDIENCE AWARD (PRIX DE PUBLIC), International Archaeology Film Festival, Nyon, Switzerland BEST FILM JURY AWARD, Archaeology Channel International Film & Video Festival BEST FILM AUDIENCE AWARD, Archaeology Channel International Film & Video Festival BEST PRODUCTION, Agon International Archaeology Film Festival, Athens Greece SECOND JURY PRIZE, International Science Film Festival, Szolnok, Hungary


Jaguar, Year of the Cat  Belize, 35mm film 

Client Telenova Productions, PBS  

Credit Operator, 35mm Film Advisor, Camera Assistant  

Synopsis A documentary film on the life of Jaguars in the Jungles of Belize 


Sahara, the Nectar of Life Morocco, 35mm film 

Client Mandalay Media Arts, PBS NOVA  

Credit Additional D/P, Operator, Camera Assistant  

Synopsis A two part natural history film of the Sahara  


SHORT FILMS


United Airlines 

Credit Director, Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix 

Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS 

Synopsis Miles members video contest


A Taste of Michoacan

Credit Director, Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix 

Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS 

Synopsis Hotel promo in Patzcauro, Mexico


Grand Canyon 2016

Credit Director, Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix 

Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS Discovery Reality Pitch

Synopsis A bunch of old/new river rats running the Colorado River of the
Grand Canyon on an 18-day private river adventure


A Handful of Earth from Turkey

Credit Director, Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix 

Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS 

Synopsis A travel adventure through Turkey with scenes from Istanbul and Cappadocia complimented by eclectic music


Thoughts of Morocco

Credit Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix

Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS, Aichen Gardner - Arizona 

Synopsis A travel adventure through Morocco spoken by the thoughts of three siblings


A Handful of Culture from Pilipinas

Credit Director, Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix
Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS
Synopsis A travel adventure through the Philippines complimented by eclectic music


Discovering Peru

Credit Director, Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix
Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS
Synopsis A travel adventure through Peru with scenes of Machu Picchu and other ancient ruins in addition to ceramics and enigmatic eclectic music


Home in the Grand Canyon

Credit Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix

Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS 

Synopsis Song Artist Benjamin Hymes - A music video filmed on the Colorado River of the Grand Canyon


Grand Canyon 2012

Credit Director, Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix
Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS
Synopsis A bunch of old/new river rats running the Colorado River of the
Grand Canyon on an 18-day private river adventure


Vietnam 2011

Credit Director, Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix
Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS
Synopsis A travel adventure shot throughout Vietnam


Angkor Wat, Ancient Ruins of Cambodia

Credit Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix

Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS 

Synopsis An introduction to the famous Hindu ruins of Cambodia


Searching for WAT 

Credit Director, Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix
Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS
Synopsis Rock Art documentary, Western Archaic Tradition 


China 2010

Credit Director, Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix
Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS
Synopsis A modern art short, filmed in and around Beijing and the Great Wall


Cataract Canyon of the Colorado River

Credit Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix

Production HD Video - KLINEDOG FILMS, Aichen Gardner - Arizona 

Synopsis A short film of a family on a river rafting adventure, filmed on the Colorado River of the Grand Canyon


Nature of the Superstitions

Credit Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix - 35mm film

Production KLINEDOG FILMS, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
Synopsis A three minute teaser followed by a proposal pitch

Awards Best Documentary Film Proposal 1999 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival


Sahara and the Sea

Credit Director of Photography, Editing, Audio Mix

Production 35mm film - KLINEDOG FILMS, Moroccan Government 

Synopsis A ten-minute nature film and continuous multimedia photography exhibit for Morocco’s Pavilion at the Worlds 1998 Exposition Fair in Lisbon, Portugal - Filmed on location in Morocco


NEWS


Client ABC NEWS - 15 

Credit Photojournalist, Operator, Editor Phoenix

Assignments Breaking News, Sports


OTHER FILMS


Operator/Focus Puller/First Assistant Camera
 15 years - Films, Commercials, Music Videos, Documentaries Worldwide 35mm and 16mm Film