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about me

As a Cinematographer and editor, my goal is to present a quality product with essential storytelling that engages the viewer. As an artist, my job is to tell a story in a meaningful and well-paced manner. Anyone can pick up a camera or sit at a computer to make something but an artist must know what the content is to clearly portray a story on screen. Another key job to being an artist is to show beautiful and eye catching images and have the ability to direct the viewers' eye. My favorite aspect of being an artist is having the creative responsibility of guiding the audience wherever the story goes. My ultimate goal is to please the audience with my work in every way.


(916) 276-1386





Chester Finney


19414 Coslin Ave                          

Carson, ca 90746                                                      (916) 276-1386




                        Camera Operator                                FAA Certified Drone Pilot

 ENG Operator                                      Storytelling

     Adobe Premiere CC                            Final Cut Pro X



News Photographer,September 2014 – June 2019

ABC 7 Eyewitness News          Los Angeles, CA, Nov 2017 – June 2019

FOX 40 News                              Sacramento, CA, Sept 2016 – Aug 2017

ABC 10 News                             Sacramento, CA, Sept 2014 – Sept 2016

•     Operate live ENG trucks, LiveU, and Engopacks for on location breaking news

and scheduled segments during newscasts.

•     Work independently and with reporters to efficiently gather B-roll and interviews, edit packages, and deliver story content on strict deadlines using Edius and Final Cut Pro X software. 

•     Provide live shots for Sacramento, Los Angeles, and surrounding cities respectively.


Freelance Editor/Videographer, November 2017 – Present

Yours Truly Media – Los Angeles, CA

•     Edited raw video and audio files using Adobe Premiere to color correct images, troubleshoot poor audio, and construct a cohesive wedding story.

•     Created wedding highlight videos to client specifications, such as shot lists and music selections.


Production Assistant, September 2014 – September 2015

ABC 10 News – Sacramento, CA

•     Prepared and maintained news studio for evening newscasts.



The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, Sacramento, CA       

B.S. in Film and Video Production, 2014

Dean and President Honor Roll 2011-2014