Savas Alatis president Cinema Verite Inc. Writer / Director / Director of Photography / Producer
Lecturer / Equipment Rentals / Production Supervision / Consultation
Features / Short Films / Commercials / Music Videos / Documentaries / Industrial / Promos
Cinematographer / Director / Writer / Producer
Chair of Cinematography New York Film Academy 2008 /2013
Savas Alatis is a Cinematographer and teacher of Cinematography master classes, with over 25 years of experience in the world of entertainment and sports.
His body of work includes feature films, Award winning short films, hundreds of television commercials, Award winning documentaries, nature, High Fashion, table top, food, and every facet of sports production, including 3 olympic games, NBA Finals, US Open Golf, NHL Stanley Cup, World Series Baseball, and World Cup football.
Savas’ first 10 years in the business focused on production, which helps him to be a resourceful and valuable cameraman who has amassed a lifetime of unique and useful tools of the trade.
He owns his own 16-mm, 35-mm and HD Camera packages, including a wide variety of specialty lenses, and uses these tools for a variety of jobs big and small.
Savas has been teaching film at the New York Film Academy for the last ten years, he was made Chair of Cinematography in 2008 where he now heads the 2nd year advanced students and the 35mm master classes. Savas has also taught at New York’s School of Visual Arts, and mentored students at NYU. He has Trained camera personnel for both Major League Baseball and NBA Entertainment, and gives lighting and HD seminars for professionals. He served as a proctor on the International Cinematographers Guild Union assistant camera test for 14 years, Savas has over 50 lesson plans in his curriculum.