Vincent De Paula is a professional cinematographer with over a decade of experience shooting features, commercials and music videos worldwide.
Originally from Spain, Vincent moved abroad at a young age to pursue a career as a cinematographer and found himself living between Los Angeles and London, UK working on features, commercials and music videos.
Now an accomplished cinematographer, Vincent is a member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers and IATSE 669 and lives in Vancouver, BC, which he likes to call home.
Considered by many as one of the most talented cinematographers of his generation his work has been seen in many countries and covered in magazines such as the prestigious American Cinematographer.
Vincent always tries to bring a very passionate and positive vision to every project he's involved and although with a tremendous technical knowledge, he believes that his work as a cinematographer is collaborating with the director to try to find the pictures that describe the story from an emotional point of view.
Vincent De Paula is available worldwide and is represented in Hollywood by Ivana Savic at Grant, Savic, Kopaloff & Associates and in Canada by Barbara J. Bird at The Characters.
"I was 6 or 7 years old when I knew I wanted to be in the movies. Like many, I first wanted to be a director.
Growing up in Spain, I used to spend weekends with my family in our summer country home where I played for hours in the backyard trying to replicate the images I had just witnessed on TV.
Saturday afternoons were usually a good spot for western films, so there I was being John Wayne or James Stewart trying to save the day.
Soon I realized that I could alter the outcome of the story, change the movie and make it my own. I could make the 7th Calvary Regiment come out triumphant at The Battle of the Little Bighorn, or I could have Crazy Horse successfully escape from Fort Robinson.
My interest in filmmaking grew much more after that, and I decided that if I could be in the film industry I could try to make changes and do things differently.
I developed a love for painting; I discovered the masterly treatment of light by Vermeer, the use of color and perspectives of De Hooch, the Chiaroscuro of Caravaggio or Monet and the Impressionist style.
I discovered the importance of an image, and all the things I could say with the use of light and composition, and decided then that I wanted to be a cinematographer."
"I am very discerning. I am not the kind of cinematographer who shoots anything that comes my way. I could easily have 10 more feature films under my belt, but over the years I have been able to select the work I want to do… and be proud of it, choosing quality over quantity.
Story is very important to me, and I feel I need to have a connection with it..."