Andrew Tucker first started using cameras in high school to film football and basketball games, where he gained experience learning about cameras by pulling focus, following action, and setting white balance. He also had the opportunity to direct cameras and mix sound in the cable van at these games. This first involvement with film inspired him to continue making videos as he joined the army, filming and editing compilation videos from his deployment to Afghanistan. After finishing his contract in the Army, he decided to turn his hobby into a career by attending a school where he would learn film techniques while also getting experience with professional equipment.
Through Full Sail he has gained knowledge of the camera department, grip and electric work, and general filming techniques by using his natural passion for the industry to learn from the instructor’s experiences as well as creating videos of his own with the techniques learned at Full Sail. He is extremely proficient at collaborating with the rest of the team in order to create the visual look envisioned by the director.
By paying close attention to detail he brings a level of professionalism and understanding to a film crew that is observed by everyone on the team, creating an organized and effective group. Not only does he understand lighting concepts, but he also takes responsibility when he doesn’t have the personal knowledge or experience by asking questions or problem solving and is always looking to advance his knowledge and learn as much as he can.