Hey there! I'm Lowell A. Meyer

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Experience: 10 years
Title/Headline: Cinematographer at Freelance
Known for: Topside, Greener Grass, Thunder Road, "Caroline," "Krista"
Minimum time: 10 minutes

About Me

Lowell A. Meyer is an award-winning cinematographer based in Los Angeles, CA. His feature film credits include Jim Cummings’ Thunder Road (SXSW Grand Jury Prize Winner, Deauville Grand Jury Prize Winner), Jocelyn Deboer & Dawn Luebbe’s Greener Grass (Sundance Official Selection, Atlanta Film Festival's Best Cinematography Award Winner), and Celine Held & Logan George’s Topside (SXSW Special Jury Prize Winner, Venice Critic's Week Best Technical Contribution Prize Winner). His short film credits include “Caroline” (Palme d’Or Nominee, Academy Awards Shortlist) and “Krista” (Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere Award).
His work has been featured at the Sundance, SXSW, Telluride, Tribeca, Locarno, Venice, & Cannes Film Festivals, and been written about in The New York Times, The LA Times, Variety, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, and NPR. In 2019, American Cinematographer Magazine included him as one of their “Rising Stars of Cinematography.”

For more information, please visit www.lowellameyer.com.

  • Sundance
  • Commercials
  • Digital
  • Feature Film
  • Features
  • Film Festivals
  • Hollywood
  • Independent Film
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Production

Read Full Profile  

Call Topics

  • Open Ended Conversation

    Don’t know where to start or have multiple questions or topics you’ll like to discuss? Don’t worry about it, our expert has Open Ended Conversations so you can take as much time and go as in depth as you need so you can become your very best.

    Schedule a Call
  • Questions about a Specific Project/Shot

    A lot of people are curious to how to pull off a specific shot, sequence, style, or project. I'm happy to explain! Whether it's the long, zoom/dolly, one-take shots of "Thunder Road," or the handheld tension of "Caroline," I'm happy to discuss my individual projects and what went into pulling them off, including the prep work, gear, discussions with the directors and the rest of the team, etc.

    Schedule a Call
  • Business Talk

    In this call we talk about the business of being a DP. "What should I give as a rate? And that of my crew?" "How do I know what to budget for gear rentals?" "Should I own or rent gear?" "When should I join the union?" I will cover these questions and explain in detail how to create a spreadsheet to keep track of all your jobs, invoicing, filing taxes, charging for kit fees, maintaining working relationships with rental houses, and joining Local 600. I will help you gain the confidence to go into any given work situation.

    Schedule a Call
  • Gear Talk

    Ask me about some of my favorite pieces of gear, as well as what I use when budgets are tight, or when travel is a factor. There's a million and one cameras and lights to choose from nowadays, and knowing the difference between one and another can make or break any given project as a DP.

    Schedule a Call
  • The Narrative Landscape

    I've shot 45+ short films in my career, and now six feature films, many of which that have premiered and won awards at festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Telluride, and Cannes. Though I shoot a good deal of commercials, docs, and music videos, I have a lot of valuable experience within the independent, narrative landscape. In this conversation, we can discuss how to seek out narrative projects, how to pre-visualize and execute your vision, and what to do should you film get into a festival.

    Schedule a Call
  • Breaking in as a DP

    Get to know me and how I got to where I am today. Learn about my film school experience, my move to Los Angeles, and how I worked my way up the ladder to the role of cinematographer.

    Schedule a Call