Myles Beeson was born in 1987, the year before Sony and Ampex co-developed and released the D2 digital videocassette format, which recorded video digitally without compression. By the time he was in forth grade, Myles was scripting and filming his History papers for grade school on analog video cameras and editing them in iMovie. Initial consumer-level content creation tools were crude, requiring an analog video source to be digitized to a computer-readable format. While low-quality at first, consumer digital video increased rapidly in quality and by the time Myles was in high school, he was fast to leave the analogue tools behind, just as the film industry was experiencing its digital revolution. This coincidence of timing in Myles’ life, has always left him at the cutting edge of technology in the film industry. Today, Myles is experienced with the latest digital cinema equipment such as, RED Cameras, Freefly MoVI and Aerial Drones.
Myles has enjoyed an amazingly well rounded career. He began shooting with his friends and brothers, at around age nine, filming extreme sports such as skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding. He edited the footage on early iMacs and iMovie, but quickly transitioned to Final Cut Pro and Mac Pros as the films became more sophisticated and as he began freelancing while still in grade school. Training in Telecom and the dark room added experience in storytelling and still photography, during his High School years and allowed Myles to begin editing for post houses in Chicago and working for Apple Inc. as an instructor for their Final Cut Suite. Later Myles went on to work as a technician for Apple as well, repairing and troubleshooting technical hardware and software issues. By 19, Myles moved to Los Angeles and attended the New York Film Academy at Universal Studios for acting and screenwriting. After graduation, he left for Brazil and helped start Chocolate Filmes and Rockstar Filmes in São Paulo. Projects in Brazil included the Tour do Rio bike race where Myles acted as the crew’s aerial cinematographer, filming from helicopters throughout the entire state of Rio De Janeiro. He also did work for major publications such as Elle Magazine, In Style, and Vogue to name a few during the bi-annual São Paulo Fashion Weeks. Myles took online business classes while traveling and filming around South America in order to help him further understand how to grow his business. In 2010, Myles enrolled in the business school at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in order to learn more of the producing end of the film business. While in Champaign, he worked as a full time freelancer for Shatterglass Studios as an editor and the Director of Photography, winning an Emmy and several Telly awards. While at Shatterglass, Myles helped produce several documentaries with one of the world’s most famous film critics, Roger Ebert. Although Roger passed away in 2013, Myles and the Shatterglass crew still continue to work closely with the Roger Ebert foundation to produce a documentary each year on Roger’s own film festival, Ebertfest. By 2012, Myles completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the UIUC with a triple major in Marketing, Business Process Management and General Business Management. The variety of projects in Myles’ history illustrates just how rounded his experience is. From Feature to Sport to Fashion and Commercials, the true passion lies in creating the image.
Myles is currently freelancing with production companies and studios throughout the United States and abroad as a Cinematographer and Director of Photography. His experience in production and direction allow more efficient and creative filming with the end product in mind. I invite you to enjoy this site to see some of the many exotic locales and interesting stories that Myles has the pleasure of shooting through his creative eyes.