Next level cinematography and film production

We are CLOUDBREAK

What We Do

ABOUT US

CLOUDBREAK is a turnkey production collective specializing in next level cinematography for commercial, feature film, television, and digital outlets. We use the most cutting-edge camera and motion technology available, including custom built remote aerial craft, stabilized gimbals, and super high-speed cameras to get the jaw dropping shots we are known for. But it’s not about the gear. More than anything CLOUDBREAK is a highly motivated team of creative people dedicated to telling your story in the most compelling way possible.

WORK

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NATGEO CHANNEL
PBS
DISCOVERY
TLC

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HISTORY

HSBC

LG
CAPT MORGAN

NFL
NATURE
PURINA

PANASONIC

FILSON
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OUR TEAM

We believe in working with passionate people who bring creativity, thoughtfulness, and enthusiasm to the table.

Bryan Harvey

Bryan Harvey

FOUNDER, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY View Details
Michelle Madden Smith

Michelle Madden Smith

Editor, Production Manager View Details
Tim Gould

Tim Gould

CHIEF PILOT, COPTER TECH View Details
Bryan Harvey

Bryan Harvey

FOUNDER, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

FOUNDER, DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER
Bryan Harvey is an award-winning director and cinematographer. His work has taken him to over 35 countries, documenting diverse subject matter – everything from “off the map” expeditions in the Himalayas, and wildlife in the most remote jungles of the Congo, to high fashion runway models, and tango dancing in Buenos Aires. He’s highly sought after for his keen photographic eye, his ability to elevate the story through stunning cinematography, and the creative spark he brings to each project.

Recent work includes specialty cinematography on a Sony Pictures/Katheryn Bigelow feature film. In 2013 Bryan was a cinematographer on “Belief, “ an epic eight–hour documentary series produced by Oprah Winfrey and Part2 Pictures that looks at the personal nature of belief, religion, and spirituality around the world (to be released in 2015). In 2010 Bryan was selected by the J. Walter Thompson agency as principal DP for an international ad campaign for HSBC that shot in over 20 countries. Other commercial clients include Nissan, Panasonic, LG, Purina, Captain Morgan’s, and the NFL. Documentary clients include National Geographic, PBS, Discovery, TLC, The Travel Channel, The History Channel and more.

The son of a world-renowned Magnum photographer, Harvey grew up immersed in the world of fine art photography, inspired by the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and other masters. His career began at National Geographic where he wrote, directed, photographed, and edited over 20 films for the landmark television series, National Geographic Explorer. Today Harvey has focused his work on creating ground-breaking imagery using the latest cutting edge photographic tools.

When not shooting in some far-flung location, Harvey can be found on his beloved Outer Banks chasing the light, wind, and waves with equal passion.

Michelle Madden Smith

Michelle Madden Smith

Editor, Production Manager

Whether creating a budget to wrestle a production into reality or editing a story into something that lives and breathes, Michelle loves creating order out of chaos.

Since 2000 she has been a production manager, creative manager, writer, editor and photo shoot, event and online content producer for National Geographic, Burn Magazine, Nikon, Samsung and Squam Art Workshops.

Tim Gould

Tim Gould

CHIEF PILOT, COPTER TECH

There are many budding “drone” pilots looking to hit the skies but Tim Gould is truly one of the pioneers in the field. Gould became involved in the sport of remote control at the age of ten and has built and flown all forms of model aircraft including traditional helicopters, aerobatic giant scale, and turbine powered jets. He combined his hobbies of photography and remote control in 1998, starting an aerial photography business. At that time he was one of a handful of operators in the country using remotely piloted aircraft for aerial photography purposes. Now, his thirty years of experience in electronics and operating remotely piloted aircraft combine to make him a valuable asset to the Cloudbreak team.

GEAR


So many cameras, so little time….

RED Epic Dragon, Phantom, Arri Alexa – the technology in digital image capture is moving at a blistering pace these days. We probably spend way too much time researching and testing the latest developments in camera and motion technology, but when you live for those cutting-edge shots it’s just part of the deal. Plus, we love it! Whether it’s 6k, 4k, 2k, motion-controlled time-lapses, super high frame-rates, or low-level drone aerials, we provide the tools that can elevate any production.

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