Emmanuel Vouniozos an industry talent for more than 30 years and known on most sets as “Manny", was born with and continues to demonstrate his creative artistic style and talent that allures the viewer to visualize in front of them - what he imagines and views from behind the camera. He is a visual storyteller, with the ability to draw in and focus on distinct details in a scene or specific shot such as in the recent Feature Film “Monday at 11:01am” wherein his technique was highly touted: “... cinematographer Emmanuel Vouniozos, who does a fantastic job setting the mood of the film with a bright blue filter whenever Michael is in the hotel. It truly is beautiful and creates a sense of doom in the audience as we do not really know what direction Michael’s psyche is traveling in. ...”
With over 40 Olympic Commercials to his name, Emmanuel has filmed U.S. Olympians such as Michael Phillips, Apollo Ono, Michelle Kwan and Shani Davis. Emmanuel has both the dexterity and visual acuity to easily transition from working on feature films to television series, commercials (national and international) as well music videos and documentaries. He is also an avid Still Photographer. Emmanuel's early desire and creative spark started at the age of six while exploring his Greek immigrant father’s 16mm Bell & Howell movie camera, which started the passion for his career in the entertainment industry. Born in Cleveland OH and raised in a traditional Greek home, primarily in Los Angeles CA, Emmanuel gleans tradition, culture and explicit yet unique creative expression to his work.
Growing up and being mentored within the heart and soul of the entertainment industry, Emmanuel received his start at a young age in the late 1970’s at the Samuel Golden Studios. For more than five years Emmanuel apprenticed under the wings and studied Hollywood's Director of Photography Master's such as:
• A.S.C. Freddie Young "Doctor Zhivago"
• A.S.C Jack Swain "Twilight Zone" Black & White series
• A.S.C. Vilmos Zigmound "Dear Hunter” & “Maverick”
In addition Emmanuel studied artists as: Antonio Gaudi, Maxfield Parish & Monet along with filmmakers greats whom produced such film work as "Wuthering Heights", "Some Like it Hot" and "The Wizard of Oz." In more recent years, he worked with world renowned Peter Lindburg - Director / Photographer and Steve Horn - Director whom has over 100 Clios Awards in his career. Emmanuel’s worked on a multitude of music videos such as:
• Gun's& Roses's "Welcome to the Jungle"
• Aero Smith "Jennies Got A Gun ",
• U2 "Streets with No Name"
• Lenny Kravitz "Mamma Said "
• Off Spring "Ways Of Life"
Emmanuel has a natural drive and commitment to the highest quality, explicit detail and beautiful works of production. This is shown in recent Feature Films:
• "Monday at 11:01 A.M."
• “Cassidy Way”
• “Light On Sunshine”
• "A Play On Words" - Nominated at the 2015 New York Film Festival for Best Motion Picture and Best Actress, Kathleen Gati.
• “Say it in Russian” - acknowledged for Best in Cinematography
Emmanuel has immense experience in filming Commercials. Credits include filming the “Ford” spot for agency J. Walter Thompson, “I am a Ford Truck Man” with Country Superstar singer Toby Keith. Emmanuel’s other recent accolades include the latest Commercials for:
• “American Crew” filmed in Black & White for the 2016 Paris Fashion Show.
• “Langnese Ice Cream” filmed in Thailand.
• Multiple Under Armour commercials, including the latest titled "How It Ends" with San Francisco Giants Catcher #28 Buster Posey.
• The Voice Season 7 Gwen Stefani Promo titled "Hollaback "
• “Blacklist” Rebranding commercial
Emmanuel’s career has allowed him to film all over the world to include locations in Italy, Iceland, Thailand, the Canary Islands and Russia, amongst others countries. He focuses on the intricate detail of a project and has the ability to transcribe thought, his and others, into a successful project. Emmanuel visualizes what can be, takes the actions needed with his intellectual creative vision and dedicates his efforts to see the project through to success. Emmanuel continues to seek out both new, as well as unique opportunities, to utilize and expand his talents in the film and television industry.