As an award-winning cinematographer, Austin thrives on the creativity and collaboration of a film set.
His varied list of work includes feature films, short films, music videos, documentaries, and online web content.
Notable work as cinematographer includes Hulu's "Spoilers With Kevin Smith", Epix' "Milius" Documentary, ABC's Television Specials: "Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp To Pop" and "Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years".
Born in Mesa, Arizona, Austin grew up with a relentless passion for the art of film-making and visual storytelling and has achieved his experience through determination and working in as many departments behind the camera as possible.
His process of experimentation coupled with years of experience on diverse sets eventually led him to a clear realization that cinematography would be his career of choice, fueling his creativity and passion more than any other form of artistic expression.
Clients include: ABC, Marvel, Hulu, Epix, Blur Studio, AOL, Coca-Cola, Maxim Magazine, Major League Baseball, Soul Pancake, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, Hollywood Electrics, and many more.
In 2004, he was awarded Best Cinematography for "Somerton Storm", a short film in competition with thirty other films at the A3F (Almost Famous Film Festival).
In 2006, he continued receiving recognition from competitive festivals for his work as a Director of Photography with Best Cinematography awards for "Damn Shame", "Decaffeinated", "Sexy Urban Style", and "Distorted Reality".
In 2007, Austin received the Best Cinematography award for "Recoil" and then the following year in 2008 for "Crimes Against Man", both from the Phoenix 48 Film Project.
His work with AOL garnered some attention. "Cambio Goes Home with Jordin Sparks" received over 1.3 million views in less than two weeks and his viral video for Maxim Magazine was awarded Best College Video on their website.
In 2013 Austin became an Active Member of the Society of Camera Operators.
Austin's philosophy and approach to each new project is "Imagine. Pursue. Create".
This applies not only to his decision-making process, but also to the creativity, communication, and collaboration with every department on set.