Pat Shahabian is a Director of Photography and Camera Operator working locally in Los Angeles and New York specializing in documentary films. Pat has maintained a lifelong passion for story telling and the visual arts. An avid photographer and musician from an early age, Pat see's cinematography as an extension of his desire to tell stories in compelling and non-traditional ways.

Pat has served as the Director of Photography for clients such as First We Feast, Google, PBS, Spotify, Vice News on HBO, The Economist, Burger King, The Player's Tribune, Vevo, Mass Appeal and many more. 

His work for First We Feast has been covered by the LA Times, screened at NY Food Film Festival, and contributed to a James Beard Award nominated series in 2018 (Food Grails). 

Pat is currently available for freelance assignments domestically and abroad.

CV is available by request.

Email: PRShahabian@gmail.com

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Pat filming in the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota.

Pat filming in the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota.


Sony FS7 Camera Package:

  • 4K UHD up to 60FPS

  • 1080P up to 180FPS

  • Super 35mm Sensor

  • Sony XDCA Extension Unit

  • Metabones E to EF Mount Adapter

  • Metabones E to EF Mount Speed Booster

  • Wooden Camera E to PL Mount (w/ support)

  • EVF/Monitor w/ hood


  • SmallHD 503 5” On Board Monitor

  • SmallHD 502 5” On Board Monitor

  • SmallHD 702 7” Daylight Viewable directors monitor in cafe

  • Teradek 500 Bolt Pro SDI wireless RX/TX


  • 2 x Sennheiser MKH-416 Shotgun Mics w/ XLR Cables and windscreens

  • Sennheiser EW112 Wireless Lav System

  • Sanken COS-11D Lav Mic w/ windscreen

  • Sennheiser MKE-400 Compact Shotgun Mic (For Fuji X-T3 or similar)

Arri Amira Premium Camera Package

  • Arri Premium Licenses (4K UHD, ProRes 4444)

  • Super 35mm Sensor

  • Up to 60FPS 4K Capture

  • Up to 200FPS 2K Capture

  • Arri PL Mount and EF Mount

  • Arri MVF-1 Viewfinder


EF Mount

  • Canon 24-105 F4 L IS

  • Canon 16-35 F4 L IS

  • Canon 70-200 F2.8 L IS

  • Zeiss 50mm Planar F1.4

  • Zeiss 85mm Planar F1.4

PL Mount

  • Zeiss CP.2 Prime Set (25mm 2.1, 35mm 2.1, 50mm 1.5, 85mm 1.5)

X Mount

  • Fuji 18mm F2

  • Fuji 35mm F2

  • Fuji 18-55mm F2.8-4 OIS

  • Fuji 50-230 F4.5-6.7 OIS

Fuji XT-3 Camera Package

  • 4K UHD 10-Bit 4.2.0 Internal codec up to 60FPS (4.2.2 out HDMI)

  • APS-C Sensor w/ F-Log Gamma

  • X mount to PL Mount adapter

  • 5” Small HD 502 Monitor


Quasar Package

  • 5 x Quasar 2’ Bi-Color LED Tubes

  • 2 x Quasar 1’ Bi-Color Battery Powered units

  • 1 x Quasar 7” Bi-Color Battery Powered unit

Arri Tungsten Fresnel Package

  • 3 x Arri 650w Tungsten Fresnel Units

  • 3 x Arri Snoots

  • 3 x Barndoors

  • 3 x Sets of Scrims

  • Pelican Case

  • 3 x Lightweight Arri Stands


  • Arri MMB-2 Lightweight 2 stage Mattebox w/ Top and side flags

  • Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom Lightweight Mattebox


  • Miller Compass 15 Tripod

  • Sachtler FSB-8 Tripod

  • Ronin-M Gimbal