Director of Photography

Cesar is a life-long Bay Area native. After achieving his B.A. in film from San Francisco State University, he went immediately to work for Ziff-Davis Media producing online video. Cesar has developed the visual pipeline for Area 5 and his years of hands-on knowledge from camera through to color correction and grading in post has enabled Area 5 to leverage cutting edge digital production pipelines to Area 5’s advantage. The results are that the company he co-founded can boast the highest-end visual fidelity in everything from VR, 3D, and IMAX formats to social-media only productions. Much like the rest of Area 5, Cesar can also produce, direct, and edit on top of drawing some mean storyboards.