Rasa Partin began his film career in the documentary world, from shooting illegal street racing to the production of training films for The U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Narrative cinematography emerged as his true passion, earning a BA from Brooklyn College and a MFA in Cinematography from The American Film Institute (AFI). While at AFI, he was was awarded the Panavision New Film Maker’s Grant and the Tom Yoda Scholarship. The thesis film he shot was awarded the Hispanic Heritage Short Film Award and selected for the Student Etude Competition at Camerimage in Poland.
Leaving AFI he worked in the camera department for Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki (The Revenant, Gravity, Birdman) and Roman Vasyanov (Suicide Squad, Fury). His nomadic upbringing, from England to NYC to India, gives him a unique perspective on life, culture and storytelling. He currently enjoys shooting features, commercials and music videos while based in Los Angeles.