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Matías Lasarte, SCU


A member of the Uruguayan Society of Cinematographers (SCU), I hold an M.A. in Cinematography and B.A. in Communication Studies, and have been working in the motion picture industry for over a decade. After spending many years traveling and learning the craft of photography around the world, I based myself back in my home country, Uruguay. I began working in the industry as a camera assistant, through which I climbed the ranks to DOP. I now balance my projects between commercial, music and fiction work.



Sep. 2006 - Jul. 2007                 TAI University                                            Madrid, Spain

Master’s Degree in Cinematography


Sep. 2000 - May 2004                University of Ottawa                             Ottawa, Canada

B.A. in Communication Studies




Sep. 2005 - Dec. 2005          Tokyo Photography Workshop                       Tokyo, Japan

35mm Black & White Photography Workshop


Sep. 2004 - Oct. 2004          Escuela de Cine del Uruguay                     Montevideo, Uruguay

Camera Assistant Workshop


Jun. 2004 - Aug. 2004          Independent Filmmakers Co-Op                Ottawa, Canada

16mm Film Production Workshop



Work Experience


Commercials & Music Videos


Nov. 2015 – Present – Director of Photography


Currently working as Director of Photography on both domestic and international productions. I’ve shot projects all over Latin America, as well as North America and the Middle East. Commercial clients have included: Coca Cola, Hyundai, McDonald’s, Ford, Airbnb, Master Card, Johnny Walker, Santander, TRESemmé, among others. Bands have included: No Te Va Gustar, La Vela Puerca, Santé Les Amies, Campo, Hablan por la Espalda, Luciano Supervielle.


Oct. 2007 – Nov. 2015 – Camera Assistant


Worked as 1st and 2nd AC on hundreds of commercials, using both film and digital cameras, on both small scale domestic projects, as well as large scale international productions. Worked under many renown DOP’s, such as Jonathan Freeman ASC, Enrique Chediak ASC, Javier Julia ADF, Jess Hall BSC, Pedro Luque SCU, Steve Annis, Pieter Vermeer, Darren Lew, Kate Arismendi, among dozens of others.


Fiction Work:

  • Perros (Cimarrón/Cinevinay) - Feature Film - Director of Photography

  • El Intercambio (Metropolis Films) – Short Film – Director of Photography

  • El Pre$idente Season 2  (Gaumont/Amazon Studios/Salado Media) – TV series – 2nd Unit Director of Photography

  • Barra Brava (Cimarrón/Amazon Studios) – TV series – 2nd Unit Director of Photography

  • 9 (U Films/Pensa & Rocca Producciones) – Feature Film – Director of Photography


  • Vampus Horror Tales (Argot Films/Raccord Films) – Chapter: Linaje –  Feature Film – Director of Photography


  • Hogar (Mal Bicho Cine) – Short Film – Director of Photography


  • Fashion Avenue (Montelona Cine) – Short Film – Director of Photography

  • Criminal (Cimarrón/Amazon Studios) – TV series – A Camera Operator 


  • Joao (RT Features/Oriental Features) – Feature Film – A Camera operator


  • Ola tras Ola (Warner Bros/Indiana Productions) – Feature Film – B Camera operator


  • El Hipnotizador (HBO/Oriental Features) – TV series – B Camera operator


  • Era el Cielo (RT Features/Oriental Features) – Feature Film – 1st AC


  • Relocos y Repasados (Salado Media) – Feature Film – 1st AC


  • Terra Ribelle (RAI/Historias Cinematográficas) – TV series – 1st AC


  • El Ingeniero (Taxi Films) – Feature Film – 1st AC


  • Cruz del Sur (Cordon Films/Silencio Rodamos) – Feature Film – 1st AC


  • La Demora (Mal Bicho Cine/Lulu Producciones) – Feature Film –  2nd AC





I speak both English and Spanish at a native level, since I divided a large part of my life between South and North America.  

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