published 20 Nov 2009 & updated 9 Jul 2013
My mentality when working is to always put the director and their vision first. I enjoy creating a space on set where the director, actors, and camera can react and respond. It’s a beautiful thing when all the elements: actors, blocking, lighting, and camera can come together in a wonderful harmony—often with spontaneity. If one fights another too much, then something is out of balance. More often than not, the answer lies in simplification.
Boyd Hobbs, is an award-winning narrative and commercial Director of Photography from Atlanta. Boyd graduated the American Film Institute with an MFA in Cinematography. Before that, he received a BS in Film from Full Sail University, where his 35mm thesis, Loves Me Not, won the 2011 ASC Student Heritage Award for outstanding Cinematography. Boyd is currently shooting music videos and commercial projects nationally and internationally.
He lives and works in Los Angeles and Atlanta.
Boyd is experienced in both film and digital capture and specializes in narrative cinematography. He has a background and certification in SCUBA diving and underwater cinematography and owns and operates a Pro Steadicam rig. He brings a unique and varied set of skills to any production as a 1st or 2nd unit cinematographer, steadicam operator, or underwater operator.