Image courtesy of Seth Iliff
When he’s not on location shooting a documentary or working with corporate clients to service their film and video needs, cinematographer Seth Iliff might be spotted cruising the streets of Los Angeles, windows open, and stereo cranked up (a guilty pleasure he acknowledges, might to not be shared by his fellow motorists). In addition to his work in the states, Seth is proud of his service overseas as a combat veteran in Afghanistan. Like so many of us, Seth tries to make sure he’s taking time for himself and often points his wheels out of the city to enjoy camping and other outdoor excursions.
If you could describe yourself in three words, what would those words be?
Prone To Mistakes
Tell us about a girl in your life who rocks.
Sister, Rebekah. She’s been an inspiration and role model for years, but in particular over the past few years. She’s a perfect example of someone who is working hard to change her being for the betterment of herself and the world around her.
What are your dreams/goals/ambitions?
My career ambitions would involve shooting only what I want to shoot as a cinematographer and having that create for me a comfortable lifestyle. Personally, I want adventure.
What are you most proud of?
My service to my country.
What do you find most sexy about a girl?
Owning it, whatever “IT” is.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In Los Angeles, moving mountains.
What is the number one item on your bucket list?
Who has been the biggest male influence in your life and why?
In my young, adult life, my former father-in-law taught me how a patriarch should behave.
What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken and what did you learn from it?
Going out on route clearance patrols in Afghanistan. I learned that God is good, and I must be around for a reason.
What is one stereotype about men that isn’t really true?
Men are less emotional than women—false!
*Interview conducted and compiled by Sheila Moeschen, IATG Senior Editor