Kenneth A. Luba
Director/Director of Photography
2807 NE Hancock Street
Portland, Oregon 97212

Kenneth Luba, Director and Director of Photography, brings a history of over 30 years in the Film and Video industry. That, combined with a college degree in painting and fine arts, conveys a sensibility of light and composition to his images that is unmatched.

Luba is a BFA graduate of Mt. Angel College and taught Film and Video Production at Portland State University from 1990-1991 and the Advanced Film and Video Production classes at Portland's Art Institute in 2006/2007. He has served on the board of directors and as president of the Oregon Media Production Association, was a member of ITVA and IABC. He has received honors for his directing and cinematography, winning numerous awards including the Telly Award, the Joey Award, the Houston "Worldfest" International Film Festival, The National Vision Award and the International Film and Television Festival of New York.

Luba was Director/DP for GOLIGHTLY Films first short film "My Way Home". The film received a prestigious Worldfest Platinum REMI Award in 2003 and continues to be shown at film festivals throughout the world. In 2005 it was screened to audiences at the Longbaugh Film Festival in Portland, Oregon. "The Opera", a short film conceived, written, directed and dp'ed by Luba, has won national awards and was screened at the New Orleans International Film Festival in 2002.

Kenneth was Director/DP for two TV spots for the Central Oregon and Portland chapters of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and for a documentary style film titled "Sounds of Life" used for the Children's Cancer Association's ongoing marketing efforts both locally and nationally. Luba directed and dp'ed, TV spots for the Oregon Humane Society and a marketing film, "The Changing Face of AIDS" for Cascade AIDS Project. All of his long format films, documentary films and TV spots have won national and international awards. The Cascade AIDS Project film was screened at the United Nations on National AIDS Day and at the New York AIDS Film Festival in 2003.

Luba completed directorial work on a docudrama for the Lincoln County Children's Advocacy Center. The film's script was written by nationally renowned Tony award winning Broadway playwright and lyricist William Luce, an original music score was composed by professionally acclaimed composer Henry Mollicome and star of film and television David Ogden Steirs hosts the film on camera. The film won the Gold Special Jury Award at the Houston "Worldfest" International Film Festival for 2005 and was a finalist in the 2005/6 "Telly" Awards.

Kenneth has completed numerous corporate/marketing films and videos for corporate clients to include; Nike, Inc., Hewlett Packard Corp.,Intel Corp. His work for corporate clients has been well received and successful for his clients and the companies they represent. His award winning corporate work can viewed by requesting demo reels. Over his 25+ years as a Director of Photography, Kenneth has shot and directed commercials for local and national clients such as Bowflex Corp., The Oregon Humane Society, The Oregon State Parks, Yamasa Soy Sauce USA, Nutrition Now, Inc., Fred Meyer and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

In 2007, Luba was Director of Photography, working with Director Gil Luna of Moon Tribe Studios LLC., on the independent short film "The Bobbsie Twins Go to Hell". Currently the film is in post production and will be released in 2009.

Most recently in 2008/9, Ken is in production as the principal Director of Photography on the independent feature film "Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers". The film's story follows a small group of American Volunteer Airborne Troops, which on June 6, 1944 landed behind enemy lines with a single Top Secret Mission prior to the D-Day Invasion. The film is being produced by Portland Independent Films, Inc. and is being directed by Curt Sindelar.


Graduated 1968
Terra Linda High School
San Rafael, California

Graduated 1972
Mt. Angel College
Mt. Angel, Oregon
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

University or Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Undergraduate classes in Film and Video (School of Communications)

Work History

Director/Director of Photography/Principal

1976-1980 - Freelance Director of Photography
1983-1988 - Staff Director/Director of Photography: Media West Inc.
1989-1999 - Staff Executive Producer/Director/DP: MIRA Film and Video, Inc.
1999 -Present - President/CEO, Director/DP: GOLIGHTLY Films, Inc.
Present - Freelance Director/Director of Photography/Camera Operator

Applicable Skills

Director of Photography/Camera Operator
Proficient in all cameras/formats to include:

35mm Arriflex
16mm Arriflex, Aaton, Bolex

High Definition Sony, Panasonic
Standard Definition Sony, Panasonic
Mini DV Cameras Sony, Panasonic, JVC

Local and National clients

Intel Corporation
Willamette Industries
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Hewlett-Packard Company
Mandala Communications
Tektronix Inc.
Consolidated Freightways
Fred Meyer
Oregon Humane Society
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Cascade AIDS Project
Black United Fund
Children's Cancer Association
Lincoln County Children's Advocacy Center
Oregon State Parks
DHX Advertising
Moon Tribe Studios
Portland Independent Films, Inc.
Nutrition Now, Inc.
Yamasa Soy Sauce USA

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES - Available on request. Demo reels and examples of work available on request.

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