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Paulo Castillo is an innovator in the time lapse field. Starting with lightweight pan/tilt heads and dolly tracks he has now developed the Timelapsecrane. His time lapse shots have been featured on the last 6 seasons of Survivor, NBC Golf and The Golf Channel.

He is an Emmy nominated cameraman and jib operator having just finished up shooting on Pirate Master, a new Mark Burnett reality series. His credits also include the last 10 seasons of Survivor, Contender 1 and 2, Dog Bites Man, and The Bachelor.


In his early years he guided whitewater rafting trips from the Kern River in California to the Zambezi River in Africa. He competed on Team California in the Chuya River Rafting Rally in the USSR and the Nantahala Rally in North Carolina. He began documenting the raft trips he was on in 1987, traveling around the world with Earth River Expeditions. Running rivers like the Apurimac(headwaters of the Amazon) in Peru, Upper and Great Bend of the Yangtze and First descent of the Suilio He featured in National Geographic and on NGTV, the Bio Bio and Futaleufu Rivers in Chile, and many more. He still gets out on rivers whenever possible.