Paul McKenna
Program: Film/Video
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Grad Date: 6/1/2005

Paul began his career in the Film industry while still attending classes at FTC in 2003. He began working with Technocrane camera cranes at Panavision New York. In 2004 he joined IASTE Local 600 – International Camera Guild, while teching a crane for the film “War Of The Worlds”. He has made a career for himself as a technician on camera cranes and stabilized camera systems for a variety of feature films, episodic television shows, streaming shows, commercials and concerts. Paul also operates cameras on cranes all over the world for live events, and has done 3 Super Bowls and 3 World Cups, in which the latter he has won 2 Emmy Awards for his work on. Paul now owns his own rental company offering telescopic camera cranes, Stabilized Remote Heads, Jibs and Remote Camera platforms named Empire Production Support ( There he rents gear and shares his 20yrs of expertise to the film industry here in New York, New Jersey and the whole Northeast. His current work includes scenes on tv shows “Ghost”, “Evil”, “Law & Order”, “SVU”, “Organized Crime”, “And Just Like That”, among many others. He has just returned from 6 weeks in Qatar for the Men’s World Cup, and 2 weeks in Arizona working on Super Bowl LVII.