About Us

Pine Flat Studios is video production company specializing in original creative content for artists, musicians, designers, independent businesses, and cultural organizations.

Staff Bios
Director/Producer:
Terry Chatkupt is a filmmaker, visual artist, and musician.  He received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2004 and attended the Skowhegan artist residency program in 2003. Terry’s videos, installations, and photography have been exhibited at LAXART (Los Angeles), Jerome Zodo Contemporary (Milan, Italy), REDCAT (Los Angeles), and Harris Lieberman (New York). Screenings of Terry’s film/video work have been included in programs at numerous venues including MoMA (New York), Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci (Prato, Italy), Seattle Art Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach Video Lounge 2007, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Terry’s film/video work have also been featured in several film festivals including the 2011 ASU Art Museum Short Film and Video Festival (Tempe, AZ), the 2008 Narrative Film + Video Festival (CalState, Chico), and the PDX Film Fest 2008 (Portland, OR). For more information about Terry’s visual art projects, please visit:
http://terrychatkupt.com

Director of Photography/Producer:
Michael Underwood is a freelance photographer and cinematographer based in Los Angeles. His work has been shown at the Sundance Film Festival, LAX Art, UCLA, the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA, and the storied Mount Wilson Observatory. Michael’s style is a unique blend of fine arts training, documentary interests, a decade of editorial work for top news agencies like Getty Images and the Associated Press, and years of on-set experience with commercial clients such as MTV, Revlon, FOX, Capitol Records, Comedy Central and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. His pictures have been published in People, LA Weekly, InStyle, Variety, USA Today, and Vanity Fair, to name a few. Michael holds an MFA in photography and filmmaking from the California Institute of Arts.

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25:  Cinematographer Michael Underwood poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival at the WireImage Portrait Studio at T-Mobile Village at the Lift on January 25, 2012 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
Photo By Jeff Vespa, Courtesy WireImage