More About the Author
Like a lot of people already in Hollywood, Brian Dzyak has spent the better part of his life telling stories in one way or another. Whether it was making movies in the backyard as a kid or working on some of the biggest feature films ever made, his life has been geared toward being active in the motion picture and television industries.
Telling the story of the typical Hollywood movie set, What I Really Want to Do: On Set in Hollywood draws on Brian's twenty years of professional media experience. This project actually began as a response to countless letters, emails, and phone calls from aspiring filmmakers just like you who all wanted to know how they too could find success in this industry. Though he still responds to each and every inquiry that comes, What I Really Want to Do TM in Hollywood promises to answer all of those questions that are asked as well as those that the new filmmaker isn't even aware of yet.
Brian began his career as an Editor, Videographer, and Producer at WBGU-TV27 in Ohio and has shot Top Fuel Dragsters, classical music concerts, movie premieres and just about everything in between. A member of IATSE Local 600, he currently works as a freelance Cameraman in Los Angeles, primarily shooting behind-the-scenes footage and interviews for television and DVD use. Recent film sets he has worked on include Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio; Baby Fockers, starring Robert De Niro; Iron Man 2, starring Robert Downey Jr.; State of Play starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, and Helen Mirren; Fast & Furious, starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker; GI Joe, starring Dennis Quaid and Sienna Miller; The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor in Shanghai, China; Wanted starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, and Morgan Freeman in Prague, the Czech Republic; Balls of Fury starring Christopher Walken in Los Angeles; We Are Marshall starring Matthew McConaughey in West Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia; and Evan Almighty, starring Steve Carell amongst many others.
As a motion-picture Camera Assistant for over a decade, Brian's resume includes films like Titanic, Broken Arrow, Murder in the First, Star Trek Generations, Pirates of the Caribbean, Inspector Gadget, Bring it On, and Showgirls. Television credits include such popular shows as NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Star Trek Enterprise, Star Trek Voyager, Strong Medicine, The West Wing, Charmed, and Tales from the Crypt.
Brian has worked on a large variety of projects with the talents of James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, Frank Darabont, John Carpenter, John Woo, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, Joel Schumacher, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joel Silver, Brian Grazer, Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Steven Seagal, Kevin Bacon, William Shatner, David Duchovny, John Travolta, Christian Slater, Brendon Fraser, Jet Li, William H. Macy, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tommy Lee Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Diane Lane, John Cusack, Burt Reynolds, Diane Keaton, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson, Dennis Quaid, Merv Griffin, Warren Beatty, Johnny Depp, Alec Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Eddie Murphy, James Earl Jones, Mel Gibson, Julie Andrews, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Usher, Faith Hill, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Twiggy and many more.
With such a diverse range of experiences to draw upon, Brian is able to take you into the world of Hollywood like never before.