Bruce James Bales (b. 1986) is a Cinematographer living and working in Des Moines, IA. Growing up on rollerblades with a camera in his hands gave Bruce a unique perspective on the moving image. After studying English Literature Bruce set out on a filmmaking path and has not looked back, completing over 30 short films and 3 feature length films. As the owner of DEFT Productions, Bruce has also helped produce and direct numerous commercials and music videos. As a cinematographer Bruce prides himself in taking a poetic approach, communicating clearly with directors and departments, and providing everyone an environment to do their best work. Most of all, Bruce enjoys making films with his friends. When not on set you can find him on the ice rink with his adult league hockey team, making photographs, traveling, and drinking good espresso.