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John P.

Olympia, WA, USA7 reviews

$500 - $1500 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    4 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    4 reviews
  • Corporate Videographer

    1 review



  • 2K video camera
  • 4K video camera
  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • Drone


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer
  • Sliders

About John

I'm an experienced Director / DP / Shooter with 20+ years experience. I work full time as a freelance Director of Photography on agency / commercial / corporate / digital journalism projects, and I've shot / directed five feature-length documentary films with national broadcast TV credits. Versatility is key: I am proficient as a one-man band or leading larger crews on higher budget projects. FAA Part 107 certified drone pilot with Mavic 2 Pro Kit. With over twenty years of experience working in locations across America and around the world, I'm very dedicated to the craft of filmmaking and enthusiastic about finding and telling stories. I cultivate a curiosity and interest in various topics including politics, American history, urban design, environment, religion, food, community and culture. In particular, I have a passion for stories relating to unique American subcultures, cities and architecture, underdogs and comebacks.

Top Projects

  • 2-Camera, Doc-Style Interview 2/23 Buffalo NY

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Corporate Videographer

    Starbucks Workers Fight to Unionize

    Bloomberg Digital

    Produced for Bloomberg Digital on Storyhunter

    March 2022

  • Small Town Spirit: Tenino, Washington

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    Small Town Spirit is an episodic series for Proud Places, profiling inspirational stories from small town America.

  • Buffalo For Real TV: Larkin Square Food Truck Rodeo

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Drone Operator
    • Video Editor - News

    Travel series commissioned by Visit Buffalo Niagara

  • 60 Second Docs - Prosthetic Eyes

    • Documentary DP

    In the market for a glow-in-the-dark or Swarovski crystal eye? Ocularist Christina King is your person. She designs creative prosthetics for patients who have lost an eye, personalizing her prosthetics for everyone from babies to seniors and even dogs.

    60 Second Docs

    Produced for 60 Second Docs on Storyhunter

    November 2022

  • 60 Second Docs // Creepy Doll Artist

    • Documentary DP

    In Seattle, Brenda gives old dolls life by transforming them into creepy works of art, then adopting them out. As a lover of everything “creepy cute,” the artist’s collection includes anything from cyclops babies to exorcist dolls.

    60 Second Docs

    Produced for 60 Second Docs on Storyhunter

    October 2022

All Services


  • Production Company

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Digital Content Creator
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist


  • Sound Mixer
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

John's Clients

  • Invest Buffalo Niagara
  • Notion Pictures
  • First + Main Media
  • Visit Buffalo Niagara
  • Fourth Idea
  • Proud Places
  • Business Insider
  • People's Television
  • Hearst Digital Media
  • Bloomberg Digital
  • 60 Second Docs

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