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Derek S.

Louisville, KY, USA1 review

$500 - $750 / Day

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Top Services

  • Sound Mixer

    1 review
  • Documentary DP

  • Sound Designer



  • GoPro or equivalent


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

About Derek

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Derek graduated from Northwest Nazarene University's film program in Nampa, Idaho with a degree in Mass Communication. Derek studied Film & Television Production at USC Graduate School of Cinematic Arts, with and emphasis in producing, sound design, and directing. Derek has work on many award winning projects as a sound designer and producer in everything from traditional narrative film, documentaries, live TV, and multi-cam. In addition to his work and studies, Derek is a member of Cinema Audio Society, MPSE, and LA Post Production Group. Derek is currently a production supervisor and in-house sound designer for Lunacy Productions in Santa Monica, CA.

Top Projects

  • Rake Up Nampa

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

    Sherman Elementary in Nampa, Idaho participated in the annual Rake Up Nampa event. Each fall, volunteers meet up to help rake the recently fallen leave in the elderly and disabled's yards. These young students learned the value of teamwork, community service, and having fun!

  • Mountain Ultra Running

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
    • Sound Mixer

    Ultra running has grown in popularity. Traversing mountains, valleys, & forests, the athletes that compete in these races redefine toughness. What is it that motivates these ordinary people to lace up their shoes & go for a run in the mountains? Some say it's the adrenaline rush & some say community. Vince Juarez tells why he started running & how it defines his life.

  • Freestyle Dreams

    • Documentary DP

    The touching story of hip-hop artist/youth counselor Frankie Perez as he ventures outside his comfort zone to combine his work with at-risk youth and his passion for rapping, ultimately inspiring himself and those around him to reach for their dreams. *Received Honorary Award for Community Building Through Film from Students of the World and Pivot TV

  • Tim Short - Case Study

    • Sound Mixer

    Produced for McClatchy on Storyhunter

    October 2019

  • Mohawk S1E3

    • Sound Designer

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Production Support

  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist


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

Derek's Clients

  • University of Southern California
  • Northwest Nazarene University
  • Students of the World
  • McClatchy

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