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Derek M.

Anaheim, CA, USA

74 reviews

$500 - $1500 / Day

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About Derek

Derek is a freelance video producer based out of Long Beach, CA. His creative journey began in the US Navy as the command photographer for USS Howard (DDG 83) a guided-missile destroyer. While onboard he engaged in documenting such activities as hunting submarines, foreign government training exercises, and volunteer work in underprivileged communities abroad. Beginning in 2017 he began his freelance career back stateside working with local wineries and small businesses in the bay area while completing his bachelor's degree in Radio, TV, and Film from San Jose State University. While in college he won awards for Best Cinematography and Scriptwriting for films he produced for college film festivals. His freelance career started to pick up speed in 2018 when he signed with Silicon Valley Clean Energy as their content creator, from 2020-2021 they completed a first of its kind, 5-hour training course on home electrification, serving as a tool to educate contractors and homeowners about living the all-electric lifestyle. Derek has been involved with productions with some of the top tech companies in the bay area including LinkedIn, Intuit, PayPal, and Apple. If you need a top-tier, professional, and easy to work with video producer, then Derek is no question the choice for you.

Top Reviews

  • October 2019

    Derek is great. He's technically skilled and really listened to what I needed. Every step of the way he was diligent and professional. Thanks for all your hard work.

    - Marina from Bloomberg Originals Shorts

  • August 2020

    Derek was great to work with! Excellent communication and he turned around very high quality work.

    - Jeremy from Business Insider

Top Services

  • Video Editor - News

    65 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    4 reviews
  • Social Media Producer

    1 review

Top Projects

  • How to French Press | Insider Reviews

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    A how to video for Insider Reviews

    Produced for Business Insider on Storyhunter

    August 2020

  • Startup Life With Hims & Hers Co-Founder Hilary Coles | Millennial Boss

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Filmed on location at the headquarters in San Fransisco

    Produced for Bloomberg Originals Shorts on Storyhunter

    October 2019

  • Readings With Reda - Pilot

    • Video Editor - News

    Horoscope reading for Page Six, this is a pilot episode of a series.

    Produced for New York Post on Storyhunter

    February 2022

  • Britney Spears' Most Monumental Moments of 2021 | Page Six Celebrity News

    • Video Editor - News

    Edited together Year-End Content for Page Six (New Your Post)

    Produced for New York Post on Storyhunter

    December 2021

  • Can you remember 2021's biggest celebrity scandals? | Page Six Celebrity News

    • Video Editor - News

    Edited together Year-End content for Page Six (The New York Post)

    Produced for New York Post on Storyhunter

    November 2021



  • 4K video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone


  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • External recorder
  • Shotgun mic


  • Stabilizer
  • Lighting kit
  • Sliders
  • Dolly

All Services


  • Creative Director
  • Senior Editor
  • Fixer
  • Production Company
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Series Producer / Show Runner
  • Social Media Producer
  • Immersive/Spatial Video Capture
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter

Production Support

  • Event Photographer
  • Landscape Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Product Photographer
  • Field Producer
  • Gaffer
  • Grip
  • Production Assistant
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Sound Mixer
  • Animator / Visual Effects Artist
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Colorist
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - News

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