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Damon R.

Missoula, MT, USA4 reviews

$750 - $1750 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    2 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    2 reviews
  • Drone Operator

    1 review



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


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer
  • Shoulder rig
  • Sliders
  • Dolly

About Damon

Damon Ristau is a filmmaker/DP/director based in Missoula, Montana. He's been passionately behind the camera for more than 20 years, always working to capture images that tell a good story and create emotion. His production company, Filmwest, specializes in producing documentary films, commercials, aerial cinematography and branded content. His recent award winning documentaries, "The Bus," and "The Bug," have screened to enthusiastic audiences around the world.

Top Projects

  • Starbucks Upstanders Documentary Series

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Provided cinematography and photography services on Starbucks' award winning original series "Upstanders."

    Starbucks Coffee Company

    Produced for Starbucks Coffee Company on Storyhunter

    May 2017

  • CBS News/60 Minutes

    • Drone Operator

    Provided drone aerial cinematography services to CBS News: A tiny Montana company that won a multimillion dollar contract to restore power to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria has had their contract canceled after a wave of controversy. David Begnaud reports.

    CBS News

    Produced for CBS News on Storyhunter

    November 2017

  • Montana State Fund - Young Worker Safety

    • Documentary DP
    • Commercial DP
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Commercial

    Case study video profile about young worker safety at the Montana Conservation Corps. Filmed, produced and edited by Damon Ristau.

  • Postcard from Kalispell - Montana Tourism

    • Commercial DP
    • Production Company
    • Drone Operator
    • Video Editor - Commercial

    Created for the Kalispell Tourism Bureau. All work directed, produced and edited by Damon Ristau.

  • Aerial Cinematography Reel

    • Drone Operator
    • Video Editor - Commercial

    Sometimes to get the right shot you need to get high. This is a compilation of aerial footage shot from drone and helicopter.

All Services


  • Fixer
  • Production Company

Production Support

  • 360 Commercial Video
  • 360 Documentary Video
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Field Producer
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist


  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary

Damon's Clients

  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • CBS News
  • AJPlus

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