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Des Moines, IA, USA

10 reviews

$600 - $3000 / Day

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About KC

KC McGinnis is a photographer, videographer, and 360° videojournalist based in the Upper Midwest (Chicago - Minneapolis - Omaha - St. Louis). I also blog about religion in photojournalism.

Top Reviews

  • April 2022

    KC was excellent as DP/A Cam/Drone Op on our TV travel show "Eat, Play, Stay" multiple city shoot featuring several businesses each shoot day with multiple interviews and OTF's for each one. He maintained a great attitude on set and was very adaptable capturing Interviews and OTF's (under lead of Field Producer) and was able to efficiently swap/double up with B Cam on spraying locations. He was creative with camera/go pro/drone setups in very changing weather on sets and that was VERY appreciated! He had a very pleasant and happy demeanor with crew and most importantly with the biz owners and patrons we covered. He did excellent with his time to drone certain locations (even choosing to do so on his down time) and b-roll at his leisure so he self- managed awesome with time in the field and on travel in-between sets. He delivered awesome content as well! Look forward to working with him again!

    - Moni from Hearst Television

  • April 2022

    Awesome DP/A Cam/Drone OP for our multiple city travel show shoot. Great demeanor all times on set with crew and the local business we featured. He was also very flexible with our style show and the travel in between to the cities and sets. Delivered us great content. Look forward to working with him again!

    - Moni from Hearst Television

  • November 2017

    KC is a daredevil. He takes a new technology and then stretches it to the limits reaching a literal pinnacle of perfection. Can't wait to work with him again!

    - Gabriel from Storyhunter Studios

Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    6 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    2 reviews
  • Drone Operator

    2 reviews

Top Projects

  • DP/A CAM/Drone Op_"Eat, Play, Stay" - Des Moines, IA - April 22-23, 2022 (EatPlayStayMKE_105_DESMOINES)

    • Documentary DP
    • Drone Operator

    Produced for Hearst Television on Storyhunter

    April 2022

  • DP/A CAM/Drone Op_"Eat, Play, Stay" - Omaha, NE - April 18-21, 2022 (EatPlayStayKC_104_OMAHA)

    • Documentary DP
    • Drone Operator

    Produced for Hearst Television on Storyhunter

    April 2022

  • The New York Times -- Flying Low, Dodging Towers

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Crop-duster pilots working around wind farms are encountering a new and proliferating hazard camouflaged among the fields, one that has already led to several deaths.

  • The New York Times Daily 360 -- One man's fears for Standing Rock

    • Documentary DP

    360° video produced for The New York Times Daily 360 from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, during ongoing demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • ProPublica -- The DIY Scientist, the Olympian, and the Mutated Gene

    • Documentary DP

    Deadline video of Jill Viles, a muscular dystrophy patient with a remarkable self-diagnosis.



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


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Sliders
  • Dolly

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