Chicago based DP/Cameraman/Gaffer with 15 plus years shooting experience. Many satisfied clients in the US and globally have found me here on Production Hub. Docs, cable and broadcast, branding, educational, sports... truly a little bit of everything!
I offer complete HD 4K gear camera packages and a van package of lighting and grip gear. 95% of my work is DP, but if you are coming to town with your own DP and need a van lighting package and a gaffer drop me a line.
My ability to be flexible, understand the bigger picture and consistently hand off great footage to my clients is what keeps me in demand. Though I am Chicago based I travel throughout the Midwest and the world for my work. Take a look at my website www.amanaplanacamera.com to learn more about me and view examples of my work.
I have been in the industry since 1990.
DP – Jaguar Auto Show 2020
DP – Sneaker Customizers
DP – Jack Daniels Honey ATL
DP – Footaction
DP – "Live To Tell"
DP 2nd unit – Smarter Football Rogersville
DP – "Nova"
DP – "To Catch a Killer"
DP – "The Nature of Things"
DP – "Art in the 21st Century"
DP – "Through the Wormhole"
DP – online educational shorts
DP – "Way to Andina"
Additional camera – "The Hunting Ground"
DP – "American Pickers"
I worked with Damon recently on a shoot for Jaguar and cannot recommend him highly enough. I am based in the UK, so the idea of arranging and overseeing a shoot in Chicago was intimidating, until I brought Damon onboard. He hired all the crew, provided all the kit and his creative input and enthusiastic, positive demeanour made him an absolute pleasure to work with. The shoot was reasonably complicated, with lots of moving parts and sudden changes in creative approach, but Damon took these bumps in the road in his stride and he and his team worked long hours with no fuss whatsoever. If I ever need to shoot in the area again, he would be the first person I call.
I recently needed to scramble to find a DP in the Chicago area for a stills/video shoot and thankfully found Damon here on ProductionHub. I could tell from his well thought-out profile and website that he'd be perfect for the job. He had all the gear needed, as well as being able to bring in an AC (and a still photo assistant recommendation!). Damon is super knowledgeable and good at what he does. Plus he was very flexible, as it was a crazy shoot day. He adapted to the situation and made it work. And most importantly, Damon has a great sense of humor and was fun to be around... even in the heat of the moment. I'll definitely be calling on him if I ever need a DP in the Chicago area again!
As a producer/director traveling to Chicago from out-of-state, finding a production crew that meets your creative expectations can be a risky business. Thankfully I found a great DP. Damon was excellent. He was creative and hardworking, continually offering ideas that made for a better final product. I will use him on all of my future shoots in the Chicago area.