Chicago based DP/Cameraman with 15 plus years shooting experience. Docs, cable and broadcast, branding, educational, sports... truly a little bit of everything! My ability to roll with the punches, understand the bigger picture and consistently hand off great footage to my clients is what keeps me in demand. Shooting on the Sony FS7II with the Fujinon MK zooms and a set of Veydra Mini Primes. Lighting includes the latest in LED technology from Lite Panels, KinoFlo and Quasar, a k5600 400w Joker and complete grip package. Need movement? Add a 4' slider from My-T-Works or we can mount a Lumix GH5 on my Tilta Gx2 hand held gimbal or if you need aerials I am a licensed drone operator. Wanna get wet? I am a certified diver! All my gear fits neatly into a Dodge cargo van, which makes loading and unloading quick and efficient. It also means that if we need something to make the job go smoother, chances are I'll have it in the van. If you need additional crew I can help line up some of the best in town. 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 1987.
A mix of footage from various projects, shot on various cameras.
DP – "Nova"
DP – "To Catch a Killer"
DP – "The Nature of Things"
DP – "Art in the 21st Century"
DP – "Through the Wormhole"
DP – Various
DP – "Way to Andina"
Additional camera – "The Hunting Ground"
DP – "American Pickers"
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.