Shaun Wolfe

Santa Barbara, California

About Me

I am a cinematographer and photojournalist with a passion for environmentally and culturally-focused storytelling. I strive to bring the most important and impactful stories to life, shooting land-based, underwater, and aerial images. I often work in the roles of Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Assistant Camera, and DIT.

My work has been published by Netflix, Apple TV+, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, Amazon, The New Yorker Magazine, NOWNESS, and Bloomberg Green among others. My recent client list includes Plimsoll Productions, Wildstar Films, Nomadica Films, Sound Off Films, Even/Odd Films, and Strike Anywhere. Additionally, my films have screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, International Ocean Film Festival, Waimea Ocean Film Festival, Thunder Bay International Film Festival, and the LA Documentary Short Film Festival (Winner: Best Cinematography).

I have been in the industry since 2017.

Diving Deep with the Pennington Marine Science Center
Added on 3/31/2020
A video made for the Boy Scouts of America: The Pennington Marine Science Center at Camp Emerald Bay had a problem. They wanted to bring the deeper parts of the ocean to their aquarium guests but couldn’t find a way to successfully collect fish from deep. Their solution was to build a cutting edge fish recompression device that would allow them to do so without harming the fish.


Underwater Cinematographer – No Direct Flight: Earthseed

October, 2020 — October, 2020
Short Film – NOWNESS

Drone Operator – Sharkfest

September, 2020 — September, 2020
Television – Nat Geo Wild

Cinematographer – Climb

July, 2020 — August, 2020
Feature – Connect Marketing
Hired through ProductionHUB

Director of Photography – Urchinomics

February, 2020 — February, 2020
Online – Bloomberg Green

Assistant Camera – Macro Natural History Shoot

January, 2020 — February, 2020
Television – Plimsoll Productions

Camera Operator, Timelapse Photographer, DIT – Izzy Bee's Koala World

November, 2019 — December, 2019
Television – Nomadica Films for Netflix

Camera Operator – Schedule One

July, 2019 — November, 2019
Feature – Earth Media Lab

Camera Operator – She Change

July, 2019 — current
Feature – She Change LLC

Aerial Camera, Assistant Camera – Borderlands

June, 2019 — July, 2019
Short Film – New Yorker Magazine

Director of Photography, Producer, Director, Editor – Diving Deep and Recompressing Fish with the PMSC

May, 2019 — November, 2019
Short Film – Boy Scouts of America

Production Assistant – Anderson .Paak: Oxnard to Ventura

May, 2019 — May, 2019
Short Film – Voyager Productions for Spotify

Director of Photography – Channel Islands National Park

April, 2019 — April, 2019
Online – Even/Odd Films for Facebook Inc

Co-Director, Camera Operator, Co-Editor – EmPower: 5 Short Films for the campaign

March, 2019 — August, 2019
Short Film – Southern California Edison

Camera Operator – ECO Drone: Flying Responsibly Around Wildlife

March, 2019 — June, 2019
Short Film – Earth Media Lab for NOAA’s Oceans Unmanned

Assistant Camera – 2019 Line Up

March, 2019 — March, 2019
Commercial – Studio 8 and Red Rocket Productions for Gold Coast Toyota Dealers

Camera Operator, Junior Editor – Know Before You Go: Keeping You, Crew, Your Boat, and the Environment Safe

February, 2019 — March, 2019
Short Film – Earth Media Lab for Boat US

Director of Photography, Co-Producer, Director, Editor – Pearl Harbor Wounded Veterans in Parks

November, 2018 — December, 2018
Short Film – National Park Service and Pacific Historic Parks

Director of Photography, Co-Director, Editor – BIOMA 2019 Commercial

September, 2018 — September, 2018
Commercial – BIOMA Travel

Aerial Camera, Assistant Camera – Fireproofing the Future of California

July, 2018 — July, 2018
Short Film – New Yorker Magazine

Director of Photography, Co-Producer, Co-Director, Co-Editor – The Salty Generations

May, 2018 — June, 2018
Short Film – Student Film

Camera Operator – 2018 Amgen Tour of California: Ventura Commercial

May, 2018 — May, 2018
Commercial – Sound Off Films for Visit Ventura

Co-Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor – Bren School Communication Commercial

February, 2018 — April, 2018
Online – UC Santa Barbara

Underwater Gaffer – Marine Invasive Species

November, 2017 — November, 2017
Online – Earth Media Lab for UC Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute

Work with Shaun Wolfe

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