Darcy Muenchrath is a Director of Photography and Camera Operator in Vancouver, Canada with over 10 years of experience working on non-fiction, corporate, EPK/ENG and live events/music, and narrative projects.
Darcy’s background as a graphic designer and illustrator honed his ability to capture beautiful and naturalistic compositions. He has extensive knowledge of different professional camera platforms, strong handheld camera skills, and a great sense of camera movement. He also takes pride in his deep understanding of light and how to shape it. Whether he’s using natural light or artificial lights in a business/office or studio setting, he always captures the desired mood.
Some of Darcy’s more recent works include a short documentary for CBC Short Docs on indigenous women dealing with menopause and a pilot for a documentary series that features the elderly and their musings on life. He has always been drawn to these powerful human stories as they both inspire and compel him to constantly better his craft.
Darcy owns a Canon C300 MKIII and a variety of other professional gear to suit your video project. He also has extensive knowledge of other cinema and broadcast systems and is well versed in other Canon cameras, namely the Sony FS7 and FS5 series.
Though he specializes in documentaries, narrative, corporate and branded content, he is also well-versed in shooting music videos, EPKs and behind the scenes footage.
I have been in the industry since 2012.
Director of Photography – Ten Count - Documentary
Director of Photography / Camera Operator – The Local Farm
Director of Photography / Camera Operator – One Life – Documentary Series Pilot
Director of Photography / Camera Operator – Jordin Too Too - Interview
Director of Photography / Editor – Danielle Allan Testimonial Video
Director / DOP / Camera Operator / Editor – Blue Green Planet Project
Director of Photography / Camera Operator / Drone Pilot – ATCO Modular Building Documentation
Director of Photography / Camera Operator – KeYaMenTa - Short Documentary
Director / DOP / Editor – Driven by Nature
Director / DOP / Editor – Uganda Eye Surgery Mission
Director of Photography – Not the Same
Shooting Director – The Living Ken Doll
Director / Camera Operator / Editor – Water Treatment in South East Asia
Director / Camera Operator / Editor – Samlor – A Disappearing Icon
Art Director – Smashed – PSA
Art Director – Rishi's World
Darcy was just amazing. He went above and beyond what was needed. We remote produced from the UK and Darcy made the whole process very easy. We trusted him a lot with two big clients and they were very happy to have him at their offices. All of the shots were beautiful. Definitely will be using Darcy again when we have a shoot in Canada!
I would highly recommend Darcy! Darcy was very professional, thorough, attentive to detail. He was a huge help with our project --- not only did he film a beautiful interview, he went above and beyond to help coordinate additional items needed for a successful remote interview. Working with Darcy gave me so much peace of mind since we were not able to physically be on set-- if you work with him, you won't be disappointed!
Darcy was fantastic to work with - professional, efficient and talented. Will be working with him on many more projects.
I have had the pleasure of working with Darcy Muenchrath on several productions over the years, and most recently, we worked on my award-winning documentary KaYaMenTa: Sharing Truths about Menopause, which was released on CBC GEM in the summer of 2020.
I am always impressed with Darcy's work ethic and professionalism. He is a highly qualified documentary DOP, who is attentive to detail. Darcy is very collaborative and always open to feedback. He is a highly skilled cinematographer with a great understanding of framing and lighting subjects for interviews. Overall, he is a talented artist, filmmaker and DOP, and he is someone who I would recommend to fellow colleagues in the industry.
Darcy was an amazing DP who went above and beyond to make sure we got the footage we needed. His temperament and focus made him an absolute joy to work with. There's nothing better than being on set and knowing your in good hands. Darcy was a class act through and through, couldn't recommend him enough.
Darcy worked with me on 2 separate projects. He did a video of a medical trip in Uganda which was truly excellent. He then completed an educational video for my office. This video has greatly benefitted my practice and my patients. Without hesitation I recommend Darcy for any filming or production.