Danny Cooke CV
Freelance Filmmaker, Director of Photography/
Lighting Cameraman & Aerial Cinematographer

I work as a freelance filmmaker, director and cinematographer based in Torbay, Devon, UK with a Bachelor of Arts – 1st Degree Honours in Media Arts from the University of Plymouth.

Often I see images and have ideas that I would like to share with others. This is how my films come about.  I enjoy experimenting so my work covers a wide range of subjects, styles and techniques: documentaries, shorts, promotional, music videos, experimental and more!

Primarily as a cinematographer, I operate on a RED digital cinema camera, but have experience with other camera systems from a wide array of brands Sony, Panasonic, Canon and Arri. I also have additional support kit, such as 360 motion control rigs for dynamic time-lapses and experience with steadycam or MoVI, DJI Ronin gimbal rigs.

I am Licensed; CAA approved and a qualified pilot (upto 7kg), holding a BNUC-s Theory and RPQ-s Flight Assessment certificates.

I have an excellent understanding of editing and basic colour correction ranging across short-form tv and web commercials to documentary or music videos. Whilst using the Final Cut Pro or Adobe CC suite, my system is both on and offsite and able to edit and view 4k content natively.  Essential for high-end delivery.

My credits have included:

2018
Ralph Lauren, Woven From History, Director/DOP
De Beers Diamonds, Women of Forever, Introducing Campaign, DOP
De Beers Diamonds, Capturing Brilliance, DOP
De Beers Diamonds, Celebrating Nature, DOP
De Beers Diamonds, Designing Wonder, DOP
eBay, Colin Furze Avengers Infinity War Hulkbuster, Camera Operator
eBay, Fantastic Beasts 2 & Cherry Wallis, Camera Operator
Renault F1, Carlos Sainz POV Film, Camera Operator
Renault F1, 2018 Car Reveal Barcelona, Camera Operator, Editor
CBS News, Sunday Morning at Goodwood, Drone Operator
BBC Prince Charles Documentary TBC, Crux Productions, Camera Operator
Motorsports TV, Untitled Sutton Photography Segment, DOP
Cornish Pirates, Stadium for Cornwall, DOP
Lovell Football, BT Sport TVC, DOP
Pigmentti, Short Form Documentary, Director, DOP
Tattoo Tales, Short Form Documentary, Director, DOP
Chasing the Sublime, AlpKit Short Form Documentary, DOP
Silver Birch, Short Film, Director
Animals in Distress, Dog Makes A Home Campaign, DOP

2017
Travel Channel, Wild Travels, Director
Travel Channel, How Alcohol is made, Director
De Beers Diamonds, Women of Forever, Introducing Fan Bingbing, DOP
eBay UK, Colin Furze Star Wars Project, UAV & Camera operator
Jaguar, Undisclosed 2017 Reveal, UAV Operator
The Outnet.com Autumn/Winter ’17 Collection, Camera operator
Renault F1 & Star Wars 40th Anniversary Shorts, DOP
02 Network Staylittle Mini-doc, DOP and UAV Operator
Colmar Autumn/Winter ’17 Collection, Camera operator
Fine Living Channel Mini-docs – Director, DOP
BBC Rituals, Camera operator
BBC Four, Leonora Carrington – The Lost Surrealist Feature Film, Additional Camera
JLL Sky Campus Film, DOP
Tuskers Safety Wear – Director, DOP
Guinness Harp – Camera operator/DOP Letterpress segment
Photobox Mothers Day TVC – DOP

2016
BBC Arabic, Murder in Istanbul, Camera operator
BBC Two, Europe: Them or Us, UAV Operator
Radley Spring ’17 Collection, DOP
GWR – Seize the Sunday, DOP
Channel 4, Random Acts, LOAK Life of a Knife, DOP
Mercedes F1 Team Brackley B-Roll, DOP
Ferrari, UPS B-Roll, DOP
Land Rover, Discovery 2017 Reveal, UAV Operator
Wimbledon.com 2017 B-Roll, Camera operator
The Huffington Post – Interview with Rabbi Lord Sacks on Religious Extremism, DOP
Mr Porter London Nocturne, DOP
FIA World RX Championship for Quest TVC, DOP 1st Unit
eBay, Tourettesmobile – The Ultimate Superhero Van, DOP
eBay, Land Rover Restoration Challenge, DOP
Booths Gin & Designbridge, DOP
Out of Order, Editor

2014-2015
CBS News 60 Minutes, Getting up to speed with Lewis Hamilton, UAV Operator
CBS News 60 Minutes, Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl – Camera Operator, UAV, Editor
Arlo & Jacob – How Comfort is Born – Director, DOP
Sunspel Clothing – A Day in the Life of a Clothing Factory, Director, DOP, Editor
Kapuluan Coconut, Echoes of Yolanda – Director, DOP, UAV, Editor
Kapuluan Coconut, Kinabuhi – Director, DOP, UAV, Editor
Channel 4, VIVA, DOP, Editor
The Making of Kings of Leon ‘Beautiful War’ Artwork – Director, DOP
The Making of John Mayer’s Born & Raised Album Cover – Director, DOP
Lexus – How to Draw a Car, Editor
Vodafone Firsts – Big Poppy Run – Camera operator