Danny Cooke CV
Freelance Filmmaker, Director of Photography/
Camera Operator & 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 4k Sony FS7 camera, but have experience with a large array of systems from a wide array of brands Sony, Panasonic, Canon, Arri and RED. 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:

2017
BBC Rituals, Camera operator
Fine Living Channel Shorts – 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