Director of Photography – Southern California

Sergio Mendes HBO

Dan was enlisted by director John Scheinfeld in 2019 to shoot Sergio Mendes: In the Key of Joy, a celebration of the life of the legendary Brazilian artist and composer. Shot in Los Angeles, New York, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the film premiered at the 2020 Santa Barbara Film Festival and has screened on PBS and HBO Max.

Dan shot Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes for director Robert Bader in 2017. The story pivots on the decades long friendship between the Heavyweight Champ and the TV talk show host. The film, which premiered to acclaim at the SXSW Film Festival in 2018, can be viewed on HBO Max.


Dan Brockett is a Director of Photography based in Camarillo, California, 40 miles north of Hollywood. An avid still photographer since childhood, Dan evolved his love of portrait photography as a teen into the crafts of filmmaking and television as an adult. Dan has established himself as a versatile cinematographer with extensive experience in entertainment, commercial, corporate and documentary filmmaking.

His clients include AARP, Age of Learning, Amgen, Baxter, BTS, Discovery +, Disney, ESPN, Food Network, Fox, Focusrite, Hallmark Channel, Kemper Sports, Lowes, Maserati, Paramount, Salesforce, Sony, Trader Joes, Tubi, Volvo, Warner Bros., among dozens of other Fortune 500 companies and production companies. His IMDB credits for entertainment projects can be viewed here:

For Your Next Project

Dan has built relationships and connections over his twenty five year media career with some incredibly talented and dedicated colleagues and crew.  For your production he can provide:

  • Producers
  • Writers
  • Directors
  • Camera Operators
  • Grips
  • Gaffers
  • Sound Mixers/Boom Ops
  • Hair & Makeup Artists
  • Production Designers
  • Art Department
  • Production Assistants
  • Editors
  • Motion Graphics Artists and Designers

Dan is responsive and forward thinking, providing exactly whatever you and your project need. He’ll carefully listen to and consider your ideas, analyze your outline, script and schedule, then make strategic recommendations based upon what it will take to execute your vision and your project with the right gear, crew positions and locations.

  • Corporate, Entertainment, Broadcast and Documentary Production
  • Interviews
  • Presentations
  • Many days as a “one-man band”
  • LiveU Solo and Peplink Max HD2 available for live transmissions/streaming
  • Extensive travel worldwide/Carnet/travel experience
  • Smooth and professional with Executives, VIPs and Celebrities
  • Self-sufficient with a “complete the project regardless” attitude

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