Hunter Hampton, cinematography etc.  

I put a video on vimeo in 2008, and accidentally became a cinematographer

To tell you the truth I did not really know what a cinematographer was, I just liked film. The 16mm film camera test I uploaded ended up getting me my first job and its all been downhill from there.

I made this reel to celebrate a decade on vimeo which includes my documentary, commercial, music video and film work.

Commercial Work
I’ve had the privelege of working on commercial projects for brands I like. Here are a few of my recent favorites.


Shinola // Viceland

Hush Puppies 1

Hush Puppies 2

Documentary is one of my favorite film mediums.

I had the honor of DPing two seasons of a Series on Showtime called “Dark Net”. As well as Documentary portions of “Mars” season 1 on National Geographic.

I can’t embed those here but you are more than welcome to watch on your favorite VOD.

Documentary Work (I can show)
In 2013 I directed and filmed this documentary on creative commerce called “Wonderland” with my friend Terry Rayment of Eskimo which recieved a Vimeo Staff pick.


A few years later I had a lot of fun filming this doc with the same peeps to celebrate UCLA’s 100th anniversary

UCLA - Let there be

Music Videos
Around 2015 I was feeling creatively frustrated as a cinematographer so I decided to make a few music videos. I was very happy to get a vimeo staff pick for this one I did for a friend.

Sacrifice by Chris Norman
I had fun making that one... so why stop there?

I did a few more music video experiments...

Surrender by Basecamp

Second Summer by R.A.C. // YACHT

Short Films
A part of my creative frustration as a DP was not being able to film the things I really wanted or try new ideas so I decided to make a few shorts around 2015.

I did this one on the last few rolls of fujifilm I could find.


And this random one on a weekend...


In 2017 I spent the month of June and July helping Jared Leto produce a documentary about America. I cooridinated 90+ cinematogrpahers to film on a 24 hour period on July 4th.

The Film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2019 and will be distributed through Interscope. It was my first AP credit and so much fun to work on.

I spent 2019 traveling around America with Padma Lakshmi to Film a New Food Series for Hulu to be released in 2020.

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