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I randomly uploaded a video on vimeo in 2008, and now I Dp’d a fucking series on Hulu.


HOW THE FUCK DID THAT HAPPEN?

To tell you the truth I did not really know what a cinematographer was in 2008, I just liked film. The 16mm film camera test I uploaded ended up getting me my first job and its all been a lovely journey exploring cinematography from there.  Just having fun and always trying to shoot and upload things I liked. This site is just a short version of that story from upload to career.

I made this reel to celebrate a decade on vimeo which includes aome of 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 more recent favorites.

Shinola // Viceland


Hush Puppies 2


but lets be real fuck commercials, Documentary is my favorite film medium. My good friend and director Peter Richardson hooked me up with my first doc series... I met Peter on the internet too on a camera forum- lol.

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.

Wonderland

 
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

and this jut for fun

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.

Amends

           
And this random one on a weekend...

VIN#


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:
(https://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/day-in-the-life-of-america-2019)

Oh and that hulu series- I love food, I love Top Chef- so getting to spend the rest of 2019 traveling around America with Padma Lakshmi to Film a New Food Series for Hulu called “Taste the Nation” was a dream come true and the highlight of my career so far. All 10 episodes will be released June 2020:



Wow still reading? Thank you!
2020 sucks so far,
but its not over yet : )

If you want to be friends,
Just say hi.

Rollerblades not included*

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Hunter Hampton, Hunterismyfriend.com
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