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




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 a few commercial projects, most are probably on some deep internet somewhere. Here are a few old ones.

Shinola // Viceland


Hush Puppies 2


but lets be real fuck commercials, Documentary is a much more honest 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 the *then* current landscape of 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


then I wanted to make some shorts...
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

           
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 are currently available on Hulu.



Wow still reading? Thank you!
2020 seems like it sucks,
but its not over yet and its all probably worth it- we’re getting better as humanity through all of these trails, realizations and inner reflections.

Cheers to 2021!   : )

If you want to be friends,
Just say hi.

Rollerblades not included*

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Hunter Hampton, Hunterismyfriend.com
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