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Derek M.

Anaheim, CA, USA

74 reviews

$500 - $1500 / Day


Derek is a freelance video producer based out of Long Beach, CA. His creative journey began in the US Navy as the command photographer for USS Howard (DDG 83) a guided-missile destroyer. While onboard he engaged in documenting such activities as hunting submarines, foreign government training exercises, and volunteer work in underprivileged communities abroad. Beginning in 2017 he began his freelance career back stateside working with local wineries and small businesses in the bay area while completing his bachelor's degree in Radio, TV, and Film from San Jose State University. While in college he won awards for Best Cinematography and Scriptwriting for films he produced for college film festivals. His freelance career started to pick up speed in 2018 when he signed with Silicon Valley Clean Energy as their content creator, from 2020-2021 they completed a first of its kind, 5-hour training course on home electrification, serving as a tool to educate contractors and homeowners about living the all-electric lifestyle. Derek has been involved with productions with some of the top tech companies in the bay area including LinkedIn, Intuit, PayPal, and Apple. If you need a top-tier, professional, and easy to work with video producer, then Derek is no question the choice for you.

Top Services

Video Editor - News
65 reviews
News Shooter / Video Journalist
4 reviews
Social Media Producer
1 review


Top Reviews

  • October • 2019

    Derek is great. He's technically skilled and really listened to what I needed. Every step of the way he was diligent and professional. Thanks for all your hard work.

    Marina at Bloomberg Originals Shorts
  • August • 2020

    Derek was great to work with! Excellent communication and he turned around very high quality work.

    Jeremy at Business Insider

Top Projects



  • 4K video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone


  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • External recorder
  • Shotgun mic


  • Stabilizer
  • Lighting kit
  • Sliders
  • Dolly

All Services

Production Support

  • Event Photographer
  • Landscape Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Product Photographer
  • Field Producer
  • Gaffer
  • Grip
  • Production Assistant
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post Production

  • Sound Mixer
  • Animator / Visual Effects Artist
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Colorist
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - News


  • Creative Director
  • Senior Editor
  • Fixer
  • Production Company
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Series Producer / Show Runner
  • Social Media Producer
  • Immersive/Spatial Video Capture
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter