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John W.

Dakar, Senegal

2 reviews

$400 - $1000 / Day


John Wendle is a shooting producer DP, DoP, cameraman, photographer and journalist based in Dakar, Senegal. Reporting on human and environmental conflict, science, and conservation, John creates video, photo and text story packages from some of the world's most remote and dangerous places. As a field producer for television, he employs a keen news sense and experience tracking down sources, as well as planning, logistical and budgeting skills to successfully complete shoots in remote or hostile locations. John has nearly 20 years of experience living and reporting in the republics of the former Soviet Union, Afghanistan, and now West Africa. He has worked in almost 20 countries and speaks fluent Russian and French. John's work has appeared in National Geographic, PBS, Scientific American, TIME, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Al Jazeera, Channel 4, Le Monde, The Times, The Guardian, Outside, The Economist, UNHCR, the ICRC, MSF, and many others. John has a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Reporters Without Borders.

Top Services

Documentary DP
2 reviews
News Shooter / Video Journalist
Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist


Top Reviews

  • October • 2022

    Great experience working with John, would collaborate with again!

    Suma at Bloomberg Digital

Top Projects



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


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Shoulder rig

All Services

Production Support

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Reporter / Journalist
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Field Producer
  • TV News Producer
  • Line Producer / On-Location
  • Drone Operator
  • Corporate Videographer

Post Production

  • Video Editor - News
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Sound Mixer
  • Post-Production Manager
  • Colorist
  • Transcriber


  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Immersive/Spatial Video Capture
  • Production Company
  • Production Coordinator / Crewing