Don Starnes

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I've been shooting features, shorts, commercials, documentaries, and music in 2D and 3D, flat and 360°, on digital, film and tape for over 30 years. My work work has won many awards, including Emmys, Addies and CINE Golden Eagles, and gotten high honors at many film festivals, including the Austin, New York, San Francisco and Montreal film ... See full bio »

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Cannibal Reign Cinematographer
13 Reasons Why Camera and Electrical Department
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  Girls Happen (TV Series) (post-production)
 2022 The New Adventures of Wonder Boy: A Concept (Short) (director of photography) (post-production)
 2010 Anna in Laundryland (Short) (completed)
 2021 Life & Life (Documentary)
 2021 Be Not Darkness (Short)
 2021/II The Cave (Short) (director of photography)
 2020 The Crooked Tower (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (2020)
- Episode #1.9 (2020)
- Episode #1.8 (2020)
- Episode #1.7 (2020)
- Episode #1.6 (2020)
 2019 $360 (Short)
 2017 MacDonald Ranch (Short) (director of photography)
 2016/II #LookUp (Short)
 2016 A Million Dead Presidents (Short)
 2015 Cannibal Reign (TV Series)
 2014 The Wait Is Over (Video short)
 2014 The Watermoons: On My Way (Music Video)
 2013 Nerdist News (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Stephen Hawking (2013)
 2013 Frank Kozik on the Business of Art (Documentary short)
 2013/I Undone (Short)
 2013 Doggie B
 2013 Wade Krause: Pinball Artist (Documentary short)
 2013 Science and Sacraments (Video documentary)
 2012 99% (Short)
 2012 Pinball Donut Girl (Video short)
 2012 Commander in Heels (TV Movie documentary)
 2012 Designing Spaces (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2011 Red Ice
 2011 Mutiny Radio (Video documentary short)
 2011 Moving Planet: NYC (Video short)
 2011 Yuri's Night (TV Special)
 2011 Teri Yaad (Video short)
 2010 Threads of Remorse (Short)
 2010 Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum (Documentary short)
 2010 Actor (Short)
 2010 Rock Star (Short)
 2010 Prison Wives (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Juli Cummings (2010)
 2010 A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW (Documentary short)
 2009 Three Broads Abroad (Short)
 2008 Devil's Gulch Ranch Camp (Video short)
 2006 Natural Heroes (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Returning Home (2006)
 2005 Is It Real? (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Psychic Animals (2005)
 2005 Mega Weather (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2004 Restoring Balance (TV Short documentary)
 2004 Surviving the San Francisco Earthquake of 1989 (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 The Right Gift (Short)
 2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2003 Rock Med (TV Series)
 2003 Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (TV Series documentary) (segment director of photography - 1 episode)
- Creationism (2003) ... (segment director of photography)
 2002 Abduction Diaries (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Fed Up! (Video documentary)
 2002 Minute Matrimony (Short)
 2001 Memories Are More Than Love (Video short)
 2001 Coming of Age (director of photography)
 2000 Code Blue: New Orleans (TV Series documentary)
 1999 What We Need Is Love (Video short)
 1997 Still Missing (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Means of Grace (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Change (Video short)
 1997 2 or 3 Things But Nothing for Sure (Documentary short) (co-cinematographer)
 1996 Extra with Billy Bush (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Murder in Fresno (1996)
 1996 Good Morning America (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1995 Karate Raider
 1995 Ghetto Soldiers: Ghetto Life (Music Video)
 1995 VH-1 Music News (TV Series) (1 episode)
- REM (1995)
 1994 Consolidated: Butyric Acid (Music Video)
 1991 Dear Lisa: A Letter to My Sister (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 Jungle Wolf (co-cinematographer)
 1984 Christian Boy (Video short)
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Show Show Editorial department (8 credits)
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He made a video promo encouraging Californians to register and vote for Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich. [February 2004]

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