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Don Starnes


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
Cannibal Reign Cinematographer
(2015)
13 Reasons Why
13 Reasons Why Camera and Electrical Department
(2017-2018)
Code Blue: New Orleans
Code Blue: New Orleans Camera and Electrical Department
(2000-2001)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Camera and Electrical Department
(1986)

Filmography

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  All Day and a Night (b camera operator) (filming)
 2018 The Stooge (gaffer) (post-production)
 2017 Kiss the Ground (Documentary short) (camera operator) (post-production)
 2014 Fire and Spirit (Documentary short) (additional photography) (completed)
  13 Reasons Why (TV Series) (c camera operator - 5 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (c cam operator - 5 episodes, 2017) (additional "b" camera operator - 3 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (additional "a" camera operator - 2 episodes, 2017) ("c" camera operator - 1 episode, 2018) (director of photography - 1 episode, 2017) (b & c camera operator - 1 episode, 2017)
- The Little Girl (2018) ... (additional "b" camera operator - uncredited)
- The Third Polaroid (2018) ... (additional "b" camera operator - uncredited)
- The Smile at the End of the Dock (2018) ... (c camera operator - uncredited)
- The Chalk Machine (2018) ... (c camera operator - uncredited)
- Two Girls Kissing (2018) ... (c camera operator - uncredited)
 2017 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Beyond the Reasons Season 1 (2017) ... (camera operator)
 2017 I Am Battle Comic (additional camera)
 2017 Cesar Millan's Dog Nation (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- A Whole New Ball Game (2017) ... (camera operator)
 2016 Bamboo Dreams (TV Series) (additional photography - 2016)
 2016 The Groove Is Not Trivial (Documentary) (additional photography)
 2016 L'estate addosso (cam op- san francisco)
 2016 Fuller House (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- A Giant Leap (2016) ... (camera operator)
 2015 Sands of War (Documentary short) (director of photography - additional photography)
 2015 Broncho Billy and the Bandit's Secret (Short) (additional photography)
 2014 The Great Christmas Light Fight (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2014) ... (camera operator)
 2014 Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story (Documentary) (2nd Unit DP)
 2013 Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield (Documentary) (cameraman)
 2013 The Cipher Effect (TV Series) (additional photography - 1 episode)
- A Year in the Past (2013) ... (additional photography)
 2013/II Credence (Short) (camera operator)
 2012 Live from the Artists Den (TV Series) (video technician - 1 episode)
- The Wallflowers (2012) ... (video technician)
 2012 Nerdist: Course of the Force (TV Mini-Series) (gaffer - 1 episode)
- A Lightsaber's Journey to Comic-Con (2012) ... (gaffer)
 2012 Warnings from the Bathtub (Short) (camera operator)
 2011 Doggie B (dp: second unit)
 2011 I Want to Get Married (director of photography: second unit)
 2011 First Position (Documentary) (additional camera)
 2011 Traduire (Documentary) (additional photography)
 2010 The Forgotten Bomb (Documentary) (camera operator) / (grip)
 2010 The Singularity Is Near (Documentary) (camera operator)
 2009 LCROSS Impact Data (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2009 Hooked (TV Series documentary) (additional photography - 1 episode)
- Extreme Angling (2009) ... (additional photography)
 2008 YouTube Live (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2008 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.128 (2008) ... (camera operator)
 2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (director of photography: screen test)
 2008 MTV's 52 Bands 52 Weeks (TV Series) (additional photography - 1 episode)
- Cornel West (2008) ... (additional photography)
 2008 SuperCars Exposed (TV Series) (additional photography - 1 episode)
- Audi R8/200 MPH ... (additional photography)
 2007 Monterey 40 (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography: additional photography)
 2007 Super Bikes! (TV Series) (additional photography - 1 episode)
- Black Bike Week (2007) ... (additional photography)
 2007 Walmart Soundcheck (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Fall Out Boy (2007) ... (camera operator)
 2006 Test Drive (TV Series) (additional photography - 1 episode)
- Lexus RX 400h (2006) ... (additional photography)
 2006 The Montel Williams Show (TV Series) (segment director of photography - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 December 2006 (2006) ... (segment director of photography)
 2006 Gears of War: The Race to Launch (TV Movie) (additional photography)
 2006 Daily Planet (TV Series documentary) (additional photography - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 12 October 2006 (2006) ... (additional photography)
 2006 Fat Rose and Squeaky (camera operator: "b" camera, second unit)
 2006 My Bad Dad (director of photography: second unit)
 2005 A Current Affair (TV Series) (additional photography - 1 episode)
- Joran Speaks (2005) ... (additional photography)
 2005 Just Like Heaven (behind the scenes: cinematographer)
 2005 The Patron (Short) (director of photograhy: second unit)
 2005 Is It Real? (TV Series documentary) (videographer - 1 episode)
- Superhuman Powers (2005) ... (videographer)
 2005 Mega Weather (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Surviving the Super Twisters (2005) ... (camera operator)
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2004) (director of photography - 1 episode, 2004)
- The New Americans (2004) ... (camera operator) / (director of photography: additional photography)
 2003 The New Americans (Documentary) (additional photography)
 2003 Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Feng Shui/Bottled Water (2003) ... (camera operator)
 2003 Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don (director of photography: additional photography)
 2002 Fed Up! (Video documentary) (camera operator)
 2001 Rich Dad, Poor Dad with Robert Kiyosaki (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2001 BattleBots (TV Series) (additional photography - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 15 June 2001 (2001) ... (additional photography)
 2000-2001 Code Blue: New Orleans (TV Series documentary) (videojournalist - 10 episodes)
- Witching Hour (2001) ... (videojournalist)
- Someone to Lean On (2001) ... (videojournalist)
- Crossroads (2001) ... (videojournalist)
- Medicine and Miracles (2000) ... (videojournalist)
- Rush to Judgment (2000) ... (videojournalist)
 2000 2000 NBA All-Star Game (TV Movie) (director of photography: documentary crew)
 1998 This Morning (TV Series) (additional photography - 1 episode)
- The Next Thing in Food (1998) ... (additional photography)
 1996 McCoy (additional photography - uncredited)
 1996 Scream (bts videographer - uncredited)
 1996 Jack (bts videographer - uncredited)
 1990 Best Shots (additional camera operator)
 1990 Memory & Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress (TV Movie documentary) (assistant camera)
 1988 A Bitter Message of Hopeless Grief (Video short) (grip electrician)
 1988 X-Planes (Video) (director of photography: additional photography)
 1987 Terror on Alcatraz (second assistant camera)
 1987 Delta Fever (b cam first ac)
 1987 The Principal (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1987 Heat and Sunlight (gaffer second unit)
 1986 Behind the Green Door: The Sequel (assistant camera)
 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (camera assistant: visual effects)
 1986 Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI (TV Movie) (second assistant camera)
 1981 Ai sha (still photographer)
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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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