Commercials + Branded Content + Documentaries + Unscripted Television 

Denver & Los Angeles

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Commercial + Unscripted + Adventure

Denver & Los Angeles

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John Roderick - Cinematographer - Denver & Los Angeles

For the past twenty years, director, cinematographer John Roderick has crafted character driven stories and eye opening imagery of some of today’s most celebrated sports athletes, celebrities, musicians and popular brands alike. 

John’s kinetic and improvised approach to both storytelling, light and camera movement are signature to his eclectic upbringing between Maine, San Francisco and Europe. Today his creative work bridges live-action campaigns, branded content, television promos, documentary films, and a number of unscripted television series often shot in remote locations across the globe. 

Formative influences began in the late 1990’s following 15 years of documenting the highest echelon of action sports for emerging brands such as Oakley, Red Bull Media House, and Outside TV, along with countless films, documentaries, and television series in the adventure sports category. 

Another formative intersection was made by musician Michael Franti of Michael Franti & Spearhead, which the two collaborated closely on a multitude of music videos and films including the “Stay Human” documentary film that highlights ordinary people, doing extraordinary things to change the world.  

John studied at the Maine Media Workshops under the mentorships of cinematographer Russel Carpenter (Titanic, Avatar, Charlie’s Angels) and lighting gaffer Morris Flam (The Tourist, Black Swan, Lawrence of Arabia). 

Today John leads Denver based production company Neu Productions, Mountain Goat Grip & Lighting and continues to serve as the eyes to number of sought-after directors through his cinematography. 

Recent client include, Discovery Channel, AMC, Peacock, HBO, BBC, Eurosport, Fox Sports, Outside Television, Showtime, Intel, Nike, Oakley, Beats, Red Bull Media House, Samsung, and Goodyear.

Licensed: Part 107 Remote Pilot + Wilderness First Responde