Darin Meyer - Creative Lead for Video and Photo Assets
Photography and Videography · Long Beach United StatesGet a Quote
MOTION + PICTURE + WORD Photo and Video Solutions for Lifestyle, Food, and Product clients. Darin Meyer is an enthusiastic storyteller and passionate creative leader with a visual style that often summons moving stories from still images and moments of pause from motion pictures. He enjoys finding comedy in tense moments and drama in the mundane. His enthusiasm for each project is matched by his collaborative interest in the creative team and the client. Darin’s extensive experience in nearly every aspect of the production process translates into a deep understanding of vendor selection to maintain quality, vision, and timelines. His work has appeared on television, the web, in magazines, in theaters, on billboards, bus-sides and more. If you want to take a picture, get a camera. When you want to tell a story, get Darin. EXPERIENCE Creative Lead, Freelance (2012 – Present) “Real Chefs, Real Food” Client: BistroMD • Successfully refreshed BistroMD advertising in the popular home meal delivery marketplace in order to compete with new competitors. • Campaign highlighted the food, made by real chefs, and the quick preparation (reheat only) once food is delivered. • Concept, writer, director, photographer, cinematographer for new ad “Real Chefs, Real Food” video and photo campaign. “You Choose Who Views” Client: ZipaClip • Video ad campaign to launch new secure video mobile app. • Concept, writer, director, and co-producer of ad campaign of 4 videos for the launch of secure mobile video sharing app. • Each video targeted one of four specific demographics chosen by the client. • Project involved writing 10+ scripts for client to choose from, casting, location selection, crew selection, production, editing, graphics, music, and SFX motion tracking integration. “French Farmhouse Kitchen” Client: Farmhouse Café at Rogers Gardens • Iconic, one-of-a-kind food images for new, landmark restaurant. • Concept, director, photographer, and prop stylist for creative food shoot that embodies the food and mythos of the Farmhouse Café. Rogers Gardens is a 100+ year old landmark of the Newport Coast area. “Your Life. On Film.” Client: CinePortraits • Produce and shoot examples of client’s unique lifestyle video pieces. • Concept, wrote, directed, and produced 4 dramatic commercials for launch of media company, Cine’ Portraits. • Each video tells a client’s personal story in a dramatic and cinematic style. Editing, music, graphics, and music added during post production. Director / Writer (2010 – Present) • Writer: 10+ commercials, 5 music videos, 1 corporate character/identity (Savings.com) • Director: 6 commercials, 5 music videos Cinematographer (2004 – Present) • Clients: Motorola, ESPN, ESPN Olympic Special, Ford, Intel, History Channel, Comedy Central, NBC, Disney, Fox, John Coltrane Foundation, BBC, US-5 London, Travel Channel, Smithsonian, Aramark, Toyota • Commercials: Aramark, “Flash Forward” (ABC), “LOST” (ABC), Mastercard (35mm), Serta, Coors Light, Yoke Messenger, Rejoice, CinePortraits • Teaser: “Tekken Reloaded” • Music Videos: 10+ music videos including Slash and Billy Idol • TV Series: “Purgatory” (SyFy) • Aerial photography – helicopter • Celebrities on camera: Billy Bob Thornton, Diane Lane, Billy Idol, Slash, Martin Short, Bono, Joan Rivers, Hugh Hefner, Mohammed Ali, Michael Phelps, Mary Lou Retton, Sugar Ray Leonard Photographer (2004 – Present) • Product, Food, Fine Art, Lifestyle, Commercial • Clients: City of Marina Del Rey (CA), Shutters on the Beach, Patio Productions, VivoMetrics, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Robert Craig Wine Cellars, Farmhouse Café at Roger’s Gardens, Precise Plastics, Kirsch Audiology • Media: Web, print, magazine, billboard, bus-sides, bus stops Additional Experience • News Director / News Writer for Westwood One (1998-2003), On-Air television and radio news/traffic reporter KOLD-13, Tucson, AZ (2000-2003), over 1500 news stories written or reported • Cinematographer: 5 feature films, long-form teaser for “Tekken Reloaded”, 3 PSA’s Awards • Cinematography – Shot the Emmy Award-winning Interactive Ad Campaign for LOST (ABC, Season 5) • Photography – IPA Award in Abstract Fine Art, 2011 Education • BFA - Film and Television, University of Arizona, 1998 • BS - English, University of Arizona, 1998 Skills • Selecting and managing vendors to maintain quality and timeline on concurrent/multiple projects. • A master of word choices when language is critical, such as in a regulated industry. • Hands-on ability with all project stages, from brainstorming to on-set production to final edit. • High degree of culinary experience from food shoots, including food styling and propping, accomplished cook, competition level bbq, homemade bbq sauces, homemade hot sauces, beer making.