Dan Mears
Director of Photography

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Dan Mears - Yorkshire Based DoP

Director of Photography based in Yorkshire, North of England

With over 13 years experience in the industry I’ve worked my way up the ranks of the camera department, now working as a Director of Photography and Cameraman across corporate films, branded content and TVCs. 

To compliment my work behind the camera I have also developed a bespoke Shooting Package too, based around the Sony FS7 camera, providing everything we need to ‘get shooting’!

I’m based in South Yorkshire, covering much of the North of England including Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, East/West Yorkshire and the Humber.

With a regular client base it’s clear Directors, Producers and Production Companies love what I do!

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2018 – Dan’s a genuine pleasure to work with. Calm, diligent and always wanting to do his best for the client. His equipment is top notch, he knows it well and he makes a lot of going the extra mile when asked. Thanks, Dan.

Simon Greene – Director, SGA

2018 – Dan is a highly skilled cameraman who recently did a shoot for a dance school. Dan captured this brilliantly, picking out moments that really represented the ‘family’ atmosphere of the school. I highly recommend Dan.

Graham Thirkill – Video Editor, Yell

2016 – His camera work was excellent and struck up a good rapport with the project client and those involved in the filming. The end result was a pleasure to edit and exceeded the client’s expectations.

Andrew Painten – Director/Producer, Fluent Films

2016 – I’d strongly recommend Dan to anyone, particularly if you’re looking to go that extra mile visually and achieve something really excellent. You can be sure Dan delights in translating a director’s vision into something attainable with whatever the budget. He’s also very easy to work with and relate to, which has made for a long-lasting professional relationship between us.

Toby Watts – Writer & Director, Far North Film

2016 – I’ve worked on 3 projects with Dan in the past 6 months and he is driven and professional. I have to say that his lighting and framing is at times absolutely beautiful! He has great communication skills which is vital in this industry. You hire Dan and your project will look fantastic.

Victoria Roberts – Freelance Makeup Artist

2015 – Dan is an extremely professional and focused camera operator and DoP. Every time I work with Dan I am always impressed with his attitude and precision toward the job in hand. He has his own kit, which is well maintained and up to date with the latest technology and modern workflows. It is always a pleasure to work with Dan and would recommend him for all your filming needs.

Mick Close – Freelance Sound Recordist

2014 – I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dan and his team member for their outstanding service and friendly but professional attitude. We were all delighted with the amount of care and effort that Dan and his associate put into the whole project. Polar are delighted with the end result and hope that we are able to have Dan again for our second video shoot when it has been arranged with our client.

Rachel Pickup – Sales & Marketing Manager, Polar Windows Ltd

2013 – Dan always gives 120%. He is skilled and intelligent, enthusiastic about his work, contributes effective ideas & solutions and is a pleasure to have on the team. I look forward to working with Dan on many more future projects.

Roy Plum – Owner, Creative Video / Achievement TV

2013 – Dan Mears is a highly professional DoP. He is very knowledgable about cameras and lighting but also how to use them creatively to bring a directors vision alive. Dan is not only technically competent but also is a man of integrity who listens as much as he speaks. I trust him as my right hand man on set and very much look forward to a long lasting creative relationship working with him.

Fionn Watts – Producer/Director, Far North Film