director, cinematographer and animator

Hi there! I'm Derek Swanson. I'm a freelance
based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I love  creating videos, post-production and content creation.


My Reel


Brands I've Worked With

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About Me

I'm a Minneapolis, MN-based creative director / cinematographer / motion designer / post-production editor / photographer / event producer and all-around restless creative.

Currently, I work with brands all over the country creating through a variety of mediums.  This includes video marketing, event production, social media content creation, and travel photography.

After creating on the side for 4 years, in 2009 I started my own business working with agencies and brands in various roles.

From 2010-2013 I worked with the amazing crew at Capture as a cinematographer, post-production editor and motion designer.

I've worked with startups to Fortune 500 companies.  Small boutique agencies to 10,000 member churches.

Hmmm...what else would you like to know?  Send me a note and let's grab a coffee to talk more!

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