A director of photography (DOP), sometimes known as a cinematographer, works closely with the director to realise the customer’s creative vision. The DOP works as a manager, coordinating the team members to bring the directions on the page into reality. They have more impact on the project’s appearance and feel than almost anybody else – so it’s essential that you choose the right candidate for the job.

At Definition, we produce more than 500 corporate videos every year, which means we regularly work with freelance DOPs. We know what separates an average DOP from a real professional, and we want to promote some of the outstanding DOPs we’ve worked with. That’s why we created a list of committed, talented freelance DOPs working in the UK, and we’re making it freely available online. Visit our list of the best UK directors of photography to find your next DOP. Just click on their website to get a feel for their work and contact them – and if you do hire them, be sure to tell them that Definition sent you.

Once you’ve created your masterpiece, you should enter it in a competition to be in with a chance of winning an award. Check out our lists of marketing awards and corporate video awards for some ideas.

If you want to produce high-quality video content but don’t know the first thing about writing a script, hiring talent or editing, contact our MD, Jamie.

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