Derek Means is a narrative-focused cinematographer based in Brooklyn, NY. His expertise spans features and shorts, music videos, documentaries, and commercials. Derek’s method is deeply collaborative, working closely with the entire creative team to create unique imagery designed to provoke emotional response through visual stimulus. Inspired by the shifting filmmaking landscape, Derek has immersed himself in the entire film production workflow, from conception to completion, inclusive of editing, color correction, and image compositing. He believes that successful cinematography should frame the viewer’s experience without distraction or ego.