Doug Gritzmacher Denver Director of Photography

I’m an Emmy, Telly, and Remi award-winning director of photography and producer based in Denver, Colorado. I shoot short and long-form documentaries, dramatic shorts and features, broadcast television shows, ads, and videos for corporate and nonprofit organizations.


My work has helped lead to numerous awards, has appeared in several film festivals, and broadcast on several networks, including NBC, The National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS, BBC, Al Jazeera America, HGTV, and ESPN, among others. In addition to shooting, I am an accomplished producer and editor of three documentary films—the first a winner of four film festivals awards, the second now in wide distribution by First Run Features via iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, and the latest produced for and distributed by DirecTV.


I shape light meticulously for highly aesthetic interviews and scenes for broadcast and dramatic productions. I strive for fresh and inspiring compositions. I shoot with the mindset of an editor, gathering a diverse range of shots and angles in each situation so that a scene may be built in post-production. I think and move quickly, am highly efficient, and adapt easily to fast-paced situations.


In addition to cinematography, I’m an accomplished editor, photographer, and capable sound recordist. So whether you are looking for a “one-man band” or someone to assemble a production crew, I can help.


I am able to draw upon established relationships with experienced creative professionals—sound recordists, camera operators, producers, editors, teleprompters, make-up artists—to provide the necessary personnel for a successful production. I can provide the camera format and equipment required for your production with my own gear or through my relationships with local rental agencies.


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