Derek Hoffmann is an award winning Cinematographer and filmmaker.
30 years of worldwide experience
Based in Honolulu, Hawaii.
IATSE Local 600
Camera Operator CBS / MGM Television Survivor 37 "David vs Goliath" (March-May 2018)
Camera Operator CBS / MGM Television Survivor 36 "Ghost Island" (May-July 2017)
Camera Operator CBS / MGM Television Survivor 35 "Heros v. Healers v. Hustlers" (March-May 2017)
Camera Operator CBS / MGM Television Survivor 34 "Game Changers" (May-July 2016)
Camera Operator CBS / MGM Television Survivor 33 "Gen X vs Millennials" (March-May 2016)
Camera Operator NBC / MGM Television "Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger" (Jan - March 2016)
Camera Operator Comedy Central "Adam Devine House Party 3" (December 2015)
Camera Operator CBS Survivor 32 "Koh Rong" (May-July 2015)
Camera Operator CBS Survivor 31 "Cambodia" - (March - May 2015)
Camera Operator CBS Survivor 30 "Worlds Apart" - (July-Sept 2014)
Camera Operator CBS Survivor 29 "Blood vs Water" - (May-July 2014)
Camera Operator NBC "Celebrity Apprentice" (March-April 2014)
Camera Operator Warner Bros "Point Break" - "2nd Unit" (January 2014)
Camera Operator MTV "Are you the One" (Oct-Nov 2013)
Camera Operator CBS Survivor 28 "Cagayan" - (July-August 2013)
Camera Operator CBS Survivor 27 "Blood vs Water" (May-June 2013)
Camera Operator CMTV "Redneck Island" (Mar-Apr 2013)
Camera Operator SPIKE "Fight Master" (Feb-Mar 2013)
Camera Operator NBC "Celebrity Apprentice" (Oct-Nov 2012)
Camera Operator CBS Survivor 26 "Fans vs Favorites" (May-June 2012)
Camera Operator CBS Survivor 25 "Philippines" (Mar-April 2012)
Camera Operator NBC “Love in the Wild 2” (Feb-Mar 2012)
Camera operator HGTV "Design Star 7" (jan-Feb 2012)
Camera Operator NBC "Celebrity Apprentice" (Oct -Nov 2011)
Camera Operator SPIKE TV “The Ultimate Fighter 14” (May-Jul 11)
Camera Operator NBC “ Love in the Wild” (Mar-April 11)
Camera Operator SPIKE TV “The Ultimate Fighter 13” (Jan-Mar 2011)
Executive Producer / "Fiberglass and Megapixels" Documentary about Surf Photography.
Camera Operator NBC "Celebrity Apprentice 4" (Sep -Nov 2010)
Camera Operator NBC "Apprentice 7” (Jun-July 2010)
Camera Operator SPIKE TV “The Ultimate Fighter 11” (Jan-Mar 10)
Camera Operator NBC "Celebrity Apprentice" season 9 shot in NYC. (Oct - Nov 2009)
Producer / "Fiberglass and Megapixels" - Executive Producer for Documentary about Surf Photography filmed on-location at the North Shore of Oahu.
Camera Operator SPIKE TV The Ultimate Fighter "Heavyweights" (May-July 2009)
Camera Operator SPIKE TV The Ultimate Fighter 9 "USA vs UK" (Jan-Mar 2009)
Director of Photography / "Fiberglass and Megapixels" - DP for a 50 minute documentary about surf photography on the north shore of oahu.
Camera Operator / "Celebrity Apprentice" - Camera operator for "The Apprentice / Celebrity" season 8 shot in NYC. produced by Mark Burnett Productions and NBC. (Oct - Nov 2008)
Camera Operator / " Maui Choppers "- Camera operator for "Maui Choppers" filmed on Maui for Tru TV (Aug 08)
Camera Operator / " High School Reunion "- Camera operator for "High School Reunion 5" shot in Kauai, Hawaii for Next Entertainment airing on TV LAND (July 08)
Camera Operator / The Ultimate Fighter 8 Nogueria vs Mir - Camera Operator for The Ultimate Fighter 7 shot in Las Vegas, NV. (May-June)
Dolly Camera Operator / Kokua Festival - Camera Operator for Jack Johnson's Kokua Festival at the Waikiki Shell (shot April 08)
Camera Operator / The Ultimate Fighter 7 Rampage vs Forrest - Camera Operator for The Ultimate Fighter 7 shot in Las Vegas (Jan-Mar)
Camera Operator / "Celebrity Apprentice" - Camera operator for "The Apprentice / Celebrity" season 7 shot in NYC. produced by Mark Burnett Productions and NBC. (Oct - Nov 2007)
Camera Operator / "The Shot" Reality show about fashion photographers airing on VH1. (Sept 2007 in Hawaii)
Camera Operator / "Baby Borrowers" -- Camera operator for "Baby Borrowers" a new NBC reality show airing in Feb 2008. Shot in July-Aug 2007 in Idaho
Camera Operator / "The Ultimate Fighter 6 - Hughes vs Serra"- Camera operator for "The Ultimate Fighter 6" shot in Las Vegas and produced by Tufguy Productions, airing on Spike TV this fall 2007. (June - July 2007))
Cinematographer / Roxy - Filmed segments in super 16 and 35mm for upcoming surf film Young Guns 3 starring Carrissa Moore. (shot on location in Oahu in May 2007)
Camera Operator / " High School Reunion "- Camera operator for "High School Reunion 4" shot in Maui, Hawaii for Next Entertainment airing on TV LAND August 2007 (Shot April - May 2007)
Dolly Camera Operator / "Kokua Festival"- Dolly Camera operator for "Kokua Festival" featuring Jack Johnson and Eddie Veder shot in Honolulu, Hawaii for myspace.com
Camera Operator / "The Ultimate Fighter 5"- Camera operator for "The Ultimate Fighter 5" shot in Las Vegas and produced by Tufguy Productions, airing on Spike TV April - June 2007. (Shot Jan - Feb 2007)
Camera Operator / The Apprentice - Camera operator for "The Apprentice" season 5 shot in NY. produced by Mark Burnett Productions and airing on NBC spring 2006. (Sept - Nov 2005)
HD Camera Operator / Quiksilver - Camera operator for Quiksilver Eddie Aikau opening ceremony party at Waimea Bay featuring a concert by Pearl Jam for 200 select guests. Filmed with HVX200 and Varicam. (Dec 2006)
Camera Operator / Triple Crown of Surfing - Camera operator for 2006 vans Triple crown of surfing for Fox Sports and Fuel TV. (Nov- Dec 2006)
HD Camera Operator / "The Life" - Principal HD Camera operator for O'neill Clothing upcoming Surfing film "The Life" Shot on location in South Africa with the Panasonic HVX200 P2HD and Arriflex SR2 Super 16. To be released summer 2008 (July 2006)
Camera Operator / The Ultimate Fighter 4 - Camera operator for "The Ultimate Fighter 4" shot in Las Vegas and produced by Tufguy Productions, aired on Spike TV Aug- Oct 2006. (May - June 2006)
HD Camera Operator / Jack Johnson concert - Dolly Camera operator for Jack Johnson KOKUA festival at the Waikiki Shell for AOL live concert and for broadcast later on HD network. (April 2006)
Camera Operator / The Ultimate Fighter 3 - Camera operator for "The Ultimate Fighter 3" shot in Las Vegas and produced by Tufguy Productions, aired on Spike TV April - June 2006. (Jan - Feb 2006)
Camera Operator / Fox Sports Net - Betacam operator for the Vans Triple Crown of surfing shot on Oahu's North Shore of Hawaii. Six 1 hour shows Produced by Windowseat Productions airing on Fox Sports Net and Fuel Networks in 2006. (Nov - Dec 2005)
Camera Operator / The Apprentice - Camera operator for "The Apprentice" season 5 shot in NY. produced by Mark Burnett Productions and airing on NBC spring 2006. (Sept - Nov 2005)
Director of Photography / Quiksilver WCT Pro Surfing event in Japan - DP and cinematographer for 2005 Quiksilver WCT Pro Surfing event in Hebara, Japan. Shot in 35mm film and Betacam SP for a DVD release in Japan. (Aug - Sept 2005)
Camera Operator / The Ultimate Fighter 2 - Camera operator for the next season of "The Ultimate Fighter" shot in Las Vegas and produced by Tufguy Productions, aired on Spike TV. (June - July 2005)
Camera Operator / The Biggest Loser - Camera operator for segment of "The biggest loser" shot on location in Hawaii airing on NBC spring 2006. (May 2005)
Camera Operator / The Apprentice 4 - Camera operator for "The Apprentice" season 4 shot in NY. Produced by Mark Burnett Productions, aired on NBC fall 2005. (April - May 2005)
Cinematographer & DP / Asics - Filmed commercial spot for Japan division of Asics shoe company. (March 2005)
Camera Operator / JAL - Filmed scenic footage of Hawaii Beach Parks for Japan Airlines in flight programming. (March 2005)
Camera Operator / The Simple Life 3 - Camera operator for "The Simple Life" with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie produced by Bunim-Murray aired on Fox. (Feb - March 2005)
Camera Operator / Nanny 911 - Reality show "Nanny 911" for Fox. Show is being filmed with the new Sony XDcam disk based camera system and shot on location in the United States. (Jan - Feb 2005)
Camera Operator / Fox Sports Net - Beta Cam operator for the Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational Surfing Event shot in Hawaii at Waimea Bay. December 2004
Camera Operator / Fox Sports Net - Beta Cam operator for the Vans Triple Crown of surfing shot in Hawaii during November - December 2004. Six 1 hour shows Produced by Windowseat Productions and airing on Fox Sports Net.
Camera Operator / Nanny 911 - DP (2nd unit) and camera operator for new reality show "Nanny 911" for Fox. Show was filmed with the new Sony XDcam disk based camera system and shot on location in the United States. October - November 2004
Camera Operator / The Amazing Race - Camera operator (zone coverage) for "The Amazing race" for CBS. September 2004
Cinematographer / Xterra TV - Cinematographer for Xterra USA triathlon championships at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe. Shot pre race b-roll in super 16mm of profile atheltes, pro's and scenic shots. Derek shot DVcam for the water portion of the Race and Betacam sp during the run portion of the race. September 2004
DP & Camera Operator / Quiksilver - Camera operator for 2004 ASP WCT pro surfing tour in Hebara, Japan for Quiksilver and Gaora Sports Japan. Shot on location in Chiba, Japan. August - September 2004
DP & Camera Operator / ESPN Japan - Camera operator for Xterra Japan triathlon for ESPN Japan August 2004
ENG Crew / Budweiser - ENG crew for Budweiser 's Street Smart presentation at Hawaii military base's August 2004
Cinematographer / Roxy - Water Cinematographer for annual new product shoot in Hawaii with Roxy Team riders surfing in various surf spots throughout Hawaii July 2004
DP & Camera Operator / Gorge Games - Camera operator for 2004 Gorge Games in Hood River Oregon July 2004
DP & Camera Operator / Fuji TV Japan - Camera operator for music variety show filmed in Hawaii for Fuji TV Japan June 2004
DP & Camera Operator / "Nice Package" the oxygen channel - Camera operator for new show "nice package" airing on the oxygen channel June 2004.
DP & Camera Operator / Brisk Hawaii - Camera operator for series called "Aloha Golf Course" airing on Gaora sports network in Japan. May - July 2004.
IMX Camera Operator / Fox - Camera operator on reality show for Fox called "Forever Eden", Reality camera operator and water specialist. Show is produced by Mentorn Productions and A. Smith & Co. for Fox Network. February - May 2004
Betacam Operator / "The Ride" Documentary - Film about tow-in surfing featuring; Laird Hamilton, Darrick Doerner, Dave Kalama, Tom Carroll, Ross Clarke-Jones and Peter Mel. Shot on location in Maui at the big wave surf spot Jaws. Derek was responsible for ENG coverage, Interviews, Land camera and overall story documentation. Won Best Film at the 2004 X-Dance film festival at Park City, Utah
Camera Operator / Junket Productions - Betacam operator for Adam Sandler press junket for new movie "50 First Dates" filmed in Hawaii for Sony Pictures and Junket Productions. January 2004
DP & Camera Operator / Fuel Network - Camera operator for Documentary about Jack Johnson and his Kokua foundation. Highlights include: Live concert in Hawaii, Interviews, Jack playing his three R song for the kids at Sunset Beach elementary school, lifestyle and surfing footage of Jack and friends. Will air on Fuel network, PBS and be distributed to all the schools in Hawaii. Produced by opper sports. January 2004
DP & camera operator / TLC "a dating story" - Director of Photography and camera operator for TLC show "a Dating story". Filmed 3 shows on Maui and the Big island for Banyan Productions & The Learning Channel. December 2003
Camera operator / USA Network. - Camera operator for new weekly Movie show on USA network RFTWM - featured movie "6 days 7 nights" filmed at paradise cove on Oahu, Hawaii. Produced by DME Inc. December, 2003
BetaCam operator / Roxy - Filmed interviews with the top Roxy team surfers on the North shore of Oahu, Hawaii. November 2003
DP & Camera Operator / Brisk Video works Japan - Director of Photography for two DVD's featuring Japanese models filmed in the Hawaiian islands. November 2003
Betacam Operator / Xcel Pro - Primary camera operator for 2003 Xcel Pro Surfing contest at Sunset Beach. November 2003
DP & Camera Operator / TLC "a makeover story" - Director of Photography and camera operator for TLC show "a makeover story". Filmed 2 shows on Oahu and the Big island for Banyan Productions & The Learning Channel. October - November 2003
Camera Operator / CBS Sports - Cameraman for the 2003 Xterra World Championships on Maui for CBS Sports. October 2003
Camera operator / Ironman Triathlon - Shot the 2003 Kona Ironman Triathlon for My DVD. October 2003
ENG Camera crew / NBC News - Covering the LA Lakers in Hawaii for spring training camp October 2003
Digital Betacam Operator / American Idol 3 - Camera Operator for American Idol Search in Hawaii and shot opening water sequence of Ryan Seacrest surfing at Waikiki Beach. October 2003
Water Camera Operator / E! Entertainment - Filmed Ryan Seacrest (American Idol Host) Surfing in Waikiki Beach for E! and American Idol 3rd season. October 2003
Camera Operator / Xterra TV - Shot underwater DVcam footage of swimming and Betacam SP of Running for the 2003 USA Xterra Triathlon Championships at Incline Village Lake Tahoe for Team TV and Xterra TV. September 2003
Underwater Camera Operator / Music Video for Jake Shimabukuro - Filmed surfing scenes for upcoming Music Video of Jake Shimabukuro for Japan Market. September 2003
Camera Operator / "Paradise Hotel" -Worked on Paradise Hotel a reality show for Fox Television produced by Mentorn Productions and A.Smith & Co. Filmed on location in July & August 2003
Water camera operator / Fuji TV Japan - Filmed underwater snuba footage for Fuji TV Japan in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. July 2003
Cinematographer / Roxy - Contracted by Roxy to shoot super 16mm film of there fashion shoot in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii for 2004 advertising and print campaigns. Shot on Land and in the water, Footage will be used for future Roxy Commercial's and promotional work. July 2003
DP - Betacam Operator / Gaora Sports TV Japan - Contracted to film Niijima Quiksilver WCT Professional surfing event in Japan for Gaora Sports Television and Quiksilver Japan. There will be a 1 hour TV show and a DVD for distribution in Japan. June 2003
DP - Camera Operator / RipCurl Girl - Camera crew for Australian TV show featuring women's surfing. Filmed around the Queens beach wahine surfing contest. June 2003
Water Camera operator / Ripley's Believe it or not - Filmed water surfing footage of a 10 year old female surfer (Carissa Moore) at V-land on the North Shore of Oahu for segment in the TV show Ripley's believe it or not. June 2003
Cinematographer / Xterra Planet - Shot Super 16mm film in Nevada for Planet Xterra TV show produced by Team TV and the Nevada commission on Tourism . Segments included; a cowboy Ranch in Jarbridg , Land sailing at speeds of 60mph on dry salt flats and Mountain biking at the bloody shins trail in Winnemucca. May 2003
Betacam IMX operator / High School Reunion II for WB - Camera operator for High School Reunion season 2 on Oahu, Hawaii. Produced by HSR & Telepictures. May 2003
ENG Camera Crew / History Channel - Interviewed a UH professor about Korea for History Channel show about North Korea. April
Water Cameraman / Team TV - Under water camera operator for Steinlager World Challenge one man canoe race in Kauai, Hawaii. April, 2003
Betacam Operator & Water cameraman / Team TV - Camera operator for Team TV segment on Duke Kahanamoku for Xterra Planet TV series. April 2003
Betacam Operator / Aloha TV - Camera operator for Brisk Video Works which produces Aloha TV for Japan. April and May 2003
Water camera operator / Team TV - Water cameraman for Makaha Surfing contest for Xterra Planet TV series. March 2003
Betacam IMX Operator / MTV "Surf Girls" - Reality cameraman and water specialist for the Reality show "Surf Girls". The show follows the life's of 14 women surfers traveling around the world for 2 months and competing against each other for a grand prize. Jan - March 2003.
Betacam IMX Operator / WB Network "Boarding House, North Shore" - Camera Operator and surfing specialist for the WB network reality show "Boarding House-North Shore". The show follows the lives of 7 pro surfers during the Triple Crown of Surfing on the North Shore of Oahu during November & December 2002.
Digi Betacam Operator / Celebrity Mole Hawaii - Camera operator & water Specialist for the reality show the Mole 3 (Celebrity mole) on ABC. Produced by Stone Stanley Entertainment & Gonzo productions and filmed in Hawaii. October 2002
Camera Operator / CBS Sports - Xterra World Championships on Maui, responsible for water coverage of the swim and steady cam for the run portion of the race. Filmed in Oct 2002 and aired on Super Bowl Sunday on CBS.
Betacam Operator / "The Ride" Documentary - Film about tow-in surfing featuring; Laird Hamilton, Darrick Doerner, Dave Kalama, Tom Carroll, Ross Clarke-Jones and Peter Mel. Shot on location in Maui at the big wave surf spot Jaws. Derek was responsible for ENG coverage, Interviews, Land camera, Aerial footage and overall story documentation. Oct. 2002 Won Best Film at the 2004 X-Dance film festival at Park City, Utah
DP & Betacam Operator / Loomis Inc. Advertising - Filmed two commercial's for Jon Yoshimura's 2002 campaign for State Senate in Honolulu, Hawaii. Oct 2002
Camera Operator / OLN - Xterra USA Championships at Lake Tahoe, Underwater camera operator for swim and Betacam Operator for Run course. Produced by Team Unlimited Sept 02 Show won a Telly award.
Camera Operator / Universal Pictures - Betacam Operator for Blue Crush press Junkit at Ihilani Resort on Oahu. July, 2002
Camera Operator / Slingshot kiteboards - Filmed How-to Kiteboard video at the Gorge in Oregon with Slingshot team riders. July
Betacam Operator / Travel Channel - Camera Operator for Travel Channel's program "10 Best Hawaii Beach Resorts". Produced by KAOS Entertainment. June 2002
DP & Betacam Operator / RipCurl Girl - Camera crew for an Australian TV show featuring women's surfing. Filmed around the Queens beach wahine surfing contest. June 2002
DP & Betacam Operator / Disney Channel - EFP crew for Disney Channel TV show "Movie Surfers" produced by Evolution Film and Tape. Filmed on location around Oahu for Disney's upcoming Movie Lilo & Stitch. Provided complete camera, lighting and sound package. April - May 2002
Betacam Operator / Team Unlimited - Primary land camera for 2002 Buffalo Big Board contest at Makaha Beach, Oahu. Contest features Team surfing, Canoe Surfing, Tandem surfing, Bulle boarding, bodyboarding, bodysurfing and more. March 2002
DP & Principal Betacam Operator / International Sports Productions Filmed for 18 days in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Mountain Dew Ice Village. This event went on during the 2002 Winter Olympics and featured action sport demos during the afternoon and live bands at night. Responsible for all ENG coverage, sports, concert footage and interviews of Athletes & Musicians. TV shows are called Core Culture and High Octane and air on Fox Sports.
ENG Camera Operator / Core Culture - ENG camera for first event of 2002 American Snowboard Tour at Sugar Bowl, California for Core Culture on Fox Sports Net. Feb 2002
DP / Camera Operator and Editor - "PrimeTime" - New Kiteboarding video was filmed in the Hawaiian Islands with the top Kiteboarders in the world. Primetime highlights Kiteboarding's new style with wakeboards and 2 line kites and Incredible tricks. The video features; Lou Wainman, Mauricio Abreu, Shannon Best, Ryan Seibring, Nina Heibreg and more.
Cinematographer / Bluefield Entertainment - Filmed Lisa Anderson for up-coming Documentary about life and surfing career. Filmed on location in North Shore of Oahu during January 2002, and shot in 16mm film.
Betacam Operator / DynoComm Sports - 2002 Mike Stewart Bodyboading contest at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. Jan 2002
Betacam Operator / DynoComm Sports - 2002 Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Big wave surfing contest at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu. Jan 2002
Cinematographer / Hawaiian Moving Company - Filmed shots of waves for show open, aired on KGMB the CBS affiliate in Hawaii.
Credits - 2001
Betacam Operator / NBC Sports - Cameraman for the Xbox Pipeline masters surfing contest on the North Shore of Oahu. The third jewel of the Vans triple crown of surfing. Produced by DynoComm sports and aired on NBC sports; December 23, 2001
Digi Betacam Operator / Chilli TV - Ripcurl Cup at Sunset beach surfing event. Filmed in 16X9 with Digital Betacam for Chilli TV & Sports World based in London.. This event crowned the world surfing champion for 2001 and was the final event for the ASP world tour. Nov-Dec 2001
Betacam Operator / Roxy - Learn to Surf now video for Roxy surf wear. Filmed on location in Waikiki beach and the North Shore of Oahu. Responsible for Interviews and footage of girls teaching tips for surfing, Produced by Blue Field Entertainment and Roxy. November 2001.
Betacam Operator / Fox Sports Net - Hawaiian Pro G-Shock surfing contest at Haleiwa, Hawaii. Produced by DynoComm sports. 1st event in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. November 2001
Cinematographer / Bluefield Entertainment - Filmed for the Strapped team video on Maui. Shot with Laird Hamilton and team from the back of Jet skis and helicopters for the DVD.
Camera Operator / CBS Sports - Xterra World Championships at Maui, Hawaii on October 14 2001. Derek operated a water camera for the swim portion of the race and then shot the transition from the bike to the run. The race is over rough volcanic terrain with very humid conditions. Aired on CBS sports December 29, 2001. Nominated for a Emmy
Betacam Operator / ESPN - Bear Longboard contest at Haleiwa, Hawaii. Produced by DynoComm sports. November 2003
Camera Operator / "Manhunt" - Reality Show aired on UPN during August and September 2001. Producded by Paramount TV on Kauai in January & February 2001. The crew had to wear full camouflage in 80° weather and avoid being hit by flying paintballs while running after contestants and hunters thru wilderness terrain and covering story with players.
Camera Operator / Xterra USA Championships at Lake Tahoe, September 2001. Derek was one of the 3 water cameramen for the swim event and operated a Betacam with a fisheye for a portion of the running event up the hills of Incline village above the old Bonanza TV show set.
Camera Operator / You Gotta See this! - Licensed footage of Kiteboarding and surfing for 2 segments of the TV show featured on FOX Sports Net. The Kiteboarding segment features a Kiteboarder crashing into rocks, and the surfing segment features a surfer and bodyboarder colliding into each other at Pipeline. Shows aired in October 2001 on Fox Sports.
Principal Camera Operator / USA Network & World Wave Pictures - The OP Pro Boat Challenge in the Mentawai Islands off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Responsible for primary land coverage and Interviews of this inaugural event with 6 of the worlds top Men and women surfers.
Cinematographer / Team Unlimited - Contracted to shoot 16mm film & Video from water and land for TV special on the elite canoe paddlers of Team Hawaii. "Liberty Challenge 2001" Aired in September on Outdoor Life Network.
Betacam Operator / ABC World News - Covered the on-going story in Honolulu, Hawaii regarding the US navy submarine which struck a Japanese fishing vesicle the "Ehiri Maru" in waters off Oahu, in February 2001.
Cinematographer / Mindset Media - Shot the 2001 world cup of snowboarding in Park City Utah and the USA snowboarding team training in Mammoth, California for the upcoming winter Olympics.
Betacam Operator / Quiksilver - Principal camera operator for the Eddie Aikau Big Wave invitational at Waimea Bay on the North shore of Oahu. January 2001
Cinematographer / Hawaiian Moving Company - Filmed shots of waves for show open, airing on KGMB the CBS affiliate in Honolulu, Hawaii every Sunday night.
Betacam Operator / NBC Dateline - Worked on 2 stories for Dateline filmed in Hawaii.
Betacam Operator / CBS 60 Minutes - Shot for a special on the Bishop Estate Trustees in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Producer - Betacam operator - Editor / NBC & K-5 - Responsible for filming and editing for a 1 hour live show on the University of Hawaii women's volleyball team during the 2000 NCAA final four tournament from Richmond, Virginia. We did live shots at 3am for air in Honolulu, Hawaii. And also produced packages and live shots for 3 days during the 5,6 and 10 o'clock News for NBC Hawaii.
Camera Operator / Fox Sports Net - Worked on Planet Extreme on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. A sports show featuring some of the top action sport athletes competing in different events.
Camera Operator - Water Cinematographer / Team Unlimited - Worked on Xterra World triathlon championships for 3 years, event filmed on the island of Maui and aired on ESPN.
Water Camera Operator / Team Unlimited - Worked on the Ocean Challenge that was filmed on the Island of Oahu and featured the top lifeguards from around the world. Program was aired on ESPN.
Water Camera Operator / Hawaiian Sports Adventure - Water Cinematographer for 3 segments of the TV show. Filmed on the Island of Kauai and aired on ESPN and OLN.
Video Journalist / NBC News 8 Hawaii - Teamed with reporters throughout the state of Hawaii and pacific rim. Responsible for video, audio, lighting and editing package for air. Experienced with Avid editing system and Microwave up-link Live trucks.
Video Journalist / KGMB Channel 9 CBS affiliate - Worked with reporters and was responsible for video, audio,lighting and editing stories for air. Chosen to go to Las Vegas for the NCAA Basketball WAC tournament with the Hawaii Rainbows and star player AC Carter. Worked along side legendary sports reporter Neil Everette 1997.
Betacam Operator - Field Producer / Real TV - Filmed a segment about a surfer who loves to ride the waves at Pipeline. Featured rider Tamayo Perry.
On-location producer & Cinematographer / The Learning Channel - DP and camera op for the show Sea Tek. A segment about a storm chase with Mike Stewart from Tahiti to Maui to California and up to Alaska, following the same swell generated by a big storm system from the southern hemisphere. It took one week to follow the swell over 7000 miles.
Producer/Cinematographer/Editor/Producer for Mattel sports - in 1995 Hoffmann Films was contracted to film and produce a 30 minute promotional video for Morey Bodyboards, which featured World Champion Mike Stewart. This project took over 1 year to complete and including traveling to Puerto Escondido Mexico, Tavarua Fiji and filming the entire winter season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The video featured incredible POV from inside the waves and was shot entirely on 16mm film.
Co Executive producer - Cinematographer - Editor / Fluid Combustion - Filmed, edited and produced the original Fluid Combustion surfing video. This video was completed in 1994 and was considered one of the top surfing videos of the year. The video featured dripping wet water footage of the 1993-1994 winter season on the North Shore of Oahu. The video also featured a segment of surfing in Indonesia with the Ripcurl team and Tom Curren. Profiles of the top Hawaiian surfers of the time.
Cinematographer - RipCurl & World Wave Pictures - Principal cinematographer and water specialist for Ripcurl Wetsuits video series "The Search" starring Tom Curren and Ripcurl team riders. Working with legendary filmmaker Sonny Miller, this project was filmed around the world from Queensland, NSW, Sydney, Bells beach, South Australia and the rugged western coast of Australia. The Search took Derek to Africa from Durban down to Jefferies Bay and up the coast of Mozambique for some incredible wave discoveries. The Search also took Derek on boat trips up the uncharted waters of Sumatra Indonesia, where they discovered "Fish Bowls" a surf spot where Tom Curren rode the infamous 5' 7 fish surfboard in 10 foot barrels. They also traveled to Tahiti, Tavarua, Fiji and the North Shore of Oahu. These films are regarded as the industry leader in surf travel videos for the 90's. 1992-1996
Cinematographer / Water specialist / Producer - Australian Surf Video Network - Derek was fortunate to work with legendary surf-filmmaker Chris Bystrom on 5 surfing videos filmed throughout Australia and the Hawaiian islands. Derek co-produced Blast-off phase 3, which featured incredible water footage shot in Tahiti with the top bodyboarders in the world. 1989 - 1994
Assistant Photographer for Arney Freytag / Playboy Magazine - Derek was hired to work for Playboy Magazine as an assistant photographer for Arney Freytag on the feature of Tawni Cable that was shot in the Hawaiian Islands during March 1989.
Cinematographer for the theatrical release of "Rolling Thunder" 1988
Water Camera Operator for the Tinman Triathlon for KITV sports 1987.
Photographer / Bodyboarding and Surfing magazine - Back in the 1980's Derek shot still photographs for various magazine publications and companies, with cover shots and full page spreads. Derek got started in shooting video and film thru the sports of Surfing, Bodyboarding and Snowboarding.