I’m Nate Doane, a Director of Photography based in Phoenix, Arizona. I have shot everything from no-crew documentary projects in remote areas to feature films with a full production team and crew. My main focus right now is on commercial cinematography and documentary work, which has me traveling around the US to help my clients tell their stories and make pretty pictures.

I am also very lucky to have a full crew of camera assistants and G&E that I’ve worked with for years and can hire onto any size projects to ensure that we have a well oiled machine to assist the production. I also have close relationships with local rental houses and have helped many productions coming into town find reliable equipment for the best price.

Aside from cinematography work, I work as a gaffer and a colorist and am happy to help with any production no matter the size.

Video Portfolio

In a World of Hurt Short Wes…

Movies & Film - Phoenix, AZ

Award winner and festival favorite at the Chandler International Film Festival, In a World of Hurt takes on the story… View the Video

Full Implant Choice Document…

Commercial - Virginia Beach, VA

Dr. Hogan was looking for a video that, in his words, “Didn’t suck.” He had mentioned that crews who had… View the Video

Renegade Ridge Music Video

Music Videos - Phoenix, AZ

Adavant had a new concept album coming out that tells the story of a group of renegade soldiers who flee… View the Video

Logan Lee Documentary

Commercial - Phoenix, AZ

Verde Smiles was looking for a unique video that followed the story of one of their case studies. I drove… View the Video

Poetry in a Bottle Commercia…

Commercial - Phoenix, AZ

The lighting setup was a bit complicated but purposeful. First, we used the practical LED lights strung around the room… View the Video

Self-Destructive Music Video

Music Videos - Phoenix, AZ

Julia and her marketing team reached out to me with a great concept for the first of a few music… View the Video

Narrative Cinematography Ree…

Demo Reels - Phoenix, AZ

This is a short collection of my narrative and music video cinematography. This includes award-winning short films as well as… View the Video

Documentary Cinematography R…

Demo Reels - Phoenix, AZ

This is a short collection of my commercial documentary work. Most of this footage is shot documentary style and then… View the Video


Primary Roles
  • Director of Photography
  • Gaffer
  • Grip
Secondary Roles
  • Camera Rental
  • Equipment Rental
  • Location Scout
  • Studio Space
  • Camera Operator
  • Color Correction
  • Editor
  • Motion Graphics
  • Music Licensing


  • Blackmagic 4k
  • Canon C200
  • Panasonic GH5
  • Canon Lenses
  • Lense Filters
Grip & Lighting
  • Small Grip Kit
  • Small Light Kit
Camera Support
  • Dana Dolly
  • DJI Ronin
  • Monitor
  • Tripod


5.0 Out of
5 Stars
Overall rating from 1 review
Blare Films AZ

Nate helped us on a shoot in Sedona this spring. It was a last minute spot we needed help with and he step to the plate and did a great job. Hope to get him on other shoots.

6 months ago