2018 Cinematography reel


Victor Tadashi Suarez

Victor Tadashi Suarez is an Emmy-winning (and eight-time Emmy-nominated) director of photography specializing in vérité filmmaking. He has DP’d over fifty investigative documentary films, working for National Geographic, PBS Frontline, ESPN Films, Jigsaw, Viceland, Fault Lines on Al Jazeera, and The New York Times. He was among the first to arrive in Ferguson and has since been present at some of the most significant events in recent American history: the uprisings in Baltimore, the encampment at Standing Rock, and the violence in Charlottesville to name a few. He is known for his signature floating handheld style of cinematography and his ability to capture spontaneous moments effortlessly and authentically, often running sound as well. He owns an Arri Alexa Mini, Canon C300 mark ii, Inspire 2 drone / X7 camera, MōVi Pro, and Sony A7Sii. Victor is fluent in Spanish, is a licensed and insured Part 107 drone pilot, and is certified in hostile environment training. He studied economics and philosophy at Columbia University in New York City.