Don Starnes

Don Starnes

Director of Photography at Lightly Held Films
Los Angeles, United States


Lots of credits, awards and happy clients. Lots of great gear (packed for travel, which I do a lot). Saatchi & Saatchi, Goodby, Silverstein, Nat Geo, Discovery, HBO, Netflix, Warner Bros, Paramount, Miramax & many others.


Director of Photography
1985 - Present (33 years)
commercials, branded content, documentaries, features


BA, Film Production

San Francisco State University
1982 - Present (36 years)


Ask me no questions and I’ll speak in no fragments (ProVideo Coalition)

25 February 2016
Welcome to your interview. A sign taped to the door says “Quiet– filming.” This only makes you more nervous....

DIY DCP (ProVideo Coalition)

27 June 2015
How to hit the big screen for small change.

Preview: The Mini XTC 9250-XL (ProVideo Coalition)

01 April 2014
Just in time for NAB, the 9250-XL is everything that a producer could want in a camera. The revolution has begun…

How To Get Trained (ProVideo Coalition)

13 March 2014
Hint: it isn’t by reading this.

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