Derek Rodarte

Derek Rodarte


Screenwriter, concept artist and storyboard artist in Los Angeles, California

About Derek

Derek is a jack of all trades. His years of editorial work in music videos, commercials, documentaries, and shorts make him an immediate asset to any project.

Derek is an experienced Cinematographer, 3D Modeling & Motion Graphics Specialist, and Concept/Storyboard Artist.

Owning a BMCC 4K Production Rig (Black Magic), full rig, full editing console station, Atmos Ninja Blade II Field Recorder, Basic Fluorescent lighting package, and more which are available for individual rental as well. Prices vary.

Derek originates from an advanced level 3D Animation / VFX Graphics, and Illustration. He is well versed in the following programs: After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D studio max, Zbrush, Keyshot, Procreate, Premiere, Audition, DaVinci, Substance Painter, 3D Coat, and more.

His heavy experience and understanding of the post production process makes him a Cinematographer at a level above the rest. He utilizes his intense post-production knowledge towards a clean, polished, and visually beautiful shoot with an outcome that stands strong to represent any type of genre or style of directing.

Derek's knowledge and understating of advanced level composition, shot framing, and storytelling structure along with his fundamental technical abilities allow him to truly bring life to any project at hand and tone/look that you require.

Name: Derek Rodarte

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: 5EW STUDIOS

Occupation: Screenwriter, Concept Artist, Storyboard Artist, Director, Assistant Director, Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Camera Operator, Second Assistant Camera, Art Director, Photographer (Still) and Production Assistant


  • Fullerton College (Fullerton, CA)


  • Westwood College-Anaheim (Anaheim, CA)

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  • Since: June 2015
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