Blaine Dunkley is a Director of Photography based in Los Angeles. Hailing from beautiful Montana, Blaine began playing with cameras and light from an early age and has developed a love for both classic and contemporary cinema. Having lived at the epicenter of independent film in Park City, UT during his High School years, Blaine fell in love with filmmaking. He is a graduate of The University of Montana in Missoula, where he studied Physics, Economics, and finally Media Arts - Digital Filmmaking.
To hone his craft, Blaine co-founded KBD Film & Photography in 2007 along with Kenneth Billington and got to work photographing weddings, commercials, fashion lines, models, actors, musicians, and short & feature length narrative films. His style is raw and intuitive, based on the creative spontaneity that he learned from his time as a photojournalist at the Montana Kaimin Newspaper. This run and gun approach mixed with his superb technical and problem solving skills combine to make him a valuable asset on any set and to any director looking for a creative, willing, and determined visual collaborator.
His Director of Photography credits include over 15 narrative shorts, two features, and countless commercials, music videos, web series' and plugs, in addition to the many sets he has provided with valuable assistance in grip, lighting, and especially operating. His Cinematography was featured in "Untitled for James" a top 6 finalist in Openfilm.com's first "Get it Made" competition in 2009, "Hotel Finlen" an experimental narrative feature eerily framed in historic Butte, MT, and "The Life and Times of an American Playboy" a neon dark comedy making the jump from completed short film to feature length ground breaker.
Film by Kelley Mattingly Director of Photography
AKA Jimmy Picard
Film by Arnaud Desplechin Set PA
The Beno Show Ep. 2 "Scarface"
Television by Benny Blanko Director of Photography
SKAIST-TAYLOR "California Eccentrics" & "Love" Campaign
Commercial by Jacqui Getty, SKAIST-TAYLOR Director of Photography, Editor
Adventures of the Mind
Video by Grossman & Partners, Brad Grossman Director of Photography, Editor
Winter in the Blood
Film by Ranchwater Films (Alex & Andrew Smith) 2nd AC
Film by Topalian Morris Productions Co-Director of Photography
Sistagirl Promo Spot
Internet by Erica Eng Director of Photography
Internet by Arthur or Martha (Adam Franklin) Director of Photography
Night at the Office
Film (short) by UofM Director of Photography, Co-Director
Film (short) by Kenneth Billington Director of Photography, Co-Producer
PEACE Health "Every" Commercial Spots
Commercial by Chisel Industries (Yarrow Kraner) 2nd AC
The Life and Times of an American Playboy
Film (short) by Ryan Rundle Director of Photography
Film (short) by AloneInaForest (Hasalyn Harris & Logan Modine) Director of Photography
Untitled for James
Film (short) by Ali Tabibnejad Director of Photography
University of Montana