Blaine Dunkley

Blaine Dunkley

Camera operator, cinematographer and crew in Los Angeles, California

About Blaine

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'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.

Name: Blaine Dunkley

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Crew, Director of Photography, Gaffer/lighting Technician, Lighting Designer and Photographer (Still)


  • Hotel Finlen

    Hotel Finlen (2013)
    Film by Kelley Mattingly Director of Photography

  • AKA Jimmy Picard

    AKA Jimmy Picard (2013)
    Film by Arnaud Desplechin Set PA

  • The Beno Show Ep. 2 "Scarface"

    The Beno Show Ep. 2 "Scarface" (2012)
    Television by Benny Blanko Director of Photography

  • SKAIST-TAYLOR "California Eccentrics" & "Love" Campaign

    SKAIST-TAYLOR "California Eccentrics" & "Love" Campaign (2012)
    Commercial by Jacqui Getty, SKAIST-TAYLOR Director of Photography, Editor

  • Adventures of the Mind

    Adventures of the Mind (2012)
    Video by Grossman & Partners, Brad Grossman Director of Photography, Editor

  • Winter in the Blood

    Winter in the Blood (2012)
    Film by Ranchwater Films (Alex & Andrew Smith) 2nd AC

  • Betrayal

    Betrayal (2012)
    Film by Topalian Morris Productions Co-Director of Photography

  • Sistagirl Promo Spot

    Sistagirl Promo Spot (2012)
    Internet by Erica Eng Director of Photography

  • Unemployment Assistance

    Unemployment Assistance (2012)
    Internet by Arthur or Martha (Adam Franklin) Director of Photography

  • Night at the Office

    Night at the Office (2011)
    Film (short) by UofM Director of Photography, Co-Director

  • Say Uncle

    Say Uncle (2011)
    Film (short) by Kenneth Billington Director of Photography, Co-Producer

  • PEACE Health "Every" Commercial Spots

    PEACE Health "Every" Commercial Spots (2011)
    Commercial by Chisel Industries (Yarrow Kraner) 2nd AC

  • The Life and Times of an American Playboy

    The Life and Times of an American Playboy (2011)
    Film (short) by Ryan Rundle Director of Photography

  • Animus

    Animus (2010)
    Film (short) by AloneInaForest (Hasalyn Harris & Logan Modine) Director of Photography

  • Untitled for James

    Untitled for James (2010)
    Film (short) by Ali Tabibnejad Director of Photography


  • The University of Montana (Missoula, MT)

  • Montana State University - Department of Media and Theatre Arts (Bozeman, Montana)

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