Academy Award-winning Brook Aitken is a versatile, creative freelance cinematographer who has shot hundreds of high-end commercials, TV shows, sports, and documentaries all over the world for over 20 years. He owns multiple cameras, including aerial drones, and a full range of lighting/grip equipment to assure he captures the right images and inspirations to exceed his clients’ requirements. Aitken has shot in (and been shot at) in the cocaine fields of Colombia, on the cliffs of Japan, from snowy peaks in Patagonia, and on many large studio sets. His cinematography has had him hanging from helicopters with the military, dangling off 80-foot waterfalls, filming the holy lands of Jerusalem and often filming a simple yet beautifully lit interview.

Clients range from virtually every major national tv network to ad agencies such as Crispin Porter, Satchi & Satchi, Weiden & Kennedy, Cactus Creative, UC Health, Integer Group, Karsh Hagan, Blast Radius, LRXD, Factory Labs, Nike/Jordan Brand, Victor & Spoils, Sterling Rice, Ascent Media, 11 Dollar Bill, Seduced & Exploited, Deloitte Digital, Supply & Demand, Fact & Fiction and the list goes on.

  

Aitken is a second-generation director of photography, following in the footsteps of his father, Len, who shot multiple documentary films, several winning Emmy Awards. Aitken attended the University of Colorado film school and received a BFA in film production in 1996. His work on “The Cove” documentary garnered an Academy Award; other professional recognition includes a Cinema Eye Award for Best Cinematography, Woods Hole Film Fest Best Cinematography, and three Emmy Awards. 

 

Network SPECIALS / COMMERCIALS

  • Academy Award- “The Cove” OPS
  • Anschutz Corp- Exploration, Numerous videos
  • American Lung Assoc. -“N.O.T.” campaign
  • Amgen- medical spot. Waypoint Films/Viscera
  • ArcticCat Snowmobiles Warren Miller /Pariscope
  • AEP Power Company, Revolocity Agency
  • Biden 2020 Campaign- Mayor Hancock for Joe Biden
  • Bloomberg 2020- campaign B cam
  • Brother Mobile Solutions- Stabio Prods.
  • BJ’s Pub & Brewery- Native Pictures 
  • Jordan/Nike over 7 years numerous campaigns
  • Cabelas, national tv spots, Stableford Films
  • Children’s Hospital- Commercial- Fountain Studios
  • Callaway Golf- Factory Labs Agency
  • Crocs Shoes- broadcast/ Citizen Pictures
  • Carmelo Anthony 1.5 Energy Drink- LA Prods
  • Colorado Lottery- “Mega Millions” Citizen Picts
  • Colorado Lottery- 360VR Drone Cactus Agency
  • Colorado Health Project -commercial. Cactus
  • John Hickenlooper Congress 2020- Grunwald Communications
  • Joe Coors for Congress- Walk The Line Films
  • “Chasing Classic Cars”/ Commercial- Discovery 
  • Adrian Smith for Congress, Greener & Hook Agency
  • BMW- Golf Digest “Foursome” Hello Prods
  • Dish Network- “NFL RedZone” Impossible picts
  • Dali Lama- Narropa Institute
  • Daniels Defense- Weapons- Hatch TV
  • Discovery Health- “Shattered” commercial
  • Discovery Plus- “John Bennet Ramsey, What Really Happened” feature Doc Arrow Media UK
  • -Discovery Ch- “Killing The Cosmos”- Wall 2 Wall 
  • DIY “Cool Tools”- commercial – Impossible/ Flying Saucer
  • “Dominate Another Day” Nike/Jordan , DBP
  • “Endangered Turtles” doc. PBS Costa Rica 
  • Friday Health-2, 30 sec commercials- Ad Club Award LDRX Agency 
  • Fox Sports- Samuel L Jackson NFL Super Bowl SPOT
  • Food Network “Chuck Eats the Street”  AMS Productions 
  • Gardeniers- Miracle Grow & Home Depot -web series, Revolocity Agency
  • Grand Marnier- “ Behind the Skis”- Warren Miller Films , Telly Award
  • “Real Grass” feat-Abby Wombach Scotts Miracle Gro
  • Level 3 Communications- Citizen Pictures
  • Millitary Ch. Impossible picts/Flying Saucer Films
  • Mountain West- broadcast spots Impossible picts
  • Scotts Miracle Gro 4 years campaigns- Revolocity 
  • Money Gram,  “$5 for $50” Impossible picts
  • Jordan Brand “Die Another Day” /Nike DBP
  • Jordan Brand feat- Kevin Hart “Agent H.”
  • “Motorola G-2” commercial Fountain Studios
  • NBC-Discovery ID -Disappeared “Danice Day” Peacock Prods. NY
  • NBC SPORTS Winter Olympic profiles, Bob Costas NFL, numerous shows
  • NFL NETWORK- numerous specials 9 years
  • NIKE/JORDAN Basketball  Kevin Hart – DBP 
  • NIKE – Running – R.G.A NY. Guy Helson
  • National Geographic- Inside North Korea 
  • National Geographic- “Inside Cocaine Subs” 1 &2, Colombia/Dominican Republic
  • National Geographic – 101st Airborne – Drone
  • Nature’s Harvest Bread- commercial- Revolocity 
  • N.A.S.A. TV -Cassini Mission Space Sciences Institute
  • New Balance Running- 14’ers Mad Ave Sports NY
  • Olympic Womens Boxing- ESPN 30/30.
  • PBR Profesional Bull Riders – commercial spots- Chromozone Ent/ CBS
  • “Breakthrough” , Anschutz Medical- Karsh Hagan- Drone DP
  • Pinnacle Banks- Karsh Hagan
  • “I Did” UC Health – Drone  DP
  • “Pot Cops” Discovery CH Hoggart Prods
  • Paypal- Waypoint Films
  • University of Dayton- promo – Hush Agency NY
  • UFC Fuel TV “Wanderlai Silva”  Fox Ent
  • “Qualified”- Olympic Boxing,  NY Mad Ave
  • Qwest, “Unveiling” -Alexander Ogilvy Agency
  • “Smashburger”  Riposte Victor & Spoils 
  • Sig Sauer Arms- Sig Sauer USA Hatch TV
  • “Love Heals”- Rocky Mtn Cancer Center Sterling Rice Agency commercial
  • Sierra Nevada Corp. – US ARMY weapons testing
  • Toyota FJ- Trail Team AMG/Saatchi & Saatchi
  • USA Network -“The Moth”
  • Viking Chronicles- You Tube Tactical Series
  • Winter Park / Mary Jane Summer & Winter spots
  • Wild Oats /McGraw Hill
  • Whole Foods “Holiday Recipes” Waypoint Films
  • WD-40 “3 in 1” Revolocity Agency
  • X-Games “Spark”& “Seed” commercials- Seduced & Exploited/ ESPN
  • Vitaminwater- Global Content/ Crispin Porter Bugouski

NETWORK & CABLE

  • ABC “Revenge For Real” Rocky Mtn Retribution
  • ABC “Wife Swap” RDF Productions NY/UK
  • A&E “Grand Theft Auto, Jacked” Pangolin Pictures
  • A&E “Family United” Global Content Prods
  • CBS-Toyota Bass Challenge- Hatch TV
  • BET “Mad Sports” BET prods.
  • BET/VH-1 Jazz Alley TV concerts/music videos
  • Food Network- “Chuck Eats the Street”
  • CBS “Amazing Race”-host wraps/specials WRP 
  • CBS Superbowl Promo Spot. Peyton Manning
  • Comedy Central & Redbull- “Fluetag”
  • “Carmelo’s Way” featuring Carmelo Anthony -BET/ Digital Nike/Jordan Brand
  • DIY Network “Cool Tools” Holiday commercial
  • Discovery Plus- JonBennet Ramsay “What Really Happened”- Arrow Media International
  • Discovery ID “Disappeared” Danice Day NBC Peacock Prods
  • Discovery + “Killing the Cosmos”- Wall 2 Wall
  • Discovery Ch “Marines” martial arts
  • Discovery Ch.  Everest build up- Discovery UK
  • Entertainment Tonight- on location host standups
  • E- “ Born Different”
  • ESPN- Peyton Manning- Bluefoot Ent
  • Golf Channel- PGA Specials
  • HGTV “Dreambuilders” & “Buy Me” “Raise a Roof” commercials
  • HBO Real Sports- multiple episodes
  • Hollwood Weapons Season 1-4 Netflix. OutdoorCH
  • History Channel “Tactical to Practical” 
  • MTV “Real World”, Host wraps & MTV Sports
  • OWN! OPRAH- “TheBigGive”, “Searching for” 
  • “Rock My Routine”- Charlie Blackmon UC Health Showtime Entertainment “The Years Project” documentary
  • Shooting Gallery-  9 seasons Hatch TV
  • The Weather Channel- “Epic Conditions” WME
  • TNT – NBA Playoffs -spotlights
  • Travel Channel “Flight Attendant School”, “Best Golf Resorts” “H2 Limos”,“Stranded With Cash Peters” ,“Top 10 Water Parks”
  • TLC “Second Chance”, Hoarders”

FEATURES & DOCUMENTARIES 

  • “The Cove”- Academy Award Winning Film- feature Documentary- DP
  • The Social Dilemma- Drone DP
  • “Racing Extinction” Feature Doc OPS 
  • “Meru”- Camera Op. Jimmy Chin
  • “Choices”- featuring Linda Davis, Jennifer Lyons
  • “Impact” “Free Riders” “Higher ground” “Off the Grid” “Playground”  Warren Films
  • “Dancing Bear” 1st unit A camera op.
  • “Mama Earth”- doc. PBS Emmy & Aurora Award
  • “Several Things” B cam
  • “Snow Monsters”, & “Next X”
  • feat. Aretha Franklin, Picabo Street
  • Colorado-Coolade , extreme kayaking film

MUSIC VIDEOS/Concerts

  • Macklemore  & Ryan Lewis-NBC Sports Olympic
  • FRAY – Studio Sessions, 
  • Gary Allan-  for the PBR, Chromazone Films
  • Megan The Stallion, Nathaniel Rateliff, Phobe Bridgers -Virtual/ Verizon 
  • Ludacris, Fabulous & TI (Nike Jordan)
  • Rose Hill DR. – Impossible Pictures
  • “Snot” – Doc- Geffen Records/ Adler Integrated
  • BET/VH-1 Jazz Alley TV- International shows
  • Wareen Haynes Tribute- Jerry Garcia
  • DJ Ferry Corston- Apple TV
  • Big Head Todd- Red Rocks Live-
  • Tickle Me Pink- live show- Drum Prods
  • Wide Spread Panic- DP- Yellow Pine Prods

 

CINEMATOGRAPHER & DP- COMMERCIAL, NETWORK TV, DOCS, DRONE

BROOK AITKEN
Director of Photography

Boulder Colorado 80303

c–(303) 931-7039