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, LRXD, Factory Labs, Nike/Jordan Brand, Victor & Spoils, Sterling Rice Group, Seduced & Exploited, Supply & Demand.

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- internal, 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.
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
“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
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 ID “Disappeared” Danice Day NBC Peacock Prods
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)

SHORT FILMS
“Agent H” Featuring Kevin Hart, Jordan/ Nike
“Scramblevision” Yellow Pine Films
“Unfurnished” CinemaGeeks
“The House That Wept Blood”- Bullock Films
“Ba Naché dol Fonn Baeo” –short film – Winner Denver International Film Fest- CinemaGeeks
“46 Miles”- US Winner 48 hr Film Fest, 2nd place internationally- CinemaGeeks
“Young Bucks” documentary Short jr bull riders

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

BROOK AITKEN
Director of Photography

Boulder Colorado 80303

c–(303) 931-7039