About Keir

Image: Keir Johnson shooting for the Travel Channel in Washington DC

Shooting for the Travel Channel in Washington DC

Keir Johnson is a freelance Director of Photography and Camera Operator based in the Washington DC and Baltimore, Maryland area. He is a graduate of The University Of Maryland, College Park with a major in American and Film Studies.

Most recently the National Geographic Channel hired Keir to shoot several projects including content for the show "Life Below Zero", interviews on the the Arri Amira camera for the show "Continent 7" and interviews for the award winning show "StarTalk" airing in 2017.  Keir also recently finished a season as DP for the SyFy Channel airing internationally in 2017.  Other projects include working on an NPR commerical with Run Riot Films from NYC, an educational series with Symbio Studios shot in DC and Georgia, skateboarding content for the Ride Channel and Woodward Action Sports Camp and his ongoing role as DP for the Smithsonian Institution in their Digital Studio department.

In 2013 Keir spent 4 months working on a variety of productions in Portugal, Greece and Turkey shooting short form pieces, commercials and part of a documentary about ecotourism.

Aside from working in television Keir has a strong interest in action sports production, he was the video production instructor at Camp Woodward Digital Media Camp for 5 years, teaching kids ages 7-17 and still shoots regularly for professional skateboarding companies and riders.

Keir specializes in using digital cinematography cameras by Sony, Canon, Arri, Panasonic and Blackmagic Design, he's also an experienced drone pilot with FAA certification.

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Image: Camp Woodward Skateboarding