DP Demo Reel Commercial Spots

Wixon Jewelerswixon

“This was a fun shoot with just the Producer/Director, me as the Director of Photography, a gaffer and grip. We shot it with the 5D Mark II during a half day. The talent made this one a lot of fun.” Robert


kare share

KARE: Share In What’s Next

“This KARE image spot was filmed with a 5D Mark II and Panasonic 170 (for the green screen and time lapse shots). The snow machines were wonderful and especially helpful considering our wimpy winter that year. I used the Dana Dolly for most of the shots, which was easy to set up and move.  The aerials were shot from a Jet Ranger (from Scott’s Helicopters in New Ulm). We had the door removed, and I was harnessed in, so I could sit on edge of seat, with my feet out the door. It gave us a wide view of the city, but it was a bit cold.” Robert


Magic spot

slumberland horse

“I shot this on C-300, 5 6K space lights, plus side lighting. It was fun to work with rabbits, a horse and a magician.” Robert


launch promo

NBC Wx Now

“This was one shot, starting at 48 frames per second, ramping down to 24 for sync sound. Shot on Red, half day shoot, seven person crew including producer/director David Kodet, and makeup. Love this spot, and talent. My 16 year old daughter Shelby was driving the boat. We were about 200 feet from parking lot, camera, dolly, track, apple boxes, etc., all had to be hiked up the hill at Baker Park. Life’s a struggle, isn’t it?” Robert


Gigi Marvin/Old Dutch Potato chipsgigi

“The Writer/Producer/Director on this spot was David Kodet and I was the Director of Photography. Gigi was great to work with and even brought her Silver Medal for all to see. The spot was shot on Canon 5D Mark II, during a half day shoot, with gaffer, grip and audio. The camera seen in the commercial is my (retired) DigiBeta camera, being downgraded in this spot to the role of Prop.” Robert


100 percent satisfaction Slumberland

“I’ve shot more than 100 spots for Slumberland, and here’s one. I used a 10K light on a dolly, with a dimmer, to get sunrise and sunset shots. Shot on Red, medium crew, one day shoot. Shot at Slumberland studios, great location to shoot in. Lisa Illies produced and directed, Shelly Stark wrote and art directed.” Robert



Old Dutch: Right Here!farmfield

“The director and I drove more than 750 miles in a day-and-a-half to get the iconic shots of Minnesota. He even doubled as talent in the shot with Babe the Blue Ox.  We used the Dana dolly because of its ease of setup with the small crew in the backyard shots, and because it adds a nice touch of movement on the images. The cornfield shot was on Milo (gaffer) Durben’s tractor in front of his neighbor’s cornfield, with his son Zack as grip.” Robert




Once Upon A Child

“Shot on 5D Mark II, medium crew. In four days we shot 5 spots. Producer Chan Phillips knew what he wanted, and made it a great shoot.

All five spots are on this clip, with shorter versions at the end, so don’t feel like you have to watch them all…” Robert

But wait! There’s more!

BMW Feel

Allina Hospitals and Clinics


Wedding Day Diamonds

Physicians Neck & Back

Federated Insurance

DP Demo Reel Sports

 WILD Playoff Teaser 

“This was a fun shoot interacting with the crowds before and during the games.  It was produced and edited by Paul Loomis, who has granted me permission to share the link.” Robert

Kevin Love NUMB#RSkevin love

 “This promo was designed to help Kevin Love get in the All Star game in 2011. I filmed it backstage at the Target Center, shot on a 5D, Mark II, with Steadicam during a 1/2 day shoot with a small crew. Director and creative was Chad Flokestad, with the Timberwolves Media team. It was not shot as a commercial, but as a promotional about Kevin, and the Wolves. The good news is that it got more than 145,000 You Tube hits, and was aired on all major sports channels. A fragrance was produced to accompany the promo spot, but don’t ask me how it smells. Keven was added to the All Star team that year.” Robert


DP Demo Reel Feature-length Productions

Wellstone! The Movie paul wellstone interview

Carry It Forward Productions and Hard Working Pictures:

Directed by Lu Lippold, Dan Luke and Laurie Stern

Written by Laurie Stern

Edited by Dan Luke and Lu Lippold

Music by Jeff Sylvestre

Produced by Pam Colby

Executive Producer, Shayna Berkowitz

Director of Photography,  Robert Durland


Huntin’ Bigfoot

Studio: Big Picture Film’s

Starring: Jamie Janek and Ben Utecht

Written and directed by: Thom Pearson

Produced by: Michael Pitts/Big Picture Films

Director of Photography: Robert Durland

DP Demo Reel Corporate Productions


“This Gannett corporate video was shot in Phoenix with the Red, with a number of 20X green screen setups. It was a two-day shoot with a three-person crew. It was the first time I used the Dana dolly, and was so impressed I bought one a month later.” Robert


Derek Monroe Realtor




Women’s Hockey Association Minnesota – WHAMWHAM

WHAM – :30



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