"Johnny Derango works wonders with a camera. We worked with absolutely no crew, no lighting, nothing but Johnny and a camera and the results were nothing shy of spectacular. He blended into a complex even dangerous environment and captured beauty and energy and performance and subtle moments all with remarkable ease. He is a wonderful talent and a truly great guy to work with. I so look forward to working with Johnny again."

"Johnny Derango is a master of his craft and extremely talented. ...

We were extremely impressed with Johnny's truly amazing gift of delivering striking images ..

Johnny created true magic by managing to make our pilot look like an expensive, stylish blockbust...

"Johnny Derango is a super talented DP who has a great way with people. I can't recommend him enough."


"Johnny was the DP on "Hollywood Vice," a one-hour drama pilot presentation we did in collaboration with Fox 21. Johnny is a pleasure to work with... he has a great eye, he is creative, technically knowledgeable, and cool under pressure. I would not hesitate to hire him again."

"Johnny is amazing. He's a pleasure to work with, gets great footage, knows his equipment inside and out, and is on the cutting edge of some really cool looking shots. However, I do NOT recommend you hire Johnny Derango, if you are shooting when I'm shooting. I need the guy!"

"Johnny is a visionary cinematographer. He is an incredible collaborator, a total professional and a true pleasure to work with."



Mon - 27 May Written by Cameraman

As Director of Photography Johnny Derango strives to tell a story truthfully, with beauty, grace and technical prowess regardless of budgetary constraints. He takes great pride in making projects with small budgets and limited resources look on par with big studio or network projects.

Derango adds Fujinon 19-90 Cabrio to arsenal

Mon - 27 May Written by Cameraman

Fujifilm’s Optical Devices Division today announced their latest entry into the 35PL lens market, the Fujinon 19-90 T2.9 Cabrio zoom lens.

Sony PMW-F3 Rental Los Angeles

Mon - 13 Feb Written by Cameraman

I’m excited to announce the arrival of my Sony PMW-F3 camera available as part of my shooting package or for rent. To get to the Sony PMW-F3 rental rates click here.

Johnny Derango in P3 Update

Thu - 14 May Written by Cameraman

Cinematographer Johnny Derango used the M2 Encore system for the first time on the indie feature Fuzz Track City. He has used it several times since then, including on the short film Talent, starring "True Blood" actor Nelsan Ellis.

"I wasn't super excited about the original model but when the Encore came out, I decided to give it another try and was very satisfied with it," says Derango. "There were so many improvements. Now, the collimation is very easy to do. It's just a quick turn on the outside of the unit. The edge-to-edge sharpness is also really great." The DP also praises the Lensbaby Composer, which he used on Talent.



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