Joe Van Eeckhout
Joe Van Eeckhout is a documentary cinematographer, filmmaker, and editor. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, he is currently based between New York and Portland, Oregon.
His experience spans from branded production to non-fiction television, to documentary news and film. He has a wide range of experience working both domestically and internationally, recently working abroad in India, Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Somalia. Before going freelance in 2015, he was in editor and videographer for the DC-based production company, Goodfight Media.
He is comfortable in a diverse range of work environments, from a studio in Brooklyn to a dusty bed of a pickup truck in East Africa. Preferring a more engaging and intimate handheld filming style, Joe gravitates towards character-driven stories that explore important issues.
He is a freelance DP for the Emmy Award-winning series from Al Jazeera, Fault Lines, and has been a cinematographer for multiple documentaries films like Pynt Point and The Passengers. Recently he has also been behind the camera for CBS Documentaries, The New York Times, The Travel Channel, The Guardian, NBC Left Field, Human Rights Watch, VICE News Tonight, VICE Sports, AJ+, and more.
He holds a Bachelors of Arts from Macalester College and a Masters in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran School of Arts + Design at the George Washington University.
He completed HEFAT certification by Hawthorne Proactive in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2017, is a member of the Frontline Freelance Register and is FAA Part 107 Drone Certified.
Joe is available for commissions and assignments globally.