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Brett Putman

Director of Photography and Video Editor, Dark Blue House Media
San Francisco, CA US
Available for Freelance
Open To Virtual Coffee
I am a multifaceted video editor, shooter, and motion graphics designer with 17+ years of professional experience. I thrive in collaborative projects, but I am also able to take the lead on smaller budgets to ensure top knotch quality across the board.


Brett has a very comprehensive knowledge of the video production pipeline. He currently focuses on short docs and corporate content, with an emphasis on directing, lighting, and post production. His current and previous clients include the Golden State Warriors, The Verge, Engadget, Instacart, Imperfect Foods, SFMade, Zscaler, PC Gamer, Tech Radar, and Cruise just to name a few. Brett started his career working for Revision3, a pioneer in the early days of studio-based online video production. In that job he did everything from building coax cables from scratch to running studio cameras and lighting sets. Brett then worked his way up to directing productions on a large television production video switcher. Shortly after Revision3, he focused on post production and cut his teeth creating entire graphics packages, editing short docs, and creating promo videos for a wide variety of clients. Using that knowledge, Brett worked for Future Publishing as Post Production Supervisor for 6 years before moving to Enadget for another 5 years, working in a similar capacity. After working for other companies full-time for over a decade, Brett decided to start his own production company called Dark Blue House Media, which focuses on corporate clients and short documentaries.

Featured Work

Dark Blue House Media Website Sizzle

The intro video for my company's body of work. Includes my motion graphics, shooting, and editing work. I includes projects I shot and edited for Imperfect Foods, Cruise, Zscaler, Karat, Hotel Tonight and more.

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Hotel Tonight Customer Testimonial

This is a customer testimonial I shot, edited, and colored for Hotel Tonight. It features a power user based in LA who is one of the founders of the now very popular apparel brand Salty Crew.

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Golden State Warriors - St, Vincent Day Home

This is a short doc I edited and colored for a non-profit that partners with the Golden State Warriors. They are based in Oakland and focus on providing educational and community opportunities for underserved families.

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Grade Cycling Ad

An ad spot I edited, colored, and sound designed for a popular Bay Area cycling retailer.

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