Davis Yates

Davis Yates

  • 1st year in Industry: 2018


Davis is an award-winning filmmaker, cinematographer/DP, drone op, editor, and outdoor explorer in Denver, CO. He also runs a production company called Summit Nine Media that focuses on commercials, branded docs, and action sports work.

He’s done video work for The North Face, Frontier Airlines, the NFL Pro Hall of Fame, University of Colorado, and many others. Some of his work has garnered 400,000+ organic views and won awards at film festivals across the nation. A well-versed cinematographer, he’s shot and lit hundreds of interviews, thousands of hours of footage, and has worked with a variety of brands, agencies, and production teams.

Davis’s projects have brought him to camp on 14,000′ peaks in freezing conditions, as well as extreme sports and off-the-grid backcountry areas, dense urban locations, construction environments, large-scale arenas and ballrooms, controlled film studios, churches, and more. He has worked with Sony, RED, Blackmagic, and Canon cameras. He is passionate, organized, and has a creative approach to visual storytelling.