Derek has worked with Universal, Sony, Warner Bros and others on over 100 commercial, feature, music video and television projects in Los Angeles.
His credits include Fast & Furious 7, The Voice, Daft Punk "Instant Crush" and many others. He has over 10,000 hours of production experience.
Derek currently lives in Chattanooga.
RECOMMENDATIONS & REVIEWS
"Derek is incredibly logical, capable, creative and great at multi-tasking. He's also very patient, kind, and steady — all qualities we need to make good leaders. I felt very comfortable with Derek at the helm."
"Wow, this is visually and emotionally compelling. Beautiful work for sure!" -Daniel Wahlen
"After I stumbled across your work, I fell in love with your ability to tell a story in a minute that touches and inspires -- like your most recent spot "Dance". That's exactly the sort of work I want to be a part of." -Nicholas Matthews
"From beginning to end I thought Derek was extremely professional. He exhibited a calm, assertive behavior and was absolutely focused the entire shoot."
"Derek was easy to work with. Everything seemed to flow under his direction."
"I've had the opportunity to work with Derek on several time-sensitive projects. I've always found him to be professional, reliable, and proactive; Derek delivers the highest-quality of creative work under tight deadlines." -Leif Ramsey
"Derek had a clear vision for the project. He knew exactly what he wanted to portray and worked very well with us to convey the story with intensity and conviction."
"The director delegated well and had a strong creative vision that was adequately communicated to cast and crew."
"Watching Derek Taylor work was educational — and the level of work required pushed me to work on a more professional level than I have previously."
"I admired Derek’s desire for perfection on set. He pushed everyone to go past their comfort zone, but did it by showing respect for each member."
"Very professional and thorough — which I thought inspiring — and I could rest my confidence in Derek."
"After both working alongside and now hiring dozens of filmmakers for the past 11 years, almost none have come to set with the same work ethic and dedication as Derek Taylor. He arrives on time, and always sets the bar high for others with his attitude, understanding, and dedication. I strongly recommend Derek Taylor." -Robert Powell
"Hey Derek, from the bottom of my heart, I wish you the greatest success and happiness in your personal and professional journey. You will be an asset to the film industry!"
"Very professional! I am so impressed."
"You definitely have some amazing talents with exposure, cinematography, and grading. Man, I'd love to work with someone that has an eye for things the way you do..." -Tim de la Torre
"I just saw the film you did. Jeesh man, I know I've said this before, but I love watching your stuff, it's ridiculously good." -Theo Brown
"OH MY! That video looks amazing!! The colors are GORGEOUS. Best HVX footage I've ever seen! I can't get over what you have done!" -Brandon Ruiz
"You’re a great guy Derek… and you shoot some amazing footage. I honestly can’t wait to shoot more stuff with you at some stage of life."
"Thanks for the hard work on this gig. Great job man! You kicked ass."
"Derek! I LOVE your work! You are AMAZING! So glad I checked your website out. Your work is so inspiring and touching! Just wow. Please keep me up to date on your next projects, I'd love to see more!" -Lili Wexu
"Hey Derek, it's amazing! Love it so much. Well done!!! It really looks incredible. I love the edit and the flashes you added. You are so talented and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you." -Kristin Fieldhouse
"Saw the commercial and love it!! Amazing job. Congrats. So proud of it!"
“It was engaging from beginning to end. The cinematography and special effects were awesome. The storyline really stood out. I like the way you set up the story, especially the ending.”
“This gets my vote.”
“Amazing vision. Good luck to you, Derek.”
“This is incredible. Speechless.”
“My buddy Derek Taylor teaching a directing lesson! 5 shots is all you need!” -Quentin Frismand
“Loved the finished spot, really powerful stuff! “
“Amazing. Truly amazing!”