Josh McDarris is an independent DP and video editor with production companies throughout South Florida and the US.

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Josh discovered his love for the graphic arts and storytelling at a very early age. He began seriously developing his graphic arts and production skills in high school while under the guidance of now Emmy® award winner Chris “Ace” Gates. Josh went on to study graphic design but quickly changed his career path to pursue film and video production. He began working with small production companies in the area and was employed as a multimedia specialist for nearly three years before he and his wife moved to the Treasure Coast.

Helicopter Shoot

Within his 7 years of professional experience, Josh has worked on a wide range of video and motion graphics projects for national corporations, non-profits, small businesses, feature length documentaries, motion pictures and more.

Josh and his wife Alisha also own and operate Studio 509 Photography in Stuart, Florida and their travel blog

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Generally I work with Canon DSLRs but have been known to use professional Panasonic, Sony and Canon cameras. Most recently I’ve worked with the Canon C100 & RED ONE Cinema Camera.

I have experience with both Windows & Mac; Final Cut & Adobe. Currently I work on a windows machine with Adobe products (After Effect, Premiere Pro, Etc.)