Dan McComb

Dan McComb is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker who makes documentary-driven films for clients that include Fast Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing, and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

Visual Contact

Commercial workVisual Contact is my Seattle-based production company. I’d love to hear about your project. Please get in touch for a free story consultation.  (206) 228-0780 (cell) or email me at dan [at] visualcontact.com.

In my previous life, I was a photojournalist whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines including Time and Newsweek.

I attended Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School in 2010. More recently I’ve DP’d for Emmy-winning director Michael King and two-time Oscar nominee Kirby Dick. One of my short films, The Metalsmith, was nominated for an Emmy in 2015.

During the summer of 2014 I DP’d a short called Pearl that won Best Short Film at the 2015 Madrid International Film Festival, among other awards. I completed my first feature-length documentary, Beyond Naked, in 2013.

I have taught cinematography at the Art Institute of Seattle and occasionally teach workshops at the Seattle Film Institute.

Zero-Emission filmmmaking My production company, Visual Contact, is proudly a zero-emission filmmaking operation for work within 50 miles of the Seattle area.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Kathleen Guffey

    Hello, I am an English teacher in Mill Creek. For the final unit of the school year the students are creating a documentary regarding an environmental issue–a visual argument. I thought that it would be interesting, and helpful if we could get a documentary filmmaker in to share their experiences and the process of making a short documentary. The event would give the students some inspiration, a real-world connection, and maybe some ideas.
    What we need would be someone who would be willing to spend the day with us. There are six periods in our day, and every period has at least 2 sophomore classes. We figured that we could reserve the library and set up for a presentation there. It’s a perfect place.
    I really appreciate your time and thank you for considering our request.

    –Kathleen Guffey
    HM Jackson HS
    Mill Creek, WA 98203

    1. Dan McComb Post author

      Hi Kathleen! I’d be honored to do it! I can’t think of anything more exciting that spending a whole day talking about documentary filmmaking with young people. I’ll give you a call tomorrow and let’s get it in the calendar.


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