Niles Harrison spent his formative years between Virginia Beach with his mother and rural Kentucky with his father. After high school he moved to Oklahoma to attend Spartan School of Aeronautics for a year. Leaving Oklahoma he moved to Breckenridge, Colorado to pursue the life of a snowboarder. After sustaining injuries on the mountain he moved to Portland, Oregon and studied computer science. Niles has always been passionate about photography, art, and storytelling in many mediums. He has traveled to all 50 states, 25 countries, and 6 continents but feels most at home around Venice, California where you might find him surfing, skateboarding, or strumming guitar – if he’s not on location lensing a film, commercial, or television series.


The Nineties on CNN

The new CNN Original Series “The Nineties” premieres Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Following in the success of the decade series “The Eighties”,  I served as director of photography and camera operator for most  of the interview shoots for this series.

You Get Me

Netflix / Awesomeness Films / Dreamworks Starring Bella Thorne / Taylor John Smith / Halston Sage / Nash Grier Directed by Brent Bonacorso Cinematography by Magdalena Gorka I was B-camera operator and also shot all the drone footage.


This montage reel showcases some of my favorite work over the last several years.


This continually updated showreel is a montage of time-lapse footage that I captured all over the world.
The locations include California, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, Philadelphia, Florida, Washington D.C., Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Colombia and Brazil.
Music used with permission by East Hundred from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Director of Photography

Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (2017) – Netflix Series – produced by Herzog&Co
13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons (2017) – Netflix Documentary w/ Selena Gomez
The Nineties (2017) – DP Second Unit – CNN Mini-Series – produced by Herzog&Co/Playtone
Akil the Fugitive Hunter (2017) – A&E – produced by TIJAT
EZ3D Aerial Imagery Commercial (2017) – produced and directed by Austin Keneshea
Breakthrough (2016) – Doc for National Geographic produced by Asylum Entertainment
Thousand Days “With You” (2016) Music Video featuring Janet Sollod
Miguel “Waves” Music Video ft. Travis Scott (2016) performance at the Wildheart Motel
The Eighties (2016) – DP Second Unit – CNN Mini-Series – produced by Herzog&Co/Playtone
Project Grizzly (2016) – Animal Planet – produced by TIJAT
Celebrity Adventure Club (2016) – Docuseries for Travel Channel produced by Herzog&Co
The Agent (2015) – Docuseries for Esquire Network produced by Herzog&Co
Police and Thieves (2015) – Pilot for Film 45/HBO – Directed by Peter Berg
Poo-Pourri “Second Hand Stink” (2014) – A76 Productions – Director Duffy Higgins
State of Play (2014) – Film 44/Herzog&Co/HBO – Directed by Peter Berg
World War Z – Catfish MTV Spot (2013) – Buddha Jones – Director Stephen J. Morrison
Soldier of Steel National Guard Webisodes (2013) – Buddha Jones – Director Eric Matthies
Will of the Warrior (2013) – Film 44/Herzog&Co/HBO – Directed by Peter Berg
KCRW: Morning Becomes Eclectic Live Sessions (2013)
Tom Hanks Interview (2012) – Press for Electric City – Herzog&Co
On Freddie Roach (2011) – 6 Episode Docuseries for HBO – Film 44/Herzog&Co
Nike (2011) – NikeTown DTC Better World/Sustainability Shoot
Wildcard (2010) – Documentary Pilot – Film 44/AMC Channel
Coming Home (2010) – Reality TV Pilot – Hana Road Productions
iWatch (2010) – PSA featuring Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Playing With Dolls (2010) – Narrative Short – Director Andrew McGregor
Michael Jackson Commemorative Coins (2010) – Commercial – Zambezi
Nike Zoom Kobe III (2008)  – Behind the Scenes for Zambezi
Nobody Dies When It’s Sunny (2007) – Documentary Short Film

Camera Operator

The Envelope (2017) – TV Mini-Series for LA Times Studios
The History of Comedy (2016) – CNN/Herzog&Co, DP Jack Kney
You Get Me (2016) – Feature Film – Director Brent Bonacorso, DP Magdalena Gorka
Panda Express (2016) – Team anthem video for JWT Inside, DP Douglas Miller
Car Matchmaker Season 2 Promo (2016) – Esquire Network, DP Jason Valdez
Warcraft (2016) – International press for Universal Pictures, DP Jack Kney
A Checklist for Murder (2015) – Investigative Discovery/Nancy Glass, Director Matthew Watts
Banana Republic (2015) – Spring 360 Campaign for Laird + Partners, DP Magdalena Gorka
Lucha Underground (2015) – Baba-G Productions for El Rey Network – Mark Burnett and Robert Rodriguez
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2014) – EPK for Warner Brothers
Budweiser “A Hero’s Welcome” Super Bowl Ad (2014) – HSI – Directed by The Malloys, DP Adam Kimmel
Shaun White: Russia Calling (2014) – Bandito Brothers/HSI for NBC – DP Sean Aaron
Travel Nevada Campaign (2013) – HSI – Director Brendan Malloy – DP Giles Dunning
The Pieces (2014) – Short film produced and directed by Taylor Kitsch – DP Andrew Wheeler
Cut (2014) – Short film written and directed by Adam Cushman
Degree Do:More Commercials – HSI – Director Brendan Malloy – DP Giles Dunning
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (2012) produced by Done and Dusted for CBS
Taylor Swift Sony NEX-5R Commercial – HSI – Directed by The Malloys, DP Giles Dunning
Taco Bell: Operation Alaska Commercial – HSI – Directed by The Malloys, DP Danny Moder
Best Buy: Future Innovators Commercial – HSI – Directed by The Malloys, DP Adam Kimmel
Maroon 5 “One More Night” – Music Video – Directed by Peter Berg, DP John Schwartzman
MLB Spots (2012) – Commercial – HSI – Directed by The Malloys, DP Giles Dunning
Master of the Mix (2010) – Reality TV Series for BET – Director Michael McQuarn
The Levenger Tapes (2011) – Feature Film – Director Mark Robinson, DP Magdalena Gorka
Vitamin Water Kobe Bryant “The Kloser” (2010) – Commercial – Director Gil Nevo
West of the Moon (2010) – Narrative Short – Director Brent Bonacorso, DP Tarin Anderson
GoodSam and Max (2009) – Narrative Short – Directed by Gil Nevo, DP Matt Fore
Now and Nowhere (2008) – Narrative Short – Brent Bonacorso/Jesse Atlas, DP Tarin Anderson


Salem College (Winston Salem, NC) 1997-98
Portland College (Portland, OR) 1996
Spartan School of Aeronautics (Tulsa, OK) 1991-92