Derran Rootring is a freelance filmmaker, 3D animator, photographer, graphic designer and editor. He started filming from a very early age and got his first work aired on national television by the age of 14 followed by an interview. He entered several competitions and once even got disqualified when a professional judging panel couldn't believe he actually created the entered video without getting professional help. It couldn't be further from the truth.
Outside of school he spend much time at the TV studios and had to divide his time between doing homework and working in an edit suite where he worked on several projects.
After graduation he started his own production company and got interested in creating 3D visuals. He entered a big contest with a short 3D animation for a new television station started by John de Mol, the creator of Big Brother and The Voice. Around 10,000 people send in their work and the winner was decided by public voting during the course of several weeks. Within the first week his animation made it to the top 10 and stayed their till the end. His work got a lot of attention online and on television and he was offered a job instantly by one of the largest marketing companies in the Netherlands at the age of 21.
Over the past few years he further developed his filmmaking and (3D) animation skills and started to get more interest in photography and creating graphic designs as well. He created ads for magazines and for online advertisements and created large backdrops for booths at NAB, the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. He also got asked by Vinten, a global leader in camera supports, to help introduce a new product for the professional market, by creating a promotional video and doing a review of their product.
Lately he got more involved in photography. His work got selected by gettyimages, A famous worldwide supplier of stock images for business and consumers and also got some of his photographs selected for Adobe Stock Premium which is a highly curated collection of hand picked images, sourced from some of the world’s leading photographers and agencies.
Turning a hobby into a career and being a jack of all trades have proven him to be a real asset for creating stunning visual work for leading companies over the years.