As a 2008, 2014, 2015, and 2017 Emmy Award Winner, a 14 time nominated Director, Cinematographer, and Post-Production Editor, De'Niel Phipps has made his mark in the film and television industry for the past 15 years. He was first introduced to the business at age 13, helping produce his church's weekly television program. Having this opportunity while young charted the path that allowed him to follow his dreams.
Professionally, his rewarding film production credits include commercials for McDonalds, Nationwide Insurance, and Goodyear Tire, and such feature films as the Lions Gate production of "One For The Money," Paramount Pictures film, "Fun Size," and the independent film, "Tomorrow Your Gone," and "Bet On A Bad Horse." He has also helped produce television programming for MTV's reality show, "MADE," ESPN, NBC Universal, and a host of other media outlets. Adding to his credits is the short films, "Fin Del Ano,"which premiered at 168 International Film Festival, and Sundance. Born To dp Films which is his creative outlet has produced the short film,"Save Us,"and the long form documentary currently in production, "Something In The Water." He also produces music videos for national recording artists and various genres.
His list of production credits and experience has opened up new doors for him as he is head of video production in the marketing department for Miami University, where he creates commercial content, and also teaches a film production class to aspiring filmmakers.
His passion for the film and television industry has continued to drive him to new heights. He is always looking for a new challenge to create and market visually. He truly feels that through media you can reach, teach, entertain, and inspire people.
2017 Ohio Valley Emmy Award Winner Cinematography
2016 Ohio Valley Emmy Nominated Director
2015 Ohio Valley Emmy Award Winner Cinematography
2014 Ohio Valley Emmy Award Winner Cinematography
2013 Ohio Valley Emmy Nominated Director
2013 Ohio Valley Emmy Nominated Cinematographer
2008 Ohio Valley Emmy Award Winner
2006 Ohio Valley Emmy Nominated Cinematographer
2005 Ohio Valley Emmy Nominated Cinematographer