Daniel Soekov has been working as a Cinematographer, DOP, Lighting Camera Operator and Editor for 20 years. He is an accredited member of the Australian Cinematographers Society and has won 28 ACS awards, including 2 Golden Tripods and 13 international awards for his work across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. During his time in the industry, he has been a Senior Cameraman at Network Ten and then freelancer, filming Documentaries, TVC, and News production, based in London and Beijing. Daniel is now in Sydney, Australia and available on a freelance hire basis.



I can provide a tailored shoot and/or edit package for whatever a client needs.
With the option of an all inclusive day rate, and discounts for block bookings, I’m flexible and able to cater for every requirement.

Delivery of the final product is also your choice, with a range of options including xdcam disc, hard drive, or FTP/remote delivery, in any codec or format needed.

Below is a current kit list of equipment I own, and I can also supply whatever is needed above this, hired in from local rental companies.

Cameras & Lenses

Sony PXW-FX9 6K Full Frame sensor camera, with various support & accessories

Sony PXW-FX6 4K Full Frame sensor camera

Sony FX3 4K Full Frame sensor camera

Sony PXW-FS7 4K Super 35mm sensor camera, with XDCA-FS7 camera back

Canon CN-E Prime lens kit; 24mm, 50mm & 85mm lenses

Sony A7sii Full Frame mirrorless HDSLR (HD & 4K equipped) with adapters for Nikon and Canon lenses

Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS, Canon 24-105mm f4 IS and Canon 16-35mm f4 IS

Sony 70-200mm f2.8, 16-35mm f2.8, 100mm macro

Various other lenses inc. primes; 28mm f2, 35mm f2

Sony PDW-F800 XDCAM HD Camcorder, with

Canon HJ22x7.6B IRSE HD lens

Canon KJ10x4.5B IRSE HD lens

DJI Mavic 3 with cinema filters

3 x GoPro 5/7/9 – 4K/HD and mounts, shockproof/waterproof


2 x Litegear LED LiteMats with soft boxes and honeycomb grids (bi-colour, high CRI)

1 x BB&S Area 48 Soft light with soft box and honeycomb grid (bi-colour panels, high CRI)

1 x Aputure 600D Pro light with light dome II, F10 fresnel, barndoors & lantern

4 x Dedolight DLH4 lights with dimmers and barn doors

1 x Dedolight Gobo projector attachment

1 x Lupolux Dayled 1000 Fresnel

2 x 4 bank Kino Flo light with diffusion

1 x mini Yegrin high CRI bi-colour on camera LED light panel and mounting arm

2 x Yegrin MegaLED high CRI mini light panels

1 x Chimera style soft box light

DOP Choice 5′ Octa soft box for Area 48 Soft light

Various scrims including meduim Scrim Jim diffusion, bounce and netting

Various stands, reflectors, gels and grip equipment


Sony URX-P03D slot in digital hybrid wireless dual receiver

Sony URX-S03D digital hybrid wireless dual receiver

2 x Sony UWP-D series bodypack transmitters and receiver systems

1 x Sony UTX-P1 plug on transmitter for hand mics

1 x Sony UTX-M03 handheld mic

Sony XLR-K2M and SMAD-P3/D adapters for FS7 / A7s professional audio acquisition

1 x Sennheiser ME66/K6 microphone with handle and Rycote softie

1 x Beyerdynamic M58 mic

1 x RE-50 hand mic

ECM-77B wired lapel mic

Support & Accessories

DJI Ronin-s Gimbal with monitor and wireless follow focus set up

Sachtler 20p tripod head with quicklock legs and mid-spreader

Miller CX8 / Sprinter 2 stage tripod

Miller Air carbon fibre tripod

Manfrotto lightweight stills tripod

Bright Tangerine Misfit swing away matte box system

Chrosziel 415 matte box and rails

SmallRig mini matte box

Dolly with 3 metres of flexible track

Wally Dolly

Teradek Bolt uncompressed wireless tranmitter/receiver

Easyrig Cinema 3

Dynacore, IDX and Pro-X batteries

2 x Sony dual battery chargers

Apple Macbook Pro 17″ with Final Cut Studio, FTP, BGAN and other software

Atomos Shogun 7″ 4K monitor/recorder

‘SMALL HD’ AC7 OLED broadcast monitor and mount

Wireless “directors monitor” set up

Full size (head to toe) roll out green screen with frame and clamps

Pelican and Portabrace cases, camera covers and bags




Sydney, NSW & Australia Wide

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+61 412 900 121

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