Keith Heyward

Director | Cinematographer | Editor
Keith Heyward

I consider myself equal parts scientist and filmmaker.
With a Biology degree from Brown University, I have worked as a researcher in labs and in the field. As a filmmaker, I have filmed in some of the most remote and extreme environments in the world, from Antarctica to the Amazon. I have worked with an extensive network of organizations including Netflix, Apple, HBO, BBC, Nat Geo, Paramount, Science Channel, NHK Enterprises, Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, UCLA, and many more. I have produced a wide range of media experiences from documentaries and educational videos to multimedia art exhibits, virtual reality, and music videos.

As a web developer, I am the creator of the virtual reality experience, offering a unique digital exploration of the Antarctic Dry Valleys. In addition, I have designed, developed, and coded many other innovative web and mixed-media experiences for science related programs, organizations, and academic institutions.

I have extensive experience in a wide range of specialty imaging techniques and skills:

  • Gimbal Operator/Technician
  • Aerial Cinematography and Mapping (FAA-Certified Drone Pilot)
  • Timelapse Photography
  • Camera Rigging and Automation
  • LiDAR and Photogrammety Modeling
  • Spherical and VR Cinematography
  • Infrared Night Cinematography

See my available gear list here.

As both a scientist and an artist, I appreciate the similarites between the two disciplines, and I'm always eager to use both to push the limits of what's possible in filmmaking. Let's connect to talk about your next project.

@keithmckellar @keithmckellar