cinematography has enabled me to speak
languages that I do not know.
and to share in the
Lives of other people that I’ve just met.





Snyder Derival is an NYC based cinematographer whose experience encompasses a myriad of fields, including television drama, cinema commercials, documentaries, music videos and fashion content.  His passion for the image began in the early teens, when he started working as an event camera operator. From there, it was a seamless transition into cinematography as he went on to graduate from Full Sail University with a Bachelor in film.


Snyder’s work has taken him to many different countries over the world and has include a diverse tapestry of production, having worked with some of the best cinematographers in the industry, Snyder takes the best of each to create his own style that many can now recognize from seeing his work. He has many years of experience as a cinematographer and his ability to work with speed, accuracy and artistic focus has been recognized with countless awards for Best Cinematography in the fields of television and cinema advertising, documentaries and drama.


For Snyder, less is more. His approach to cinematography centers around being “raw and honest”—keeping it simple so that the magic of each scene can come to life organically. Even still, journeying into uncharted technical areas in order to solve creative problems kindles his imagination. Snyder finds it important to maintain a close tab on the art and design worlds, equipped to style-shift when aesthetic breakthroughs capture his attention.


He compliments his aesthetic skills with strong technical efficiency.  He has worked proficiently with current formats including the Arri Alexa, Sony F55, FS7, RED Dragon, RED Epic, Red Scarlett and Canon DSLR’s.  This experience allows him to work in an extensive range of shooting styles, scales and conditions.



Those who donot want to

imitate anything,

produce nothing.

A true artist

is not one who is inspired,

but one who inspires others.


clear thinking at

the wrong moment

can stifle


Intelligence without ambition

is a bird without wings.


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