Harrison Schaaf is a Los Angeles born-and-based Director/DOP, specializing in telling immersive visual stories around the globe.

To date, Harrison has shot for clients in Shanghai, Beijing, Chile, Argentina, Taiwan, Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Los Angeles, and New York.

Harrison is fluent in Mandarin and maintains a presence across Asia, particularly in Shanghai and Beijing, where he lived for three years working as a director and cinematographer.  


  • scalable approach to end-to-end, full-scope projects, from Concept + Pre-production all the way to Shoot, Edit, Color, and Delivery, anywhere in the world.

  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Well-versed in commercial and film production in Asia, with over a decade of experience directing and interfacing with mandarin-only crew + talent.

  • Fully insured, Faa-certified part 107 commercial drone pilot, owner/operator of state of the art uav fleet capable of 5.2K RAW Capture. get in touch for information about licensing footage for your projects.


72andSunny, audi, BEYONCÉ, Coors Light, Durex, Google, Greenpeace, Guinness, Hyatt Hotels, Mini Cooper, MTV, Murad, Nike, Samsung, Smirnoff, Smuggler, Starbucks, TLGG Berlin, Tillamook, Universal Studios Asia, carl Zeiss AG, and the US air force.


contact: harrison [dot] schaaf [at] gmail [dot] com