Kirby Hamilton Director, Cameraman
Kirby Hamilton produces, directs, shoots, and edits for KH&C. With 30 plus years experience, Kirby is respected throughout the industry as a premiere film and video professional. Markee Magazine named him Top Director in the Southeast.
In 1990, Kirby established KH&C, a leading production company in North Florida heralding numerous successful projects completed on-time and within budget.
His work has included high-end 35mm commercials and full-length programs to dramatic presentations, marketing and training videos. Diversity is the norm for Kirby's work from Haverty's Furniture commercials, resort videos for Amelia Island and The Ponte Vedra Club, to healthcare programs for The Mayo Clinic.
Kirby truly demonstrates an eye for the visual medium, communicating the message clearly and directly. Kirby is highly regarded for carefully scored on-screen direction, anticipating the action, and minute attention to lighting detail. As well, he continues his excellence in still photography.
Kirby has invested in his talents. He studied with Imero Lighting Design in New York and attended The Rosco Lighting Workshop in Orlando. Kirby received a dual degree from Florida State University: a B.A. in Television Production and a B.A. in History with a minor in Film Production and Photography.
Prior to creating KH&C, Kirby was a co-owner of Atlantic Film Group, a film and video production company in North Florida. Projects served an array of clients from Lil' Champ commercials and marketing videos to Palm Beach Bank commercials. The work was eclectic including a video about "Historical Trees;" seedlings from famous figures' trees were donated to schools.
While at Florida Production Center, he served as a producer, director and cameraman. Kirby also worked in the broadcast arena at WJXT-TV in Jacksonville as a producer/director and WPHL-TV in Philadelphia as a producer/writer.
Kirby's work has received international accolades, recognized by Emmy, Cine Golden Eagle, Addy, Crystal Reel, Mobius, Monitor, Angel Awards, and the U.S. International Film & Video Festival.