Bob Demers is a Director of Photography and Cinematographer with over twenty years of experience in commercial, feature and broadcast production. He started his career in television as a studio cameraman for the NBC affiliate in Portland, Maine. Soon he was promoted to commercial photographer and filmed hundreds of commercials, PSAs and special programs.
Bob moved to Boston in 1985 and worked for many of the top production companies in New England, including legendary VizWiz Productions, Editel, VideoTroupe, Boston Productions and Larry Mondi Productions. His range of projects varied from commercial and broadcast productions to corporate and institutional programming for the computer, medical, educational and bio-science industries.
In 1990 Bob was hired by the Monitor Channel as DP for the Special Projects Unit, responsible for all location filming for over a half dozen weekly shows. He also worked on a number of broadcast productions for Hearst-Argyle, Lifetime, Telepictures, ABC, NBC, CBS and PBS. In 1993 he was asked to join the School of Film and Television at Boston University where he taught cinematography and managed Film Production Services. He continued shooting for his list of clients, and in 2004 moved to Tucson to work for the Media Arts Department at the University of Arizona.
Bob now works for the University of Arizona Office of Communications producing video news features for UA News. He shares a tiny bungalow with his two dogs Lucy and Ripley, and a slew of percussion instruments. Bob also attends the UA Fred Fox School of Music.