With his vast toolbox of knowledge gleaned from experience in every aspect of filmmaking and an education from the Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Dick Buckley approaches any filming opportunity with a true melding of creativity and technology. His extensive work as a cameraman in features and commercial is typified by innovation and ingenuity, and contributes to the deeply saturated imagery which dominates his directorial style.
Dick’s deep understanding of story began in high school, when he realized that he could express himself more eloquently with a camera than a pen. Uniquely, his great work as a cinematographer enables an increased intimacy with actors and forges a bond rather than creating an impediment to communication.
After a short career as Seattle’s best junior yo-yo-er, Dick has been behind the camera since, first as a cameraman for Warren Miller’s ski films and then directing hundreds of commercials for clients including Coca-Cola, Reebok, Nike, Jaguar and Miller Beer and shooting music videos for Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Robert Plant and Randy Travis, among others. Most recently, Dick directed 2nd unit for Spider-Man and Spider-man 2, as well as the trailer for first film. His Tabasco “Mosquito” spot won a Gold Lion at Cannes and he has won numerous Clio Awards, Emmys, Music video awards, Drum sticks and numerous other international ad awards.
Dick has worked extensively in overseas markets and finds Europe in particular a great place for directing commercials. The continent’s advertising industry generally has a looser production structure than the one in the United States, and it also supports a culture that values commercials as an art form. The continent’s advertising industry generally has a looser production structure than the one in the United States, and it also supports a culture that values commercials as an art form.