Based in Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Videographer & Photographer
2016 Emmy winner (for Outstanding Trans-Media Sports Coverage with NBC Olympics)
13 years of editing experience
Over 2.8 million views on YouTube
Specializes in: behind-the-scenes video, social media content, short documentaries
Languages: English, French, Norwegian & a really convincing German accent
Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect)
Anaheim Ducks • AVP Beach Volleyball • Canada Soccer • Dragone (Belgium) • Full Out Movie • Lagardère Sports (Sweden) • Viasat Hockey (Sweden) • Pac-12 Networks • Rebecca's Mom Leotards • Superfruit • Travis Wall (So You Think You Can Dance)
THE LONG VERSION
Deanna Hong is a Los Angeles-based freelance videographer with over 13 years of video editing experience. After graduating from UCLA, she began her role as UCLA Gymnastics' Team Videographer. Since then, she has made a name for herself as a producer of gymnastics video content by offering a cinematic, story-driven look at the action-packed sport.
Her growing reputation has allowed her to work at the biggest gymnastics events and with the best gymnasts in the world (Madison Kocian, Kyla Ross, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney). In 2016 she earned an Emmy as part of the NBC Olympics team that produced the digital gymnastics recap show Daily Dismount during the Rio Olympics.
Beyond her gymnastics work, she has worked on various freelance projects which have allowed her to work with notable clients such as Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect), Pentatonix, Superfruit, Travis Wall (So You Think You Can Dance), Anaheim Ducks, and more.
She specializes in behind-the-scenes videography, offering an intimate and entertaining, yet unobtrusive, look at the inner workings of sports teams, dance rehearsals, and film sets.
Thanks to her background as a beatboxer, she has cultivated a distinctive, musically-driven editing style, used to bolster her own social media presence (@deannahong) as well as those of clients such as @uclagymnastics (most-followed women's college team in the nation).
In June, she joined Fox Sports for their coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and was the only female on a team of 30 Premiere editors. A few months later she became a Post Story Producer in the Original Content department at NFL Network.
Looking forward into 2019, she is excited to utilize what she’s learned from her broadcast experience for her fifth season with UCLA Gymnastics, as well as with pop vocal group Citizen Queen.
Deanna is passionate about working with and showcasing empowered women who serve as roles models for young girls. She aims to increase representation for marginalized groups such as women of color, the LGBTQ community, and women in male-dominated industries.