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Dan Wagner


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Dan Wagner


about Dan

Dan is a producer, director of photography and all around camera nerd. With experience producing and shooting projects for brands, non-profits, artists and athletes. Dan has a variety of visual styles to fit each projects tone and storytelling methods. He has worked on numerous commercials, music videos, action sports films, documentaries, live events both short and feature length narrative films.

He graduated from DePaul University's school of Computing and Digital Media in 2014, with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Cinema.

Dan co-founded Funkhouse Media in 2015

When he’s not working on set, in the field or in the editing suite you can find him cheering on his favorite hockey teams or cruising around the local skate parks and ski resorts. 

 

Reel


Reel


Funkhouse Media 2019 Showreel


Dan Wagner 2018 Showreel

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Resume


Resume


RESUME

Profile

Dan has experience in multiple disciplines within the digital media realm. He works as a freelance director of photography, camera operator, gimbal operator, 1st A.C. and 2nd A.C. and is the  director of photography at Funkhouse Media, a small-footprint media production company that creates audiovisual content for brands and athletes from small to large. Dan has worked closely with current ski professionals for the last few years, traveling and capturing content for athletes and sponsors brands across the United States and Europe. He loves projects that allow him to travel, experience new cultures and work in a fast pace environment with a creative team.

 

Education

 DePaul University, Chicago IL – Bachelor of Science in Digital Cinema, 2014

 

Experience  

Freelance Camera Operator, Gimbal Operator, 1st AC, 2nd AC, Grip – 2011-Present

Partner, Producer and Director of Photography, Funkhouse Media, Cincinnati, OH – 2013-Present

Co-founded a media production company that has served small businesses around the midwest to international corporations, throughout various industries, including action sports and travel. 

Media Manager and Cinematographer, Nick Goepper – December 2014-2015

Managed Nick Goepper’s social media accounts (Youtube, Instagram, Facebook) and created video and photo content for Nick and his sponsors during the season. Produced, Directed, Shot and Edited videos of Nick Goepper at the Winter Dew Tour, U.S. Freeskiing Training Camps, and Suzuki Nine Knights and other international events.

Cinematographer & Editor, Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp, Butler, OH – June 2012-December 2012

Filmed and edited six weekly camp marketing videos showcasing campers and guest pros at Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camps in the ski, skateboard, BMX race, scooter, and BMX freestyle programs.  Produced marketing content for Ohio Dreams social media outlets and website.

Production Intern, Lightborne Communications, Cincinnati OH, – December 2012

Assisted on commercial shoots with lighting and operating B camera, logged and organized daily footage, and managed camera and lighting equipment.

 

Skills

Dan has experience working in studio and on location with different lighting and camera setups for commercial, narrative and documentary productions. He has a vast understanding of all current camera technologies, working as a commercial and action sports director of photography and gimbal operator and camera operator. He is proficient with the following cameras systems: RED Cinema, ARRI Digital Cameras, Sony Alta FS5/FS7/FS700/FS100/F5/F55, Canon Cinema Cameras, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and HDSLR and mirrorless cameras.

He is experienced in 3 axis gimbal operation with all cinema camera packages, and remote operation when gimbals are mounted to cranes, vehicles and other platforms. 

Dan has an extensive knowledge of post production workflows and software to insure the right codecs and file structure is created on set during the DIT process. He is proficient editing visual content with, Premiere CC, After Effects CC, Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Final Cut Pro.

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Projects  

Commercials 

Tide Eco Box 2019 -  Director of Photography - Funkhouse Media

Tide Autodose 2019 -  Director of Photography - Funkhouse Media

Pantene Foam 2019 -  Director of Photography & Colorist - Funkhouse Media

Leiden Company 2019 - Producer and Director of Photography, Colorist - Funkhouse Media

Fifty West "Punch Out: Round 3" 2018 - Producer and Director of Photography, Editor - Funkhouse Media

Behind the Barrel - Wild Turkey 2018 - Videographer and Editor - Funkhouse Media

Brighton Tru-Edge 2018 - Producer and Director of Photography, Editor - Funkhouse Media

Fifty West "Punch Out: Round 2" 2017 - Producer and Director of Photography, Editor - Funkhouse Media

Enerfab Company Story 2017 - Producer and Director of Photography, Editor - Funkhouse Media

Melink Company Story 2017 - Producer and Director of Photography, Editor - Funkhouse Media

Lincoln Automotive "Effortless Sales" 2017 - 1st AC - Cyberia Media

Wiley Wealth Management 2016 - Producer and Director of Photography - Funkhouse Media

City Dermatology and Laser 2016 - Director of Photography - Funkhouse Media, 

SalesForce - Fanatics Customer Story 2016 - Camera & Gimbal Operator - Think Ahead Studios,

eRecruitFit PSA 2016 - Director of Photography - Funkhouse Media, 

Two Brothers Summer Festival 2013 - Camera Operator - Jerry Rig Productions

Music videos

BoneLang "Anvil" 2019 - Co-Director & Director of Photography

BoneLang "Michelada" 2016 - Gimbal & Camera Operator

Big Sedative Samy.Language - Camera Operator & Assistant Editor

Landlord Samy.Language - Camera Operator

Little One District Somnium - Camera Operator

Across the Pond District Somnium - Camera Operator

Narratives

"Black and Blue" 2017 - 2nd AC, DIT

"Noise and Color" 2017 - 1st AC, DIT

Growing Strong” Growing Strong IMDB - 1st AC

In the Dark” In the Dark Facebook Page - Editor, Camera Operator

Secrets We Keep” Scerets We Keep IMDB - Gimbal Operator

Persephone Lied” Persephone Lied Facebook Page - Gimbal Operator

The Way We Talk” - 1st AC 

Wolkaan”, ” Wolkaan IMDB - Gimbal Operator, 1st AC

Blue Notes” Blue Notes IMDB - Dolly Grip 

Moon AtticMoon Attic IMDB - Best Boy/Key Grip 

 “Gasoline Party” Gasoline Party IMDB - Grip

Documentary

"Boys in the Red Hats" 2019 - 2nd Unit Director of Photography

"Without A Scalpel" 2017 - Camera Operator - the Interventional Initiative

147 Pianos”  2014 - Camera Operator 

How to Raise an Olympian” P&G 2013 - Camera Operator

Television & Broadcast 

Ridiculous Rides “1971 Ford Maverick” 2019 -  Director, and Cinematographer - Barcroft Studios

Ridiculous Rides “Raminator - World’s Fastest Monster Truck” 2019 -  Director, and Cinematographer - Barcroft Studios

Champ Truck Race Series at Pikes Peak International Raceway 2015 - Camera Operator 

 Sports 

Folds of Honor - Patriot Golf Day at Sewickley Heights Golf Club 2018 - Producer, Director of Photography, and Editor - Funkhouse Media

Nick Goepper “Mammoth Vol. 2” 2017 - Producer, Director of Photography, and Editor - Funkhouse Media

Nick Goepper “Mammoth Vol. 1” 2017 - Producer, Director of Photography, and Editor - Funkhouse Media

Nick Goepper “Mammoth Vol. 0” 2016 - Producer, Director of Photography, and Editor - Funkhouse Media

Nick Goepper // HOME 2016 - Producer, Director of Photography, and Editor - Funkhouse Media

Nick Goepper Nine Knights 2015 - Producer, Director of Photography, Editor

Nick Goepper The Prelude 2015 - Producer, Director of Photography, Editor

Freddy Brideweser’s Early Season 2013 - Producer, Director of Photography, Editor

Who is Mike Cole 2013 - Producer, Director of Photography, Editor

Inspired Demo Tour at Tyrol Basin 2013 - Producer, Cinematographer, Editor 

Nick Goepper’s Backyard Slopestyle 2013 - Producer, Director of Photography, Editor

Zach Hutelin Mountain Biking at Ohio Dreams 2012 - Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

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featured projects


featured projects


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Fifty West Brewing Co. - Punch Out 2

Fifty West Brewing Co. - Punch Out 2

Without a Scalpel

Without a Scalpel

Growing Strong

Growing Strong

Whistling Elk Ranch

Whistling Elk Ranch

Who is Mike Cole

Who is Mike Cole

WOLKAAN

WOLKAAN

LEIDEN COMPANY “OUR STORY”

LEIDEN COMPANY “OUR STORY”

The Prelude

The Prelude

Noise and Color

Noise and Color

Celebrating 30 years of Melink

Celebrating 30 years of Melink

"Black and Blue" short film

"Black and Blue" short film

Secrets We Keep

Secrets We Keep

Art Comes Alive 2016

Art Comes Alive 2016

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Salesforce - Fanatics Customer Story

Salesforce - Fanatics Customer Story

Michelada - BoneLang

Michelada - BoneLang

In the Dark

In the Dark

Big Sedative - Samy.Language

Big Sedative - Samy.Language

eRecruit Fit PSA

eRecruit Fit PSA

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Services & Skills


Services & Skills


Services

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Director of Photography, Camera Op, Gimbal Op, 1st AC, 2nd AC, DIT, Gaffer and Grip

1ST AC

Director of Photography, Camera Op, Gimbal Op, 1st AC, 2nd AC, DIT, Gaffer and Grip

GAFFER

GIMBAL OPERATING

Gimbal package rentals for productions that need stabilized handheld, crane, or vehicle mounted gimbal shots

COLORIST

Color correction and grading in Davinci Resolve.

CAMERA OP

VEHICLE CAMERA RIGGING

Rigging from small to large cameras, lights and audio on cars and other vehicles

UNDERWATER CAMERA OP

PADI underwater video certification. Scuba certifications

DIT

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Contact


Contact


 

Contact ME

Let's chat! Feel free to contact me about projects and inquires

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Collaborators


Collaborators


Funkhouse Media

FUNKHOUSE IS A ONE-STOP VIDEO SOLUTION

We are an integrated production company with high agility. Whether you already have an idea and need to execute on production, or need us to help build a concept and bring it to life, we have a talented team that gets the job done. We can adapt and scale to fit the needs of each project, and provide valuable support to you at each step of the way.

Back Beat Motion

Backbeat Motion is a design studio in Cincinnati, Ohio established by Christopher Glenn where ideas and feelings come to life. When visuals move, it makes concepts more intuitive and breaks down barriers to understanding. Simply, movement makes things easier to appreciate.


Tenet Motion

TENET is a creative studio in Cincinnati specializing in 3D animation, motion graphics, and digital art. We bring ideas to life that create magical experiences for your audience. From broadcast animation to immersive environments and every medium in between, there's no surface too big or screen too small that we haven't conquered. 

 

The Warehouse

The Warehouse is a 20,000 sqft creative factory that attracts the top creative professionals in the region, to collaborate as one team, to produce the most innovative work possible. WHY

We exist because brands need "more creative ideas that are more creative." Creative people are looking for a new better way to work, to be more fulfilled.

The result is more value for our brand partners, and a more fulfilling work life for our team members.

The Warehouse is not just a shared work space, we are a family of creative entrepreneurs working together to drive the success of each team member, and our partners.