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