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Dan WagneR


Director of Photography

Camera Operator

Gimbal Operator

1st AC

2nd AC

DIT

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Dan WagneR


Director of Photography

Camera Operator

Gimbal Operator

1st AC

2nd AC

DIT

about Dan

Dan is a cinematographer with experience in commercial, music video, action sports, documentary, live event and narrative film work. Dan works as a director of photography, camera operator, gimbal operator, and 1st and 2nd AC around North America. 

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

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

 

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Reel


Reel


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featured projects


featured projects


Fifty West Brewing Co. - Punch Out 2

Fifty West Brewing Co. - Punch Out 2

Director of Photograppy & Editor

Growing Strong

Growing Strong

1st Assistant Camera

Gimbal Operator

Without a Scalpel

Without a Scalpel

Camera Operator

Noise and Color

Noise and Color

1st AC and DIT

 
Whistling Elk Ranch

Whistling Elk Ranch

Producer, Director & Cinematographer

 

The Prelude

The Prelude

Director, Cinematographer & Editor

Secrets We Keep

Secrets We Keep

Camera Operator & Gimbal Operator

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Producer, Director of Photography

"Black and Blue" short film

"Black and Blue" short film

2nd AC and DIT

 
Nick Goepper // HOME

Nick Goepper // HOME

Camera Op, Gimbal Op & Asst. Editor

Nine Knights 2015

Nine Knights 2015

Director, Cinematographer & Editor

Salesforce - Fanatics Customer Story

Salesforce - Fanatics Customer Story

Camera Operator & Gimbal Operator

In the Dark

In the Dark

Camera Operator & Editor

Michelada - BoneLang

Michelada - BoneLang

Camera Op & Gimbal Op

WOLKAAN

WOLKAAN

Gimbal Op & 1st AC - North America Unit

Big Sedative - Samy.Language

Big Sedative - Samy.Language

Camera Operator & Grip

eRecruit Fit PSA

eRecruit Fit PSA

Who is Mike Cole

Who is Mike Cole

Director, Cinematographer & Editor

Art Comes Alive 2016

Art Comes Alive 2016

Producer, Director of Photography & Gimbal Op

Director of Photography

Celebrating 30 years of Melink

Celebrating 30 years of Melink

Director of Photography and Editor

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Contact


Contact


 

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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

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 a 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.

Projects  

Commercials 

Fifty West "Punch Out 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

 Sports 

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

Music videos

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

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

147 Pianos”  2014 - Camera Operator 

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

Broadcast 

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

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Camera Operating


Camera Operating


Services

CAMERA DEPARTMENT

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

GIMBAL OPERATING

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

VEHICLE CAMERA RIGGING

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