2014 started off with a bang and never slowed down. First, a really cool aerial job utilizing an octocopter outfitted with a gyro stabilized camera platform. Dan and his team shot the rooftop of the newly renovated LA Forum
which featured a huge spinning record dedicated to The Eagles
who celebrated the grand reopening with a series of concerts. Some of the footage can be seen on Dan's Aerial Cine Pro
's website. More aerial footage was shot in Chinatown as a site survey for a downtown developer as well as footage for a TaylorMade
golf commercial. With the NFL season still under swing, Dan continued work operating Steadicam for NFL Networks
. Entertainment Tonight
offered up a variety of entertainment news to cover, Dan operated camera for a multi-cam event at the Director's Guild of America
featuring Academy Award nominated directors Martin Scorsese, Steve McQueen, David O'Russel, and Alexander Payne. As if all that wasn't enough, Dan worked several days as Camera Operator on feature horror film, 'Bloodsucking Bastards'
Despite slowing down getting close to the holidays and end of the year, Dan maintained a good pace primarily shooting for Entertainment Tonight
and shooting more aerials for a music video starring international Sony recording artist, Shivali
. Dan also managed to catch up on a bunch of screenings!
Along with covering the NFL season at NFL Networks
in Culver City, Dan operated Steadicam for a stock shoot comissioned by Corbis
, put his Aerial Cine Pro
quadcopter to use shooting real estate property, and logged a few days with Entertainment Tonight
including covering the red carpet event for 'Hunger Games 2', following the Paul Walker tragedy, and a variety of other stories.
Most of October was occupied operating Steadicam and camera for NFL Networks
on 'Total Access', 'Fantasy Live', and 'NFL AM'. A really exciting aerial shoot took place for a new show from REELZ Channel called 'Hollywood Scandals'. Dan's Aerial Cine Pro venture spent a day shooting a variety of beauty shots of the Hollywood sign. Some choice takes can be viewed on the home page's demo reel at AerialCinePro.com
The NFL season is in full swing and Dan has been at NFL Network
studios operating Steadicam for NFL Total Access, NFL Fantasy Live, and NFL AM. Dan also shot the final episode of the season for 'Fun, Fit and Fabulous' and covered the International Cinematographers Guild 'Emerging Cinematographers' film festival at the Directors Guild in Hollywood, CA. Additonally, Dan has been hard at work chasing and implementing the latest multirotor technology for his remote aerial video and photo operation, Aerial Cine Pro
August has seen a flurry of activity starting with shooting aerial footage of a gunfight on horseback for feature film 'Six Gun Savior'. Clips from this shoot can be seen on the Aerial Cine Pro
website at the Demo Reel link. Then it was up to the skies over Los Angeles celebrity homes in a Robinson R22 for a still photo shoot for Forbes Magazine
. A new campaign for Cigna
had Dan shooting in Florida, North Carolina, and Connecticut. Queen Latifah
has a new show and Dan worked as DP and Steadicam op for an opening segment for their premiere broadcast.
July offered a bit of a break with some time off back East. But upon return to LA, Dan got right back to it with a few days on BCII TV's
'Fit, Fun, and Fabulous', shooting aerials for a music video featuring Snoop Lion as a guest star, and showing off his 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite at Burbank's Car Classic. Ok, that last one wasn't work, but it was fun!
Summer has shown no signs of slowing down. Dan finished up in Colorado for 'Car Crazy' then finished up the season in France and Monaco. He also squeezed in a handful of Steadicam days for View the Space.
This month found Dan in Santa Barbara for 'Extreme RV's', at the Los Angeles Convention Center for several days of a global technology conference, and in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Gateway, Colorado for Velocity Channel's 'Car Crazy'. The shoot in Colorado was spent with the founder of Discovery Channel, John Hendricks.
Another busy month as Dan was DP for a commercial for a groundbreaking medical device, traveled to Mexico City for Velocity Channel's 'Car Crazy', shot in Virginia for Travel Channel's 'Extreme RV's', and shot aerials with his quadcopter on Venice Beach for a Travel Channel pilot.
NFL Studios called Dan in to operate Steadicam for the live broadcast show, "Total Access".
Canadian restaurant chain Tim Horton shot a campaign in Los Angeles. Dan worked as Steadicam and Camera Operator for the spot.
Dan worked on a pilot as Camera Operator with DP, Matt Irving.
Strapping on his Steadicam, Dan flew through real estate for View the Space.
Feb 19 - Mar 7
Dan flew to four states around the country shooting for Travel Channel's 'Extreme Factories' and 'Extreme Yachts'. He also managed to squeeze in some time for live camera work at the International Cinematographers Guild's publicist awards show.
The Directors Guild of America (DGA) hosted academy award director nominees Ang Lee, Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, and Tom Hooper for a live Q & A. Dan worked as one of several live Camera Operators for the panel discussion.
Jan 30-31 & Feb 4-5
Speed Channel's 'Car Crazy' spent time with esteemed car collector Bruce Meyer at his garage and the Petersen Automotive Museum. Dan worked as Camera Operator for the segment.
Survivor Truck is a massive custom built truck designed to survive a wide range of compromising situations. Dan shot and directed a segment for one of Travel Channel's 'Extreme Series' shows featuring the vehicle and its owner/designer.
Dan was hired as DP for a Spring campaign for American Eagle Outfitters. He also operated camera, Steadicam, and piloted a remote controlled quadcopter.
Jan 2-4, 14
As the football season continued into playoffs, Dan kept up with the action as Steadicam and camera operator for 'Total Access' and 'NFL AM', live broadcast shows on NFL Network.