Dan Coplan
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IMDB link: http://us.imdb.com/Name?Coplan,+Dan+(II)


[DP=Director of Photography, Operator=Camera Operator, Steadicam=Steadicam Operator]


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FEATURES
Midsummer Swedish ComedyDP/Operator/Steadicam
IslanderDP/Operator/Steadicam
American YearbookDP/Operator/Steadicam
TrespassersDP/Operator/Steadicam
Alphonso BowDP/Operator
PromOperator/Steadicam
The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About ItOperator/Steadicam
Still WaitingOperator/Steadicam/2nd Unit DP
Winged CreaturesOperator
Yonkers JoeOperator/Steadicam/2nd Unit DP
Primal DoubtOperator/Steadicam/2nd Unit DP
Sexy Evil GeniusOperator/Steadicam
Boot TracksOperator
BrakeOperator
Flight of the Living DeadOperator/Steadicam
From WithinOperator/Steadicam
Bloodsucking BastardsOperator
Scenic RouteSteadicam
Shankill RoadOperator/Steadicam
LizzieOperator/Steadicam
The Anniversary at Shallow CreekOperator/Steadicam
Wild OleanderSteadicam
A Holiday HeistSteadicam
TriloquistSteadicam
Aussie and TedSteadicam
Boiler Maker2nd Unit DP
Jinx Sister2nd Unit DP
Vanguard2nd Unit DP
Somewhere In VenezuelaOperator

BROADCAST and COMMERCIAL
CBS: "Mike and Molly"Steadicam
ABC: "Desperate Housewives"Operator/Steadicam
FOX: "House"Steadicam
FX: "The Bridge"Operator
CBS: "Dr. Phil"Operator
VH1: "Couples Therapy"Steadicam
FOX: "Family Of The Year" (pilot)Steadicam
FOX: "2011 Emmy Awards" (opening video)Operator
FOX: "Solitary 3.0" & "Solitary 4.0"Operator
NBC: "Fear Factor"Underwater Operator
NBC: "West Wing"Operator
NBC: Miss Universe pageant 2006, 2007, 2009DP/Operator/Steadicam/Underwater Op (special segments)
NBC: Miss USA pageant 2008, 2009DP/Operator (special segments)
NBC: "The Voice"Operator/Steadicam
CBS: "Queen Latifah Show" (intro and field segments)DP/Steadicam
NFL Network: "Total Access" (Live Studio)Steadicam/Operator
NFL Network: "Gameday Final" (Live Studio)Steadicam/Operator
NFL Network: "NFL AM" (Live Studio)Steadicam/Operator
E!: 83rd Academy AwardsSteadicam (promos)
Nickelodeon: "Big Time Rush"Operator/Steadicam
SPEED Channel: "Car Crazy"Operator
HGTV: "HGTV'd"DP/Operator/Steadicam
HGTV: "Design On A Dime"Operator/additional DP
HGTV: "Going Yard"Operator/additional DP
HGTV: "Hollywood for Sale"Steadicam
HGTV: "White Room Challenge"Operator/Steadicam
Hallmark Channel: "Final Approach"Operator/Steadicam
Hallmark Channel: "Shark Swarm"Operator/Steadicam
Travel Channel: "Got Home Alive"DP/Operator
Travel Channel: "Extreme"Camera Operator
History Channel: "Boneyard"DP/Operator
History Channel: Recreation of Flight 007DP
SpikeTV: "UFC-Ken Shamrock & Tito Ortiz" (commercial)DP (greenscreen)
Learning Channel: "Rides"Operator
HDNet: "Hollywood HD"Operator
LTN: "Ballin'"Operator/Steadicam
Time Warner: High Speed Internet (commercial)Operator
Playstation (commercial)Operator
South Point Hotel Casino (commercial)Steadicam
TV Guide Channel: "Open Call"Operator
MTV: "Duets"Operator
A&E: "Storage Wars"DP/Operator
A&E: "Child Stars III: Teen Rockers"DP/Operator
A&E: "Airline"Operator
Fine Living Channel: "Fast Lane with Steve Natt"Operator
Fox Networks: "Todd TV" (show opener)Operator/Steadicam
GM: "Certified Used Cars" (commercial)Operator
Honda (commercial)Operator
Toyota (commercial)Steadicam
Fidelity (commercial)Ronin Tech
Dodge Ram (commercial)Ronin Tech
SpikeTV: "VGA Awards w/David Spade" (commercial)Operator

REMOTE AERIAL VIDEO and PHOTO
American Eagle Outfitters: Winter Collection (Commercial & Web Campaign)Pilot/Aerial DP
American Eagle Outfitters: Spring Collection (Web Campaign)Pilot/Aerial DP
REELZ: "Hollywood Scandals"Pilot/Aerial DP
LA Forum Grand Reopening starring The Eagles (Marketing Campaign)Pilot/Aerial DP
TaylorMade (Commercial)Pilot/Aerial DP
Audi (Commercial)Aerial Operator
"Six Gun Savior" (Feature Film)Pilot/Aerial DP
Travel Channel: "Venice 24:7" (TV Pilot)Pilot/Aerial DP
Shivali (Music Video)Pilot/Aerial DP
Luis Coronel (Music Video)Pilot/Aerial DP
Various real estate videosPilot/Aerial DP

DOCUMENTARY
Sinatra: Dark Star (A&E/BBC feature)DP/Operator
Baja 1000 (Helm Racing Team)DP/Operator
Spirit of Silicon Valley: Behind the ScenesDP/Operator
Burning Man (featured on Adobe.com)DP/Operator
Damien HirstOperator/Steadicam

CORPORATE
American Eagle Outfitters: Winter Collection CampaignDP/Operator/RC Aerial Pilot
American Eagle Outfitters: Spring Collection CampaignDP/Steadicam/Operator/RC Aerial Pilot
Baby Einstein/Disney: DVD SeriesDP/Operator/Steadicam
Universal Studios: Studio Lot Tour with Whoopie GoldbergOperator
Apple Computer: Product MarketingSteadicam
Nike: various productionsOperator/Steadicam
Easter Seals: Marketing VideoDP/Operator
New Century Mortgage: Porsche GT Race Team Marketing VideoOperator
Skyy Vodka: "The Art of the Cocktail"DP/Operator
Adobe Systems: Premiere Pro PromoOperator
Cycle World Magazine: Dirtbike ShowcaseOperator
Pull & Bear (marketing campaign)Ronin Tech

LIVE EVENTS and SPORTS
Maroon 5 (3D)Operator
Evanescence (3D)Operator
Emmylou Harris: BBC Special at The Brown DerbyOperator
Rock the Bells (San Manuel Amphitheater)Operator
Toby Keith: Live concert video supplementSteadicam
George Clinton (Avalon Ballroom)Operator
SF Funk All-Stars (Great American Music Hall)Operator
Mother Hips (Great American Music Hall)Operator
KRS-One (Justice League)Operator
Aaron Rosand (Greek Theatre)DP/Operator (multi camera)
Jeremy Cohen (Herbst Theatre)DP/Operator (multi camera)
Emel: "Weary" (music video)Operator/Steadicam
Dee1R: "Da Groove Game" (music video)DP/Operator
Noise Pop FestivalOperator
Formula DRIFT Championship (3D)Operator
National Paintball Championships (nationwide coverage)Operator
NBC: Championship Off Road Racing (CORR)Operator
Mazda: Automobile PromoOperator (live switching, pedestal)
AlwaysOn: Innovation SummitOperator (live switching)


RELEVANT WORK HISTORY, TRAINING, SPECIAL SKILLS
Cinematographer / Steadicam / Remote Control Aerial / DIT
Self Employed, San Francisco/Los Angeles, CA. March 1996 - Present

International Cinematographer's Guild Local 600: Camera Operator/Digital Imaging Technician

Society of Camera Operators (SOC)
Board of Governors, Associate Editor Camera Operator magazine, former Recording Secretary

Steadicam Operators Association / Steadicam Guild

Steadicam owner/operator

Remote controlled multirotor aerial owner/operator

Sony 3D Technology Center Training, ICG Local 600, Los Angeles, CA.

PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA certified

Studio Pedestal

Digital Cinema Society

Santa Fe High Definition Workshop, Los Angeles, CA.

Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) Training, ICG Local 600, Los Angeles, CA.

Traveled to over 70 countries, every US state and Canadian province. Current US and French passport.



EDUCATION, HARDWARE and SOFTWARE
MFA, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA. 1998: Motion Pictures and Video (Honors)
BA, Goucher College, Towson, MD. 1991: Computer Science and Music
Mac/PC: AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Cleaner, Peak, Director
Digital Video: Final Cut Pro, Media 100, Avid Media Composer, Premiere, DVD Studio Pro

 

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