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dan hertzog | director of photography

 

Dan Hertzog graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in May 1991 with a BA in Cinema-Television Production.  From there, he rapidly worked his way up from a production assistant in LA to an ad agency producer in New York City.  He moved back to Los Angeles in January 1996 only to find himself crisscrossing the country countless times to freelance at a handful of ad agencies, including FCB, Bates USA, Grey, and Ogilvy.

 

Then, after more than ten years in the ad industry, Dan returned to the world-renowned AFI Conservatory to immerse himself in the study of more narrative, visual storytelling.  He went on to receive his MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute in December 2004.  His AFI thesis film, THE PASSAGE OF MRS. CALABASH, was later honored for Artistic Achievement in Cinematography at the 2006 Emerging Cinematographer Awards.

 

After graduating, Dan continued to occasionally freelance as a senior and then executive producer at Ogilvy & Mather in LA.  His many years of hands-on experience in both production and post-production eventually led to stints consulting for ad agencies interested in building out their in-house production capabilities; shooting tv commercials and web content for dozens of brands along the way.

 

Passionate about visual storytelling, he continued to seek out opportunities to further his ventures in more narrative work.  In 2014, Dan traveled to Indonesia to lens the dramatic short EARTHBOUND for writer/director Robin Shou.  He was recognized again by the International Cinematographers Guild for his work on that collaboration at the 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards.

 

Some of his more recent work includes the award-winning It's On Us "Illogcial" PSA campaign, the music video for Shayna’s “Harvey Weinstein”, the 1950s family drama LIFE IN KODACHROME, and the holiday romance 12 DAYS OF GIVING.

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dan hertzog | director of photography

NARRATIVE PROJECTS

CAMGIRL

RIDE SHARE

THE WOODS

LUMPIA: WITH A VENGEANCE

EMERSON HEIGHTS

THE LANDLADY (short)

PIÑATA MAN (short)

12 DAYS OF GIVING

THE LAST TIME (short)

Finalist

48 Hour Film Project Los Angeles 2017

LIFE IN KODACHROME (pilot)

PAINTING WITH BULLETS (short)

EARTHBOUND (short)

Winner, Emerging Cinematographer Award – 

International Cinematographers Guild

Winner, International Gold Award, Special Jury

Award – International Film Competition Festival

SHAYNA'S PLACE (pilot)

THE SETTLING (short)

BLACK TIGER: HUNTER HUNTED (short)

Winner, Spirit of Comic Con Award –

Wizard World Film Festival

TORONTO (short)

SUGAR (short)

Finalist

Project Imaginat10n

ROADSIDE

NICO'S SAMPAGUITA (short)

Winner, Vancouver Award –

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

GOOD GIRL (short)

IMPLANTED (short)

DISPOSABLE (short)

THE PASSAGE OF MRS. CALABASH (short)

Winner, Emerging Cinematographer Award – 

International Cinematographers Guild

JILL (short)

TERRITORIO (short)

DIRECTORS

David Kotkin

Christine Conradt

Nicholas Danko

Patricio Ginelsa

Jennifer Hook

Scotty Weil

Clayton Root

Christine Conradt

Guido Orio

 

 

Dan Hertzog

Karl Ford

Robin Shou

 

Tara Miele

Eric England

Patricio Ginelsa

 

 

Matt Costa

Jasmine Johnson

 

 

Eric England

Aaron Woolfolk

 

 

Joy Gohring

Raphael Gorboua

Anthony Buncio

Scott Tuft

 

 

Xavier Janghoon Lee

James Gray

PRODUCERS / COMPANIES

Glenn Cutler, David Kotkin / Cutkin Films

David Boyles, Doug Shaffer / Hollyware

Nicholas Danko, Bets Danko / On Beat Productions

Patricio Ginelsa, AJ Calomay / Kid Heroes Productions

Wendi Green, Dan Golden / Jeenyus Entertainment

Scotty Weil, Jeff LeBeau / Carpe Fin de Semana Pictures

Clayton Root / Phoenix Filmz

Boris Isaac, Chris Goodman / Expression Entertainment

Dan Duarte / South Baywatch

 

 

Dan Hertzog, Todd Kniss / In the Wee hours

Ashley Harsen, Karl Ford / Karl Ford Productions

Andry Gana, Robin Shou / Earthbound Films

 

Arthur Gradstein, Shayna Rose / Stolen Duck Productions

Mark Baird, Brad Douglas / Barbed Wire Films

John Hervey II, Priscilla Hervey, Lisa Chong, Lawrence Iriarte / Kid Heroes Productions

 

Brad Davis, Kan Dong / Costa/Davis Productions

Whitney Fuller, Jasmine Johnson / Whitful Productions

 

 

Eric England, Ace Marrero, Daniel Dunn / Southern Fried Films

Peter Quartaroli, Lewis Campbell, Esperanza Catubig, Lisa Chong / Sacred Fire Film Productions

 

Joy Gohring / Gohring Productions

Raphael Gorboua / New York Film Academy

Roger Chong, Anthony Buncio / The Art Institute of California

Carl Hampe / American Film Institute

 

 

Xavier Janghoon Lee / Chapman University

James Gray / University of Southern California

COMMERICIALS

CarbonKlean, AYSO, Hope Pyx Global, Calix ConneXions, Lowe's, Sugarfina CandyGram, It's On Us, JAKKS Pacific Groot, Lee Jeans, Brilliant Earth, WD My Passport, WD My Book, Splendid, MVSC Vitu, Thermador, Island Hotel Newport Beach, Goodshop, Wilson Pro Staff RF97, Euro-Pro Shark Steam & Spray, Mendeleev Vodka, Poses Family Foundation, Riviana Foods Minute Rice, Brother Business Smart Series, Transamerica Life Insurance, Armor All Extreme Shield, Cisco umi, OrthoSynetics, Sony PSP, United Healthcare

 

MUSIC VIDEOS

Shayna, Peche, Two Friends, Alicia Blue, The Moonbeams, Abi Ann, Courtney Ariel, Otis

 

EDUCATION

American Film Institute                                                  MFA in Cinematography

University of Southern California                                    BA in Cinema-Television Production