• Fiat 500E "ft Leonardo DiCaprio" DC
    Fiat 500E "ft Leonardo DiCaprio" DC • Commercial • Car • Celebrity
  • Pepsi "Cardi B"
    Pepsi "Cardi B" • Commercial • Beverage • Celebrity • Storytelling
  • Skechers D'Lites "Dream"
    Skechers D'Lites "Dream" • Commercial • Fashion • Beauty • Dance
  • Walkers "Mariah Carey Christmas Advert"
    Walkers "Mariah Carey Christmas Advert" • Commercial • Food • Celebrity • Dance • Storytelling
  • Fonecta "02 Land"
    Fonecta "02 Land" • Commercial • Business • Storytelling • Nature
  • Cadillac "Brad Pitt"
    Cadillac "Brad Pitt" • Commercial • Car • Celebrity • Animation (CGI)
  • HotelCom "A Special Place"
    HotelCom "A Special Place" • Commercial • Tourism • Vignette
  • Skechers D'Lites "Street"
    Skechers D'Lites "Street" • Commercial • Fashion • Beauty
  • Guildwars "Our Time is Now"
    Guildwars "Our Time is Now" • Commercial • Vignette • Beauty • Entertainment
  • "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
    "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" • Feature Film • Horror • Storytelling
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Daniel Pearl A.S.C. - Director of Photography

Daniel Pearl Within months of receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas, Daniel photographed the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the legendary independent feature which is part of the permanent film collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Recognized by Fortune as a major force in music video, his use of light and lens is exemplified in Michael Jackson’s "Billie Jean". Pearl has ten MTV Best Cinematography nominations while winning for "Every Breath You Take" by the Police, and again for "November Rain" by Guns & Roses. Daniel photographed over three hundred commercials, also manages to create some of the advertising industry's best images – winning the AICP award for his work on Motorola's "Wings" spot which is also in the MOMA collection. Spending his time split between commercials and feature films, Pathfinder, Alien vs. Predator "Requiem", Captivity, Michael Bay´s 2 Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the Thirteen and many more. Regarded by Kodak as one of the “World’s Leading Cinematographers”, he was honored by CamerImage with their Golden Frog Award for his outstanding achievements in Music Video and Commercial Cinematography.
General Infos

Website

Specialities
Commercials • Feature Films • Music Videos

Styles
Beauty • Car • Hair • Highspeed • Landscape • Slow-Motion • Sport • Storytelling • Vignette • Visual effects

Skills
35mm • Alexa • RED-CAM • DSLRs • Super16

Languages
English

Productions

Commercials
Ace Group • American Express • Apple Computers • Aquafina • Arizona Jeans • Armani • Asience Hair • AT&T • Audi • Aviva • Bally's Fitness • Barclay's Financial Services • Bell South • Best Buy • Boots • Budweiser • Busch Beer • Cadilac • Cargill • Champions Sportswear • Charmin • Chernigivske Beer • Chevrolet • Citizen Watches • Citizens Bank • Citroen • Clairol • Coca-Cola • Con Garra • Covergirl • Crest • Daimler Chrysler • Deutsche Telekom "T-Online" • Diet Coke • Direct TV • Dove • EA Sports • Eclipse Gum • Eucerin • ESPN • Excedrin • Fendi • Fonecta • Ford • Remington Shavers • Fiat 500 • Fox Sports MLB All Star Game • Freixenet • Fuji • Gatorade • Guildwars • Head N' Shoulders • Hershey's • Hertz • Honda • Hotel.com • Hyundai • IBM • Independence Airlines • Isuzu • ITT • Kellogg's • KIA • Kraft • L´Oréal • Lamisil • Lexus • Lincoln • Love Body • Lubriderm • Lux • Lynx Cologne • Mattel • Max Factor • McDonald's • Mediamarkt • Mercedes-Benz • Mercury Car • Michelob Beer • Miller Beer • Mitsubishi • Mod's Hair • Motorola • NASDAQ / Microsoft • Nescafé • Nexium • Nike • Nintendo • Nissan Cars • Nissin • Nuvaring • Olay • Oral-B • Owens Corning • Paramount Amusements • Payless Shoes • Pepsi • Pizza Hut • Playtex • Plymouth Cars • Pontiac • Reclast • Remington • Revlon • RWE • Schwarzkopf • Sears • SEAT • Secret Deodorant • Sega • Select Comfort • Shiseido Cosmetics • Singulair • Skechers • Slimfast • Smirnoff Vodka • Sony • Splenda • Sprite • St. Paul Ins. Group • Sunkist • Susan G. Komen • Suzuki Motorcycles • T-Com • Texaco • Texas Utlilities • Tide • Titleist • T-Online • Topmodel Norge • Toyota • Treseme • Tropicana • Twister • U.P.S. • Ultram • Verizon • Vernell • Vidal Sassoon • Visa • Vodaphone • VW • Walkers • White Rain Shampoo • Wild Turkey • Yamaha • Zales Diamonds • Zest Soap

Feature Films
2011/2012 "The Apparition", directed by Todd Lincoln. • 2008/2009 "Friday the 13th, directed by Marcus Nispel. • 2006 "Alien versus Predator, Survival of he Fitest", directed by the Brothers Strause. • 2005 "Captivity", directed by Roland Joffe in Moscow. • 2005 "Pathfinder", directed by Marcus Nispel in Vancouver. • 2005 "Lady Luck", Concert Sequence directed by Donald Petrie. • 2004 "National Treasure Legend Sequence", directed by Marcus Nispel. • 2004 "Dean Koontz's Frankenstein", directed by Marcus Nispel for Lions Gate in New Orleans. • 2002 "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", remake directed by Marcus Nispel. Also photographed the original. • 1987 "Hiding Out", directed by Bob Giraldi for DeLaurentis Ent. Group. • 1987 "Deadly Illusion", directed by Larry Cohen and Bill Tannen. • 1987 "Collision Course", (Substitute D.P.), directed by Louis Teague for DeLaurentis. • 1986 "Return to Salem's Lot", directed by Larry Cohen for Warner Bros. • 1986 "Island Of The Alive", directed by Larry Cohen for Warner Bros. • 1986 "Amazon Women On The Moon", directed by John Landis, Joe Dante, Carl Gotlieb, Bob Weiss, and Peter Horton. • 1985 "Invaders From Mars", directed by Tobe Hooper for Cannon Films. • 1973-1982: • "She Came To The Valley", directed Albert Band, Period Western. • "Secret Life Of Plants", Stevie Wonder sequences. • "The Return". • "It Lives Again" ("It's Alive II"), CoDP, directed by Larry Cohen. • "Hometown", produced and directed by Max Baer, Jr. • "The Fifth Floor", directed by Hickmet Avedis. • "Fullmoon High", directed by Larry Cohen. • "Getting Wasted", with Brian Kerwin. • "Zapped!", directed by Bob Rose. • "Fairy Tales". • "The Junkman", CoDP. • "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", the original.

Music Videos (Shortlist. Daniel photographed more than 400 music videos. He won every music video award at least once...)
Aaliyah (3) • AC/DC (3) • Aerosmith • Aura • B.B. King (3) • Billy Idol (2) • Bob Dylan • Boyz II Men (3) • Britney Spears • Bruce Springsteen (2) • Bryan Adams (2) • Celine Dion (4) • Cher • Christina Aguilera • Cypress Hill • Deadmouse • Dolly Parton • Dr. Dre (2) • Dru Hill • Duran Duran • Ed Sheeran • Elton John (3) • Eminem • Filter • Fleetwood Mac • Garth Brooks (7) • Genesis (2) • George Michael (2) • Gloria Estephan (3) • Guns N' Roses (4) • Herbert Grönemeyer • Herbie Hancock • Ice Cube • Iron Maiden • Janet Jackson (3) • Jay Z • Jennifer Lopez (2) • Jessica Simpson • Jon Bon Jovi (2) • Kanye West • Kelly Clarkston • Kylie Minogue • Lil' Kim (2) • Limp Bizkit • Lionel Ritchie (4) • Lisa Stansfield • Madonna • Mariah Carey (12) • Mary J. Blige (7) • Meat Loaf (2) • Megadeth • Melissa Ethridge (2) • Metallica • Michael Jackson (3) • Missey Elliot (2) • Moby • N' Sync (2) • Offspring • P. Diddy (6) • Pantera • Paul McCartney • Paul Simon • Phil Collins • R. Kelly (5) • R.E.M. • Ricky Martin (2) • Rod Stewart (2) • Roxette • Seal • Shania Twain (9) • Simple Minds • Simply Red (2) • Snoop Dog • Stevie Wonder • Thalia (5) • The Fugees • The Outcasts • The Rolling Stones • Timbaland • Tina Turner (3) • TLC (2) • Toni Braxton (6) • Trisha Yearwood (4) • U2 (2) • Usher (3) • Van Halen (3) • Warren G • Whitney Houston (3) • Will Smith (2) • Wycliff Jean

Directors

Agust Baldursson • Alan Gourrier • Alan Van Ryn • Andy Morahan • Annabelle Jenkel • Anniken Lien • Antti J • Bille Woodruff • Bob Giraldi • Brian DePalma • Brothers Strause • Bruce Greenburg • Chris Carballo • Chris Robinson • Chris Rogers • Christopher Erskin • Claudia Alberti • Craig Gilespie • Dave Myers • David Bishop • David Cameron • David Duncan • David Hogan • David Lachapelle • David McNamara • David Ramser • Deborah Keefe • Donald Petrie • Emelio Estephan • Eric Barbier • Eric Young • Erik White • Garth Brooks • Gloria Estephan • Hype Williams • Jake Nava • Jason Harrington • Jay Torres • Jean Marc Piche • Jeb Ryan • Jeff Richter • Jesse Torrero • Jesse Vaughn • Jim Lotter • Johnathan Kaplan • Jonathan David • Joseph Kahn • Josh Aronson • Juan Roberts • Kazuki Yamamoto • Ken Fox • Kevin Godley • Kieran Walsh • Kobeshi • Larry Cohen • Lol Creme • Marcello Schnyder • Marcus Nispel • Marcus Raboy • Meiert Avis • Michael Cuesta • Michel Gondry • Morimoto • Nakano • Nakata • Nathan McGuiness • Paul Boyd • Paul Hunter • Peter Bloomfield • Piers Plowden • Pieter Maas • Rachal Harms • Ralf Huettner • Rebecca Blake • Robert Gottlieb • Rocky Schenck • Roland Joffe • Rupert Wainwright • Russell and Connie Guzman • Sanji • Sean Thonson • Sena Hamri • Simon West • Steven Carr • Terry Heller • Tim Story • Timothy White • Todd Lincoln • Victor Garcia • Wayne Isham

Awards

Dead Maus “Professional Griefers” nomination for Best Cinematography CAMERIMAGE
Maine Media Workshops “Advanced Digital Cinematography” Instructor
Global Cinematography Institute- Music Video Cinematography Instructor
Panel Member- Cine Gear Expo- Digital Revolution
Maine Media Workshops, Instructor “Visual Story Telling”
AFI Guest Lecturer, Advanced  Cinematography Class
Jury President CAMERIMAGE FILM FESTIVAL Music Video Cinematography Award
Guest Lecturer MEXICO CITY CINEMA CONVENTION
AFI Guest Lecturer, Advanced  Cinematography Class
Instructor, Lighting Seminar, Interlochen Arts Academy
TOP GROSSING FILM in U.S. week ending Feb. 19th , FRIDAY THE 13TH
AFI Guest Lecturer, Advanced  Cinematography Class
Administrator CAMERIMAGE FILM FESTIVAL Music Video Cinematography Award
Panel Member  HD Expo-ASC Show and Tell with Owen Roizman
Panel Member Cine Gear Expo-ASC Screen and Discuss
Panel Member- American Film Market-New Technologies and Indie Production
Instructor, Master Class Lighting Seminar, Cine Gear Expo
Panel Member-Cine Gear Expo-Director /DP Relationship
CamerImage Golden Frog Award for Outstanding  Cinematography.Achievement in Music Clips and Advertising Spots
Included in the feature length documentary CINEMATOGRAPHER STYLE
Lecturer at International Cinematographer’s Guild Master Lighting Workshop
How New Technology Affects the Art of Cinematography, CineGear Expo panel
Cinematographers On Shooting In The New Economy, Beverly Hills Film Fest
The Art And Evolving Science of Hybrid Filmmaking panel member, HD Expo
ASC panel Member Dialogue with ASC Cinematographers
AFI Guest Lecturer "Beauty Lighting" Advanced Cinematography Class
Selected for membership in the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC)
AFI Guest Lecturer "Beauty Lighting" Advanced Cinematography Class
ASC Art of Commercial Cinematography Panelist, October ASC Meeting
AFI Guest Lecturer "Beauty Lighting" Advanced Cinematography Class
Show Biz Expo Panel Member "The Art of Lighting"
Hollywood Film Festival Panel Member "The Past, Present, and Future of Cinematography"
Show Biz Expo Panels Member "Commercial Cinematography" & "The Art of Lighting"
Participant in the New York Art Directors Club's exhibit on The Art of Cinematography
Selected by International Cinematographer's Guild for their Live Online Chat series
Interviewed for International Cinematographer's Guild "Heritage Series"
MTV BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NOMINATION- Filter "Take A Picture"
Show Biz Expo Panel Member "The Effect of Music Video Cinematography on Features"
AICP Best Commercial Cinematography Award - Motorola "Wings".
Motorola "Wings" spot added to the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art
MTV BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NOMINATION- Will Smith "Miami"
Included on Eastman Kodak's "100 Of The World's Leading Cinematographers" poster
Berlin Film Festival GOLDEN EFFI- Best Commercial, Freixenet Champagne "Magic"
MTV BEST FEMALE VIDEO NOMINATION. Mariah Carey & Puffy Combs "Honey-The Remix"
KODAK VISION - HALL OF FAME AWARD for Music Video Cinematography, first inductee
MVPA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Music Video Producers' Association
MTV BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NOMINATION. Boyz II Men "Water Runs Dry"
GRAND CLEO FOR TELEVISION "Bridge" for Pioneer CD players
Country Music Association BEST VIDEO Garth Brooks "Red Strokes"
Selected by Angenieux to be the subject of a print ad for their 25-250 mm HR zoom lens
ShowBiz Expo Panel Member "The Relationship Between Directors and Cinematographers: The Yin and Yang of Movie-Making"
MTV BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD, Guns N' Roses "November Rain"
MTV BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NOMINATION,Genesis "I Can't Dance"
Music Video Producers Assoc. NOMINATIONS FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY "November Rain" & "I Can't Dance"
Selected by Eastman Kodak to be subject of "On Film" print ad
CLEO NOMINATION for Best Car Commercial "MetaMORPHosis" Plymouth
Ultimatte Achievement Award, Terence Trent D'arby "To Know Someone Deeply"
CLEO NOMINATION for Best Beer Commercial,Joe Piscopo "Nite of the Living Lite"
Laser Industry Award for BEST USE OF LASERS IN A FILM, H.Hancock"Vibe Alive"
Selected to Eastman Kodak Cinematographers panel to discuss future film stocks
MTV BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NOMINATION, U2 "With or Without You"
Selected as Guest Lecturer by Eastman Kodak for their "Lighting for Film, Professional Perspective Seminar" at USC
MTV BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD, Police "Every Breath You Take"
MTV BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NOMINATION, John Mellencamp "Authority Song"
BILLBOARD Magazine BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD,"The Reflex"
American Music Awards BEST COUNTRY VIDEO, Oak Ridge Boys "Every Day"
EASTMAN KODAK CERTIFICATE of MERIT, Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean"
EASTMAN KODAK CERTIFICATE of MERIT, Duran, Duran "The Reflex"
BILLBOARD Mag. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD,Police "Every Breath You Take"
Amer. Video Awards BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD, "Every Breath You Take"
Amer. Video Awards BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NOMINATION Michael Jackson "Billie Jean"
"Ice Cream For Crow" by Captain Beefheart selected for the Short Film Collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art
Panel Member 2nd Annual BILLBOARD Film and Video Conference
GOLDEN GLOBES Nomination for Best Film, Hollywood Foreign Press I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN
Gold Medal,Brussels Science Fiction&Fantasy Film Festival TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Selected for Permanent Film Archive, New York Museum of Modern Art
Selection for Screening, Realiteseur's Quinzzaine, Cannes Film Festival TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE