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Dana Gonzales

Biography

Cinematographer known for his focus on Southland and Pretty Small Liars. He also filmed Iron Man 2. He previously his initial entertainment placement as another associate cameraman in the 1986 film Hunter’s Bloodstream. He spent some time working being a cameraman for the acclaimed movies Crash and Swordfish. He got wedded to Orna Gonzales on Sept 23, 1990. The few had two kids together. He did cinematography for the A&E series Longmire, which starred Katee Sackhoff .

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Full Name Dana Gonzales
Date Of Birth November 18, 1963
Place Of Birth California
Profession Photographer
Nationality American
Spouse Orna Gonzales
Children Paloma Gonzales, Isabella Gonzales
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie
Movies Shot Caller, Incarnate, Criminal, That Which I Love Destroys Me, Empire State, Snitch, Down for Life, Felon, Man in the Chair, High Hopes
Star Sign Scorpio

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1Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2016.


Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fargo2014TV Series additional photography - 2 episodes
Teach2013TV Movie documentary additional photography / director of photography
Empire State2013camera operator: "a" camera
Parker2013insert cinematographer: reshoot units
The Fighter2010/Icamera operator: "b" camera / director of photography: second unit - uncredited
The Tempest2010/Icamera operator: "a" camera - as Dana W. Gonzales / director of photography: second unit - as Dana W. Gonzales
Chasing 30002010director of photography: Pittsburgh
Iron Man 22010camera operator: second unit
SouthlandTV Series director of photography - 9 episodes, 2009 - 2010 camera operator - 5 episodes, 2009
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV Special second assistant camera
The Fourth Kind2009director of photography: additional photography, Los Angeles
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant2009camera operator: "a" camera / director of photography: second unit
Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Concert2008Video camera operator
Rush Hour 32007camera operator: "b" camera - as Dana W. Gonzales
In the Land of Women2007camera operator - uncredited / director of photography: second unit - uncredited
The Last Mimzy2007additional director of photography
Deja Vu2006camera operator: "d" camera
Flicka2006camera operator / director of photography: second unit
The Aviator2004additional camera operator: second unit - uncredited
Crash2004/Icamera operator / director of photography: second unit
The Girl Next Door2004camera operator - uncredited
Red Dragon2002additional camera operator - uncredited
Swordfish2001camera operator / director of photography: additional photography
Gone in Sixty Seconds2000camera operator: "a" camera, additional photography / first assistant camera
Twilight1998first assistant camera: second camera - uncredited
Gang Related1997first assistant camera - as Dana W. Gonzales
Brooklyn South1997TV Series first assistant camera - 1 episode
NYPD Blue1996TV Series first assistant camera - 20 episodes
Mad Dog Time1996first assistant camera Steadicam
Relativity1996TV Series first assistant camera - 1 episode
Private Obsession1995Video key gaffer
Parallel Lives1994TV Movie first assistant camera
Showdown1993/Igaffer: second unit
Kalifornia1993first assistant camera - as Dana W. Gonzales
Arcade1993Video first assistant camera
Body Snatchers1993first assistant camera
The Fear Inside1992TV Movie first assistant camera - as Dana W. Gonzales
Deep Cover1992first assistant camera - as Dana W. Gonzales
Ted & Venus1991first assistant camera
Dollman1991Video first assistant camera - as Dana W. Gonzales
The Last Prostitute1991TV Movie first assistant camera
Wedlock1991first assistant camera - as Dana W. Gonzalez
Rich Girl1991first assistant camera
Kickboxer 2: The Road Back1991first assistant camera
Eve of Destruction1991Steadicam first assistant camera - uncredited
Silhouette1990TV Movie first assistant camera
Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys1990TV Movie first assistant camera
Spontaneous Combustion1990first assistant camera
Alienator1990first assistant camera
Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog1989second assistant camera
An Unremarkable Life1989first assistant camera
Cage1989electrician
The Jigsaw Murders1989grip
B.O.R.N.1988first assistant camera
Warlords1988first assistant camera
The Blob1988assistant Steadicam operator - as Dana W. Gonzales
Pumpkinhead1988first assistant camera: Steadicam - uncredited
Deep Space1988first assistant camera
Terror Squad1988first assistant camera
Alien Private Eye1987key first assistant camera
The Under Achievers1987best boy grip
Cold Steel1987additional first assistant camera: second unit
Hollywood Cop1987assistant camera
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll1987Documentary assistant camera
Commando Squad1987first assistant camera
Kidnapped1987second assistant camera
My Demon Lover1987second assistant camera - as Dana W. Gonzales
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold1986second assistant camera
Modern Girls1986additional second assistant camera
Hunter's Blood1986second assistant camera

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legion2017TV Series 5 episodes post-production
Blanco2017/Iannounced
Southern Heat2017announced
Shot Caller2016post-production
Brooklyn Animal ControlTV Series 2016 post-production
FargoTV Series 19 episodes, 2014 - 2017 director of photography - 1 episode, 2015
Incarnate2016
Longmire2013-2016TV Series 5 episodes
Criminal2016
That Which I Love Destroys Me2015Documentary
SouthlandTV Series 2 episodes, 2010 director of photography - 7 episodes, 2011 - 2013
Empire State2013director of photography
Snitch2013/Idirector of photography
Pretty Little LiarsTV Series 34 episodes, 2010 - 2012 director of photography - 5 episodes, 2010 - 2011
We Are the World 25 for Haiti2010TV Movie documentary
Down for Life2009
Felon2008director of photography
Man in the Chair2007director of photography
High Hopes2006
Champion2005Documentary
The Vision2004Short
Victor and Eddie2003Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lonely American2016Short completed
Pretty Little Liars2011TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lonely American2016Short producer completed
That Which I Love Destroys Me2015Documentary producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lonely American2016Short writer completed

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lonely American2016Short completed

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Shutdown2012Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fargo: This Is a True Story2014Documentary shortHimself - Director of Photography
Filmnut2008TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or MovieFargo (2014)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or MovieFargo (2014)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Cinematography in a Non-SeriesFargo (2014)· Matthew J. Lloyd


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