Dan Kneece has spent years creating amazing images. He started filming motion pictures at age 13 when his Mother bought a Super 8 camera. In 1979, while finishing his Master's in Media Arts at the University of South Carolina, Dan began his professional career shooting news at WIS-TV in Columbia, SC. Soon thereafter he was taught Steadicam by inventor Garrett Brown which lead to a 28 year career as a Steadicam Operator and an ongoing professional relationship with Director David Lynch on films such as Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and Mulholland Drive. Dan's skills evolved into expertise as an “A” Camera Operator on major film, television, commercial and music video productions. He worked with the best in the business and learned from them all. Dan now uses his knowledge, extensive filmmaking experience in camera, as a director and producer to excel in his work as Director of Photography.
I have been in the industry since 1979.