Hard working, fast, amiable, and smart are just a few of the adjectives Dana’s colleagues use to describe him. Director of photography on films such as Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1987) and Beasts of War (1988), Dana Christiaansen has been working in the business for eighteen years now. A cinematographer and director with quite a vision, Christiaansen is well known for doing car commercials for Nissan, Infinity, BMW, and many others.
Dana came to our Canon Boot Camp to talk to our students about what he does, what he’s learned from his extensive experience, and answered some of our students’ cine questions . He began by showing us “XXIT“, a short film he DP’d that demonstrates the quality of the Canon C300′s performance.