Daniel Mindel

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Daniel Mindel
Born Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 1992 -

Daniel Mindel, B.S.C, A.S.C. (born 27 May, 1958) is a South African-American cinematographer. He is known for his frequent work with film directors Ridley and Tony Scott and J. J. Abrams.

Mindel received education in Australia and in Britain. He began his career as a camera loader before becoming a clapper loader and assistant cameraman on John Boorman's 1985 film, The Emerald Forest, under French cinematographer Philippe Rousselot. He soon after moved to the United States and began working on commercials for Ridley and Tony Scott, among several other directors.[1]

Throughout the 1990s, Mindel worked as a camera operator or photographer on feature films directed by either Tony Scott or Ridley Scott, including Thelma & Louise and Crimson Tide. In 1997, Mindel was assigned as second unit director of photography on Ridley Scott's G.I. Jane. This opened the door for Mindel to become director of photography on Tony Scott's 1998 action-thriller, Enemy of the State.

Mindel went on to serve as director of photography for films such as Shanghai Noon, Stuck on You, The Skeleton Key, John Carter, and Tony Scott's Spy Game and Domino. He has also done additional photography for the films The Bourne Identity and Lions for Lambs.

Director J. J. Abrams selected Mindel to be director of photography on 2006's Mission: Impossible III. Mindel worked with Abrams again as the cinematographer of 2009's Star Trek and its follow-up, Star Trek Into Darkness.

Mindel is set to be the director of photography in yet another J. J. Abrams film, Star Wars Episode VII, which is set for a winter 2015 release date.[2]

Filmography[edit]

As Cinematographer

Year Film Director Other notes
1996 Recon Breck Eisner
1998 Enemy of the State Tony Scott
2000 Shanghai Noon Tom Dey
2000 Sand Matt Palmieri
2001 Spy Game Tony Scott
2003 Stuck on You The Farrelly Brothers
2005 Domino Tony Scott
2005 The Skeleton Key Iain Softley
2006 Mission: Impossible III J. J. Abrams
2009 Star Trek
2012 Savages Oliver Stone
2012 John Carter Andrew Stanton
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness J. J. Abrams
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marc Webb
2015 Star Wars Episode VII J. J. Abrams Filming

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