His loss of life was confirmed by ICG Native 600’s Nationwide President John Lindley, in a message sent out to guild members.
“Dan Kneece was a tough working member and colleague with a prepared smile and open arms that embraced all of us who knew and labored with him,” wrote Lindley. “The world was his pal. He leaves his legacy of kindness and heat for us to hold on in his absence. We mourn his loss and lengthen condolences to his family and friends.”
Born on September 13, 1956 in Columbia, South Carolina, Kneece collaborated with Lynch on such acclaimed movies as Blue Velvet, Wild at Coronary heart, Misplaced Freeway and Mulholland Dr., alongside along with his iconic ABC collection Twin Peaks and its follow-up movie, Twin Peaks: Hearth Stroll With Me.
Kneece had greater than 200 credit in movie and TV, co-founding the Steadicam Guild in 2002. He additionally served for a time as president of the Society of Digicam Operators, and was a longstanding member of the NEB Board at Native 600.
Kneece kickstarted his profession in 1979 by taking pictures information for his hometown station, WIS-TV, whereas incomes his Grasp’s in Media Arts on the College of South Carolina.
After studying to function the Steadicam in 1982, by the use of Randy Nolen, Toby Phillips and inventor Garrett Brown, he’d go on to apply it to movies together with Coneheads, Scream, Crimson Tide, Jackie Brown, One Hour Photograph, Outdated Faculty, Hulk, and Bruce Almighty, amongst others.
He additionally labored on collection akin to Vietnam Warfare Story, The Marvel Years, Melrose Place, Nash Bridges, Felicity, Nurse Betty, Entourage and Nip/Tuck, and served as cinematographer on movies together with Southern Belles.
Plans for a memorial haven’t but been disclosed.
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