Daniel Pearl ASC Profile Picture
Daniel Pearl on the set of the feature film Pathfinder.

Daniel Pearl, ASC, has shot over 400 music videos, 250 commercials, and numerous feature films. His work includes music video classics ranging from Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean to Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. In addition to winning the first MTV cinematography award (for The Police’s Every Breath You Take), he is the most nominated cinematographer at MTV Video Music Awards, also winning for Guns’n’Roses November Rain. He has filmed music videos for artists like Nicki Minaj, The Rolling Stones, Mariah Carey, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Paul Simon, Caroline Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Calvin Harris, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Shania Twain, Janet Jackson, and many others.

Within months of receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas, Daniel photographed the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the legendary independent feature which is part of the permanent film collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art.

Daniel has also managed to create some of the advertising industry’s best images – winning the AICP award for his work on Motorola’s “Wings” spot which is also in the MOMA collection.

His feature film credits include Pathfinder, Alien vs. Predator “Requiem”, Captivity, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (and the remake, produced by Michael Bay), Friday the 13th, and many more.

Regarded by Kodak as one of the “World’s Leading Cinematographers”, he was honored by CamerImage with their Golden Frog Award for his outstanding achievements in Music Video and Commercial Cinematography.