Educated in fine arts and music since childhood in an bohemian background of musicians and painters, Daniel Ortega (ADF) is an argentinean DOP.
His career started in his early seventeens at a photography lab where he had the chance to explore and learn what he considers today his most precious knowledge about photography. After graduating from one of the most prestigious cinema schools of South America, ENERC , that early start took him to shoot 18 feature films -many with Argentina's most prolific directors- more than 200 music videos and 300 TV commercials around the world.
This artistic path combined with his technical skills helped him along his career to support each director's view in the process of filmmaking.
Based in Buenos Aires Daniel continue his work in Argentina and the globe.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Nominated best photography Gilda, no me arrepiento de este amor, Argentinian academy awards cinema and arts 2016
DAVID CAMERA AWARD THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER - DANIEL ORTEGA "THE TENTH MAN" was awarded at the 14th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival!
Best Photography TAFIC #13 Short Film Fest. "Firpo"
Gold for Best Photography. Diente de Oro Awards 2014 for the spot "Festival de Mar del Plata 60 años" directed by Esteban Sapir, Craft TV&Cine.
Quiero HD Channel Awards 2015 Best Rock Music Video, NTGV
Nominated Best Photography for "El Destino" directed by Miguel Pereira Karlovy Vary Festival 2005.
Jury for Best Cinematography ADF official competition at the 21st and 29th Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2006 and 2014
Jury for Best Cinematography ADF official competition at the 12th BAFICI 2010
Invited by P+S Technik at the IBC, International Broadcasting Convention Amsterdam 2008 and CINEC Munich 2008 to research and use the Silicon Imaging 2K camera.
MEMBER OF ADF, ARGENTINAN CINEMATOGRAPHERS ASOCIATION
MEMBER OF ACADEMY MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES OF ARGENTINA
MEMBER OF IMAGO
DIRECTORS FOR WHOM HE WORKED
Rodrigo Vila, Patrico Schmidt, Miguel Pereira, Daniel Burman, Edward Pinto, Gustavo Garzon, Adrián Caetano, Marcelo Rembado, Paul D'Alo Abba, Paula Siero, Alejandro Arias, Fabrizio Meraglio, Channel Basualdo, Osky Frenkel, Emir Kusturica, Julian Maira, Juan Mathé, Charlie Mainardi, Adriana Laham, Sebastian Sanchez, Diego Rougier, Hernán Findling, Mario Rulloni, Christophe Williams, Patricio Guzman, Javier Celentano, Mirko Stopar, Pipe Duran, Nicholas Reynolds, Jorge Gaggero, Chavo D'Emilio, Roberto Barandalla, Esteban Sapir, Juan taratuto, Gabi Nicoli, Jazmin Stuart, Javier Garrido, Fabian Brown, among others.