Micha Dahan is a cinematographer whose work ranges from documentaries, television series, long/short form drama, commercials, music videos and art installations. Educated at Toronto’s Ryerson Polytechnic University, he spent his early years honing his technical skills as a camera assistant and lighting tech to some of Canada’s most celebrated DOPs.
A multi-faceted artist/technician, Micha embraces the various opportunities and challenges of shooting a wide variety of media. His feature film work includes Ed Gass-Donelly’s “This Beautiful City”, George D’Amato’s “BLUR” (Winner! Best Film Noir 2016″ – Manhattan Film Festival), and Jeff Maher’s “Bed of the Dead.” He is currently filming Mayday with Cineflix. Recent documentary projects include ViceLand’s “Payday” and Frantic Films’ “Anything but Average” (CBC). Docu-dramas include “See No Evil”, “Mayday”, “Cold Blood”, “Urban Legends”, “Motives and Murders”, “Fear Thy Neighbor”,” Karma’s A Bitch”, “World’s Strangest”, “Fantastic Plastic Brain”, “Masterminds”, “Air Aces”, “Canned Ham”, “Faces of the Bible” and “Miracles Decoded”.
Micha is also a respected music video Director/DOP who has been twice nominated for Juno Awards. Clients include Warner Music, Universal Music, SRO-Anthem Records, Hollywood Records, Sony Music Canada and Coalition Entertainment. Artists include Big Wreck, The Sheepdogs, The Reason, Serena Ryder, Royal Wood, Breaking Benjamin, Our Lady Peace, I Mother Earth, Finger Eleven. Two interactive audio/video feedback installations have been part of Nuit Blanche. A third installation, “Cymatic Theremin” was featured at Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016.
Micha has conceived and built various mechanical devices to help realize his ideas. Among them are the Dynamic Rig (360° spinning camera rig), the Theremin Controlled Cymatic Display and the Analog Interactive Video-Feedback Generator.