Dale Metz has been a photo and film enthusiast for years though he began a more formal study of photography in 1998. In early 2010, upon retiring from a career in the fire service as a Deputy Fire Chief, he developed a passion for film-making. The ability to use knowledge learned as a still photographer when creating a story through film has opened a new dimension of expression. He enjoys collaboration, project development and working with actors and crew.
Born and raised in Florida, he received a Bachelor degree from Florida State and has studied photography through Seminole Community College and various workshops. Dale has a diverse interest in photography/cinematography and enjoys nature and macro work. He attempts to use light, composition, and special photographic techniques or film to produce images that are compelling and dramatic. His approach to cinematography is very similar to still photography; seeing the moving image as a collection of still photos.
His professional photographic experience includes wedding, portrait, fine art and commercial work. He has produced product advertisements and composite work for promotional publications. Dale has won numerous awards and recognitions for his photography and short film work and currently donates time as a board member with the Florida Institute of Recording, Sound and Technology (F.I.R.S.T)
"Creating independent film ignoring limitations and constraints"
"Collaborating with hard working and dedicated talent in the pursuit of art and excellence"
"Fostering cooperation and networking"
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