Mikael Salomon

Director of photography, Director, Underwater lighting supervisor
Leading Danish cinematographer who by the age of 40 had some 50 credits under his belt, mainly in Scandinavian films. Salomon quickly built a reputation in Hollywood as an adept director of photography on epics ... Read more »
Born: 02/23/1945 in Denmark

Filmography

Director (34)

Falling Skies 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Freezer 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Coma 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Director

Camelot 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Unnatural History 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

HawthoRNe 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Natalee Holloway 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Director

The Andromeda Strain 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Director

The Company (TNT) 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Director

Alias 1999 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Dean Koontz's Sole Survivor 1999 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Fallen 1998 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Nash Bridges 1998 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Runaway 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fugitive 1998 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Over There 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Rome 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

The Grid 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Director

Aftershock: Earthquake in New York 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Stephen King's Salem's Lot 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Band of Brothers 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

The Agency 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Hard Rain 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Congo 1995 (Movie)

(Aerial Unit) (Director)

A Far Off Place 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

A Glimpse of Hell (TV Show)

Director

Big Driver (TV Show)

Director

Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (TV Show)

Director

Drew Peterson: Untouchable (TV Show)

Director

Flirting With Forty (TV Show)

Director

The Lost Future (TV Show)

Director

Who is Clark Rockefeller? (TV Show)

Director
Camera, Film, & Tape (31)

Far and Away 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Backdraft 1991 (Movie)

aerial photography (Photography)

Backdraft 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Arachnophobia 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Always 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stealing Heaven 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Abyss 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Time Out 1988 (Movie)

aerial photography (Photography)

Torch Song Trilogy 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Zelly and Me 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Peter von Scholten 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Wolf at the Door 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Barndommens gade 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Flying Devils 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Slaegten 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Elvis! Elvis! 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Pas paa ryggen, professor 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stroemer 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hjerter er Trumf 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Kun Sandheden 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Violer er bla 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Hottest Show in Town 1973 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Z.P.G. 1972 (Movie)

(Photography)

Motorvejdpaa Sengekanten 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rektor paa sengekanten 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Et doegn med Ilse 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Hvorfor goer de det? 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mine Soestres Hoern, Naar de Er Vaerst 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Welcome to the Club 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mig og min lillebror og Boelle 1969 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Executive (1)

The Abyss 1989 (Movie)

underwater lighting supervisor (Supervisor)

Biography

Leading Danish cinematographer who by the age of 40 had some 50 credits under his belt, mainly in Scandinavian films. Salomon quickly built a reputation in Hollywood as an adept director of photography on epics, difficult shoots, and special effects extravaganzas. These successes soon led to directing assignments in TV and features. Salomon's credits in Denmark and Europe include Henning Carlsen's biopic of Gaugin, "Wolf at the Door" (1987), "The Flying Devils" (1985), and "The Baron" (1979). In Hollywood, he has worked on "Zelly and Me" (1988), "Torch Song Trilogy" (1988), James Cameron's underwater spectacle, "The Abyss" (1989), which earned him an Oscar nomination, Ron Howard's "Backdraft" (1991), for which he was Oscar-nominated for visual effects, and Howard's "Far and Away", his first film shot in 65mm.

Milestones

2007

Directed the TNT miniseries "The Company"; earned a DGA nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television

2006

Helmed two segments of "Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King" (TNT)

2004

Directed the TNT miniseries, "Stephen King's Salem's Lot"

2003

Helmed the A&E telefilm "Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor"

2001

Directed the CBS fall drama "The Agency"

2000

Helmed the pilot for the CBS drama series "The Fugitive"

1995

Worked as director of the aerial unit on "Anaconda"

1993

Feature directing debut, "A Far Off Place"

1993

American TV directing debut, the sci-fi series "Space Rangers" (CBS)

1989

Breakthrough American film, James Cameron's "The Abyss"

1987

Moved back to USA to photograph a HBO TV-movie, "The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains"

1987

Moved to Los Angeles

1970

First US film as director of photography "Welcome to the Club"

1967

First film as director of photography, "Dreamers" (Denmark)

Hired at age 17 by a Danish documentary company to handle camerawork for a low-budget film

Returned to Denmark; directed TV commercials

Shot first feature at age 20

Shot two films for director Ron Howard, the urban-set "Backdraft" (1991) and the romantic epic "Far and Away" (1992)

Bonus Trivia

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Became a movie buff as a youth; influenced by the work of Gianni Di Venanzo and his use of natural light for his collaborations with Fellini during the 1950s

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