|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1956|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 2011|
age: 55 yrs 2 mos 24 days
residence: Ventura, California
Veteran TV cinematographer Denny Hall died Thursday morning after suffering a heart attack while working on location for Common Law, a series in development for the USA Network. He was 54.
Hall had chest pains while in his hotel room early Thursday and his operator called 911. Paramedics worked on him there and in the ambulance but couldn't revive him.
A member of the International Cinematographers Guild, Hall also worked on such series as Burn Notice, Franklin & Bash, Eastwick, The Cleaner, Eli Stone, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Bones and Jack and Bobby.
He also served as a camera operator since the late 1980s on such shows on Nashville Beat, Diagnosis Murder, Beverly Hills, 90210, CSI: Miami and Sabrina, The Teenage Witch and on the 1996 film Barb Wire.
Dennis Sean Hall, "Denny," of Ventura, passed away on Oct. 20, 2011, at the age of 55. Denny passed away suddenly in New Orleans, La., doing what he loved most - working as a cameraman for an upcoming television series.
Denny was born in Los Angeles of Italian-Irish descent and graduated from Hollywood High School where he was a member of the football team. He was the youngest of Carmel and David Hall's eight children. As a young boy, Denny enjoyed selling programs with his father and brothers at "Gate 16" at the Los Angeles Coliseum for various football events.
Following his father's footsteps into the film industry, Denny's first job was chauffer to producer Leonard Goldberg. This job paved the way to a job in the film department which led to an assistant cameraman position for the 1980s Magnum P.I. series filmed in Hawaii. It was there that he met his wife. Denny's hard work and dedication for over 30 years was evident as he continued his education to keep up with the advancements in cinematography. His talent and skills will be deeply missed by all.
Denny had a love for life and for those that surrounded him. Denny was a people person who enjoyed a good laugh even if it was at his own expense. His smile was infectious and would light up a room as soon as he entered.
Denny was deeply saddened when his beloved mother passed away in July of 2008 and this stayed with him until the day he died.
Denny is survived by his son, Noa, 11; wife, Julie, of Castle Rock, Colo.; sister, Tina (Richard); brothers, David, Tony (Nora), Michael, Christopher (Jackie), Patrick (Diana), Rocky (Patty); and many nieces and nephews.
At the request of his brothers and sister and those that knew him, there will be a public celebration of his life at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Ventura. In lieu of flowers, the Hall family kindly requests that contributions in Denny's memory be made to the Mother Cabrini League, 434 West Deming Place, Chicago, IL 60614.
Published in Ventura County Star
from November 4 to November 7, 2011
A longtime and talented cinematographer, Denny began his career as a film loader at Fox Studios. He worked his way up through the camera department, and while filming on location in Hawaii on the Magnum PI TV show in 1985, he met his wife and soul mate Julie and they shared 26 beautiful years together.
He was well-known within his industry as a creative and talented cinematographer and more recently worked as the Director of Photography on The Lying Game, Franklin and Bash, Burn Notice, The Glades, Studio Sixty and many more. His crew often referred to him as the "Captain of the ship."
Denny was so excited about his latest project, Common Law, and was looking forward to working with the talented cast and crew in New Orleans.
Denny and his son Noa shared many memorable times at their home in Solimar Beach with Julie, family and friends. Denny had a true spirit of Aloha and always opened his heart and home. To many he referred to this extended family as his "Ohana." His strong spirit, caring and giving nature was a remarkable example of a strong, loving man for his son Noa and will be greatly missed but always remembered.
Carmel Hall (____ - 2008)
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