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Joseph Frantz

Joe Frantz is an American filmmaker and author. He is a director, producer, cinematographer, and member of Bam Margera's CKY Crew. His body of works includes the CKY Video Series, Haggard The Movie, MTV reality television shows such as Viva La Bam and Bam's Unholy Union, the Jackass motion pictures, and music videos for bands such as HIM, CKY, and... See full bio »
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Minghags Cinematographer
Haggard Cinematographer
Bamimation Producer
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  Where Is My Needle?! The Brandon Novak Story (Documentary) (archive footage) (filming)
 2017 The Fast Food King (Documentary)
  Big Time RV (TV Series) (3 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (director of photography - 36 episodes, 2014 - 2017)
- The Full-Timers (2017) ... (director of photography)
- Back for More (2017) ... (director of photography)
- Epic All-Stars (2017) ... (director of photography)
- Saddle Up (2017) ... (director of photography)
- Land Yachts and Pop Ups (2017) ... (director of photography)
 2014 CKY the Greatest Hits (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2014 Filthy Riches (TV Series) (director of photography - 8 episodes)
- All or Nothing (2014) ... (director of photography)
- No Guts, No Glory (2014) ... (director of photography)
- In It to Win It (2014) ... (director of photography)
- Livin Off the Land (2014) ... (director of photography)
- Go Big or Go Home (2014) ... (director of photography)
 2011 A Tribute to Ryan Dunn (Documentary) (archive footage)
 2010 Bam's World Domination (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2010 The Living Play Dead: A Zombie Documentary (Documentary short) (director of photography)
 2010 Ich Bin Ein Manipulator (Short) (director of photography)
 2010 Keep Movin' On: A Portrait of Vinnie Paz (Documentary short) (director of photography)
 2009 Minghags
 2009 CKY: The Making of 'A#1 Roller Rager' (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2009 Dreamseller: The Brandon Novak Documentary (Documentary short) (director of photography)
 2008 Where the #$&% Is Santa? (Video) (director of cinematography)
 2007 Bam's Unholy Union (TV Series) (director of photography - 9 episodes)
- The Unholy Union (2007) ... (director of photography)
- I'll Never Be Single Again (2007) ... (director of photography)
- Bam's Gone Wild (2007) ... (director of photography)
- The Unicorn Whisperer (2007) ... (director of photography)
- Flipping the Christmas Bird (2007) ... (director of photography)
  Viva la Bam (TV Series) (1 episode, 2006) (director of photography - 41 episodes, 2003 - 2005)
- Finlandia (2005) ... (director of photography)
- Bam on the River (2005) ... (director of photography)
- Where's Vito (2005) ... (director of photography)
- Limo vs. Lambo (2005) ... (director of photography)
 2005 HIM: The Making of Dark Light (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2005 Bam Margera Presents HIM: The Making of 'And Love Said No' (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2005 Bam Margera Presents: Viva La Bands (Video short) (director of photography)
 2004 Bam Margera Presents HIM: The Making of 'The Sacrament' (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2003 HIM: The Making of 'Buried Alive by Love' (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2003 Reel Comedy (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Stuck on You (2003) ... (director of photography)
 2003 CKY: Infiltrate, Destroy, Rebuild - The Video Album (Video documentary) (director of photography)
 2003 CKY Trilogy: Round 1 (Video) (director of photography)
 2003 CKY Trilogy: Round 2 (Video) (director of photography)
 2003 Haggard (director of photography)
 2003 CKY 4 Latest & Greatest (Video) (director of photography)
 2001 CKY 3 (Video) (director of photography)
 2000 The Manipulators (Short) (director of photography)
 2000 CKY2K (Video documentary) (director of photography)
 1998 Kin (director of photography)
Show Show Producer (31 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (20 credits)
Show Show Writer (11 credits)
Show Show Actor (11 credits)
Show Show Director (7 credits)
Show Show Animation department (4 credits)
Show Show Visual effects (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Ming Hags" (2007) in production

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Personal Quote:

One of our secrets of making music videos is, you dont spend 8 million dollars, and have 8 million people running around trying to make decisions. You just do everything low budget, on the fly, and make sure everyone has a good time."


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