Director of Photography/Cinematographer who is extremely meticulous specializing in narrative, visual effects, aerial cinematography, people, music videos, documentaries and advertising where he has participated in over 2,000 productions overall in 35 years. 20th Century Fox, AMC channel, Fox Television, Warner Channel, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Warner Music Group, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, The Coca Cola Bottling Company, Kimberly Clark are amongst some of the landmarks in projects filmed and captured by Diazmunoz.
His ability, experience and know-how of working in the USA as well as Mexico, brings an invaluable asset to any production combining the best of both countries meeting any budget and any high end demand. Carlos is the current President of the world-renowned Mexican Cinematographer Society known as the AMC.
His late Mexican/Spanish father worked as Director/Cinematographer/Producer and his American mother worked as a model. Diazmunoz is 100% bilingual in English and Spanish due to his United States residency since he was 12 years old. His professional education in cinematography began behind camera when he was 21 years old as Assistant Cameraman to internationally recognized Cinematographers including his late father. He participated as 1st Assistant Cameraman in over 500 productions in only 5 years.
Unique traits: Meticulous, fast, efficient, calm, 100 % bilingual English/Spanish, technology know-how.
Film (short) by BH5/Mauricio Ochmann (Drama) Cinematographer
Una Great Movie
Film by Sharp Films/Jennifer Sharp Cinematographer Zoe is an African American screenwriter with a beautiful script that embodies diversity. Her movie stars a voluptuous black woman, who is not from the hood, interacting with Mexicans, who are not narcos or immigrants. In her quest to get this non-traditional movie made, she explains to a big time producer, “Diversity does not mean having more black characters, it means telling universal narratives through diverse perspectives.” But alas, that is only her definition of diversity. The Hollywood executives feel differently. A script consultant informs her that Mexican men in a bar makes the audience uncomfortable, so she changes her bar scene to American tourists. She’s told by an agent that all good movies have a humorous sidekick, so she adds a best friend. When top Hollywood managers demand that she write a part for the famous movie star “Bryan Alonsio,” her script changes to something completely different. The movie shifts visually back and forth between Zoe in Los Angeles and seeing her actual movie play out in Mexico (changes and all). Tragically, Zoe continues to spiral away from her original vision, but while this happens, the audience also sees the beautiful story that is being diluted; this is the story of Susan and Luis. Susan and Luis were college sweethearts who were separated when Luis was forced to return back to Mexico after his student visa expired. Ten years later, Susan is unhappy about every aspect of her life. With nothing to lose, she travels to Mexico in search of Luis, the love of her life. When she finds him, their reunion is nothing short of electric, and it’s apparent that what they had was a love of a lifetime. But with a wife and kids, Luis is no longer available. This beautiful story touches on the themes of loneliness and life choices and also brings us to a wonderful small Mexican village where we are immersed in a colorful world with interesting characters. Unfortunately, we never get to fully resolve this story because in reality, a movie like this is not commercial enough to get made, and Zoe needs to sell her script. Una Great Movie, is a funny, touching, absurd, and smart ride. It reflects on love, loneliness, and the choices that we make. It takes the audience through a journey of emotions shrouded in laughter.
Recuperating My Ex/Recuperando a mi Ex
Film by IMAGYX/Gabriel Guzmán (Comedy) Cinematographer When washed-out, has-been actor Francisco, finds out that his ex-wife is about to remarry and take their daughter to live abroad, he'll manipulate everyone around him to stop the wedding and get his family back.
Autopsy of a Poem/Autopsia de un poema
Film (short) by Independent/Carlos R Diazmunoz (Music) Director/Cinematographer Music Video
Everybody Loves Somebody
Film by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta (Drama) Arial Director of Photography/Scorpio head operator A successful and single career woman asks her co-worker to pose as her boyfriend at a family wedding back home in Mexico. Her situation gets complicated when her ex shows up at the ceremony.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 3
TV Series (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department 3 unit operator
The Butterfly Trees
Documentary by Milam Productions/Kay Milam (Documentary) Cinematographer The Butterfly Trees is a documentary feature film that captures the transcontinental journey of the eastern monarch butterflies on their epic migration from the forested shores of Southern Canada to the rare and ancient oyamel fir trees of Central Mexico. Part science, part adventure, and part love story, the film is a captivating reflection on the profound mysteries of the natural world and the ties that irrevocably connect us all. The story weaves together a wondrous tapestry of stunning visuals, passion for discovery, and the eclectic mix of the people for whom these butterflies have become a magnificent obsession. Plants, trees, landforms, water, celestial bodies, weather, and even the seasons all become supporting characters that echo the planet’s ancient rhythms and remind us of the larger and mysterious world of which we are a part. Filled with allegory and poetic contemplations, The Butterfly Trees brings to the screen a universal story of life and the search for legacy and meaning by using the monarch migration as a poignant metaphor that embodies hope, transformation and connections that transcend borders. The monarch butterfly is emblematic of our fragile and complex ecology. But the monarch is also a potent symbol for our individual life’s journey, intergenerational connection, and the quest for finding our place in this world.
Juego de héroes
Film by Pedro Álvarez (Family) Cinematographer
Jalisco... Algo contigo
Commercial by Mas Mexico/Paco Alvarez (Short) Cinematographer Puerto Vallarta Mexico tourism campaign with Ximena Navarrete Miss Universe 2010
Get Married If You Can
Film Camera and Electrical Department
by Itaca Films/Alfonso Pineda Camera and Electrical Department
Wisin & Yandel: I Desire You/Te deseo
Video by Itaca Films/Carlos Pérez (Music and Short) Camera and Electrical Department High end Music Video. Aerial DP and Scorpio head operator.
Football Never Dies
Film by Tercos Films/Rodrigo Sanchez (Drama, Sport and Short) Cinematographer An ex-footballer will find a way to play his last game.
I Savour Chocolate/Me Late Chocolate
Film by Mubi Films/Joaquin BIssner (Romance) Cinematographer After Moni's fiance, Xavi, dies in an accident, she decides to do what she loves - chocolate. That's when she meets Alex, her instructor. The only problem is, she still sees Xavi's vision everywhere she goes.
Wisin & Yandel featuring Jennifer Lopez: Follow the Leader
Video (Music and Short) Camera and Electrical Department HIgh end music video. Aerial DP and 2nd unit operator
All Mine/Todas mías
Film by Le Grand Films/Joaquín Bissner (Comedy) Cinematographer Lucas is a successful author with a millionaire fiancée, Sandy. But Luke is a sex addict, and his therapist recommends a return to wild.
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Locked up and isolated, constantly exposed and threatened to be killed, for the first time in his life Lazaro understood that he was a free man.
The Last Death
Film (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Dr. Alexanderson finds an unconscious young man by the doorstep of his cabin. He will try to piece together the mans broken memory without knowing the dangers his family and friends will be exposed to in this psychological revenge thriller. Written by Lemon Films
Television (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Several strangers awaken and find themselves imprisoned inside a small ghost town. They quickly search for answers and along the way start to question each other's motives.
Juan Sebastian: Paintes Histories and Love Poems/Historias pintadas y cuentos de amor
Documentary by Independent/Carlos R Diazmunoz (Documentary) Cinematographer
Film by Cinergia/Manuel Fernandez (Drama) Cinematographer It's nightfall and the city continues with its daily routine, in the meantime six people are sitting down around a table to talk about their favorite topic: sex. Cristina, who lives in a dissatisfied relationship with her husband David, Elena who defends her point of view at tooth and nail and her husband Adrian who has doubts about marriage and fidelity. Beba and Jorge keep a close eye on the group from the other side of the table, she is a victim of a sexual predator and he is trapped in his addiction to sex. Little by little each character will find their destiny and open the back door of loneliness
Television by UNivision/Luis Adams (Comedy) Cinematographer Comedy sketches
Television by Univision/Luis Adams (Comedy) Cinematographer Comedy sketches with actors playing iconic and historic figures.
Television by Univision/Joaquín Bissner (Comedy) Cinematographer Pilot for TV series
Detrás del dinero
Television by Z Films/Alejandro G. Iñarritu (Drama, Thriller and Short) Motion Control DP & 2nd unit DP A series of events related to a 100 dollar bill.
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back
TV Series Cinematographer
The Chasing of a Great Movie
Documentary by Sharp Films/Jennifer Sharp (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department
Mexican Institute of Cinematography and Theater
Pima Community College