BORN IN RIO DE JANEIRO , DAN MOVED TO THE UK IN 2003 TO GET AWAY FROM SCORCHING SUMMERS! HAVING BRISTOL AS HIS INITIAL BASE AND COMPLETING A BA (HONS) IN MEDIA PRACTICE AT BRISTOL UWE, DAN TRAVELLED WITH HIS GRADUATION DOCUMENTARY FILM "AMBULANTES", WHICH WAS SCREENED AT NUMEROUS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS, INCLUDING THE RENOWNED SHEFFIELD INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL, BRIEF ENCOUNTERS FESTIVAL IN BRISTOL, AND DIVERSITY IN PLACE FESTIVAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII. AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS WORKING FOR THE BBC AS A JUNIOR RESEARCHER, DAN JOINED PHOTOGRAPHER'S RANKIN (DAZED & CONFUSED MAG. AND ANOTHER MAGAZINE FOUNDER) TEAM, WHERE HE HELPED CREATE AND SET-UP THE NEW RANKIN FILMS DEPARTMENT - SHOOTING AND DIRECTING FASHION FILMS, PROMOS AND BEHIND THE SCENES. HAVING WORKED AS A FILMMAKER ALONGSIDE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHERS SUCH AS MERT & MARCUS, AND ALASDAIR MCLELLAN, DAN STARTED FREELANCING ON COMMISSIONS RANGING FROM FASHION FILMS TO SHORT DOCUMENTARIES AND COMMERCIAL PROMOS WITH A DISTINCTIVE EDGE, FOR CLIENTS INCLUDING VOGUE UK AND U.S, H&M,RIVER ISLAND,EQUINOX, GIVENCHY, TOPSHOP, LA PERLA AND GALERIE LAFAYETTE.Locked Pro Plan feature
Freelance Shooting Director - working across Digital Media, online Promos and Fashion Films Represented by ImagePartnership.com
Head of the Video Production - Leading a team of videographers and editors. Responsible for all the visual content accross Editorial and Commercial teams. Turning around over 30 videos a month and ensuring high production values, we nurtured strong relationships with established and emerging talents.
RANKIN PHOTOGRAPHY - RANKIN FILMS | Sept. 2009 - Aug. 2010 | Setting-up a brand new filming department where all Behind the scenes and Fashion films were produced, captured, coloured and edited in house. Sourcing equipment and logistics for every behind the scenes and beauty shoots. HD DSLR Camera - Canon 5D / 7D & Steadicam operation Post-production - organizing rushes, editing, color balancing and exporting for web streaming. CLIENTS - Dazed & Confused, Another Magazine, 125 Magazine, Robyn, Thomas Wylde, Alex Box, Jitrois, Styli
BBC - STRICTLY COME DANCING - SERIES 5, 6 & 7 Through the course of three consecutive series, I started working in the show as a runner whilst still at University. After graduation, I was offered the team assistant position where I had to capture and live log the celebrities rehearsals as well as conduct interviews at the start and end of every training session. These interviews and selected parts of the training sessions would then be broadcast live every saturday
1st Class Diploma Graduation Documentary "Ambulantes" screened at Sheffield International Documentary festival amongst others