Daniel’s curiosity for tv and film started at a very young age. He couldn’t help disobeying his parents when it came to tv curfews. He would hide behind the sofa until they had gone to bed and enjoyed post-watershed tv in the company of his older siblings.
His career in tv and film began in 1996 studying Audio Visual Production at London Guildhall University, where he acquired a foundation in writing and shooting for tv and film. He learned his craft collaborating in several shorts and low budget feature films and discovered the magic of editing while making his first 16mm short on a Steenbeck editing machine at Panico Studios, funded by Terry Jones (Monty Python).
In 1996 he pioneered non-linear editing at Shepperton Studios on the first Avid systems working in commercials, pop promos, docs and one feature film “Sympathy for the devil”.
An early expert in digital editing, at 24 he worked as a trainer and technician of Avid and Premiere at a European Fund media scheme for underprivileged youngsters at Shoreditch Town Hall.
He then moved in-house with agency Rapp Collins, editing and designing motion graphics for the commercials of UK charities (CRUK, RSPCA, NSPCC, Red Cross)
In 2003 he moved to Singapore for 3 years and worked in-house for Discovery Networks, Disney and MTV editing hundreds of promos for the broadcaster’s channel range in the Asia-Australia region.
Working for advertising agencies McCann Erickson, BBDO, DDB and Saatchi he continued to develop his motion graphics design skills while working in documentaries.
Back in Europe, he worked for tv and corporate agencies in Mallorca and full time at London-based Input Media for 3 years, specializing in sports, editing and designing graphics for hundreds of hours of broadcast content for FIFA, Champions League for dozens of broadcast sports tv and online outlets.
Since 2010 Daniel has been a freelance editor/motion graphics artist and has crafted more than 120 hours of tv content, corporate and commercials including documentaries and tv programmes such as RTS award winner of Best nature/science Programme of the year, “Live from Space” in 2015.
Daniel specialises now in investigative, crime, science, history and nature docs. He also enjoys scripted factual entertainment.
Professional highlight: being the voice for Stephen Hawking for a couple of episodes of NatGeo’s series “Genius”. Explaining complex scientific concepts as if Hawking had written them himself in his voice-overs was a huge responsibility, truly nerve-wracking!
Career Trivia: I was once the sole editor of an infamous UK cable tv channel (over 70 hours of programming and lots of catalogue product filming!) Let’s say it helped me save money for a whole year!
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