Daniel J. Brant

Daniel J. Brant

Credits

Education

Equipment

I own and can operate: JVC GY LS300 Super35 4K cinema camera, Sony NEX 3N mirrorless camera, Sony HVR Z1E (HDV), Sony DSR PDX10 (DVcam), CoolLights LED256 LED light, CoolLights LED600 LED light and stand, CN600 LED light, B-Hague Dolly with Track, Lightweight Monopod, Tripods x2, A selection of gels and diffusers, Audio Technica AT835b rifle mic, Yoga EM9600 dual field shotgun mic, Rycote suspension mount, 8' Panamic boompole, Sennheiser HD25-1 II headphones, 5K iMac (2015) running FCPX, Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve

About me

I'm a Director and Self-Shooter based in the South East with experience in a range of genres and programme types- from short-form fiction and drama to music videos, event filming and corporates. Much of my experience has been on fiction work- something which I believe has made me a better storyteller.

I am an experienced director of low-budget drama and have directed several shorts including episodes of an online scifi drama series called "The Collector's Room" and two story lines for the app-broadcast drama "Persona." I work well with actors- having been an (admittedly unsuccessful!) actor in my youth- and understand their needs and processes for creating strong performances. Because of my experience as a lighting cameraman and my multi-skilled background, I am also well-placed to communicate effectively with a crew so as to bring a film to life.

I'm quite used to working on tight budgets and/or with limited resources and pride myself on being an innovative and creative filmmaker with an ability to think from the edit backwards, thus saving time and money. I'm a firm believer that "Content is King" and try to put all my energy into telling a good story or putting across a strong message.

Additional skills include storyboarding (hand-drawn and digital), editing (using FCPX) and a passable skill in cinematography!

Additional Information

My equipment list:

JVC GY LS300 Super35 4K Cinema Camera plus lenses

Sony HVR Z1E (HDV), Sony NEX 3N mirrorless camera (HD) and Sony DSR PDX10 (DVcam)

Tripods, shoulder rig with rails and a B-Hague Dolly with 6m of Track

1x CoolLights LED600 LED softlight, 1x CoolLights LED256 LED softlight, 1x Preston CN600 LED softlight, 2x 800W Redheads with stands, 2x Worklights and a selection of grips, reflectors, gels and diffusers

Audio Technica AT835b rifle mic, Yoga EM9600 dual field shotgun mic, Rycote suspension mount, Panamic boompole, windjammer, Sennheiser HD25-1 II headphones, Sennheiser HD25sp headphones and various XLRs.

I also have a 5K iMac and a MacBook Pro- both running Final Cut Pro X for editing, HitFilm for VFX, Motion, Compressor and DaVinci Resolve.

Referees

Don Allen
Producer (AppMedia)
don@whatsyourpersona.co.uk

Luke Owen
Screenwriter
07826 515990

More Available on Request

Skills

Primary Job Category
Director
Secondary Job Category
Director (Self Shooting)
Years in industry
6+ years
Job Category
Camera Operator, Camera Operator (HD), Cinematographer, Director, Director (Self Shooting), Director of Photography, DV Camera Assistant, DV Camera Operator, Editor, Editor (Final Cut Pro), Fight Co-Ordinator, Lighting Cameraperson, Producer/Director, Series Director, Storyboard Artist, Writer / Director
Experienced in
Comedy, Corporate, Digital/Online Campaigns, Film (Feature), Film (LB), Film (Short), Mobile Phone Content, Music, Music Promo
Licenses
Standard Driving (PLG)
Interested in
Childrens, Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Digital/Online Campaigns, Drama Reconstruction, Film (Feature), Film (Short), Live Daytime, Live TV, Magazine, Music, Music Promo, Television, Youth TV
Languages Spoken
English
Organisation Membership
Directors UK Shooting People