Daniel J. Brant

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2019It’s a carefully crafted movie that successfully navigates the use of violence.
YourFilmReview (Staff Writer- Occhi Magazine)
occhimagazine.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2019Director
Film (Short)
Instant
Daniel J Brant
Enborne River / FYWHYEM
2017Director
Film (Short)
Making A Killing
Daniel J Brant
SCOPE
2015 - 2016Writer/Director
Film (Short)
Dead Meet
Daniel J Brant
Enborne River Productions
2015Director/Self-Shooter
Music Video
The Midnight Rambler / Inside Out
Daniel J Brant
Enborne River
2015Director/Self-Shooter
Music Video
Irene Rae / See Me For MeEnborne River
2013 - 2014Director
Music Video
Shokamo / Bless of an Angel
Daniel J Brant
Enborne River
2013Director/Self-Shooter
Other
Comicon 2013 with Smiley Dave
Daniel J Brant
Enborne River / This Is My Joystick
2013Self-Shooting Director
Corporate
Ongaku Studios Promo
Daniel J Brant
Enborne River
2013Self-Shooting Director
Other
"Hit The Floor" Weekly Roundup with Smiley Dave
Daniel J Brant
Enborne River
2013Self-Shooting Director
Corporate
Mi-MEDIA Introduction Video
Daniel J Brant
Mi-MEDIA
2012Director
Other
Bitter Parents (Comedy Sketch)
Daniel J Brant
Cold Cuts
2012Director
Other
Persona S7- "Jason's Persona"
Daniel J Brant
App Media
2012Director
Digital
Screen Acting at Snowdance: Good is Not Good Enough
Daniel J Brant
Snowdance
2012Director
Other
Persona S4- "Eliza's Persona"
Daniel J Brant
App Media
2011Director
Film (Short)
Plain JaneEnborne River / ReelScenes
2011Director
Film (Short)
Life After YouEnborne River / ReelScenes
2011Director
Film (Short)
Under Crimson Skies
Daniel J Brant
Enborne River / ReelScenes
2011Director of Photography
Film (Short)
What She Saw / The Lonely Pay Well
Ade Ojo
High Hopes Films
2011Director
Film (Short)
Larson's Law
Daniel J Brant
Enborne River / ReelScenes
2011Director
Other
The Strangest of Hearts
Daniel J Brant
Enborne River / ReelScenes
2011Director of Photography
Film (Short)
Held
Ethan Greene
Manic Movies
2011Director of Photography/Editor
Other
The Full Range (made for SciFi London 48hr Film Challenge 2011)
Kate Hansell
Enborne River
2011Lighting Cameraman
Film (Short)
If You're Not Doing Anything Wrong...
David Kline
i4ni Media
2010Camera Operator/Editor
Corporate
Transport Exchange Group- Annual Awards Video
N/A
Enborne River
2010Camera Operator
Corporate
Butterfly Fashion Show
N/A
Freelance
2010Director of Photography
Music Video
Tenza / Goose
Robert Kelly
Robert Kelly Productions
2010Director
Film (Short)
The StarEnborne River
2010Director of Photography
Film (Short)
Him
Robert Kelly
East Berkshire Film Group
2010Director
Other
A Well-Informed Mind
Daniel J. Brant
Enborne River / ReelScenes
2010Director of Photography
Film (Short)
Sam
Kate Hansell
Enborne River
2010Camera Operator
Live Event
"Killing For Company" live at Sub89
Pete Brand
Smiley Dave/ Brand New Productions
2009 - 2010Director
Film (Short)
The Last Serenade
Daniel J. Brant
Enborne River
2009Director/Producer
Corporate
Courier Exchange Training Videos
Daniel J. Brant
Future Skills
2009Director of Photography
Film (Short)
Winding Wood Drive
Martyn Gilbert and Gemma Trickey
High Hopes Films
2008 - 2009Director of Photography
Film (LB)
The Good,The Bad and The Undead
Luke Owen
PurpleShakerMaker Productions
2008Camera Operator
Corporate
Unleashing Genius with Tony Buzan
Vic Jamison
Quadrillion
20081st Camera Operator
Live Event
Beyond Showcase at The Brighton CoalitionPurpleShakerMaker Productions
2007Director
Film (Student)
The Karma Palace
Daniel J. Brant
Karma Productions / TVU
2007Camera Operator/Editor
Corporate
A Taste of Italy- Alfa Romeo/The Marketing Bureau promo
Emily Turton
Hamilton House/ TVU
2006Director
Film (Student)
Not By Accident
Daniel J. Brant
Twisted Elm Films
20061st Camera Operator
Live Event
The Colours "Aurora Borealis Launch Party Live!"PurpleShakerMaker Productions
2006Camera Operator
Music Video
Nine High / We're Not Havin' It!
Jim Vallis
PurpleShakerMaker Productions
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2007BA Hons Video ProductionThames Valley University

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    JVC GY LS300 Super35 4K cinema camera, BlindSpotGear Scorpion Lights x2, 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, FalconEyes RollFlex panels (RX-18T and 12TD)

    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." My short award-winning action-comedy film "Dead Meet" has had praise for its performances and action direction.

    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 Lumix lenses and a selection of M42 prime lenses.

    Sony HVR Z1E (HDV) and Sony NEX 3N mirrorless camera (HD)

    Manfrotto tripods, shoulder rig with matte box and rails, Neewer Spider Stabiliser and a B-Hague Dolly with 6m of Track

    1x FalconEyes RX-18T rollflex LED panel, 1x FalconEyes RX-12TD rollflex LED panel, 2x Blind Spot Gear Scorpion LED lights, 1x CoolLights LED600 LED softlight, 1x CoolLights LED256 LED softlight, 1x Preston CN600 LED softlight, 3x Fluorescent soft box lights, various light stands 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)

    **contact removed**

    Luke Owen

    Screenwriter **contact removed** More Available on Request

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    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
    Organization/Union Membership
    • Directors UK (UK)
    • Shooting People (UK)

    Professional Recommendations

    David Kline Screenwriter

    Dan is a very good camera operator and DoP with strong visual ideas and first rate technical knowledge. On a personal level he is easy going, hardworking and has a good sense of humour. I can definitely recommend him to other producers.