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A little bit about Dan

I proudly say that I started out with zero connections in this industry. That's a badge of honor to me: having had to forge my own path! First, by making movies in my childhood backyard and sharing them during the early days of YouTube. Later, by working behind-the-scenes on all sorts of sets nationwide. During the pandemic, by writing an award-winning book all about the entry-level work and lifestyles of production assistants (PAs for short): "Gofers: On the Front Lines of Film and Television." And most recently, by traveling across the U.S. and internationally on a wide variety of productions as a camera operator, videographer, A/V technician and producer for companies such as Amazon Live, Disney, BuzzFeed, IBM, Ramy Brook and beyond.

In front of the camera, I hosted NYC's Alive in Five public TV show during middle school. That was followed up by high school theater stints as Romeo, Robin Hood, J.P. Finch, and Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny. I received my dual B.A. in Film Production and TV/Radio at CUNY Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, graduating as a University Scholar, Summa Cum Laude.


Behind the scenes is where I operate best. I bring my highest energy with me wherever I go. From A-list celebrities to small-town locals, I care about making everyone feel comfortable when we're on set together. Until we meet in person, safe travels! ✊

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Licenses & Certifications:

  • Professional & General Liability Insurance

  • Workers Comp Insurance

  • Class DM Driver License

  • U.S. Passport

  • Trained in First Aid & CPR

  • Certified COVID-19 Compliance Officer

  • Microsoft Certified Professional

Owned Equipment:

  • ​Panasonic LUMIX DCI 4K camera rigs

  • DJI Osmo Action 4K action camera kit

  • DJI Ronin MX & Glidecam HD camera gimbals

  • Sound Devices Mix-Pre 3 sound recorder

  • Sennheiser ME66 & G3 lavalier microphones

  • Litepanels Astra LED panel light kit

  • Aputure LED field lighting kits

  • GlideGear 10" teleprompter kit

  • Misc. camera/sound support, media, grip/electric, etc.

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