Get to know Dan: Traveler, Adventurer, and our new Video Specialist
After getting a crash course of our DenamiFam on his first day on the job, Dan was thrown into the field with a video shoot the very next day! That fast-paced lifestyle isn’t something Dan is afraid of, though, so he’s thriving at Denamico.
Let’s Get to Know Dan!
First, let’s start with his role here at Denamico. Dan is our Video Specialist, which means he gets to travel for shoots, be adventurous, and create videos for our company and our clients!
His skills far surpass videography, and his creativity brings us more than just a cut and dry, captured, moment in time. With a BFA in Cinema Science from Columbia College Chicago, Dan is on his way to doing amazing things here at Denamico!
Denamico is, “Fast, Personable, FUN!”
What aspects of your role do you enjoy the most?
I would say that my favorite part about my role is going out to location and filming. It’s always great to go out and meet with clients and try to incorporate their vision together with mine. Sometimes that easier said than done, but I enjoy the challenge!
What have you gained from working at Denamico?
Well...three weeks in, I would say that my editing workflow has picked up dramatically. I’m working quicker and more efficiently due to the quick turnaround times. Which is a plus for me as I think that efficiency is a skill that’s hard to master.
Before working at Denamico, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
In college, I worked as a tour guide for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Safe to say, I learned A LOT about Legos, Coal Mining, Planes, and Tornadoes. Definitely all good information that could come in handy one day down the line. You never know when you could be trapped in a collapsed mine.
What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?
Anything in excess is bad. Too much work and no play is bad. Too much play and no work is bad as well. Moderation and prioritization.
Traveler and Adventurer
Beyond the videos Dan produces for our clients at Denamico, he’s also a big traveler. Not only has Dan lived in three major cities throughout the country, but he’s also travelled to a few amazing places too.
| Minneapolis, Chicago, and Dallas |
“all are home to me”
Last year, Dan went on the trip of a lifetime! Where? Hawai’i! He spent six days island hopping and exploring the gorgeous Hawaiian landscape. Not only did Dan get to dive with manta rays, but he also hiked his way to a secret waterfall. Hawai’i might be the next place Dan calls home!
When you go to Hawai’i next, make sure you bring sunscreen, because Dan got sunburnt to a crisp. We’re pretty sure that’s his only regret when living that island lifestyle!
Dan is also super big into adventure! Just look at his mini bucket list below.
What is on your bucket list?
Hang gliding! Or climbing one of the seven summits. Maybe Kilimanjaro.
Whether he’s traveling, adventuring, or filming awesome video, Dan brings energy to every situation, and he’s sure found a place within our DenamiFam. We’re excited to see what else Dan brings to the table in our fast-paced, city location!