This is my film portfolio. Feel free to explore the rest of the site to see additional pieces as well as work in different mediums!
My name is Daniel Brenneman and I am a student at the University of Waterloo in the Global Business And Digital Arts program. I am a freelance filmmaker dedicated to sharing stories and engaging audiences.
I spend my free time creating content for YouTube as well as hosting a podcast. One day I hope to be a home owner.
The Rise And Fall Of McDonaldland
For some reason I became absolutely obsessed with the idea of McDonaldland. This unimportant childhood experience would not leave me alone. I turned that passion into this video.
A few months after its release, the video began to grow in views. It now sits at over 300 000 views on YouTube. It was almost a relief to see that there were other people just as obsessed as me.
The Nowhere Men
This is a short film I wrote and directed for a media production class. It was an incredible experience full of excitement, stress, and many, many coffees: the ultimate combination. I gained valuable experiences as the leader of our diverse team. This involved solving problems and making decisions under pressure.
Mennonite World Conference
This video was presented at the opening ceremonies of the Mennonite World Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It was also streamed around the world... which is kind of insane. I worked with translators and conference members to shape the vision of the film, as it had to resonate with an international audience. This multi-cultural collaboration was the highlight of the experience. The video was so well-received, it was shown multiple times throughout the week.
Kathleen And Grant
I created this video for the Yunco Visual Collective - a production company based out of Toronto, Ontario. I have filmed and edited numerous event videos for them but this one is my favourite.
I selected shots that would best reflect the emotions and moments shared between Kathleen and Grant. I edited the video, focused on their narrative and the milestone this represented. The clients were incredibly pleased with the final result.
The best part about film is how diverse it is. The process takes skills from different trades and creates a unified product. For example, I am creative and collaborative, with skills from a number of digital arts related fields. I love to solve problems and am excited to overcome obstacles and meet new challenges. Those are some of the elements I would bring to your workplace.
I have extensive experience on teams, as well as in the role of team leader. I co-founded a student organization called SO DARIE and before that was the head of student activities in my senior year. I have a background in project management and am in the process to receive a certification from the Project Management Institute. I am organized and detailed-oriented. I am enthusiastic about opportunities to participate on and build teams.
On The Computer
While I focus on film, I have a number of different creative outlets. This also means I am comfortable on a number of different platforms. These include the Adobe Creative Cloud as well as numerous audio and design interfaces. I am also comfortable handling professional video and audio equipment.
All The Jobs | 2015 - Present
I love meeting new people and sharing ideas. Through freelance productions, I have been able to work with incredible organizations and build important skills and knowledge. I create branded, specialized content to fit their needs. This involves a combination of film production and project management skills, balancing client needs with time and resources.
Production Assistant | 2016 - Present
Being a production assistant means doing what needs to be done. I have gained valuable on-set experience, while working on diverse teams to enact a shared vision. This has also led to further opportunities. I was invited to write a project with the head of Rosco Films, and together we have developed a television pilot and a short film.
Partnered with Foodland to create a unique, screen-based experience that promotes food donations to local charities while sharing the personal stories of those in needs.read more
Costumize is a customizable, online costume retailer. I worked with the client to develop their brand identity and to build multiple brand touch-points. These included a website, a mobile application and an augmented-reality experience.read more
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