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Summary

Daniel Ross is a cinematographer working in Adelaide, Australia. He works with a wide range of broadcast and production companies and has acquired an assortment of skills in his positions across the industry. Daniel has worked as  C.C.U (Camera Control Unit) operator, audio technician, studio and field lighting technician, production assistant, camera assistant, cable hand, data wrangler, editor, and camera crane operator. What is more, Daniel has worked filming sporting events, concerts, live News studio broadcasts, promotional videos, commercials, and award ceremonies. 

Outside of work, Daniel applies his skills to creating a series of short films, including 'Inculcation' (2010), 'Zombie Nation' (2011), 'Donation' (2014), and 'Monitor' (2014). As writer, director, D.O.P, and producer of his projects, Daniel continues to increase his knowledge of the film industry and to improve his creative and practical skill set. With such a rich employment background, Daniel will prove to be an asset to any project he undertakes, whether in the world of broadcast television or in film production. 

Education

Bachelor of Media Arts

university of south australia
20072011

Major in Film and Television and Sub-major in 3D Animation

Studying at The University of South Australia allowed me to develop skills in video photography, directing, lighting, sound, and editing. My studies taught me how to efficiently combine these creative skills to self-produce independent short films and make contacts from multiple fields of work in broadcast and production industries. Furthermore, I achieved a High Distinction for my final assessment of a short film and was recognised for best production value across films produced in the course.

Work History

Camera Assistant

kojo - saca strikers shoot
2015Present
  • Swapping and maintenance of camera lenses
  • Client relations (i.e the talent), including marking for focus
  • Production and camera notes
  • Secure handling of equipment to and from locations
  • Assist and support the D.O.P
  • Slating. 

Cable Hand

N.E.P(Global TV) - U.F.C Fight night,                 Ladies Australian Open Golf 2016
2015Present
  • Timely set up and pack up of cable equipment
  • Maintenance and protection of cable equipment
  • Secure set up of cable ramp 
  • Operation of two-way radio in communication with head roaming broadcast camera operator.

On-Set Work Experience

Adelaide Studios - 'Boys in the Trees'
20152015
  • Video split operator and camera assistant
  • Timely set up and pack up of director and producer's monitor and cables
  • Operation of Teradak, Samuri device, and equipment
  • Runner duties, including food and drink services and transferring stock
  • Swapping and maintenance of camera lenses
  • Cable coiling 
  • Charging batteries
  • Upon request, take up acting second camera assistant.
  • Independent travel across multiple fields.

Wedding Photographer

freelance
2015Present
  • Timely set up and pack up of camera equipment, lighting, set backgrounds, and props
  • Operation and maintenance of main camera, equipment, and remote-operated photo booth camera
  • Extensive client relations
  • Appropriate modelling, posing, and styling of clients
  • Promotion of sales of photographs and to clients
  • Editing and printing of photographs for clients
  • Personal equipment used: cameras, lighting, backdrops, props.

Jib Assistant

Jimmy jib - SANTOS TOUR DOWN UNDER
2015Present
  • Timely set up and pack up of camera crane and dolly track
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Independent construction of dolly track
  • Secure lock up of company equipment truck
  • Operation of two way radio in communication with head jib operator and director.

Audio Technician and Camera Operator

network 10 - 'totally wild'
2014Present
  • On-set and location-based audio recording
  • Operation of GoPro Hero3 camera
  • Transportation of crew and equipment in company van
  • Timely set up and pack up of audio equipment
  • Operation and maintenance of wireless transmitter and receiver, boom microphone, hand-held interview microphone, and portable mixer.

Camera Operator

Greyhound Racing S.A - ANGLE PARK, GAWLER, STRATHALBYN
2014Present
  • Operation  and maintenance of main camera (video footage)
  • Timely set up and pack up of broadcasting equipment and cables
  • Secure and independent overnight lock up of equipment
  • Independent travel across multiple fields
  • Operation of headset in communication with technical director

Photographer, Video Director, Cinematographer, and Print Manager

George Francis Photography - UNIVERSITY GRADUATE PHOTOGRAPHY
2014Present
  • Timely set up and pack up of photography equipment
  • Operation and maintenance of cameras (photography and live video footage), lighting equipment, set backdrops and props, laptops, and printers
  • Swapping and maintenance of camera lenses
  • Extensive client relations across university institutions
  • Appropriate modelling, posing, and styling of clients to company standards
  • Promotion of sales of photographs and merchandise to clients
  • Independent production of company promotional videos, including editing and uploading footage.
  • Personal equipment used: camera, Gimbal, monitor, tripod. 

Camera Operator

Central Audio Visual - CLIPSAL 500 CONCERT  
2014Present
  • Timely set up and pack up of broadcasting equipment and cables
  • Operation and maintenance of roaming camera (live video footage)
  • Operation of headset in communication with concert director.

Camera Operator 

57 films - 'MASTER BUILDERS' award show, 'building ideas', 'peter sheArer' commercial, 'australian international 3 day event: horse trials'
2014Present
  • Timely set up and pack up of camera and lighting equipment
  • Operation and maintenance of camera (production and live video footage)
  • Swapping and maintenance of camera lenses 
  • Operation of two way radio in communication with cinematographer.

Camera Operator

Pro Video - Thoroughbred Racing SA
2014Present
  • Operation of C.C.U (Camera Control Unit)
  • Operation and maintenance of main and stewards cameras (live video footage)
  • Timely set up and pack up of broadcasting equipment and cables
  • Secure transport of crew and equipment in company van
  • Operation of two way radio and headset in communication with technical director
  • Edit and upload of video footage to company web page
  • Independent travel across multiple fields.

Camera Operator

John Rothe Video, Television Productions - harness racing sa
2013Present
  • Timely set up and pack up of broadcasting equipment
  • Operation  and maintenance of main camera (video footage)
  • Timely set up and pack up of broadcasting equipment and cables
  • Secure and independent overnight lock up of equipment
  • Independent travel across multiple fields
  • Operation of headset in communication with technical director

Camera Operator

NETWORK 10 - ADELAIDE TEN EYEWITNESS NEWS
2013Present
  • Timely set up and pack up of camera, audio, lighting, and set (including green screens) equipment 
  • Operation and maintenance of E.N.G, studio camera, lighting, and green screen crosses across programs produced interstate
  • Editing News packages and lip synchronisation for interstate time delay 
  • Maintenance of studio hygiene standards
  • Secure media access to restricted areas
  • Operation of head set in communication with interstate director
  • Client relations (i.e the talent)
  • I.F.B and microphone set up and maintenance for the talent
  • Runner duties, including safe chauffeuring of the talent and food and drink service
  • Superior cash handling with company credit card
  • Transportation of crew, talent, stock and equipment in company van
  • Receiving and recording stock intake.

Photographer

Super Sport Images - WEET-BIX KIDS' TRYATHALON 2013
2013Present
  • Timely set up and pack up of photography equipment
  • Operation and maintenance of camera and equipment
  • Client relations (children and families)
  • Secure media access to restricted areas
  • Personal equipment used: camera and flash.

Photographer

Arclight Photography - GREYHOUND RACING S.A AND HARNESS RACING S.A
2013Present
  • Timely set up and pack up of camera and equipment
  • Operation and maintenance of camera and equipment
  • Secure and independent overnight lock up of equipment
  • Independent travel across multiple fields
  • Extensive client relations (including working with animals)
  • Appropriate modelling, posing, and styling of clients and animals to company standards
  • Promotion of sales of photographs to clients
  • Editing of photographs for clients
  • Personal equipment used: camera and flash.

Photographer and Production Assistant

Studio 2000
20122013
  • Timely set up and pack up of camera, lighting, and equipment
  • Operation and maintenance of camera, equipment, lighting, set backgrounds, and props
  • Secure and independent overnight lock up of equipment
  • Extensive client relations and services
  • Appropriate modelling, posing, and styling of clients to company standards
  • Promotion of sales of photographs to clients
  • Safe handling of prints for packaging.

CAMERA PROFICIENCY 

Arri Alexa Mini, Red Scarlet, Cannon 5D, Panasonic GH4, Nikon D7000, Sony DSR - 570 WSP, Sony HDC-1500 Fibre Optic, Panasonic AG-HPX500 P2 HD Camcorder.