President, Mad Fool Creative Solutions Inc.
Member, International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 667
Member, Canadian Society of Cinematographers
Daniel Studied at the Universities of Western Ontario and British Columbia where he earned degrees in Urban Geography and Landscape Architecture. After practicing as an Urban Designer and Landscape Architect in the Vancouver area, Daniel entered the film industry. Over the years, working as an assistant cameraperson, Daniel has worked on projects ranging from Music Videos and TV commercials up to big budget feature films. He has had the privilege of working with such seasoned actors as: Holly Hunter and Stellan Skarsgaard (Harlan County War); Peter Weller (Odyssey 5); and Tim Allen (Zoom); not to mention some of the greatest Canadian talent such as Maury Chaykin (Conduct Unbecoming); Alan Hawco and Liane Balaban (Above and Beyond); and Howie Mandel (Howie Do-It).
In 2006, Daniel studied the art and technique of Steadicam operation with the Steadicam Operator’s Association in Chester Springs Pennsylvania. Some of the most skilled and experienced operators in North America participated in the program. In 2007, he began his transition from assistant to Operator. Currently, Daniel is dedicating all of his time to the craft of Steadicam operation, having worked on national advertising campaigns such as: CARA foods, Red Bull and the WSIB. Daniel has contributed to feature films not only for the North American market, but also for the Korean and Bollywood markets. Daniel has also been dedicating much of his down time to working with film students, volunteering on projects in need of Steadicam services and offering advice along the way. In the future, Daniel plans to transition into the academic world as an
Co-Founder, Cue6 Productions
Jill Harper is co-founder of Cue6 Productions. She works in various capacities in both the independent film and theatre communities in Toronto. She graduated from York University in 2008 with a BFA in film production having specialized in both cinematography and directing. Jill works as a camera operator and an editor for events in Toronto as well as on independent film productions. She was the Cinematographer on many short films including The Motel, The Adventures of Ratman, and Partners. In 2004 she started a small videography company, producing DVD’s of performances for drama schools.
She is also pursuing her career as a director of both film and theatre. She has written and directed several short films, including This December and Model and is in post-production for another short, Guns and Waffles. She also directed the play The Guilty Party both for Ryerson Theatre School’s new voices festival, and independently through Cue6 Productions in the spring of 2008. Currently she is directing a workshop of the new Canadian play Pieces. Recently she has worked as assistant director on a number of theatre productions including Buried (Theatre Awakening), The Baker’s Wife (George Brown Theatre School), Macbeth and Twelfth Night (Classical Theatre Project). She also teaches drama and filmmaking at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People where she has worked since 2002.