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I love making films!

Thank you for the kindest of words, you know who you are!

Please reach out to people who I have worked with in the past if you are considering me for the team on your show or project, whether at its inception, its middle or its fiery end.

"We gave Daniel the hardest most broken things and he fixed the most disastrous things ... unravelling mistakes and getting finals out the door. He understands the health of a show, and gets what needs to be done to support the team. He's thinking about all of the show whilst working, seeing the bigger picture and building proactively for the future."

For the past 25 years I've built a career in the service of bringing other's creative visions to life with the use of computers. On a one-on-one basis, in small teams and large teams alike.

I couldn't write my own sales biography to save myself, so maybe I could let one of the beautiful things others have said do the selling for me:

Hi I'm Dan.

"Oppenheimer couldn't run a hamburger stand"

"I couldn't. But I can run the Manhattan project"

— Leslie Groves & J. Robert Oppenheimer (and a thinly veiled Nuke pun)

Biography

2023

Betterman

Compositing Lead : Wētā FX

2023

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Compositor : Wētā FX

2023

Nautilus

Compositor : Cumulus VFX

2022

Avatar 2

Compositor : Wētā FX

2022

The Mother

Compositor : Luma Pictures

2022

Thor: Love and Thunder

Compositor : Luma Pictures

2022

Lockwood

Lighting & Compositing Supervision : Cumulus VFX

2021

Man Vs. Bee

Lighting & Compositing Supervision : Cumulus VFX

2021

Elvis

Compositing Supervision : Cumulus VFX

2021

The Possessed

Compositor : Cumulus VFX

2021

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Postviz Lead : Digital Domain

2020

Wandavision

Compositing Lead : Digital Domain

2020

Free Guy

Compositor : Digital Domain

2020

Blackwidow

Compositing Lead & Supervision : Digital Domain

2019

The Rescue

Compositing Lead : Digital Domain

2019

Avengers: End Game

Compositor : Digital Domain

2018

Alita: Battle Angel

Compositor : Rising Sun Pictures

2018

The Predator

Compositor : Rising Sun Pictures

2018

Skyscraper

Compositing Lead : Method Studios

2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Compositor : Digital Domain

2017

Ready Player One

Compositor : Digital Domain

2017

Thor: Ragnarok

Compositor : Iloura

2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Compositor : Digital Domain

2017

Fast and Furious 8

Compositor : Digital Domain

2016

24 Hours to Live

Compositor : Iloura

2016

John Wick 2

Compositor : Iloura

2016

Underworld 5

Compositor : Iloura

2016

Deep Water Horizon

Compositor : Iloura

2016

Game of Thrones S6E10

Compositor : Rising Sun Pictures

2016

X-men: Apocalypse

Compositor : Rising Sun Pictures

2015

Gods of Egypt

Compositor : Iloura

2014

Mad Max: Fury Road

Compositor : Iloura

Filmography
Rates

Supervision or artist

PAYE/PAYG Hourly

  • 11% RRSP/Super on all CAD/AUD earnings

  • Statutory vacation & personal days

  • Travel insurance

  • Serviced apartment or hotel accomodation

  • Flight from hometown to start work

  • Return flight to hometown for use within 2 months after contract end date

  • Weekdays: 1.5x after 8hrs, 2x after 10hrs, 2.5x after 12hrs

  • Weekends: 1.5x to 8hrs, 2x to 10hrs, 2.5x to 12hrs, 3x after 12hrs

  • Minimum day's billings 4hrs

  • 12hr turnaround

  • Vehicle

  • 10% loading for remote work

Exclusions*

USD $

108

/hr

CAD $

140

/hr

USD $102 /hr or
USD $61 /hr after 40% rebate **

USD $102 /hr or USD $61 /hr @ 40% rebate **

AUD $

150

/hr

USD $99 /hr or
USD $59 /hr after 40% rebate **

USD $99 /hr or USD $59 /hr @ 40% rebate **

Supervision, artist or consult

Freelance day rate

  • Visas— not required for Canada, Australia or New Zealand

  • Flights— Business for long-haul when first call is within 72hrs of landing

  • Accomodation

  • Transport

  • Per diems

  • Insurances

  • Software licenses

  • Equipment

  • Overtime rates after 9 hrs

  • 1.25x day-rate secures up to 12 hrs per day

  • Travel days billed at 75% of day rate

  • 10% loading for remote work

Exclusions*

USD $

1500

/day

CAD $

1850

/day

USD $1347 /day or
USD $808 /day after 40% rebate **

USD $1347 /day or USD $808 /day @ 40% rebate **

AUD $

2000

/day

USD $1322 /day or
USD $793 /day after 40% rebate **

USD $1322 /day or USD $793 /day @ 40% rebate **

Training or public speaking

Freelance day rate

  • Visas— not required for Canada, Australia or New Zealand

  • Flights— Business for long-haul when first call is within 72hrs of landing

  • Accomodation

  • Transport

  • Per diems

  • Insurances

  • Software licenses

  • Equipment

  • Travel days billed at 50% of day rate

  • In-person only. No remote

Exclusions*

USD $

3500

/day

CAD $

5000

/day

USD $3640 /day or
USD $2184 /day after 40% rebate **

USD $3640 /day or USD $2184 /day @ 40% rebate **

AUD $

5000

/day

USD $3305 /day or
USD $1983 /day after 40% rebate **

USD $3305 /day or USD $1983 /day @ 40% rebate **

Film incentive rebates may not be redeemable in full due to factors such as contract length or provincial/state residency determinations for a given financial year.

Exchange rate data retrieved from https://www.xe.com/ and rounded to the nearest dollar.

**

*

Statutory exclusions & minimums for PAYE/PAYG contracts are non-negotiable.

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