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Having completed an undergraduate degree in film at Falmouth, Dan was attracted to the MA Cinematography for Film and Television at BU due to the university’s reputation in the media industry. He said: “The course gave me a huge amount of practical experience. I was working on a different project every week, which really expanded my film-making skills. Within three months of graduating I had secured a role with TopLine Film in London and I am still there five years on. The company was my top choice of employer and I know that my Master’s from BU was a big part of why I got the role.”
Dan started with TopLine as a Junior Camera Operator and is now the agency’s main in-house Camera Operator. The company produces television adverts, virtual reality content and promotional films and works with clients including Purple Bricks, Admiral Insurance and Siemens. Over the last five years Dan has had the opportunity to travel to 15 countries and work on assignments including celebrity interviews at the World Economic Forum in Davos to capturing virtual reality footage of the fishing industry in Alaska. Keen to keep expanding his skillset, Dan has just completed his drone licence to become the company’s in-house drone pilot.
He said: “It has been an amazing five years. The work is so diverse and I love the fact that I can put my skills and passions to use in my work every day. This is a competitive industry and I feel as though I owe a lot to my qualification from BU. While there is always more to learn, it has been a great door opener and gave me a lot of the skills that I needed to be able to hit the ground running.”