DANIEL WEINTRAUB - WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR

 

Daniel began making films at age 13. At 16, his film “I Should Have Known” won first prize in the Atlanta International Film Festival and was used afterwards as a classroom education tool for combating teen suicide in The Montgomery County school system in Maryland. He then went on to study film at Northwestern University where his films “Coda” and “Days of Wrath” were also award winners. Since then, Daniel has written and directed numerous short films that have featured at film festivals around the world.

 

Professionally, Daniel has acted as producer and director on a variety of projects ranging from a documentary video for a school for children with developmental disabilities, to a piece on underwater explorers using their expertise to help protect the environment, to documentaries on rock bands. Daniel is also an accomplished music video director.

 

 

 

As a broadcast and commercial editor and compositor, Daniel is experienced with a wide variety of formats and genres. He has worked with clients such as American Express, Canon, Comedy Central, The Travel Channel, Fuse, Proctor and Gamble, HBO, NBC and MTV. His work at Comedy Central garnered several Promax and BDA awards. Daniel has also edited full-length documentaries for Konstantinof Films and other clients.

 

In addition to film and video, Daniel’s other passion is music. Daniel’s studio, Hell’s Kitchen Recording, has been the home base for his musical exploits over the past 10 years including his 4 records as Backworldsmen as well as 20 records worth of material with other bands and projects. As an audio engineer and producer, he has also recorded other musicians of all styles. In addition, Daniel has composed and recorded music for picture and mixed for picture.

 

AXEL BAUMANN - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/CAMERA Axel Baumann’s work has aired on National Geographic, Discovery, HBO, the Sundance Channel, The History Channel, PBS, and A&E, as well as having screened theatrically worldwide. Axel has been nominated twice for an Emmy, winning the second time for Carrier produced by Icon Films and directed by Maro Chermayeff. He recently wrapped Mission Blue, a documentary on Sylvia Earl directed by Oscar winner Fisher Stevens.

LUCAS VAN LENTEN - COMPOSER/SOUND MIXER

 

Lucas Van Lenten has been composing music and sound design to picture for over 10 years. He's scored countless TV commercials for brands such as McDonalds, Gillette, Nextel, Publix, Staples, and Cartoon Network as well as a bunch of short films and even some beeps and squawks for electronic devices. When he's not working on work, he's working on making records, raising kids and finding a parking spot in Brooklyn.

 

STEPHEN POTTER - GRAPHICS DESIGNER

 

Stephen Potter has been a Motion Designer in New York City since 1995. He has worked mostly on broadcast commercials but also film titles, music videos, corporate sales videos, animatics and green screen removal.

 

Steve has freelanced at post-production houses such as Cut + Run, Homestead Editorial, Beast, Mirrorball and Cutting Room Films and the ad agencies JWT, Big Fuel, DraftFCB and TBWA/CHIAT/DAY.

Clients have included Pfizer, Verizon, Bank of America, Audi, HBO, ING, Volvo, Dos Equis, Covergirl, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, and Starwood Hotels. In 2012, Steve created a photo montage for President Obama's

"30 Days to Victory" fundraiser held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. In 2007, he was the sole motion designer in a production crew in Paris, France for a Pfizer Pharmaceuticals conference attended by 1,000 European executives. In 2005 he won first prize in the New York Minute Film Festival (Music Video Category).

 

Steve has excellent client interaction, a strong eye for detail and works very well under pressure with tight deadlines.