Dan is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and a 2014 graduate from the School of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University.
His interest in all things visual effects began when he saw Gollum brought to life in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Since then, Dan has carefully observed how artists use practical and CGI effects to contribute to a story, inspiring him to discover new techniques and ways to implement them in his projects.
When he is not dreaming about lens flare, Dan can be found onstage at various theatre companies around Columbus. You may also spot him hiking, biking, and trying to guess the destination of planes flying overhead.