Daniel Roemer

Motion Pictures & Television / BFA

Filmmaking is about controlled chaos-- thinking on your feet, taking what happens, quickly turning it into something BETTER.

For me, filmmaking began when I was four, on a little ice rink in small-town Ohio. My dad was filming my family skating with his old super 8mm film camera. Later that month, when he played the film back to us, he did something special. He reversed the footage, so I could see myself and my siblings skating backward.

It was magical. I don't know why, but a switch turned on in my head, and I liked the idea of manipulating reality. When I was ten, I started making fun videos with my friends based on old-school action movies. I started "getting serious in high school," building contraptions to capture the images I wanted, fabricating a 20-foot jib out of PVC pipe. I made homemade tracks and Steadicams too-- anything to keep the camera moving.

Decades later, I'm doing this every day.

I was once asked about my directing philosophy, and my mind instantly went back to ice skating. To skate well, you have to be a master at speed, turning, and suddenly stopping on a dime. You must control the chaos. That's what I'm good at.

Post Proposal - Nominated Best Pic Under 12 & Best Directing Under 12
Reversal Rehearsal - Best Short Film Challenge & Best Directing: Short Film Challenge
Post Proposal - Best Shot in a Day
Reversal Rehearsal - Best Editing

Companies That Have Hired Our Graduates

Contact Us

For more information on these skilled artists and designers, call 415-618-8899, or email us