Get to Know New Film Production Tutor Daniel Dietz

Posted by Dee Cunning on 9/11/2018 in Catalyst

We interview videographer, video producer, projection mapper, 360 degree photographer and Catalyst Film Production tutor Daniel Dietz.

Berlin, Friday evening. New to the city, a friend asks, ‘what should I do this weekend?’ Assuming they’re not trying to muscle in on tonight’s Netflix and large pizza for one or – heaven forbid – take up more than a square inch of your sofa legroom, what do you recommend? You could say anything from brunch to Berghain – or both combined. In fact, your responses could be limitless in such a thriving metropolis. But we bet you wouldn’t just say, ‘everything.’

Well, Daniel Dietz did. And the cryptic response speaks volumes about the type of guy our German-American new Film Production tutor is. A videographer, video producer, projection mapper and 360 degree photographer outside of Catalyst, Daniel’s creative mind is forever active and his eyes are always open – well, except for when he’s sleeping (we hope).

As we creep ever closer towards the start of a supercharged new school year, we caught up with Daniel for some super-quick-fire questions. And yes, we are in love with his dog too.

videographer, video producer, projection mapper, 360 degree photographer and Catalyst Film Production tutor Daniel Dietz

“I hope to be part of a process that enables students to become creative innovators.”

Welcome! What are you going to be doing at Catalyst?

I’m a tutor for Film Production. In my first year at Catalyst, I will focus on video editing.

What were you doing before you came to Catalyst?

Outside of Catalyst, I am a videographer, video producer, projection mapper and 360 degree photographer.

Why us?

Catalyst is full of great people with enormous knowledge combining my two favourite art disciplines: film and music.

What impact do you hope to have at the school this year?

I hope to be part of a process that enables students to become creative innovators.

What do you recommend we watch, see or listen to this weekend?

Everything – as conscious as possible.

Follow Daniel Dietz on Facebook, Twitter and his website. Header image: a still from Daniel’s showreel.

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