Some More About Me...
My name is Dan Brenneman and I am a video creator from Toronto, Ontario. I spend my free time creating content for YouTube, hosting a hyper-specific podcast about Paul Giamatti, and overthinking mundane social interactions. This is because I love sharing unique stories and entertaining others.
I bring energy, intention, and a strong sense of voice to every project I pursue. I love details almost as much as I love bad movies. I am a new graduate from the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business at the University of Waterloo in Global Business and Digital Arts. One day I hope to be a home owner.
A while ago, I became curious about the McDonaldland advertising campaign. I turned that passion into this video exploring the topic. The video gained traction online and now sits at over 300 000 views on YouTube. It was almost a relief to see that there were other people just as curious as me.
We are a full-service team of videographers, photographers, and designers. I am a videographer and editor, while also assisting in the management of the business. I create marketing materials to grow our engagement and brand as well as build relationships with our clients. As a company, we focus on telling meaningful, emotional stories. To learn more, watch our reel or visit our website.
I was so excited when Anti-Social Surf Club asked me to direct the music video for their latest single. I pitched them numerous ideas and then developed this concept over three months. I directed the video, supported by a wonderful cast and professional crew. Our shoot was short and our budget was low... But that just meant we had to be more creative. I am so proud of what we were able to accomplish and the band was thrilled with the final result.
I have written a number of projects with my creative partner Jon Steckley but this is the first we have produced. After securing funding, we were able to shoot the short with a professional cast and crew. It was an absolute treat to watch such amazing artists transform my script into a reality. I wrote, produced, acted in, and edited the short. Best Feeling in the World is currently in post-production.
I was the creative director and editor of this retrospective video celebrating the ten year anniversary of The Roz & Mocha Show on KiSS FM. It was tasked to me by the head of radio programming and I felt very honoured to be given creative control over their most lucrative and carefully controlled brand.
I was the creative director of the project, developing it with the FLARE magazine team. The release coincided with the season premiere of The Bachelor — one of the site's biggest attractors. I managed the production of the video and managed the shoot and edit. It was also my first major project at Rogers.
I shot and managed the edits on a series of promos and tutorials for Shoppers Drug Mart. The edits were completed in both French and English, displayed in stores throughout Canada. The videos went through numerous iterations as they had to be reviewed and approved by the client. I also shot footage to support upcoming marketing campaigns at the same time.
The Big Bag of Cash Contest is an annual promotion run on CHFI (as well as on their sister stations across Canada). I created all of the video assets to support the campaign. This included an animated promo distributed nation-wide and a CHFI-specific promo that featured on-air talent, Darren and Mo.
I created platform-specific video ads, optimized for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Stories. These are used to promote upcoming events, contests, and to support campaigns such as Song of the Summer and Hottest Hit. I shot some of these ads with on-air talent and created other using motion graphics. I have included some of my favourites.
A task-based scheduler for employees with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their managers. My roles involved research, experience and interface design, pitching and positioning, as well as managing the execution of project deliverables. Our goal is to increase productivity without sacrificing inclusivity.
Dedicated to the academic discussion of Paul Giamatti. Each week we discuss a new piece of the Paul canon — moving through each role Paul Giamatti has ever taken. I co-host the podcast and manage our entire social media presence.
Gloria was created for Scotiabank. We noticed that young adults were not investing despite it being important (and lucrative at that point in their lives). Our innovative solution was to harness micro-investments, pairing the idea with the established habit of drinking coffee. Our physical and digital design solution is comprised of a Gloria coffee machine and an application called Gloria Invests.