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Dan Buenaventura

+63998-5316313

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

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- Extensive experience

- Solid knowledge on use of light in different situations

 

- Excellent camera operation skills

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS

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I have won cinematography medals from the New York Festivals as well as a string of other awards from other notable festivals both locally and abroad. I was also part of the first Philippine production team to be awarded a Cannes Silver Dolphin in 2016. I have done services for Discovery, Boardwalk Pictures, Channel News Asia, AETN, Crime & Investigation Channel, ABS-CBN, GMA, TV5, etc.

2020

Alab

- Silver Screen Award, U.S. International Film & Video Festival

- Bronze World Medal, Heroes Category, New York Festivals TV & Film Awards

Local Legends: Glass Sculptor

- Silver Screen Award, (cinematography) U.S. International Film & Video Festival

Local Legends: Environmental Artist

- Silver World Medal, New York Festivals TV and Film Awards

Mga Kwento ng Klima

- Silver Screen Award, U.S. International Film & Video Festival

Heroes in the Hot Zone

- Best TV Documentary, 18th Gawad Tanglaw

Local Legends

- Honoree, FDCP Film Ambassadors' Awards

- Silver Dolphin, Lifestyle, Arts, Music, & Culture, Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards

Local Legends: Karne Norte

- Bronze World Medal, Biography/Profiles: New York Festivals World's Best TV & Film Awards

2019

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Mukha

- Silver Dolphin, Best Documentary, Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards

Warmer

- Best TV Special, The Catholic Mass Media Awards

Local Legends: Bandurria

- Silver World Medal for Cinematography, New York Festivals World's Best TV & Film Awards

2017
 

#MukhaSustansya

- Most Outstanding Short Film, Save the Children Media Awards 2017

2018
 

2016
 

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Yolanda (Haiyan)

- Bronze Medal, Cinematography Category, New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films

- Certificate for Creative Excellence (Cinematography) U.S. International Film & Video Festival

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2012
 

Johnny: The Juan Ponce Enrile Story

- Silver World Medal, Biography/Profiles Category, New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films

2015
 

2014
 

2013
 

Agosto Beinte Uno: Ang Pagpatay Kay Ninoy Aquino

- Silver World Medal, Graphic Design Promotion/Open & IDs Category, New York Festivals International Film & TV Awards

- Finalist, Biography/Profiles Category, New York Festivals International Film & TV Awards

Cheche Lazaro Presents: EDSA at Pinoy

- Best Documentary Special, PMPC Star Awards for Television

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2020 - Present

FREELANCE

 

- Working on a Netflix original documentary with Boardwalk Pictures - DOP for PH shoots

- Working on a Political Documentary for a Gubernatorial Candidate (work in progress) - Director and DOP

- Worked with 90 Day Fiancé as DP

- Worked on an election documentary for Cignal TV as DOP

- Worked on some brand commercials as Director and DOP and oversaw editing process

 

 

2014-2020

ABS-CBN

Since the formation of Docucentral - the award-winning documentary production arm of ABS-CBN, I have served as both Director and DOP, I also operated the cameras for most projects and oversaw lighting setups when filming.  I managed overall visual direction in each of the episodes and specials where I applied innovative solutions to certain filming situations. I have collaborated with producers to achieve visual concepts for each episode and on some occasions have also served as producer. I have worked with talents like Robi Domingo, JP Anglo, Enchong Dee, Maggie Wilson, Marc Nelson, etc. in various TV shows

 

 

Local Legends - 2018 to 2020

 

Heroes in the Hotzone - 2020

 

Alab - 2020

 

Invisible - 2020

 

Mga Kwento ng Klima - 2020

 

Ang Babae ng Balangiga - 2019

 

Lakwatsero - 2018 

 

Warmer - 2016

 

Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan) - 2015

 

Mukha - 2014 to 2017 

 

The Family Affair - 2020 (Channel News Asia)

 

Show Me The Market - 2019 (Metro Channel)

 

 

 

2012-2013

PROBE PRODUCTIONS, INC.

 

I worked as a camera operator for a year before taking on DP responsibilities for simultaneous weekly shows and one-off documentaries. My responsibilities ranged from lighting setups during filming to sorting video files

EDUCATION

Asia Pacific Film Institute - Motion Picture Production Program

University of Santo Tomas - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Advertising Arts