Daniel Binns is a screenwriter, producer, and teacher of film and media. He teaches and researches media concepts and cross-media production, and has published on war cinema, graphic novel film/TV adaptations, and new media tools and technologies.
Dr. Daniel Binns is a theorist of media and screen cultures, currently researching the intersection of materiality, computation, and entertainment.
Daniel has published work on the Netflix house style, drones and cinematography, video game engines as filmmaking tools, film genre and superhero movies and TV. He is the author of The Hollywood War Film: Critical Observations from World War I to Iraq (2017), and Material Media-Making in the Digital Age (2021). His work has been cited in the Journal of Popular Culture, Black Camera, Pop Matters, and the Journal of International Relations and Development, and he has presented his research at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Greece, and the Czech Republic.
Daniel has also worked as a screenwriter, director, producer and production manager on corporate films, television documentaries, multi-sensory experiences and short-form works. He has produced work for Seven Network Australia, National Geographic and Fox Sports. His film work has been selected for over a dozen international festivals and streaming services.
Daniel teaches into the Bachelor of Communication (Media), running praxical studios on cross-media production and media philosophy. From 2017 to 2021, Daniel was the Program Manager of the B.Comm(Media).
Daniel has run the eco_media symposium from RMIT since 2019; this research group has since published journal articles, and a book project is currently underway.
Daniel supervises PhD and Masters projects on genre cinema, film histories and technologies, media philosophy, and creative practice research.
Daniel serves as Director of Academic Engagement for streaming platform Atlasshorts, and is on the Editorial Board of Frames Cinema Journal (UK). He has peer reviewed articles for Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture, Frames Cinema Journal, Cinej Journal and Media, War & Conflict. He is an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University. For the Athens Institute for Education and Research, he sits on the Academic Council, and has convened their annual conference’s Cinema Stream since 2018.
- PhD (Film & Media), Western Sydney University
- Bachelor of Communication (Media Arts Production), Western Sydney University
- Durai, V.,Vistisen, P.,Binns, D. (2022). Bridge Complexity as a Factor in Audience Interaction in Transmedia Storytelling In: Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture, 7, 85 - 108
- Binns, D. (2022). No Free Tickets: Blockchain and the Film Industry In: M/C Journal, 25, 1 - 11
- Binns, D. (2021). Material Media-Making in the Digital Age, Intellect, Bristol, United Kingdom
- Binns, D. (2021). Attuning to the environment through media: Escape and incorporation through fire, plague and video game development software In: Journal of Environmental Media, 2, 117 - 130
- Binns, D. (2020). Entanglement In: Indie Short Fest Los Angeles, USA
- Binns, D. (2019). Dronopoetics: Unmanned Aerial Cinematography and Ivan Sen's Goldstone In: Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture, 4, 26 - 41
- Binns, D. (2018). "Even you can break": Jessica Jones as Femme Fatale In: Jessica Jones, Scarred Superhero, McFarland and Company, United States
- Binns, D. (2018). The Netflix documentary house style: Streaming TV and slow media In: Fusion Journal, , 60 - 71
- Binns, D.,Verhagen, D.,Waters, M. (2018). number_station In: Melbourne Music Week Melbourne, Australia
- Ryder, P.,Binns, D. (2017). The semiotics of strategy: a preliminary structuralist assessment of the battle-map in Patton (1970) and Midway (1976) In: M/C Journal, 20, 1 - 5
2 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions6 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions
- How to be a Change Maker: Research and Multimedia Production on Japanese Landscape Design Perspectives. Funded by: Toshiba International Foundation Grant 2015 onwards from (2022 to 2023)
- To convene inaugural Cinema Stream and present at the Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, Athens, Greece, 7 June 2018 – 16 June 2018. Funded by: Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant 2018 Round 1 from (2018 to 2018)