Daniel Binns is a screenwriter, producer, and teacher of film and media. He teaches and researches media concepts and philosophy and has published on war cinema and adaptations of graphic novels for film and TV.
Daniel Binns is a screenwriter, producer, and teacher of film and media studies. His creative practice is primarily short-form drama, observational essay films and smartphone filmmaking, and his theoretical bent is film genre and media philosophy.
Daniel has produced documentary and lifestyle television across multiple continents and for several networks including Fox Sports and National Geographic.
He is the author of The Hollywood War Film (Intellect, 2017) and he is currently writing about drone cinematography, the affordances of the vlog, and the changing nature of editing in film.
- PhD (Film & Media), Western Sydney University
- Bachelor of Communication (Media Arts Production), Western Sydney University
Daniel is a screenwriter and producer who has worked in corporate and television production since 2008.
In the corporate realm he produced digital content for clients such as Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Toyota, and the Adventist Media Network; he produced lifestyle and documentary programming for the Seven Network, TV2, Fox Sports, and National Geographic.
Since beginning at RMIT, Daniel has returned to his screenwriting practice, developing several short works and a feature film.
- Binns, D. (2018). "Even you can break": Jessica Jones as Femme Fatale In: Jessica Jones, Scarred Superhero, McFarland and Company, United States
- Binns, D. (2017). The Hollywood war film: Critical observations from World War I to Iraq, Intellect, Bristol, United Kingdom
- 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
- Binns, D. (2016). You can't stop her: Elektra re-configured In: Marvel Comics Into Film: Essay Adaptations Since the 1940s, McFarland, Incorporated Publishers, Jefferson, USA
- Binns, D. (2016). Conflict, image, narrative: Hollywood in the Middle East In: Southern Semiotic Review, 7, 77 - 99
- Binns, D.,Ryder, P. (2015). Re-viewing D-Day: The cinematography of the Normandy landings from the Signal Corps to Saving Private Ryan In: Media, War and Conflict, 8, 86 - 99
- Binns, D. (2014). War games: Interactive discourses of war in videogames In: Transmedia Practice: A Collective Approach, Inter-Disciplinary Press, United Kingdom
- Binns, D. (2014). Hit/miss : evolving narratives and the semiotics of the blockbuster In: Southern Semiotic Review, 4, 1 - 8
- Binns, D. (2013). Myth and nostalgia in cinematic representations of World War II. In: The London Film and Media Reader 2: Essays from Film and Media 2012 The Second Annual London Film and Media Conference, University of London, UK, 22-24 June 2012
1 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions4 PhD Current Supervisions and 2 Masters by Research Current Supervisions
- 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)