Dan teaches in Media, running studios on conflict and film, transmedia storytelling, and media and the digital turn.
Daniel Binns is a screenwriter, producer, and researcher, running intensive studios on media archaeology, transmedia storytelling, and film theory.
He has written and produced programming for Fox Sports, National Geographic, and the Seven Network, including The Aussie Who Baffled the World (2011) and The Code (2011-2015).
Daniel's research and teaching focus is genre cinema, film philosophy and transmedia production. He is the author of The Hollywood War Film: Critical Observations from World War I to Iraq (2017).
- Film studies, particularly formalist and high structuralist analysis of a variety of film styles and genres, including war film, French and Italian cinema, and the Hollywood blockbuster
- Communication and media crossovers: transmedia representation and storytelling across platforms, particularly between literature, theatre, cinema, comics/graphic novels and videogames
- Media practice: funding, production and distribution models for film, TV and online media in the digital age.
- 2014. Maximus Academy, Fox Sports/Onion TV.
- 2014. Beat the Pros, Fox Sports/Onion TV.
- 2013. The Code: Life with the Mariners, Fox Sports/Onion TV.
- 2011. The Code: Life with the Waratahs, Fox Sports/Onion TV.
- 2011. The Aussie Who Baffled the World, National Geographic/Onion Media Group.
- 2008–2010. It Is Written Oceania, Adventist Media Network/Onion Media Group.
Professional and academic projects and musings can be found at http://www.danielbinns.net
- PhD, Film & Media Studies, University of Western Sydney (2014).
- Bachelor of Communication (Media Arts Production), Hons, University of Western Sydney (2010).
- 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 Completions2 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions