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Dr. Daniel Binns is a writer, producer, and researcher with a strong interest in screen theories, histories, production, and cultures. He is a Lecturer in Media at Melbourne’s RMIT University. He has worked as a screenwriter, director, producer and production manager on corporate films, television documentaries, multi-sensory experiences and short-form works.
Dan researches media texts, tools, and technologies. 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. Continuing research interrogates everyday media-making in the digital age.
From 2017 to 2020, Dan was the manager of the Bachelor of Communication (Media) at RMIT, and served on the School of Media and Communication’s Learning & Teaching Committee. Dan supervises postgraduate research on genre cinema, film histories and technologies, media philosophy, and creative practice research.
Dan serves as Director of Academic Engagement for streaming platform Atlasshorts, and is on the Editorial Board of Frames Cinema Journal (UK). 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.