Daniel is a versatile cinematographer with experience in narrative filmmaking, documentary and commercial production.

After cutting his teeth in the post-communist television newsrooms in Romania, Daniel went on to study documentary filmmaking with the BBC School for Broadcast TV Journalism and cinematography at Bucharest's National University of Drama and Film. Since 2005, Daniel has worked as an independent filmmaker on several film productions in Europe and the United States.

Now living in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Daniel is a partner at UnderCurrent Productions, producing compelling science and environmental documentary films for clients like BBC, PBS, National Geographic Studios, Curiosity Stream, Discovery Digital Networks, ATLAS OBSCURA, Seeker, CBS, Arte, MSNBC, AJ+ and VICE, or editorial photography for publications like NATURE, OCEANUS Magazine, CATALYST Magazine, University of Chicago Magazine, EDIBLE Cape Cod.

His recent work include the award winning narrative feature When The Ocean Met The Sky.  The drama won "Best Cinematography" at the Philadelphia Independent Film Awards 2016. 

The short narrative period film Black Canaries lensed by Daniel in 35 mm film, was called "A masterpiece" by Kodak President Steve J. Bellamy and won him "Best Cinematography" awards at Woods Hole Film Festival and HollyShorts 2016.

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Daniel Cojanu Visuals