Daniel E. Fernandez

1246 James Street · Syracuse, NY 13203 · (209) 353-5450 · iamdan.92@gmail.com

My objective is to capture the Air Force story through combat documentation and media production. This experience lends itself to my adaptability and bolsters my media capabilities.

Experience

Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications

Military Motion Media Program

The Newhouse School at SU is home to the Department of Defense-sponsored program that teaches active-duty service members photojournalism and broadcast journalism. As government students enrolled in the Military Motion Media (MMM) program, I attended Newhouse for 10 months to learn how to become a better storyteller, taking 30 credits of coursework in communications, photojournalism, photography, broadcast and digital journalism, design, sound and documentary production.

July 2017 - Present

Air Force Combat Camera

Aerial Combat Broadcast Journalist

The mission of COMCAM is to provide the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), the Military Departments (MILDEPs), the combatant commands, and the joint task forces (JTFs) with a directed imagery capability in support of operational and planning requirements during wartime operations, worldwide crises, contingencies, and joint exercises.

March 2014 - July 2017

DOD Worldwide

Advanced Military Visual Storytelling Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to enhance visual communications skills in conjunction with photographic knowledge, proficiency and qualifications. Twice I was selected as a DoD videographer and worked with an acclaimed faculty of industry professionals who provided professional instruction and critiques in assigned small group settings designed to challenge attendee's visual communication abilities, while working a specific photographic story/assignment produced during the week.

August 2015 & July 2016

National Press Photographers Association

Advanced Storytelling Workshop

The program is designed for experienced TV and newspaper photojournalists, reporters and video journalists. The hands-on program is a mixture of classroom sessions combined with opportunities where I produced on-deadline stories that showcased what I learned. Great emphasis is placed on developing a clear focus before shooting begins. Stories are produced under real-world deadlines. The finished stories are constructively critiqued by a faculty that includes some of the best reporters and visual journalists in the industry today.

April 2015

Education

Syracuse University

Bachelor of Television, Radio, Film
Communications Science - Military Motion Media

GPA: 3.54

August 2017 - Present

Airman Leadership School

Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer
Enlisted Professional Military Education
November 2016 - December 2016

Community College of the Air Force

Associate in Mass Communication
3N0X2

GPA: 3.36

August 2013 - July 2017

Enochs High School

Animation and Graphic Arts Regional Occupational Program

GPA: 3.22

August 2006 - June 2010

Skills

  • Film Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Screenwriting
  • Acting
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Programming Languages & Tools
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Programming Languages & Tools
  • Spanish Fluency

cinema

Click the links below to watch my films.