In 2021, Daniel Marjan joined electriclime° as part of their successful internship programme.
The young filmmaker showed his obvious talent after directing projects for Goethe-Institut and Crazy Domains.
Following those successful projects, Daniel earned himself a full-time position with the company in their Duxton Road office.
Now Junior Creative Director, Daniel continues to play an important role behind the camera and in the editing suite on future projects.
Check out Daniel's journey in our chat with him below.
Above: Daniel Marjan in our Singapore office
How did you get started in the industry?
I got my start in the industry whilst undergoing my filmmaking degree. Although at the time I was mainly creating narrative short films, I explored taking on commercial freelance jobs often as a DoP or director - I feel this is what ignited my interest for commercial filmmaking as the challenge of incorporating my narrative storytelling into a client brief is exciting.
I carried this on after university where I worked with ADNA to direct a commercial for the UK market.
Tell us what your role of Junior Creative Director consists of…
My role as Junior Creative Director in electriclime° goes beyond film directing and consists of working with Pabz Alexander our Creative Director to oversee the creative side of our Singapore production - developing projects with the team from ideation to delivery.
This can take many forms and consists of writing scripts, editing managing sessions, creating shooting schedules and breakdowns, etc. As well as this, I work with our other creative, Mariam Gabunia and our Content Manager Oliver Harbord, to develop the global branding content for our socials and website that showcase our films, directors and BTS.
Above: Daniel Marjan on set of Geothe-Institut
What’s your favourite part of the filmmaking process?
My favourite part of the filmmaking process is realising the outcome of a shoot in the first cut. It’s this point in which for the first time your ideas truly come to life in the edit and become realised.
Of course, however the shoot itself always provides the most memorable experiences and room for spontaneous creativity which can also be extremely rewarding.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I draw my inspiration mostly from narrative films.
Beyond the overarching appreciation for a good film, within that are; themes, motifs and filmmaking techniques that I like to find and study to inform my practice. The fun part is figuring out how to implement that within the story I’m trying to tell. For ‘Whey Bae’ Wes Anderson's centre-framing and theatrical set design in ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ was a big inspiration.
Above: Daniel Marjan on set
What did you learn from your electriclime° internship?
The great thing about the electriclime° internship is that you gain experience that spans across multiple areas within the filmmaking process - Learning how to be flexible and adapt to what is required. This goes hand in hand with learning how to work with a team and I’d say this has been the most crucial thing I’ve tried to carry on onto my full-time position.
Describe your filmmaking style…
I strive to deliver a filmmaking style that utilises vibrant imagery that is paired with energetic editing and a cinematic tone.