Daniel Nienhuis


(248) 207 – 4918

San Luis Obispo, California

“I specialize in video editing, animation, and motion graphics.  I try to bring a sense of playfulness and creativity to every project I work on, whether it’s a music video, feature film, or promotional video.  If you have a project that needs to be filmed, edited, or animated, please get in touch – I’d love to bring my unique vision to your next video.”

awards and honors

Without U (2012) – Gold Award, CASE District II Accolades Awards

strand (2011) – official selection, Mega Media Showcase; official selection, Fine Cuts

Reve – Brave Rabbit (2010) – Sight + Sound winner, Ann Arbor Film Festival

Fish School (2008) – official selection, Miller’s Creek Film Festival

A Message from the Huron River Rock Bass (2007) – best PSA, best animation, Miller’s Creek Film Festival

Rock Harder! (2007) – finalist, WCSX Commercial Casting Call

Friday the 13th, 1989 (2006) – finalist, GameTrailers.com Halloween Movie Contest

• Snuffles the Hedgehog (2006) – finalist, GameTrailers.com Sibling Rivalry Movie Contest

Gramps’ Big Day (2005) – best animated film, Planet Ant Film & Video Festival; Creativity Prize, WCC Student Showcase


MA Media Studies, The New School

BA English, William Tyndale College

Film and Digital Video Editing Certificate, Washtenaw Community College


Big Vision Business, Cal Poly State University, Bucknell University, The Billy Kelly Show, Flying Paper Films, Lewisburg Yoga, YEAH!, Media Group Films, Videoburst, Mayer Creative, Accidental Productions, Arbor Hospice, Copper Tom Music, HKO Media, Oakland University, BD Creative Productions

software expertise

video editing – Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, REDCineX

motion graphics – After Effects, Motion

character animation – After Effects, Maya, iStopMotion

design – Illustrator, Photoshop

photography – Lightroom, Aperture, Photomatix Pro

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