Documentary Film Directing
Guest Instructor (2012-14)
Daniel Neves (DoP) graduated in Still Photography for Advertising and Fashion (1997) from the EPI technical school in Lisbon. He first worked as a photographer for dance and theatre companies, at music events and taking portraits of musicians; and also started teaching Photography.
In 1998 he started working as a camera assistant in feature films and commercials under the wing of renowned directors of photography such as Vilmos Zsigmond (The Deer Hunter; The Black Dahlia), José Luis Alcaine (Volver; Átame!), Vilko Filac (Underground; Arizona Dream), Javier Aguirresarobe (The Road; Vicky Cristina Barcelona), David Tattersall (StarWars: Episodes I, II & III), amongst others.
In 2000 he founded the production company Moving Out, where several award winning fiction and documentary films were produced.
Shortly after, he started to work solely as a DoP in very diverse projects – documentaries, fiction, music videos, video art and commercials - alongside film directors such as Nikolai Galitzine (The Knowledge of Others), Miguel G. Mendes (José e Pilar; Floripes; Segunda-Feira), Manuel Mozos (A Diva), Filipe Melo and João Leitão (Um Mundo Catita), José Barahona (A Cura), João Dias (O Verão), Rita Nunes (“4”), Christine Reeh (Waiting for Europe), Edgar Pêra (Stadium); Jardins Subterrâneos); Ângelo Torres (Mionga Ki Obô), Leonor Noivo (Salitre).
Awarded Best Cinematography For Music Video at VIMUS (International Music Video Film Festival) with “Dead Combo - Putos a Roubar Maçãs”, and also Best Cinematography Award for Short Films at IndieLisboa International Film Festival in 2010, with “O Verão” directed by João Dias. Won the Best Portuguese Film award at Temps D’Image “Films On Art” Festival in 2012 with “Through This Looking Glass”, which he both directed and photographed.