This director of photography is best known for his work with "Gen-X" director Richard Linklater. Daniel got his start as a camera assistant on the thriller remake "DOA" (1988) and met up with Linklater the following year. The two teamed up on "Slacker" (1989), a dark-horse hit about Texas college kids, and the tribute to 1970s pot-heads "Dazed and Confused" (1993), with Daniel acting as cinematographer and director of photography, respectively. He subsequently worked with Linklater on the Ethan Hawke-Julie Delpy romance "Before Sunrise" (1995), shot in 38 days in Vienna. The latter was a change for Daniel, who used richer and warmer hues to highlight the growing relationship between the two leads.
Cinematography (Feature Film)
Misc. Crew (Feature Film)
With Linklater, founded Austin Film Society
First credit as 1st assistant camera on "DOA"
Served as production designer on "Starry is the Night"
First cinematography credit, the Gen-X hit "Slacker", directed by Linklater
Was director of photography on Linklater's "Dazed and Confused"
Third collaboration with Linklater, "Before Sunrise"
Again collaborated with Linklater on "subUrbia"