At my core
I believe that audio visual communication is the most effective medium by which information can be conveyed.
In the right hands
This power can do profound good. I enjoy empowering people so that they may transmit their message more clearly and to the right audience by using light, movement, contrast, sound, colour, language and culture.
Services: Cinematography, Web Development, Staff Training, Purchasing Consultation, Strategy Development. I have a background in electronics engineering, was Controller of a brilliant student television station, lectured on Cameras and Lighting; can shoot straight, and hammerhead a fixed wing plane. I love Physics, Bitcoin, Beethoven and Liberty.
I can make your life easier, and your content superior.
+44 (0)7817 205 201
University of Glasgow
Audio and Video Engineering B.Eng. • 2010
Psychology of Perception, Image and Data Processing, Documentary Production, Electronics Engineering. Activities and Societies: Controller of Glasgow University Student Television 08-09, Co-founder of CUT! film making society. Several National Student Television Awards.
Robert Gordon's College
Highschool grades: A,A,A,A,A,A,C • 2006
Advanced Higher Physics, Higher Drama, Graphic Communication, Media Studies, Maths, Chemistry, English. Activities and Societies: Merit award for outstanding contribution to Drama, Bass in Chamber Choir, 60 Second Shakespeare, Film Club, Prefect, Cadet Pilot.
Video Marketing Producer • May 2017 - Present
I have a wonderful time working with the gentlemen at Brand Calibre. Often working as a Cinematographer, but also Producing, Color Grading, and Animating various projects as necessary within the small team. not to mention web development.
Accounts Manager • May 2015 - April 2017
In this position I learnt a great deal about sales and management within small enterprises. I gained experience in networking, hiring, office management and internal communications, as well as marketing priciples and strategy development.
Technical Director • April 2011 - February 2015
As a co-founder of the business I gained a huge amount of business management experience, and a respect for small businesses understanding the challenges they face. As Technical Director I oversaw the smooth running of the cogs of the business, namely equipment maintenence and purchasing, as well as inbound sales through web development and UX design.
The vast majority of my skills have been developed independently. Usually through interative approaches, learning on the job, and occasionally through online courses. This is a visual guide to the state of my development in each of my areas of interest.
- Cinematography | Editing | Grading
- PHP | HTML5 | CSS3 | jQuery | Wordpress | Grav
- Digital Communications and Marketing
- Python | C++
- Voluntaryism | Cryptography | Bitcoin Philosophy
Be Yourself and Love It
A private membership site for personal development, incorporating a sales funnel, free resource area, ecommerse, e-learning platform, and forum.Webdesign, Entrepreneurship
A multi-award-winning Short Film written and directed by Johnny Herbin, produced by Chris Quick, starring Euan Bennet, John Gaffney, George McWilliam, June Hazel, and Calum MacAskill.Short Film, Cinematography, Grading
Glitz and Glam Ex
Glitz and Glam Ex - Kodi Blaze a.k.a. TheStr33tHippie, making waves with his original music in Washington D.C.Music Video, Cinematography
A clean, campaign-specific sales funnel with conversion tracking using simple php get variables and google analytics events. The leadpage was designed to be quickly and easily rebranded to individual campaigns without additional overhead.Branding, Web Development, CSS3, PHP
A promotional film for Winc, a Wine subscription service.Cinematography, Marketing
History Boys and Girls
A Documentary produced for Enable, a membership organisation in Scotland for people with learning disabilities and family carers, which explores the change in treatment and conditions for those with additional support needs in schools over the last few generations.Charity, Documentary, Video Production, Colour Grading
Young Software Engineer of the Year
A nomination film for the Young Software Engineer of the Year Award 2017, with four candidates explaining their exceptional work in the field.Cinematography, Lighting Design
Let's Talk About Tax
A special episode of the Scottish Liberty Podcast with Dominic Frisby, hosted by Antony Sammeroff and Tom Laird. Discussing bitcoin and land value tax..Bitcoin, Podcast
A sure-fire talent with an exhaustive knowledge on camera and light, Darren lit and shot Electric Faces to follow the look of initial concept art. He is widely respected as one of the best and hardest working professionals within the Glasgow film scene.Johnny Herbin
Having someone behind the camera with as much technical knowledge and open-minded curiosity as Darren is incredibly liberating for any director. Taking advantage of the latest industry software, his work as cinematographer continues into the final edit where he retains control of the film colour grade.Mayowa Ojo
I check emails in the morning of week days, so if it's urgent - give me a call!
The shorter the message, the quicker the response.