Dr Daniel Binns is a theorist of media and screen cultures, currently researching the intersection of materiality, computation, and entertainment.

Daniel has published work on the Netflix house style, drones and cinematography, video game engines as filmmaking tools, film genre and superhero movies and TV. He is the author of The Hollywood War Film: Critical Observations from World War I to Iraq (2017), and Material Media-Making in the Digital Age (2021). His work has been cited in the Journal of Popular Culture, Black Camera, Pop Matters, and the Journal of International Relations and Development, and he has presented his research at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Greece, and the Czech Republic.

Daniel has also worked as a screenwriter, director, producer and production manager on corporate films, television documentaries, multi-sensory experiences and short-form works. He has produced work for Seven Network Australia, National Geographic and Fox Sports. His film work has been selected for over a dozen international festivals and streaming services.