Danny Owens is a Creative Producer & Photographer in Los Angeles.
After 3.5 years as a producer at Squarespace, Danny is moving to advertising agency @The Many in October; and is open for select freelance projects.
What’s up man? Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hey Hi Hello! I’m Danny, a Creative Producer by way of being a Photographer, and someone who’s just trying to spend the hours we have to work in a way that is an experience in itself!
How did you get into production? If I recall right you’ve always been a creative person and maybe drifted that way from photography?
What excites you about doing creative production at the moment? And where do you see the industry as a whole going in the future?
Covid seems like it would be a living hell for all things filming, how did you guys manage in the pandemic?
You’ve lived in a bunch of places on the East and West coast, do you find big distinctions between the creative industries there? Or are they essentially the same?
I think the talent of ‘vision’ is something creative producers always seem to have, would you agree? Or do you prefer to let the process reveal the end result?
Production often brings together a bunch of creative individuals onto one project, is this a part of the job you enjoy?
Is finding the right freelancer or contractor for each project something you find difficult? Or does it come with ease once you have a few contacts?
The idea of organizing so many moving parts in a project honestly terrifies me… Are there any key tools or methods you use to keep on top of everything?
Any cool places you’ve travelled to lately for shoots or any cool projects coming up?
Any other producers or artists you’ve been digging recently that we should check out?
Has the West coast seduced you yet? Or is it still New York forever baby? (haha)
Plans for the fall?
New York Katz deli sandwich or In-N-Out?
Congrats on getting hitched mate
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