Photographer and Filmmaker
Wednesday, January 13, 2021,
an ASA Zoom Webinar*
Many members of the Arizona Senior Academy have tuned in to KUAT’s In the Americas with David Yetman and The Desert Speaks over the years—some of us multiple times—to admire the work not only of its host, David Yetman, but of producer and videographer, Daniel Duncan. His ability to capture a narrative essence in beautiful, provocative films bears repeated viewing. Now Daniel Duncan will tell us how he does it: describing how he approaches documentary filming , what “producer” means in this context, and what he hopes to achieve through his work.
Director/Producer Daniel Duncan, M.A., has won many major awards, including twenty-four Rocky Mountain Emmy awards in directing, cinematography, editing, documentary and feature categories. He has also been honored with four Arizona Press Club awards, an Associated Press International award, a Best of the West award, and a gold Addy. He is a member of the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television and Arts. For 19 years the Director/Producer of the award-winning PBS documentary series, The Desert Speaks, he currently produces and directs In The Americas with David Yetman, also distributed by PBS.
Born in Ohio, Daniel Duncan spent his formative years in the northeastern part of Brazil before moving back to the US in 1979. Although he now lives in Tucson, where he is on the staff of UA’s Southwest Center, Duncan’s work on In the Americas takes him all over South and Central America as well as to the Caribbean. He recently published a book, Portraits of Cuba, with text by Marcela Vásquez-León and Dereka Rushbrook (UFL Press, 2020), and he is currently putting together a book on northern Brazil.
Daniel Duncan is also an instructor/coordinator of HD video workshops in Oaxaca, Mexico, and in northeastern Brazil.
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Written by Suzanne Ferguson, Academy Village volunteer