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Special effects expert

Jonathan Russell Daniel, American special effects expert.


Daniel, Jonathan Russell was born on April 2, 1961 in New York City. Son of D. Howard Daniel and Nina (Horne) Kelman.


Bachelor/Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, New York City, 1984. Certified Film Program, New York University, New York City, 1989.


Computer graphics consultant, C.I.A.C., Wilmington, Delaware, 1976-1983; special effects designer, Phil Marco Prodns., New York City, 1983-1984; live action special effects designer, Innovative Effects Company, Scarsdale, New York, 1984-1988; director special effects, Olympian Films Group, Bayside, New York, since 1988; chief Executive officer, Olympian Entertainment East/West, New York and California, since 1991; executive director educational research, One Humanity International, Bayside, New York. Executive director Foundation for Arts Living Legacy, 1992. Graphid systems consultant to more than 240 clients in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, 1976-1983.


  • Other Work

    • Director documentary Technical Directors, 1987 (Golden Circle award 1987, 89, 90). Director feature film Just One of Those Days, 1988. Commercial special effects director video and film over 30 national spots, 3 features, and 5 shorts, 1980-1988.

      Producer, director commercials, features, since 1988.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: new special effects development, feature and commercial development.


Children: Jared Samuel, Jennifer Rachael.

D. Howard Daniel Kelman

Nina (Horne) Kelman

Jared Samuel Daniel

Jennifer Rachael Daniel