Daniel’s first word when he was a baby was ‘bamra’ (camera). Since then he has gained over 13 years experience in the Television Production industry having started out working on RTE’s You’re A Star show. Daniel moved on to become camera operator on tv shows such as No Frontiers, Celebrity Bainisteoir, Room to Improve & Don’t Tell the Bride and working on commercials for Tesco, Vodafone, Heineken & Oral-B. Now Daniel is focusing on growing Aperture Media while also continuing to shoot a variety of television & commercial projects.
Claire officially ‘married’ into Aperture in 2014, but she goes all the way back to when it all started with Daniel. Claire graduated from UL with a B.Ed Degree and is currently completing a Masters in Education in UCC. Claire is Daniel’s sounding board and head of ‘ideas approval’ in the office. She takes the roll call every morning and then mainly focuses on strategic growth and long term development planning for Aperture.
You will never see Sean without several Apple devices in hand. He has over 15 years experience in post-production and has been working with Aperture Media since its inception. Sean and Daniel met at a film summer course in 2003 and ever since then Sean has been making Daniel’s footage look amazing. Sean graduated from UCC with a Degree in English and a Masters in Multimedia.
Elaine, who has a pet hedgehog called Penguin, joined the Aperture team in 2015. Her real passion is stop-motion animation but she seems quite happy editing and grading any kind of video material and continually drawing on the office whiteboards. She brings an enthusiastic and hardworking mentality to work and believes strongly in ‘if you’re going to do it, do it right’ mantra. She likes continually ‘upping her game’ and trying to ‘out-edit’ Sean. Elaine graduated from IT Tralee with a Degree in Interactive Multimedia.
Aisling Hickman Fitzpatrick
Aisling, who has a girl dog call Heizenberg, thinks she’s living in Boston and who’s full name takes up 26 letters of the alphabet joined Aperture in 2016. Aisling likes all things technical, particularly cameras & drones. She tries daily to out-do Daniel’s expertise and knowledge on anything at all, and sometimes wins. She is the link between Aperture and our suppliers & clients and tries to do this without an iPhone. Aisling graduated from IT Tralee with a Degree in TV, Radio & New Media Broadcasting.