(IT'S NOT JUST) ABOUT ME.
I'm Daniel Abse: Curious designer, animator, editor, subway rider, New Yorker, bass guitarist, chef, actor, digital artist behind Retrocast Lab. With my roots in the film industry, I’m a multimedia digital artist, specializing in visual effects, sound design, animation, illustration, video editing, and photographic art. I can also help with your graphic design and branding solutions.
Retrocast Lab is where some of the coolest ideas I’ve ever had happen.
Since I was a kid, I’ve loved the aesthetics from the Golden Age of Broadcasting. I got laughed at (in the cute way) when I thought that everything that existed back then was in black and white. And yeah, I’m pretty damn proud of that. There’s a romanticism in old broadcasts: The microphone designs, aural distortion, radio interference noises, the graininess of classic film and television, and even the typography which span the early 1900s through the 1950s. And with my inner dork loving all things tech, merging yesterday's aesthetics with those of today yields such beautiful, original, and compelling work I love. Some jobs and my curiosity take me beyond this theme every now and then.
My beginnings in the film industry were in acting and voiceovers, and I still love to do gigs. But having experience with both sides of the camera has helped me realize the magnitude of storytelling that happens behind it, and I’m passionate about leveraging that extra angle into Retrocast Lab.
You’ll see a lot of experiments mixed with a few jobs on the Projects page. I look forward to seeing what comes next, and I’d love to be a part of your journey and help you tell your story.