- 2004 to Present. Joint founder of Lost Cat Tales, Ltd. Dan
has over 15 years experience as originator and producer of interactive media.
- 1998-2004. Co-founder, YourShow Productions Ltd, an independent
production company which he ran successfully with his business partner Philippa
Watson until they disbanded in 2004 to pursue other interests.
- 1994-1997. Project Leader at Multimedia Inc, London.
- 1993-1994. While studying at the Royal College of Art, he
moved into the commercial multimedia market.
- 1991-1993. Design Architect on London Underground's Jubilee
- 1990-1997. Dan's first experience of creating interactive works was
as a founding member of the performance art group The Spunkflakes.
Among other accolades, the group was featured in the Nov 1994 issue of the
London magazine friezecontemporary art and culture.
- 1988-1990. Strategic Planner with The London Stock Exchange.
Few Examples of Dan's Work
Dan has worked on a wide range of complex cd-rom and online/internet titles.
Dan has created CD-Rom, iTV and Internet projects, working with clients such
as: BBC, Channel 4, FilmFour, Law Business Research, Apple Computer, IBM,
Electronic Arts, ABC/Disney and others.
ABC's Wide World of Animals CLICK
here for synopsis of content.
CD-Rom created in London in 1989 by Multimedia Inc for ABC World Reference
with Dan Salmon serving as Project Leader during
a final phase of its development. It contains 360 degree panoramic environments
(bioramas) that feature the sights and sounds of the animal world; video
stories that document animal behavior; 3D spinning globes and the
taxonomy tree to understand how animals relate to their planet and to one another;
stunning photographs and time-lapse animation sequences; and finally,
an animal trivia game to help lock in the knowledge attainable in this
A short film from Lost Cat Tales, starring Billy Clerkin, Dan
Salmon, Paul Neesham & David Harrison.
Storyline. Two big industrial doors firmly shut out the world. A boy runs
past, lost in his own delight, and darts into a side passage. The clock strikes
eight. An overworked clerk, busy at his desk, is lost for a moment in time. What
time? Is this the future or is it the past? Who's past? The clock ticking ever
forward, or is it backward? Ticking and tricking. The memory of a tinkling piano.
A key to another time, another place, unlocking dark secrets hidden amongst endless
files crammed in the mind. She had the face of a doll, but nothing lasts forever,
except maybe a moment. Does the past really come back to haunt us? Love, death,
innocence and loss relived again and again.Set in the world of shadows, peopled
with phantoms from the past, or are they the present or maybe the future, it's
so dark in here! What's the time again and is this the key to the answers? Only
time will tell.
Channel 4 Television was starting a new venture to provide pay-per-view movies
via an elaborate website for advertising and purchase of films. They air films
from festivals like Cannes that don't make it to regular theaters and usually
have very short runs in art theaters. Channel 4 had already begun advertising
the opening of FilmFour,
and were way behind schedule, but Dan took it on, delivering the website in time
for the opening. That contract grew and grew until Dan's company (YourShow Ltd)
was employing five others. CLICK
here to see the current version of that website.
Architectural Models led to Set Design
a student in the College of Environmental Design and Architecture, University
of Colorado/Boulder, Dan created outstanding models of design projects. The renovation
of an abandoned Denver building involved creation of condominiums and a night
club on top, pictured here.
These skills carried over later on to set design/construction for movies and theatre.
- Royal College of Art, London. MA in Interactive Media, 1994.
- University of Colorado/Boulder, USA. BA in Environmental Design and Architecture,
- Parsons School of Design, New York NY, USA. Summer school, 1986.