Phil Daquila

A digital storyteller ready for assignments anywhere in the world, I am a versatile communications professional with a career bridging traditional and new media, text and visuals, editorial and advertising. With a background in magazine and book design, I understand color, type and packaging of content. My new training has me thinking in multimedia and the translation to online platforms. I especially love studying story in all its forms. I thrive on the challenge of the entire process of videomaking—conceiving ideas, locating people to interview, developing rapport to help create a compelling narrative, and of course shooting and editing. I have documented hundreds of interviews in the last nine years. From remote island lifestyles to arcane musical practices, stories of suffering and stories of joy, I seek to reveal the unexpected in my reporting. And to do it cinematically.

As a result of teaching audio and video for the web at UNC-Chapel Hill while completing my master’s degree, I discovered my love for sharing the craft with others. In fall 2010 I joined the faculty of the School of Communications at Elon University, teaching writing and multimedia journalism. In October 2011, I joined the staff of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, working in web design/development, photo/video, social media outreach, and print production. In March 2015, I joined the group of web developers at UNC’s central ITS, implementing migrations to WordPress for clients like the Eshelman School of Pharmacy and central Finance and Admin.

I live in Durham, North Carolina, USA, just 12 miles from RDU International Airport. I will gladly hop a plane to tell your stories in video. I am seeking opportunities to continue teaching through video storytelling workshops and I welcome requests. Let’s talk!

Listed in Innovative Interactivity’s 100 Notable Multimedia Professionals, Oct. 2009.

  • Reach me by email or mobile: 919-641-8745. Texts encouraged!
  • Download my CV as a PDF (2 pages, updated 01-10-16). Thanks for your interest.