Topic: Accident Investigation from Journalist POV (What We Can Learn to Make Us Better Pilots and People)
A filmmaker. A television showrunner. Owner of a production company. A Pilot. Daniel Millican has won over 40 industry awards for his work in film/tv/commercials and corporate video. And most recently has created the YouTube aviation channel “TakingOff” which has, well, taken off.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Millican’s creative passions were established at an early age, writing screenplays in school, banging them out on old typewriters. During his career, he has written and directed five feature films, with actors Adam Baldwin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Sean Patrick Flannery, Mimi Rogers and many others.
On the small screen, Millican has directed and produced many television shows, most recently the reality series “Cowgirls” for RideTV and “Road to Glasgow” for EarthX TV. Millican became a pilot in 2015, in order to fly drones legally for his production company. He immediately took the skies and continued his training, achieving his instructor rating in 2019.
With all the travel he had been doing for filming, he purchased a 6 seater Cessna 210 and hauls the crew and gear all over the country for shoots. After becoming a pilot, Millican combined his two passions—filmmaking and aviation to create
the TakingOff channel, which currently has 55K followers. His production company, Serendipitous Films, is a script to screen machine, that he keeps small, yet delivering big house production quality. Among his strengths are resourcefulness to
produce high value on sometimes limited budgets, as well as his people skills working with both professional and non-professional talent.
You can read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Millican