Speaker Spotlight – Dorian Warneck

Refresh Charleston Speaker Spotlight - Dorian Warneck

Getting to know Dorian Warneck

Dorian’s passion for filmmaking and photography began with an old camera found in his parents’ attic around the age of eight.  Over the years, filming his friends skateboarding has transitioned into making films about all sorts of things (although he still films his friends skateboarding from time to time).

People who know Dorian consider him a doer, rather than a talker.  He probably can’t tell you much about who directed what great film when, who’s in it, or why it’s important because he’s usually too busy outside with a camera himself.

Dorian has worked as a director, producer, editor, and still photographer for Lunch & Recess since it’s inception in 2010, completing projects for clients such as Popular Science Magazine, Johnston & Murphy, WebMD, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

His films have been featured in multiple festivals including the Indie Grits, Nashville, and Atlanta Film Festivals, and garnered him recognition in the online film community. Dorian recently made his feature film debut with “The Color of Fire”, a documentary about his father’s experience joining the German Army during WWII at the age of 15.

In addition to commercial and documentary filmmaking, Dorian is passionate about street photography. He publishes his street and portrait photography in a ‘zine titled “Neighbors”, releasing quarterly issues which he places around town for people to enjoy.  His still photography has been featured in multiple gallery exhibits.

This talk will focus on his Neighbors project, and approach to street photography. Say hello to Dorian on Twitter – @dorianwarneck.

Other Information

On April 19, Dorian will be 1 of 2 speakers at Refresh Charleston, hosted at Blue Ion.

This event is presented with support from Blue IonCampaign Monitor and Tito. As usual, refreshments will be available before and during the meetup. Email us at info@refreshcharleston.com if you have any questions.