Leave the camera alone. Let it listen.

My passion for producing and shooting video spans four decades and many genres, including news, documentaries, sports, reality shows, corporate communications, and commercials. 


Pre-production  planning, budgets, scripts, crews, gear, location scouting, producing, directing, shooting, interviewing, and editing.  Sample: Nairobi Hustle


Whether I'm shooting with an iPhone or IMAX, I'm all about the craft. I care about storytelling, composition, a steady camera, thoughtful lighting, clean audio, and teamwork. 

A short piece I did with my daughter in Copenhagen

media trainer

One of the most satisfying things about having lots of experience is being able to help newsmakers, actors, interview subjects, and corporate spokespersons look and sound their best and communicate powerfully. My media training skills were acquired from shooting well over a thousand interviews and coaching corporate and government clients of PR firms Porter Novelli, Fleishman-Hillard, and Hill & Knowlton.


Happy Campers:

"I thought it would be impossible to cover so many locations in one day, but you made it happen. Your shooting is awesome and we enjoyed editing it."  Tina Roth, correspondent, ARD, Cologne, Germany


"Thank you, Dave, for your detailed attention, surgical precision, and artistic editing." LInda Benvenista, Oakland, CA


"I'm often mesmerized by your images, and working together is always alot of fun." Haruka Joho, Correspondent, Fuji TV, Washington, DC


"Dave is our 'go-to guy' in DC!Al Wallace, Sports Anchor, KDAF Fox4, Kansas City, MO


"Dave is always at the top of my call list for my most important assignments. And every one I've entrusted to him has generated high praise for his compelling images and masterful storytelling." Grant Peacock, President, GPI, Garrett Park, MD


"Dave is a creative film maker and presenter and also a terrific person---easy to be with, high integrity, and a great sense of humor." Eric Wentworth, Director, Steve Allen Media, San Francisco, CA

With producer Nigel Bellis, shooting one of twelve docs we made together for the BBC and Granada Television

Teaching camera skills to 15-18 yr. olds from Alameda County's Camp Sweeny

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