about Dave

Sometimes a breakdown can become a breakthrough


Dallas, 1971. My third failure as an entrepreneur (swimming school > pizza parlor > catering business) inspired me to abandon my misguided attempts to be someone I'm not. I moved to California - not only to get away from the scene of my disasters, but to see what this new and intriguing thing called 'video' was about. Shortly after arriving in Sausalito, I got my hands on one of the first generation of portable cameras arriving from Japan, and fell in with the Bay Area's community of 'video freaks.'  Suddenly and magically, the Universe seemed to cooperate with me personally. 'Answering my calling' opened big doors and a fifty-year love affair with the camera. 


I continue to love making pizza, sniping for gold in the rivers of the Sierra Nevada, and catering take-away meals for my fabulous daughter.


Based in Oakland, California, I produce, shoot, and edit video projects, speak about The Keys to Mastery, and support the movement to close the Black/white Wealth Gap via Reparations for descendants of U.S. slavery.    

Personal & professional references

John Antonelli, Owner, Mill Valley Film Group mvfg@icloud.com 415.225.3909

Thierry Humeau, Owner, Telecam Films thumeau@telecamfilms.com 202.255.8696

Celia Peacock, public health professional celia.peacock@yahoo.com 301.792.8549

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