ARRI Lighting Symposium
In February David was inivted to Fuschl, Austria to participate in the 100 Year Anniversary Lighting Symposium for ARRI. 99 cinematographers and gaffers were invited from all over the world to explore ARRI's new prototype products and discuss all aspects of cinematography.
DJ Shadow ft. Run the Jewels - Nobody Speak' directed by Sam Pilling through Pulse has been sl;ected for Clermont Ferrand and SXSW.
David has been non-stop shooting since January, already covering 8 countries this year, after totalling 26 last year alone with shoots in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Scotland, Portugal, Romania, Cuba, Spain, UAE, South Africa, Ukraine and across the USA. A strong mixture of car commercials, drama, motion control, food and even some comedy thrown in... big updates coming soon.
'DJ Shadow ft. Run the Jewels - Nobody Speak' has been nominated in this year's Camerimage Music Video Competition. David will attend the festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Ciclope International Festival of Craft 2016
'DJ Shadow ft. Run the Jewels - Nobody Speak' has won the Bronze Award for Cinematography at Ciclope International Festival of Craft in Berlin.
'DJ Shadow ft. Run the Jewels - Nobody Speak' directed by Sam Pilling through Pulse is nominated for Best Urban International at the UK MVAs.
David recently shot the release trailers for new the new NAtional Geographic TV Show 'Killing Reagan. Directed by Jesse Edwards through Evolve, and shot on stage in Atlanta, the dark, atmospheric pieces attempted to aesthetically represent Hinkley's warped psyche.
David has recently wrapped the entire Waitrose Xmas campaign. Directed by Matt Ruseell through BlinkArt.
David has recently wrapped the Coop Xmas campaign. Directed by Joshua Neale through Smuggler.
David has wrapped a tech new spot for Porsche with directors The Apiary through Wanda. After 3 days of motion control, moving, lights, animated projection and probe lenses, the piece was captured entirely in camera.
GoldenEye Festival of Camermen - Georgia
Bypass just won 'Best Feature Cinematography' & the 'Grand Prix' at the Goldeneye Festival of Cameramen in Georgia. Actor Ben Dilloway attended the televised awards ceremony in Tblisi to accept the awards on David's behalf.
British Arrows - Craft Awards
This Girl Can (dir. Kim Gehrig) has been nominated for 'Best Cinemtography' at this year's awards, held in late November. Also nominted is Anthony Dod Mantle for 'Lurpak - Freestyle' on which David photographed the Food Unit.
David will attend the ceremony in London.
David just wrapped a 16 camera car commercial in St. Louis, Missouri & Illinois. Working with dir. Richard de Aragues for Plus Production in LA, the piece incorporated a custom Camaro tracking vehicle, racing drones, and an arsenal of trackside and mounted cameras.
David's debut features Blood Cells & Bypass are now both available on VOD internationally.
David recently wrapped a hard-hitting new Road Safety commercial for directors Luke Seomore & Jospeh Bull through Somesuch. Shot on location in and around Edinburgh.
Random Acts & Nowness
Photography complete on two experiemental pieces with long-term collaborator Ryan Hopkinson. Utilsing bespoke motion control rigs, moving sets & SFX, the pieces will be out in the coming weeks.
David has recently wrapped a high speed motion control spot for director Chris Thomas through Smuggler- London. Shot on location in East London the piece required in depth pre-production with LoveHighSpeed and MrMoco.
Blood Cells & Isolation
The Regent's Street Cinema held a double-bill screening spanning David's entire working relationship with dircetor's Luke Seomore & Jospeh Bull (Institute For Eyes) Feature doc Isolation (2009) followed by the duo's feature fiction debut Blood Cells, followed by a Q&A with David & both directors.
David is currently back and forth between London & Zurich working on an ambitious pair of spots for director Ben Strebel through Pumpkin Films. Mixing highspeed studio work with locations, the pieces will air soon.
Puma x Arsenal
Atmopsheric new spot released to showcase the Arsenal team's new partnership with Puma. Directed by Chris Balmond through Outsider and shot across London, the piece was achieved as dominantly optically as possible with a 150 light rig designed and built inside Emirates. The VFX work was then handled by the imfamous Glassworks. See the piece here
Kim Gehrig's now viral campaign for Sport England ThisGirlCan won a Grand Prix, 3 Gold Lions, 2 Silver Lions and a Glass Lion at Cannes Lions. See the piece here
David recently wrapped a new anti-smoking ad for director Duane Hopkins who recently signed to Pulse. Produced by Mark Harbour the shoot involved the design and build of a bespoke camera rig with Panavision.
Blood Cells is to recieve its UK Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where it is nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature. The films then has two special preview screenings with a live score on 27&28th June
Tickets for the EIFF here. Tickets for Preview Screening + Live Score here
Theatres and screenings on 30 June here New website launched at http://www.bloodcellsfilm.com/
Photography complete on a new insurance spot for NFU directed by Chris Thomas through Smuggler
David just wrapped the new RSPB commercial for director Jorn Threlfall through Outsider.
David has recently wrapped an emotive new ad in Cape Town for director Jörn Threlfall through Bandits, Paris.
After weeks of set build at Barrandov Studios and nearly 400K of lighting, David just wrapped Ryan Hopkinson's ambitious new perfume commercial for Premiere Heure, Paris.
Phototgraphy complete on a stylised, atmospheric ad for Mr. Porter. Directed by New York based director John Strong through Forever Pictures. The piece was shot on vintage anamorphic in dark depths of London.
Sardinia & Rome
Principle photography complete on a series of ads for mobile giant TIM directed by Matteo Bonifazio through Think Cattleya. Shot across Sardinia and Rome in Panavision anamorphic.
Rot - Anti-Smoking
New campign shot for dir. Simon Ellis through MadCowFilms released nationwide. Produced by Nicolas Unsworth the piece has receieved several award nominations so far.