Co-Founder, Director of Photography
Dave got started in film and video in the nineties working in grip and lighting departments for commercials and film. As he moved through the industry hierarchy he gravitated towards the cinematography side of production. Eventually he began Southern Light Pictures and Film Gear Rentals to support his and others’ projects.
Dave’s camera and lighting experience has spanned a wide array of projects; films, commercials, corporate video, digital web content and music videos. Now with the addition of Brian Johnson in partnership, Film Gear Rentals is now the best equipped and largest rental house in the state.
As a Director of Photography, Dave brings a versatile and practical approach to capturing a scene. Being a lighting cameraman, Dave sees in shadows, colors and tones but also works to bring the correct aesthetic to whatever the scene calls for.