From 1st AC to Camera Operator to DP: Moving up in the Camera Department with Local 600 DP, David Frederick- CANCELLED
3400 West Olive Ave Suite 250
Burbank, California 91505
After graduating from New York University’s Tisch Undergrad film school, David began his professional career as a 2nd camera assistant, moved up to 1st AC working on films ranging from the Coen Brothers’ Blood Simple to Bruce Beresford’s Driving Miss Daisy. A camera operator since 1987, he operated on Muppets From Space, The Soloist, Northern Exposure, Felicity, Sons of Anarchy, and Get Shorty. His DP credits include 2nd Unit on Our Brand Is Crisis, Torque, Northern Exposure, Sons of Anarchy, The Bridge, Aquarius as well as 1st Unit of 2 episodes of Aquarius; feature films, Between The Rise and Fall, Truth Never Lies and recent Best Cinematography award from the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival for the short, Step One.
Frederick shoots with every camera and format, “There is always a story to be told with a camera. Sometimes it’s a lavish epic captured with remote heads, Titan Cranes, helicopters, Steadicam or large format anamorphic cameras and lenses. Other times, I find myself hanging out a mini van on a freeway making shots with the C300.
Frederick spent over 20 years as a Board member of the SOC, serving as President for two years and Awards Gala Event Producer for seven years. Frederick is also an active member of the ICG, the Steadicam Operators Guild, and served on the Cinematographer’s Executive Peer Group of the Academy of the Television Arts and Sciences.
David will share his insights, moving thru the camera dept. and how he utilizes Canon equipment on a variety of films and TV.