I work both union and non-union shoots. I'm a member of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE 600), the Society of Camera Operators (SOC), the Steadicam Operators Association and the Steadicam Guild.
I'm a DP/Steadicam/camera operator/AVID & Final Cut editor who has shot for a wide range of projects from music videos, documentary, narrative film, commercials, and live multi-camera event TV. I own Steadicam equipment as well and have been professionally trained to use it. It can handle cameras up to 38lbs. I used to work at Clairmont Camera. I am in North Hollywood. I also have been editing for 9 years.
My clients include:
NBC Universal, Partizan Entertainment, Lifetime Television, 7-11 Convenience Stores, Nike, The CW Channel, Sprint PCS, Endemol, Dow Chemical, Weiden+Kennedy, KTLA, Sony BMG, Island Deaf Jam Records, S-Curve Records, WellPoint, Washington Post, Trailer Park, MySpace, Lucky Strike Bowling, Fitzgerald+CO, ZipCar.com, and HollyScoop.
I own a complete Panasonic HD Camera package with both NTSC & PAL capabilities, ARRI lighting and audio equipment. I have access to several high end HD, RED, and 35mm cameras as well as a full lighting/grip/electric package. A Jimmy Jib crane up to 40ft. is also available.
I'm told I'm friendly and down to earth. I like working as part of a team. I do have a sense of humor :) I love what I do and it's not just work for me. I can recommend crew members if you need them or provide an entire crew.
My website/IMDB link/reel/resume/equipment list is at www.DavidShawl.com
My rate depends on the project, so please send me more details about the project such as location(s), hours per day, and equipment needed.
I have experience with HD Cameras (Epic, Alexa, RED, F23/F35, F900/950, VariCam, HVX/HPX, XDCAM, Canon 5D/7D/1D), Film Cameras (35mm and 16mm Panavision, Arri, Aaton, Moviecam), and HDV/miniDV Cameras (XL H1/XH A1, DVX100, Z1U, Z7U, PD150, XL1, XL2).
I have been trained by Emerson College, USC Cinema/TV, New York Film Academy, Clairmont Camera and the Steadicam Operators Association.
I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks
David Shawl has been in the industry since 2004.