David had a camera of some kind in his hand since age 12 and began shooting catalog & fashion photography professionally by age 17. He “pretended” to go Film School in San Diego just to gain access to equipment to shoot music videos and commercials. David gained fundamental digital production experience at a growing tech company that colorized classic B&W movies. There he helped develop the first commercial digital ink & paint system in 1989 which launched his career in animation.
David is also named on multiple patents & contributions for production software and continues to combine his passion for cinematography and computers with 15 animated features to date, Spiderman / Spiderversewas his 10th as a Camera Supervisor. Studios include; Amblin, Dreamworks, PDI, and Sony Pictures Animation. Credits include; Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Arthur Christmas and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.