PHOTO TO VIDEO AND BACK AGAIN
They say in order to shoot better video, focus on photography. Photography is invaluable in terms of visualizing the shot you want to get. Recently, long ago David noticed there is greater demand for photographers who also enjoy shooting video. The key is to remember the photographic fundamentals on which strong video content is built.
David enjoys editing in Adobe Premiere due to the dynamic Link workflow in the Adobe Suite. It is not uncommon to see him editing a video project, then switch over to After Effects to do motion graphics and then switch over to Adobe Audition for sound design before putting it all back together and rendering the final deliverable in Premiere.
David will often work as a DP on both long and short live-action films, and would often use the RED ONE Camera, depending on the project. DSLR cameras such as a Canon 5D or 7D or even Go Pro would often come in handy as well.
Green screening offers the potential to create amazing content with impressive effects. The most important thing to focus on (no pun intended) is the lighting. You must have proper lighting to avoid doing multiple chroma keys. Even the best camera and editing program won't fix bad lighting.
PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOSHOP
As a Photoshop instructor, David enjoys sharing new compositing techniques to help students stretch their photography skills.