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DAVID J. FREDERICK


Director of Photography

 

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DAVID J. FREDERICK


Director of Photography

 

Reel


Reel


Demo Reel 2017 - Director of Photography - David J Frederick - Los Angeles CA
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Bio


Bio


 

Dave Frederick began his movie camera work at the age of 13, capturing his sister’s Sweet 16 experience on Long Island, New York. Transfixed by the impact and magic of the resulting moving image, he committed then and there to the world of camera.  

After graduating from New York University’s Tisch Undergrad film school in 1979 he began his professional career as 1st camera assistant, working on films ranging from the Coen Brothers’ Blood Simple to Bruce Beresford’s Driving Miss Daisy

A camera operator since 1987, a few of his favorite films and full TV series operated on include  Muppets From Space, Mad Love, Georgia, The Soloist, Northern Exposure, Felicity, Sliders, Women’s Murder Club,  Sons of Anarchy, The Bridge, Aquarius and Get Shorty.

Frederick shoots with every camera and format of film and digital, explaining, “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 latest small hand held professional digital camera.”

In the off set world of cinematography, Frederick spent over 20 years as a Board member of the Society of Camera Operators, serving as President for two years and Awards Gala Event Producer for seven years. Frederick is also an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild, the Steadicam Operators Guild, and the Cinematographer’s Executive Peer Group of the Academy of the Television Arts and Sciences. He is also an avid supporter of the work of the Vision Center of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. With his efforts as a team member and leader, the SOC has raised over $145,000 for the VCCHLA. In addition, footage shot by the SOC and shown to hospital trustees helped the VCCHLA raise a half a million dollars in funding.

Frederick explains, “The ability to share my passions and the joys of cinematography with the director and actors on any film set is what gets me out of bed in the morning. When I encounter a story rich in integrity and humanity, I thrive on bringing it to life through the lens.

 
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Resumé + Portfolio


Resumé + Portfolio


 David J. Frederick  

Director of Photography

frameup@mac.com || 310.261.354      

View  a .pdf of my resumé  here. Check out my IMDb page here.     


Warner Bros. feature -- "Our Brand Is Crisis" (Release 2015)  Mountain road bus chase. Second Unit Director of Photography: David J Frederick. 

Independant feature film trailer -- "Truth Never Lies" Director of Photography: David J Frederick

Compilation -- Fx Network "The Bridge"  Seasons 1 and 2 -- 2nd Unit and Additional Director of Photography: David J Frederick 

Teaser reel: Between the Fall and the Rise David Frederick - Director of Photography

PSA: "The Vision Center at Children's Hospital - Know the Glow" Director of Photography: David J Frederick

PSA: "The Vision Center at Children's Hospital - We Are Vision" Director of Photography: David J Frederick

 

PSA: The story of the successful telemedicine at the Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Director of Photography: David J Frederick 

Independant feature film trailer -- "Arc" Director of Photography: David J Frederick

Short promotional film -- Panther Dolly Parody: "The Tour"  Director of Photography: David J Frederick

Inde Film short -- "Pretty Li'l Doggie" Director of Photography: David J Frederick 

Music video teaser -- "Deth Love" Director of Photography: David J Frederick

Music video -- New West Guitar Group: "Everybody Wants to Rule The World"  Director of Photography: David Frederick

Music video -- New West Guitar Group: "Skyline" Director of Photography: David J Frederick

Music video -- New West Guitar Group: "Blue Rondo ala Turk" Director of Photography: David J Frederick

Music video -- New West Guitar Group: "Big City"  album recording session at Big City Recording Studio Director of Photography: David J Frederick

Documentary: "A Walk in Haiti" Director and Director of Photography: David J Frederick

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Contact


Contact


 

Get In Touch

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