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David Z.

San Francisco, CA, USA

35 reviews

$1200 - $2500 / Day


Over nearly a decade of working in documentary production I've shot and produced documentary work for a range of media outlets including Al Jazeera, CNN, the Guardian, the Intercept, MSNBC, National Geographic, NBC News, the New York Times, TIME among many others. I’ve also DP'd and directed commercial work for companies including Red Bull, AT&T, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Oculus, Fox Studios, and many more. Additionally I've directed, produced and DP'd independent films as well as commissioned documentary projects for non-profits and NGOs.

Top Services

News Shooter / Video Journalist
20 reviews
Documentary DP
18 reviews
Commercial DP
2 reviews


Top Reviews

  • August • 2017

    David is now our go-to Nor-Cal shooter. He delivers what is asked with professionalism, flexibility, and diligence. As a great interviewer, he makes his interviewees feel comfortable and it shows on camera. By diving into his environment, he's able to capture the story and doesn't just let the camera roll.

    Vanessa at 60 Second Docs
  • February • 2016

    David pitched this piece to us and did a great job capturing the situation surrounding the Super Bowl, the homeless crisis and its characters. This was our third time working together and I look forward to collaborating with him on future projects.

    Susannah at Huffington Post RISE
  • March • 2018

    While filming other branded videos for us, David was able to squeeze this shoot in for us. His delivery was prompt and we're excited to cut this video for release. We are always looking forward to work with David.

    Vanessa at 60 Second Docs

Top Projects



  • 4K Camera
  • Action Camera
  • Drone Camera
  • DSLR Camera


  • Directional Microphone
  • Lavalier Microphone


  • External Recorder
  • Shoulder Rig
  • Slider
  • Stabilizer

All Services

Production Support

  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Commercial DP
  • Drone Operator
  • Field Producer
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Production Company
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager