David became interested in movies at an early age, making stop-motion animated films in his basement when he was 12. He attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts film school from 1985-1989; winning awards for cinematography and becoming interested in Steadicam. He spent three years as an apprentice, bought a Steadicam, and began working his way up the ladder. He has been working as a camera operator, specializing in Steadicam, ever since on films like AVATAR, TRANSFORMERS, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, THE GREEN MILE, SEVEN, and many others.
David has had the opportunity to learn from many of the best directors in the business including: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Oliver Stone, David Fincher, Michael Bay, Tony Scott, and Mike Nichols. More recently, David has worked as the Director of Photography on the feature film OUIJA, and as the 2nd Unit Director of Photography on TRIPLE 9 and XXX3: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE.