Bio

David Darby, ASC, is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles, California.

Since 1985, Darby has been shooting commercials non-stop around the world with many of the most accomplished and celebrated directors ever to take on the genre.

Prior to his commercial days, Darby was a director-cameraman on PBS documentaries and programming.

His love for photography began with a passion for black and white photojournalism at age 12. While studying Advanced Photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology, an introductory class to film production bumped him in that direction and a full-time position opened-up within Eastman Kodak Company’s in-house Motion Picture Production Department. There, he learned film making from the ground up; everything from editing and cinematography to conforming A and B rolls for finished films. His first solo effort as a Director/Cameraman on a documentary film won the 1977 New York State Craftsmen International Film Festival and was aired nationally by PBS.

In addition to national and international commercials, Darby photographed two independent features: “True Rights” and the feature short “Farsighted”.

 

Awards

London International Advertising Awards Cinematography Finalist: Samsung "Automotive”

London International Advertising Awards Cinematography Finalist: Infiniti "Introduction”

Clio Cinematography Nomination: Amtrak "California Zephyr”

Kinsale International Advertising Festival of Ireland, Winner Cinematography: Amtrak "California Zephyr”

London International Advertising Awards Cinematography Finalist: Amtrak "California Zephyr”

New York State Craftsman International Film Festival Winner Director/Cameraman: “Behind The Fence – Albert Paley: Metalsmith”

 

Long Form

“True Rights” Feature film, directed by Meg Thayer, Hollywood, CA. 1999. Produced by Harmony Pictures / Soundelux Entertainment. David Darby, Director of Photography.

“Farsighted” Feature short, directed by Elyse Couvillion, produced by Elyse Couvillion and Filmmaker’s Alliance, Hollywood, CA. 2009. David Darby, ASC, Director of Photography.

Commercial Directors

Ken Arlidge, ACS

Brian Billow

Michael Bay

Erich Joiner

Tim Cronenweth

Ray Dilman

Rob Legato, ASC

James Bryce

Traktor

STEVE BECK

Adrian Moat

Clay Staub

Theresa Wingert

Efrain Montanez

Jan DeBont, ASC

Jesse Dylan

john st. Clair

David Cornell

Nick PipeR

WILLIE PATTERSON

ANTHONY HOFFMAN

BILL BUTLER, ASC

Michael Grasso

Jim Sonzero

Michael Downing

David Wild

Production Companies

rsa

Tool

Hungry man

MJZ

untitled

believe media

big Block

harvest

gartner

far and wide

directorz

anonymous content

mob scene

partners

revolution pictures

hsi

crossroads

ant farm

roaring tiger

Detour

spine

MILAGRO

TUESDAY FILMS

BIG LAWN

A-LIST

REACTOR

KING& COUNTRY

DOWNTOWN REEL

DIGITAL DOMAIN

HKM

MILLIENIUM FILMS

GO FILMS

 

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