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David Z.

San Francisco, CA, USA36 reviews

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Top Services

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    20 reviews
  • Documentary DP

    18 reviews
  • Commercial DP

    2 reviews

Equipment

Video

  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • 4K video camera
  • Drone

Audio

  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit
  • Shoulder rig
  • Sliders
  • Stabilizer

About David

I'm a documentarian and video journalist based in San Francisco. I've been working to produce high-quality video for the past decade focusing on conflict and social movements. My work has taken me across the globe including the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and all over the US. I like to find stories not yet told, and at the very least exploring new dimensions. The subjects must have social relevancy and not only draw attention to the subject, but also highlight how those affected are responding, reacting, and challenging their conditions. I don't like to sensationalize a story. I seek to analyze its roots and look at the broader implications of whatever conflict I may be addressing. I believe that video is one the most effective and dynamic mediums to transmit information, and I attempt to utilize it to its full potential. I'm proud of what I've produced and am anxious to pursue new opportunities to create new works with Storyhunter.

Top Projects

  • Can Mass Shootings Really Catch On Like A Disease? | NBC News

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Commercial DP

    Mass shootings in America are getting deadlier and happening more frequently all the time. And if it feels like they've taken hold like a virus, it might be because they actually have.

    NBCUniversal

    Produced for NBCUniversal on Storyhunter

    June 2018

  • The U.S. Workplace Is A Hazard To Public Health | NBC News

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Commercial DP

    Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of “Dying for a Paycheck,” spoke with THINK about how the modern workplace is a hazard to public health (and a detriment to companies’ bottom lines).

    NBCUniversal

    Produced for NBCUniversal on Storyhunter

    April 2018

  • Violence on the Campaign Trail | TIME

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    This year the spectacles around Donald Trump rallies have seen blood spilled and faces bashed; signs ripped and flags burned. In November, the country will settle its differences at the ballot box. But until then, the fight could continue to be an ugly one.

    TIME Magazine

    Produced for TIME Magazine on Storyhunter

    June 2016

  • The weed distributor fighting 'big marijuana' | CNN

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Flow Kana is a cannabis distributor that promotes the sale of organic and sustainable marijuana. With recreational marijuana sales beginning next year in California, the company wants to help boost local farm-grown plants.

    CNN Vision

    Produced for CNN Vision on Storyhunter

    July 2017

  • Ai Weiwei Celebrates Freedom Inside Alcatraz | Public Art Review

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News

    Ai Weiwei's latest exhibition, @Large, uses the famed prison island of Alcatraz as the setting for his exploration of incarceration and prisoners of conscience. Weiwei draws attention to the plight of political prisoners as well as both the efforts and repression of pro-democracy and human rights campaigners from around the globe. Produced by David Zlutnick for Public Art Review

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Fixer
  • Production Company
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Field Producer
  • TV News Producer
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

David's Clients

  • AJPlus
  • Forecast Public Art
  • NBCUniversal
  • Huffington Post
  • The Guardian
  • Huffington Post RISE
  • National Geographic Partners LLC
  • The New York Times
  • The Weather Company/weather.com
  • TIME Magazine
  • Duke University
  • CNN Vision
  • 60 Second Docs
  • Al Jazeera Digital Newsroom
  • Tectonic
  • Bloomberg QuickTake

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