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David E. Elkins

Attended film school at Columbia College, Hollywood and graduated in 1985. Started working immediately out of school as a second assistant cameraman on low budget features. Worked as a 2nd AC for almost two years before moving up to first assistant cameraman. Continues to work as a 1st AC but primarily works as a camera operator. Has taught ... See full bio »
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 2009 Down to the Wire (Short) (camera operator)
 2003 Surrendering in a Champion's World (Short) (assistant camera)
 2001 Cypress Hill: Still Smokin' (Video documentary) (first assistant camera - segment "When the Ship Goes Down")
 2000 Beastie Boys: Video Anthology (Video documentary) (first assistant camera - segment "Pass the Mic")
 1998 Target Earth (TV Movie) (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 1995 The Prophecy (assistant camera: pick-up shots)
 1994 Playboy: Sensual Fantasy for Lovers (Video documentary) (camera operator)
 1993 American Yakuza (camera operator: additional camera)
 1993 Johnny Bago (TV Series) (first assistant camera: additional camera)
 1992 Confessions and Fantasies (first assistant camera)
 1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers: What Hits?! (Video) (first assistant camera - segment "Under the Bridge")
 1992 Dark Justice (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 5 episodes)
- Happy Mothers Day (1992) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
- The Specialist (1992) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
- Prime Cuts (1992) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
- Anniversary (1992) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
- Bump in the Night (1992) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 1992 Claire of the Moon (first assistant camera)
 1992 Once Upon a Crime... (first assistant camera: second unit - uncredited)
 1992 Prey of the Chameleon (first assistant camera)
 1991-1992 Pros and Cons (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 3 episodes)
- The Ex Spots the Mark (1992) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
- Stand Up (1991) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
- It's the Pictures That Got Small (1991) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 1991 Playboy Video Centerfold: Tawnni Cable (Video documentary) (first assistant camera)
 1991 P.S.I. Luv U (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1991) ... (first assistant camera: additional camera)
 1991 Lightning Field (TV Movie) (first assistant camera)
 1991 Servants of Twilight (first assistant camera: additional unit)
 1990-1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 4 episodes)
- Finger on the Trigger (1991) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
- The Great Waldo (1991) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
- Tis the Season (1990) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
- Louis' Date (1990) ... (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 1990 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 6 episodes)
- Legacy (1990) ... (first assistant camera - uncredited)
- Remember Me (1990) ... (first assistant camera - uncredited)
- Suddenly Human (1990) ... (first assistant camera - uncredited)
- Brothers (1990) ... (first assistant camera - uncredited)
- Family (1990) ... (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1990 Too Much Sun (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1990 Dream On (TV Series) (first assistant camera: additional camera)
 1989-1990 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (first assistant camera - 25 episodes)
- Moving (1990) ... (first assistant camera)
- Daddy's Little Girl (1990) ... (first assistant camera)
- Cocoa and Sympathy (1990) ... (first assistant camera)
- Goodbye (1990) ... (first assistant camera)
- The Unnatural (1990) ... (first assistant camera)
 1990 Spaced Invaders (assistant camera: additional camera)
 1990 The Juniper Tree (assistant camera: second unit)
 1990 Angel Town (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 1990 The Great American Sex Scandal (TV Movie) (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1989 The Wizard (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1989 Red Surf (Video) (first assistant camera)
 1989 The Phantom of the Opera (first assistant camera: additional camera)
 1989 The Runnin' Kind (first assistant camera: additional photography)
 1989 Mutant on the Bounty (first assistant camera)
 1989 Collision Course (second assist camera: Original Filming Unit)
 1989 The Revenge of Al Capone (TV Movie) (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1989 Meet the Hollowheads (first assistant camera)
 1988 Hollywood's New Blood (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1988 Necromancer (first assistant camera)
 1988 Outlaw Force (additional camera operator) / (first assistant camera)
  Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (second assistant camera - 16 episodes, 1986 - 1988) (camera operator - 1 episode, 1988) (first assistant camera - 1 episode, 1988)
- Basher Malone (1988) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
- Barter (1988) ... (second assistant camera)
- Going Native (1988) ... (first assistant camera)
- The Deal (1988) ... (second assistant camera)
- Love Hungry (1988) ... (second assistant camera)
 1988 Waxwork (first assistant camera)
 1988 The Unholy (first assistant camera: additional special effects unit)
 1987 Cold Steel (second assistant camera: second unit)
 1987 Cyclone (first assistant camera: stunt unit - as David Elkins)
 1987 Commando Squad (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1986 Armed Response (second assistant camera - as Dave Elkins)
 1986 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series) (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 1986 The Tomb (second assistant camera: second unit)
 1986 Evil Laugh (second assistant camera - as David Elkins)
 1986 Prison Ship (second assistant camera)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Author of "The Camera Assistant's Manual" published by Focal Press.

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Alternate Names:

Dave Elkins | David Elkins
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Trivia:

Teaching cinematography in Winston-Salem, NC at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking

Star Sign:

Gemini

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