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David Jean Schweitzer


International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE, SOC


Film


Cliffs of Freedom A & C operator Aegean Ent/Van Ling
The Time That Remains Director of Photography AFME - Radiant Imagination Media
Priceless A Camera Operator Priceless Movie LLC/Ben Smallbone
I Am Thy Weapon Directory of Photography Sundance/Razelle Benally
Shot Caller 2nd Unit Operator Shot Caller Film/Scott Waugh
The Ridiculous Six A Operator: action unit Jackie Productions/Scott Rogers
It's My Decision Camera operator Lydia Cornell
Dirty Weekend A camera operator Dirty Weekend, LLC/Neil LaBute
The Signal 2nd unit DP-operator/B camera operator The Signal Prods/Will Eubank
Enemy Way A camera operator Artists & Co, LLC/Rachid Bouchareb
Force of Execution B camera operator/action unit Director of Photography FOE/Keoni Waxman
The Jack Smith Documentary (working title) Director/cinematographer Cinematografica/Schweitzer
Untitled Documentary on Russell Means Producer/Director of Photography/camera operator TBD
Zombiewood Director of Photography/camera operator Avocet Productions/Petzke
Looking for Mr. Stieglitz Director of Photography 291 Partners/Zeifman
Good Luck, Mr. Gorski! Producer/Director of Photography/camera operator Instant Fires, LLC/Arron Shiver
Made In New Mexico Producer/Co-Director/Director of Photography/camera operator Indie Films
For Beginners Black Director of Photography/camera operator Bruce Nauman
For Beginners White Director of Photography/camera operator Bruce Nauman
Lobster Director of Photography BMP/Jocelyne Jansons
I Am an Emotional Creature Director/Cinematographer (Santa Fe segment) Eve Ensler/Schweitzer
Whiskey Flats (renamed from Throwing the Spoon) Director of Photography Throwing the Spoon Productions, LLC/Pierre Barrera
Agnes Day Director of Photography/camera operator Open Channel Content/Stryder Simms
You Pay What You Pay for Director of Photography/camera operator Passport Films/L.Petzke
Bailout Director of Photography/camera operator Windows & Doors/Stryder Simms
Chimayo Director of Photography/camera operator NMFI/Kevin Jaramillo
The Rovers Editor Meta Productions/McIntosh
No More Dirty Deals Director Flash Entertainment/Schweitzer
Robin Goodfellow Director of Photography/camera operator Angler Films/Wagner
Dweller in the Dark D.P. Photo/Digital Effects Dark Films, Ltd/Giddens
Chains of Gold Camera Operator/2nd Unit DP MCEG/Rod Holcomb
Zelig Effects Consultant Rollins & Joffee/Woody Allen
Purple Rose of Cairo Special Photo Effects Rollins & Joffee/Woody Allen
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Special Photo Effects Rollins & Joffee/Woody Allen

Television


Midnight Texas C Operator NBC Universal/S. Schill
T@gged (entire season 2) B camera operator/2nd unit Director of Photography AwesomenessTV/H. Macpherson
Longmire: Down by the River C Operator Horizon TV/Christopher Chulack
Truth Be Told Director of Photography (documentary) The Staircase Prods/ Jonathan Frakes
The Mavericks Live Director Milestone Films/Schweitzer
Gloria Estafan Live on NHK Director NHK

Commercials


Right to Work is Wrong Director/cameraman AFLCIO
Spike TV Promo Camera operator Spike TV/Phillips
2014 Indian Motorcylce Techno Crane camera operator The Factory/Adam Brummond
Sapporo Beer "Manzanaro's" Director of photography Dentsu
Kirin the Beer Legends are Made Of Director of photography Margeotes, Fertitta & Weiss
Various Director/Camera Bond Films/Schweitzer
Various Director/Camera Peter Wallach Productions/Schweitzer
Various Director/Camera Film Haus Munich/Schweitzer
Various Director/Camera Columbia Pictures Television/EUE Screen Gems

Industrial


Meryl Lynch (Various) Lighting Designer Meryl Lynch/Various
Various Director of Photography General Electric/Various
Wrangler Jeans Director of Photography HPG/Harrison
Turbine Fan Cultivation Director of Photography United Technologies/Sanderson
Hebrew National Director of Photography HPG/Harrison
Mitsubishi Motors Director LPG&B/Schweitzer
The Citi Never Sleeps Director of photography Citibank
Siemens Printing Technologies Computer Animator NPG/Peters
Mono-cloning Cells Director of Photography Johnson & Johnson/McBride
Coca Cola Director of Photography Bob Ahrens Prods/Various

Video


S. Hatfield & Hot Mess - Can I Stay Director of Photography Riff Raff Ent/Page
Old Mexico - The Surflords Director of Photography Chisum/K. McIntosh
Abriendo Puertas - Gloria Estefan Director/Camera New Papyrus Group/Forti Lane (Schweitzer/Lane)
Thoughts on the Flag - J Cash, T Cash, G Jones, T T Hall Director/Camera Milestone Films
Gloria Estefan - Medley Director/Camera CBS Records
Love Light - Cleve Francis Director/Camera Milestone Films/Schweitzer
Gloria Estefan - Turn the Beat Around Lighting CBS Records
The Mavericks - A Better Way Director Milestone Films/Schweitzer
You Dropped the Bomb - The Gap Band Director of Photography Segue/Nick Saxton
You Better Run - Pat Benatar Concept/Director of Photography Segue/Nick Saxton
I'm Gonna Follow You - Pat Benatar Concept/Director of Photography Segue/Nick Saxton
The Plastics Director/Camera SOHO Pravda/Schweitzer
My Guy - Sister Sledge Co-director/Director of Photography EUE Screen Gems
Elton John Live Director of Photography MTV
Let Me Talk - Earth Wind & Fire Director of Photography Segue/Nick Saxton
Nash the Slash Director of Photography Rutt Video
Bertie Higgins - Pirates & Poets" Director/Camera CBS Kat Family/Schweitzer
Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do - Huey Lewis & the News Director/Camera Segue/Schweitzer
Klaus Nomi Director/Camera Rutt Video
Yoko Ono Director/Camera Rutt Video/Schweitzer
Take it to the Max - Xavier Director of Photography CBS Records/Nick Saxton
Foreigner - Hot Blooded Director of Photography WEA/Franks
Hall and Oates - 4 titles Director of Photography RCA Records
Third World - Now That We Found Love Director of Photography Island Records
Instant Replay - Dan Hartman Director of Photography Homer/Nick Saxton

Education


  • New School for Social Research, NA, New York NY, 1975
  • Mississipii State University, Non Acredited, Starkville, 1995
    Super Computer Site - Computer Animation

Training


  • Apprentice Film Editor, New York, 1976
  • Cinematographer's Guild, NYC, Feature Film Camera Operation, David Quaid, ASC, 1982
  • Cinematographer's Guild, NYC, Cinematographic Lighting Techniques for Feature Film, David Quaid, 1982
  • Gene Frankel, New York City, Directing Workshop
  • Cinematographer's Guild, NYC, Electronic Cinematography, Various, 1985
  • Actor's Studio, New York City, Directing for Stage, Ben Tucker
    A workshop for film & TV directors focusing on techniques for Theater.
  • MSU, Starkville, MS, Computer Animation on Alias Power Animator (pre-MAYA), Various, 1995
  • GIG USA, Miami, FL, Gig 3-D solid modeling and animation, Various, 1996
  • In House, Miami, FL, Alias/Wavefront MAYA, Various, 1997
  • Discreet Logic, Montreal, Quebec, Flint/Flame Compositor, Various, 1997
  • Mike Elliott, New York City, Apprenticeship, Mike Elliott, 1980
    Worked as his operator at EUE/Screen Gems on numerous commercials.

Awards


  • Emerging Cinematographer Awards, Honorable Mention, 2014
  • Sandpoint Film Festival, 1st Place, 2012
    Good Luck, Mr. Gorski
  • LA Fear and Fantasy Film Festival, Best Horror Short, 2013
    Zombiewood
  • Houston World Fest, Grand Remi, 2012
    Good Luck, Mr. Gorski
  • Chicago Comedy Film Festival, 1st Place Festival Award, 2012
    Good Luck, Mr. Gorski
  • Snake Alley, Best Comedy, 2012
    Good Luck, Mr. Gorski
  • Albuquerque Film Festival , People's Choice Award, 2012
    Good Luck, Mr. Gorski
  • Taos Shortz, Audience Choice Award, 2011
    Good Luck, Mr. Gorski
  • Billboard International Music Awards, Best Latin Music Video, 1996
    Gloria Estefan - "Abriendo Puertas"
  • Miami Antifest, 1st Place, 1995
    Last Temptation of Cheesuz
  • Country Music Award, Best Video New Artist, 1995
    Cleve Francis - "Love Light"
  • Country Music Award, Best Concept "Thoughts on the Flag", 1993
    Johnny Cash, Tommy Cash, Tom T. Hall, George Jones - "Thoughts on the Flag"
  • Billboard Music Awards, Best Long Form Video, 1982
    Tony Powers - "Midnight Trampoline"
  • Art Director's Club, Gold Award, 1984
  • Art Director's Club, Silver Award, 1985
    "Liter of the Pack" - R.C. Cola as Director of Photography
  • Art Director's Club, Gold Award, 1984
    "Hey Aldo" - as director of photography for the Ford Motor Co.

Employment Details


  • Work History: Industrial, Film, Commercial, Music Video, Television, Internet
  • Job Categories: Directing, Writing, Production, Stunts, Special Effects, Producing, Visual Effects, Cinematography
  • Are you willing to work unpaid?: No
  • Authorized to work in United States: Yes
  • Primary Citizenship: United States
  • Valid Passport: Yes
  • Prior Job Title 1: Directory of Photography
  • Prior Job Title 2: Operator
  • Prior Job Title 3: 2nd unit DP

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