David Maurice Gil, a native of Southern Arizona is an accomplished freelance director and cinematographer. David built a reputation for himself by uniting a style that blends both his talents in reality shooting and photojournalism. Graduating from the University of Arizona with a bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts and already a talented still photographer, his pieces can be seen nationally in television and in magazines. His work in photojournalism has won him high honors from the Society of Professional Journalist among others. After filming for FOX, ABC and NBC, as a news /doc cameraman, the moving image led him to work with the larger, national media markets. As part of his repertoire, Gil was involved in filming and directing many commercials and docs. Much of this included culturally driven themes and issues. His reality credits include shows for Discovery, A&E, Outdoor Life Network, HGTV and many others. He has also done many programs for MTV, VH1, and Tribune Ent.
Currently as director he's completed 3 separate narrative shorts that have been all over the world film fests. His first "Just" won the top 5 in the PlanetOut festival. All his short films are now being broadcast on MTV's Logo and distributed on a compilation DVD.
Creatively his work is defined as colorful with a humanistic flavoring from his journalistic roots. David specializes in directing multi-cam crews and styles. His work has taken him through some of the most extreme conditions, from the jungles of Mexico to the bullet and drug riddled streets of Los Angles.
Whether hanging from a helicopter, racing on the ocean or chasing a drunken tourist through a Las Vegas casino, David Gil can capture your reality moment with flair, style and assurance that you got the shot.
David Gil’s Specialties:
1. Extreme shooting,High Pressure environments,dangerous situations.
2. Foreign locations.
3. DP/Dir for multiple crews & cameras.
4. Multiple HD formats.
5. Film & video expertise.
6. Can produce and direct aerials.