David Patterson

David Patterson

4 Projects
210 Profile Score

Richmond Camera Operator


I am a cinematographer/editor operating in the Richmond, VA area. My experience includes shooting corporate interviews and events, live music and dance performances, short form narrative and documentary films. Clients range from small businesses to larger companies such as Seattle Opera, Amazon, Group Health, Microsoft, Century Link, University of Washington, Lexus and Napster Music. I frequently work assignments for production companies as a work-for-hire camera man and location audio recordist. I can work as a crew of one, or scale up with additional crew to accommodate larger projects.

My post production skills include video and audio editing, motion design, color grading, compositing and VFX. DaVinci Resolve Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge and Acrobat are my tools of choice for video post production and motion design.

I own and shoot on Panasonic EVA1, S1H and GH5 cameras (all shoot up to 4K resolution), support gear (tripods, monopod, slider, shoulder rig & gimbal) and professional lighting and audio gear. I also have experience shooting with Canon 5D, 7D, C100, SONY FS5, FS7, A7S and PXW-Z150, Nikon D750 and Panasonic DVX-200 cameras.

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Video Portfolio (4) view all

It All Started With A Song -…

This is a documentary I produced, shot and edited. It is the story about Jim Valley, former member of Paul… View the Video

Interview examples

Interviews are a staple for many clients. While there are many ways to capture them, creating a comfortable space for… View the Video

Live performance demo reel

As a former working musician, I relate to many live performance art disciplines. Capturing their level of skill and commitment… View the Video

Narrative film excerpts

These are segment clips of short narrative films shot while working in Seattle, WA. I enjoy shooting corporate and live… View the Video

References (1)

Kit Wilson

Kit Wilson


I have worked on multiple short films with Kit Wilson, many of which have won awards in film festivals around the world. My roles with Kit include all phases of pre-production (location scouting, story boards, mood boards, script review for shot listing, production scheduling and crew assembly), shooting (cinematography and lighting) and post-production (editing, color grading, audio mastering, motion graphics and VFX). We enjoy a strong collaboration and afforded me many opportunities to do narrative film work.

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Kleven Creative Services

I've known David Patterson for more than a decade. He is one of the most pleasant and professional individuals I have had the pleasure to work with. His strengths include being detail-oriented and his expertise in both production and post-production. On location, you will be assured of achieving the necessary coverage. As an editor, Patterson is very efficient and the end results are superb. For context, we have worked on more then 30 corporate productions, numerous documentaries and several narrative films. Beyond that, I consider him a good friend. He won't let you down.

2 years ago

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