David E. Valdez
With a career spanning over 30 years in the field of television and film production, Mr. Valdez’s experience includes cinematography, writing, directing as well as all aspects of production, from creative concept through finished product. As an award-winning short film director/producer/writer, his first short film, “Sin Vergüenza” has shown at several film festivals throughout the US and Mexico. Educational background includes a BFA with a Cinema emphasis from the University of Arizona and a MFA in Cinematography from The American Film Institute in Los Angeles. After graduating from AFI, David was hire as 1st Assistant Director for the Nickelodeon series, Hey Dude. He then directed The Nashville Network (TNN) series, “Exploring America Side by Side for two seasons. As a Cinematographer by trade, David has shot over 150 regional and local commercials, “The Decoy”, a full-length feature film, and many award-winning short films such as “The Challenge Coin”, an Imagen Award Web Series winner, and “Long Story Short”, presented at the Hungarian Embassy Film Festival. He presents a mature, warm and engaging communication style that facilitates effective, professional working relationships between the client, crew and student interns conducive to a smooth running, high quality production completed on time and within budget.