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Dave Tress


Filmmaker and Artist • Skilled in live action filmmaking as well as illustration with an emphasis on story and character.  Knowledgeable in film language, composition, script writing, and editing.  Creative and collaborative.

Work experience


National Community Church

Cinematographer, Editor, Animator

August 2015- present; Washington D.C.     

ID8 Creative / Favorite Color

Cinematographer and Editor

August 2006 – June 2014; Vestal, New York (Favorite Color - NYC)


          - Cinematographer - Director of Photography on many corporate and commercial video productions.  Responsible on set for composing and lighting shots, camera operation, data management, and equipment maintenance. 


          - Editor- Post production editing of footage including interviews and B-roll, and selecting music tracks and sound effects to craft our client’s story. 


Clients include: HBO, Arnold (York Peppermint Patty), The History Channel, GE, Johnson at Cornell University, Pershing, EBAY enterprise / GSI Commerce, PromaxBDA, Stryker Orthopedics, and Boehringer Ingelheim.  


SOS Video Communications

Editor Intern

January 2006 – March 2006; Columbus, OH

          - Apprenticed the editing staff.


JPL Productions

Production Assistant Intern

May 2005- August 2005; Harrisburg, PA

          - Apprenticed the Director of Photography as a grip.




After Effects



Final Cut Pro


Character Design





Logo Design



Columbus College of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts; Time Based Media Studies (Cinematic Arts)

Graduation May 2006

GPA: 3.96

Professional Development


"REDucation" RED Camera Training with AbelCine, New York - Fall 2016

“Character Design for Production” with Nate Wragg.  CGMA - Summer 2014

“Storyboarding for Feature Animation” with Steven MacLeod.  CGMA - Fall 2013

“Storyboarding for Feature Animation” with Rad Sechrist.  Rad How To School - Spring 2013

Character Design for Animation” with Nate Wragg.  CGMA - Fall 2012

“Story and Animation Masterclass” with Andrew Gordon and Matthew Luhn.  NYC Workshop 2011

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