CONTACT                                            

davidkirkeby@gmail.com                                                                      

EDUCATION

UCLA, MFA in Cinematography

Berkeley, BA in Film Studies

ABOUT

I’m a cinematographer located in Los Angeles. I graduated with my MFA in Cinematography from UCLA. During which time I served as a TA in classes such as Digital Cinematography and Post Production Pathways. I was also awarded the Edie and Lew Wasserman Award  for my work.

I graduated with my BA from UC Berkeley with honors and majored in Film Studies. My thesis was titled Codifying Mumblecore and Examining its Aesthetics. I have worked as a cinematographer on narrative, documentary, and commercial work.

I am particularly proud of my work with James Franco’s Rabbit Bandini on several productions produced by Franco including Camp (starring Nolan Gould, Horatio Sanz, Joey King), Winesburg (based on the book by Sherwood Anderson), and Killing Animals (starring James Franco and Zachary Gordon).

I also shot the short documentary A Better Life, which was awarded Abel Cine’s documentary grant.