Meet Dave Stump, ASC
Creative COW Magazine Writer, Web Writer
Los Angeles, California USA
brings over 25 years of experience as a Producer, Director, Director of
Photography, Visual Effects Director of Photography, Visual Effects
Supervisor and Effects Cameraman.
David has extensive
experience in high definition film and video photography, content
creation, CGI and visual effects production. He has won an Emmy Award
and an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Acheivement. He is a
full member of the American Society of Cinematographers, where he
currently serves as Chair of the Camera Subcommittee of the ASC
Technical Committee. He was also the founder of camera and equipment
company Motion Control Rental Services.
Dave has photographed and supervised VFX work for every major studio
and many independent production studios on feature film projects
Bond 22 – A Quantum of Solace, Into the Blue, The Game of Their Lives,
Garfield, X-Men 2, Sizzling Kung Fu Mice, Panic Room, The Bourne
Identity, The One, Men of Honor, Pluto Nash, Hollow Man, X-Men, Navy
Diver, Deep Blue Sea, Stuart Little, Soldier, Blade, U.S. Marshals, The
Sphere, Contact, Batman & Robin, Mars Attacks!, Star Trek First
Contact, Executive Decision, Mortal Kombat, Batman Forever, A Walk in
the Clouds, Stargate, Clear and Present Danger, Exit to Eden, The
Shadow, The Quick and the Dead, Wes Craven's Nightmare on Elm Street
Part VII, Time Cop, Tall Tale, Double Dragon, Hot Shots! Part Deux,
Ghost in the Machine, Dark Encounter, Free Willy, Toys, Batman Returns,
Night Train, The Skateboard Kid, Doppelganger, Alien 3, Army of
Darkness, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Flight of the Intruder, Ghost
Dad, Solar Crisis, Gremlins II, Karate Kid III, Rambo III, Beetlejuice,
My Stepmother is an Alien, Adventures In Babysitting, Stand By Me,
Runaway Train, Black Moon Rising, Ice Pirates, Jaws 3-D, The Man Who
Wasn't There, Top Secret, The Last Dragon, and many others.
Television projects completed include Storm
of the Century, The Shining, Science Fiction Channel, The Tower, Space
Rangers, Darkman, Beverly Hills 90210, Grand, Miracle Landing, Quantum
Leap, Something Is Out There, The Christmas Star, Poor Little Rich
Girl, Murder By The Book, Oceans of Fire, The Day After, Greatest
American Hero, Condor, Hollywood Fever, Adventure Kids, Sidekicks,
Completely Off The Wall, Crackers and others.
David’s first and second unit Director of Photography credits include; Spring
Break ’83, Killer Pad, The Bronx Is Burning, The Trident, What Love Is,
Southland Tales, Red Riding Hood, Daddy’s Boys and The Black Gate.
David has also completed numerous broadcast, commercials and industrial
projects for leading companies, major brand names and various leading
advertising agencies. He is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America
(PGA), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
(IATSE), Visual Effects Society (VES), the Society of Operating
Cameramen (SOC), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
(AMPAS), and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS).
(This description comes from Dave's page at Hollywood Camera Consulting, linked above.)
Articles by Dave Stump
Setting Standards for High Frame Rate Digital Cinema
Dave Stump, ASC, is a co-chair of the SMPTE Working Group on High Frame Rate Cinema. The upcoming releases of The Hobbit and Avatar 2 have highlighted a number of issues that the entire filmmaking community is going to have deal with, including exhibitors. A winner of an Academy Award for Technical Achievement as well as a cinematographer, Dave speaks from a variety of perspectives as he describes the early days of progress towards standards for High Frame Rate cinema.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Art of the Edit
Metadata & The Future of Filmmaking
Dave Stump, ASC has worked as a DP, effects cinematographer and VFX supervisor on dozens of films including Quantum of Solace, X-men and X-men 2, The Bourne Identity, Army of Darkness, Star Trek: First Contact, Batman Forever and many more. He chairs the American Society of Cinemtagraphers subcommittees on Cameras, and Metadata. In this expanded version of an interview first published in Creative Cow Magazine, Dave describes a possible future for filmmaking -- faster, less expensive, and more creative -- as cameras and metadata come together.