David Blue Garcia DIRECTOR / DP David is an Emmy award-winning Director / DP based in Austin, Texas. With a background in editing, photography, cinematography and storyboarding, David prefers to work as a Director / DP to bring a strong, streamlined vision to his clients but can also collaborate with a DP on the right project. He has directed everything from national TV spots to hundreds of product, web and branded content commercials. Some clients include: Verizon, HP, Dell, Lenovo, T-Mobile, Sunny D, Air Hogs, Fisher Price, Lowes, Loreal, Vera Bradley, Macy’s, Pollo Loco and Firestone. In 2018 David released his feature length Directorial debut, TEJANO, about a young man's desperate deal with a Mexican cartel. At its world premiere in 2018 TEJANO won the Audience Award at the Dallas International Film Festival and is set to release digitally in February 2019. Follow TEJANO at www.facebook.com/tejanothemovie CINEMATOGRAPHER David has lensed a variety of projects in his 10 years as a Cinematographer. He learned the craft by shooting and editing on 16mm film at the University of Texas. Afterwards, he started shooting independent shorts and features, national news, documentary, music festivals and corporate video. To date he has shot 6 independent feature films including his directorial debut, TEJANO, in 2018 and the 2018 release, BLOOD FEST, by Rooster Teeth. Now he works steadily creating commercial, television and branded content for a number of brands and is comfortable working in a run and gun situation or running a large crew. His work has taken him to 9 countries on 5 continents. In 2011 he won an Emmy for his camera work on the NBC Ironman World Championship filmed in Hawaii. He has shot for HP, Sharp, Volkswagen, Firestone, Volvo, Big Red, Verizon, Dell, Vera Bradley, Dickies and others. PRE-HISTORY David fell in love with filmmaking when he was 13 years old while he and his friends spent their time making skate videos after school. David soon found that he preferred holding the camera and directing the videos rather than skating in them. Before long he and his friends transitioned from shooting skate films to short films and a more ambitious feature film project that was never finished. David failed High School Calculus because he was too busy storyboarding action films and drawing comics in the margins of his school work. Ironically, failing this class nearly kept him from pursuing his dream of attending film school at the University of Texas at Austin. But it didn't.