David Blue Garcia
DIRECTOR / DP
David is an Emmy award-winning Director / DP based in Austin, Texas. With a background in editing, cinematography and storyboarding David brings a strong, streamlined vision to his clients at any budget level. He prefers working as a Director / DP but can also collaborate with a DP when the project requires. He has directed everything from national TV spots to hundreds of product, web and branded content commercials.
In 2018 David released his feature length Directorial debut, TEJANO, about a young man's desperate deal with a Mexican cartel. TEJANO won the Audience Award at the Dallas International Film Festival and released digitally in the spring of 2019.
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.
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. He began his career shooting independent short and feature films, national news, documentary, music festivals and corporate video.
Now he works steadily creating commercial, television and content for a number of brands and is comfortable working in a run and gun situation or running a large crew. To date he has shot 6 independent feature films including his directorial debut, TEJANO, and BLOOD FEST, the 3rd feature length film by media company Rooster Teeth.
His work has taken him to 11 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, Academy among others.
David fell in love with filmmaking when he was 13 years old. He caught the bug while he and his friends filmed each other skateboarding after school and soon realized that he preferred operating the camera and directing the shots. Before long their skate films turned into elaborate short films and mini action movies.
David failed High School Calculus because he was too busy storyboarding action scenes and drawing comics in the margins of his school work. Having failed this class lowered his GPA and nearly kept him from pursuing his dream of attending film school at the University of Texas at Austin.
But it didn't.