Video Production and Photography. Phoenix, Arizona.
Media content creation, consultation, and collaboration.
DAVID URBANIC, ACE.
Video producer and photographer, co-founder at Pilotlight Media LLC, and Adobe Certified Expert with a broad scope of expertise in video production and photography. Co-founder at Pilotlight Media LLC. Adaptable, personable, and meticulous. Securing reliable, proven, and comfortable mid-market photography and video production specialists can be tricky. Your search is over. Review some of my work, and learn a little more about me and my business below. Feel free to reach out at anytime when you are ready to discuss your unique project!
EXPERIENCED. EXCEPTIONAL. ADOBE CERTIFIED EXPERT.
LET ME EXPLAIN MYSELF.
With over a decade of proficiency as a media producer, my path has yielded a broad scope of expertise within multiple mediums, with emphasis on all aspects of video production (cinematography, pre-production, post-production and motion graphics, color grading, and sound design), photography (corporate, commercial, editorial, events, and portraiture), and brand building. My work varies from consultation and administration of a wide variety of media projects, to full, hands-on production from camera to encoding. What is your necessity? Let me and my proven team of crew and collaborators bring to your brand the emphasis and attention that is deserving of discerning clientele.
Broad spectrum immersion & experience.
CLIENTELE. PAST & present.
In over twelve years as a professional multi-media producer, I have been extremely fortunate to have worked with such a wide array of clients, large and small, and within many different industries. Being able to adapt quickly, to become immersed in sometimes unfamiliar structures and vernaculars, and to offer confidence and peace of mind to new clients is a complex set of attitudes and skills that can only be learned by many years of doing. From the early days of shooting documentary films on touring musicians, to the current era, often working alongside elite athletes and celebrities, exclusive and multi-million dollar automobiles and helicopters, and within strict structures of large corporations and government defense contractors, I have learned and embraced a few key lessons that dictate my approach to all projects. Namely, each client–whether a large corporation, government entity, or a small, local startup–is looking for the same thing: trust, comfort, and transparency in the delivery of a valuable final product.
CAMERA & Visual. Editing. Motion graphics.
With over a decade of experience in video production, from cinematography to every step of post production, I have accumulated an unusually broad scope of expertise, and understanding of the needs and concerns of clients. As an autodidact, my unique career path has dictated the constant need to expand skill-sets, grow, and learn new methodologies for adaptation to the rapidly changing digital media landscape. Today I am proud to deliver an upper echelon level of execution both behind the camera, as well as in all aspects of post-production–from editing, to audio mixing and sound design, color grading, and motion graphics. The one thing I hold true is that the size of the budget does not reflect the size of importance or attention to detail.
When researching portfolios it can be difficult to gauge the exact role a videographer or producer played in a project, and how much of that hinged on the final product that you are reviewing. I am quite pleased to include only projects where the final example you see is indicative wholly, or primarily of my skills and workmanship overall (production, camera work and cinematography, motion graphics, and post-production), as either a private contractor, or salaried employee of specific production companies. There are one or two projects here where I simply stepped in for post-production, but for the most part you will see examples of my full scope of capabilities, personally, and in supervising small teams of crew and collaborators. For specific attribution of additional crew, collaborators, producers, or the extent of my role in certain projects, check out myVimeo page for detailed descriptions of each project, and further examples of my work.
Commercial. Editorial. Portraiture.
My passion for photography was forged early, with an exceptional and unusually immersive experience in high school and college photography studios, receiving my initial education in traditional darkroom printing and processing methods. The early years of my photographic journey, touring internationally and working with a wide variety of music industry clientele opened the doors to a lucrative career in video production, but the magic and effectiveness of the still image remains my true love. I consider myself fortunate at this point in my career to work so often, myself and with my tight-knit network of crew and collaborators, creating exceptional images with a wide variety of clientele primarily related to the automotive, aerospace, and tactical communities.
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Thanks for taking a stroll through the website! What's next? We should probably get down to business. Get in touch, tell me a little bit about yourself, your business, and what you are looking for in terms of content creation, consultation, or just reach out and say 'hi!' Not sure if I'm quite the guy fit for your project needs? By all means, ask as many questions as you would like! Over the years I have worked with dozens of clients across a broad spectrum of industry. A modest website only begins to tell the story, feel free to dig in further, if you like! And, for large or special projects that require unique hardware challenges or an expanded horizon of expertise, let me build the appropriate team of experts from my bullpen of talented crew and collaborators necessary to achieve your goals.