Director of Photography
Born in Maine and raised in Oregon, Dave Schwep began his photography career at the age of 19 on the ski slopes of Big Sky Montana. Always enterprising, he then worked a 6 month commercial fishing venture in Alaska, zigzagged across country in an adventurous road trip and finally landed in South Beach Miami where he shot fashion and glamour photography. In 1999 Dave decided to move to Hollywood and pursue a full-time career as a professional photographer. He made his way through head shot, editorial, fashion, and event photography using film…until the development of digital photography. In digital photography, Dave discovered his own unique process of creating signature art by using thousands of stills to create video. The result is an illusion of motion from a rapid succession of static pictures, Dreamsequences, his company.
Through Dreamsequences, Dave applied his unique process to advertising, television promos and in 2008 he expanded into cinematography and film production, creating his first short, “Bordeaux”, starring “Hero’s” Zachary Quinto. Dave also took his cameras and signature process into both Peru, where he was the director of photography for the documentary, “Stepping into the Fire”, and Haiti, where he continues to shoot for charitable organizations. Recently, Dave won best documentary at the 2012 HollyShorts Film Festival as director, cinematographer, and executive producer of “Bo”, a journey to redemption. A sampling of his television credits include the popular shows House, Glee, Modern Family, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, American Idol, X Factor, and New Girl.