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David "DI" Ishida

Director of Photography & Camera Assistant

How did you get into the industry?

Began work at Cinequipt (now Redstart) in the camera department, then went freelance on a series of indie features.

What inspires you?

Artists doing their art.

What is your hometown?

Elmhurst, IL

Favorite restaurant?

Merlin's Rest

What do you like to do on the weekends?

Play video games, watch movies, collect props

What is your favorite band or type of music?

Eclectic haha. My playlists make no sense.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

If the picture is in focus, stop touching the wheel.

What book, movie read/seen recently you would recommend and why?

Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose, stories don't need to be overly complicated to be good

Are you a traveler or a homebody? Why?

Traveler! There's a whole lot of world to see, be a shame to miss out.

David "DI" Ishida


Mentor: Yes

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