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Some of his other cinematography credits include Without a Trace (48 episodes), Friday Night Lights (25 episodes), and every episode of Firefly. In addition to The Walking Dead, he has also directed six episodes of Friday Night Lights, and seven of Men of a Certain Age.
David had no interest in the movies when he was a physics major at University of California, San Diego, but took the easiest class he could find in the catalog to fulfill a humanities requirement. It ended up being a class on filmmaking, and the professor—Jean-Pierre Gorin (Tout Va Bien, with Jean-Luc Goddard) -- set him on a new path.
After graduating from the UCLA Film School, he worked his way up the ranks in the camera department and concurrently shot documentaries. He most recently photographed the feature film Joyful Noise with Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton and Kris Kristofferson, and directed and photographed the feature film Home Run, both to be released in 2012.