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David Boyd is an American Director of Photography and a Cinematographer.


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.

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Crew (TV Series)
Showrunners Frank DarabontGlen MazzaraScott GimpleAngela Kang
Directors Bill GierhartClark JohnsonDaniel AttiasDaniel SackheimDavid BoydErnest R. DickersonFrank DarabontGreg NicoteroGuy FerlandGwyneth Horder-PaytonJeffrey F. JanuaryJennifer LynchJeremy PodeswaJohan Renck Julius RamsayLarysa KondrackiLesli Linka GlatterMichael Edison SatrazemisMichael UppendahlMichelle MacLarenPhil AbrahamSeith MannStefan SchwartzTricia BrockMichael SlovisStephen WilliamsAvi Youabian
Writers Adam FierroAngela KangChanning PowellCharles H. EgleeCharlie AdlardCorey ReedCurtis GwinnDavid JohnsonEvan T. ReillyFrank DarabontFrank RenzulliGlen MazzaraHeather BellsonJack LoGiudiceMatthew NegreteNichole BeattieRobert KirkmanRyan C. ColemanSang Kyu KimScott M. GimpleSeth HoffmanTony Moore
Producers Adam FierroAngela KangCaleb WombleChanning PowellCharles H. EgleeCorey ReedCurtis GwinnDavid AlpertDenise M. HuthEvan T. ReillyFrank DarabontGale Anne HurdGlen MazzaraGreg NicoteroHeather BellsonJack LoGiudiceJolly DaleKenneth RequaMatthew NegreteNichole BeattiePaul GaddRobert KirkmanSang Kyu KimScott GimpleSeth HoffmanSkip SchoolnikTom Luse