David Pinkston has been a professional cinematographer and freelance editor since 1980. He is a Graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Fine Arts concentrating in Cinematography and Photography. And he has a Master of Fine Arts from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the disciplines of screenwriting, directing, cinematography, and editing.
His film work includes features, industrials, commercials and PSAs and has worked in all film formats from 8mm, 16mm, 35mm to 70mm IMAX. Film clients and companies include Highland Myst Entertainment, Poorchild Films, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, City of Fort Worth, Baptist Radio and Television Commission, Laser Magic, and BLACKleaderFILMS.
As a videographer he has shot for clients such as Torque Films, Glasswave Media, Studio Center, Poorchild Films, Miss Texas, Southern Drive, RosePics, Buckboard Productions, Kaelin Productions, Texas Christian University, Baptist Radio and Television Commission.
Production locations have taken him to sites in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, New York, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Chile, Argentina, Colombia. In the early 1980's he worked with Fort Worth Productions and Univision, Inc. whose clients included Van Cliburn, KERA, Texas State Technical Institute and local clients for industrials and commercials.
His activities include guiding future filmmakers at KD Conservatory - Motion Picture Production Program in Cinematography as an Instructor, mentoring students at the University of Texas at Arlington as an Adjunct Professor of Cinematography, helping and networking with actors on their reels, head shots and auditions. Past accomplishments involve becoming a licensed private pilot and scuba driver, instructing art and science classes at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and winning awards for cinematography and lighting in features and commercials.