About Me

Welcome. If you are looking to make a video on any scale, you have come to the right place. I am a self-shooting Video Producer and Director with my own camera, lighting and sound equipment, and editing capabilities; with over 10 years experience. I am based in London, and have filmed in many different countries and environments.

I have produced many types of videos such as entertainment, travel, fashion, technology, food & drink, special events, conferences, training and many interviews.

After earning my Film Production Degree in 2004, I’ve constantly been developing new skills whilst working for the largest advertising agencies, including JWT, AMV BBDO, Grey and RKCR/Y&R.

I worked for the BBC for 3 years, which included Directing a youth entertainment TV programme for BBC2, and formal training in multi-camera TV Directing; professional lighting; working with children; and health and safety.

In 2011, I co-developed, produced and directed a successful TV show about video games that was purchased by Challenge, a Freeview channel. I was also a Director of Photography and Editor on TV shows for London Live.

I was made manager & producer for SBTV’s dedicated technology channel by Jamal Edwards; generating partnerships with well known international tech brands such as Google & Samsung.

In recent years I’ve been very fortunate to work on many great marketing campaign videos, including well-known brands such as Airbnb, STA Travel, The Kraken Rum, 3 Mobile, Lenovo, EA, Movember and The Army. I have also shot and edited many videos for BAFTA and The BFI London Film Festival.

I can work alone or provide multiple crew members depending on the scale of the project and working together I can fulfil your brief and surpass your expectations.

So If you are thinking about a potential video project or just want to discuss ideas and seek some advice please get in touch.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my page.

 

My Work

Airbnb & STA Travel

BAFTA Film Awards

Aurora London - Meet the Founders

The Kraken Rum - Portside Flip

BFI London Film Festival

Movember - Long Lunch

The Kraken Rum - Camden Rocks

Aurora London - Behind The Scenes Photoshoot

STA & Visit Britain - Coasteering

Movember - Move

The Kraken Rum - Black Christmas

VYOM London

Model Showreel

Lenovo - Marrakech

Army & Talksport - Tank Training

3 Mobile - Star Wars BB8 Race

VISA - Formula E - Paris

Rosewood Hotel

London Triathalon - Positiv

Kanpai Japan

Svalbard: An Arctic Adventure

Testimonials

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with David over many years and he’s an incredibly hard-working and creative individual. Be it the planning, shooting or editing he’s an excellent person to have on the team and always comes with great ideas, meticulous planning and seamless execution.’

Pete Gibbons, Creative Director at Formidable


“David was a member of our production team for over two years, and consistently delivered great ideas, creative camera work, and excellent editing – all with incredible enthusiasm, and lovely working manner.  The pride he takes in his work shines through. I have since worked with David as a freelancer, as he is always an asset to any team.’

Beth Garrod, Former BBC Producer & Director of Social Responsibility at VIMN


“David is fantastic to work with! A really friendly, professional filmmaker who always delivers the highest quality videos. He really understands how to produce for an online audience and always takes the time to fully understand the unique objective of each shoot. He works incredibly hard on everything he produces and is always happy to go that extra mile. As well as having a great eye for filming he’s a brilliant editor and I have recommended him to many of my colleagues.’

Aissetou N’gom, Social Media Producer YA at Penguin Random House


“I have worked with David in my current role and in my previous role at Ladbrokes, and in both instances, he has exceeded my expectations. His commitment, reliability and attention to detail is always first class. His talent for ideating a brief and bringing hours of raw footage to life for online audiences is downright inspiring.’

Ceiron Jones, Global Social Media Lead at Movember Foundation


‘We loved working with David. He translated our brief perfectly to produce a series a superb professional videos. The level of engagement we have seen as a result of these has been excellent. Amenable, creative, easy to work with and we highly recommend him.’

Sarah Auerbach & Devina DiCarlo, Founders of Fresh Attitude Events / Aurora London


David Smith is multi-skilled, reliable and a pleasure to work with.

Ruth Talijaard, Producer at Transmission JWT, Hogarth Wordwide Ltd


“Cow PR have worked with David on several occasions and would not hesitate to do so again. Not only are his rates reasonable and the quality of work sublime, but he’s incredibly creative, a joy to work with and full of good ideas. He’s also incredibly calm in a crisis, and his good nature has helped us through any issue from malfunctioning phones to tricky to manoeuvre droids!’

Jack Clothier, Digital & Creative at CowPR


“David has collaborated with Milky Films for many years as a Director and cameraman on numerous projects in the past. As a true British talent with great ideas and a great deal of commitment and passion towards his work, David’s thoughtfulness, creativity and the sheer attention to detail has always made him an invaluable asset for our team and we’ve had the pleasure of enjoying his contribution to our work for over a decade now.’

Kaushik Bhattacharya, Managing Director & Founder of Milky Films

Contact

Phone:  +(44)  07739 785 388

Alternatively get in touch with any questions via the contact form below. Thank you.