About Me

Welcome. If you are looking to make a video on any scale of production, I believe my experience and contacts will be of benefit to you. I am a self-shooting video Producer and Director based in London with my own equipment and editing capabilities; with over 10 years experience as a videographer.

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 at the BBC for 3 years in my early career, which allowed me many creative opportunities and responsibilities including Directing TV for BBC2, and formal training in multi-camera TV Directing; professional lighting; working with children; and health and safety.

Since I became freelance in 2011, I’ve co-developed, produced and directed a successful TV show about video games that was bought by Challenge, a Freeview channel. I’ve been Director of Photography and editor on TV shows for London Live; and I was channel manager & producer for SBTV’s dedicated technology channel for Jamal Edwards; working alongside well known tech brands as partners such as Google, Microsoft & Samsung.

In recent years I’ve been very fortunate to work on many great marketing campaign videos, for well known brands such as Airbnb, EE, Mitsubishi, STA Travel, The Kraken Rum, Lenovo, 3 Mobile, EA, Movember and The Army to mention just a few. I have also done filming and editing on many videos for BAFTA and The BFI London Film Festival.

As a filmmaker I can work alone or form teams with multiple crew depending on what is suitable for your brief; I also work closely with a number of  London based production companies for larger scale marketing and corporate films when needed.

Perhaps you are in need of a Freelance cameraman / videographer and editor for advertising on social media or a corporate video or perhaps for your next event? Then I believe you’ve come to the right person. Working together I can meet your criteria and surpass your expectations.

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

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

 

 

 

 

My Work

Airbnb & STA Travel

Aurora London - Behind The Scenes Photoshoot

Aurora London - Meet the Founders

The Kraken Rum - Portside Flip

Model Showreel

VYOM London

BAFTA Film Awards

Kanpai Japan

Movember

BFI London Film Festival

The Kraken Rum - Camden Rocks

The Kraken Rum - Black Christmas

3 Mobile - Star Wars BB8 Race

VISA - Formula E - Paris

Rosewood Hotel

Army & Talksport - Tank Training

Lenovo - Marrakech

STA & Visit Britain - Coasteering

London Triathalon - Positiv

Svalbard: An Arctic Adventure

EA - Dragon Age: Inquisition

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 film maker 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


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.