I shot and edited my first 30 second commercial on 16mm film for a local bank when I was just a kid in 1980. From there I began building our production company, and have written, directed and produced successful short and long form commercials for broadcast, and non-broadcast applications.
Although I haven't entered any awards competitions for the past few years, (how many awards does one need?) to date I have received eleven Telly awards for writing, directing, lighting, and editing. As the founder of Waterman Digital Media, I enjoy and am experienced in all aspects of production, and have worn many hats. In addition to working with my own crew, I have also worked with other production companies from both coasts in a variety of capacities. I have taught several "grip" classes, to help others get a start in the business as well.
Name: David Waterman
Lives in: Grand Forks, North Dakota
Company: Waterman Digital Media
Occupation: Director, Director of Photography, Filmmaker, Narrator, Screenwriter and Voice Actor
Unique traits: Versatility.
Classic Telly Award for the film "The Legend of Dakota Peat" (Client: Dakota Peat)
Telly Award for lighting in the film "The Lab" (Client: Dakota Analytical)
Telly Award for editing in the film "The Lab" (Client: Dakota Analytical)
Telly Award for use of music in the film "The Lab" (Client: Dakota Analytical)
Telly Award for the film "A Place for You" (Client: UND Music Department)
Telly Award for TV commercial "Hidden Disease" (Client: ND Assoc. for the Disabled)
Telly Award for the film "Dining with Toddlers" (Client: Tri-Valley Opportunity Council)
Telly Award for use of music in the film "Dining with Toddlers" (Client: Tri-Valley Opportunity Coun
University of North Dakota