Professional Sound Recordist / Videographer / VR-ist

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Hi! I’m a professional sound recordist working on a variety of feature films and many other projects this year. With a Sound Devices 552 mixer, 8-track recorders, Sanken CS-3e, a dozen wireless kits, and more. Am Auckland based, but I regularly travels across NZ on work.

I’m also a videographer (own a Sony PMW-F3 & BMPCC) who loves camera gear tech and crafting light to make your next film be awesome. I come equipped and ready to take on whatever your project is! Be it events, short films, weddings, corporate videos or even something more unusually out of the box… want to shoot an engagement session with medium format film? Or want a 360 degree virtual reality video? Can do! Get in touch.

A small random assortment of videos I’ve been the cameraman on:

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“You are one of the most intense camera professionals I have seen in my career as an actor. I love the unending energy you have to give the best… even if it’s just a 2 second shot. Love your passion and it shows in the end product. Keep up the good work mate.” ~ Raj Singh (Actor)

“There are few men in history as prepared as you now are for low light shooting!” ~ Dion Paz (Director)

“David was utterly thorough in his preparations as DoP for my short film Breathe. He knew my shot list by heart and without any doubt he absolutely knows his stuff, and I felt very fortunate to have a DoP who was very generous in sharing this knowledge.” ~ Kirsty Hamilton (Director)

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4 days ago

David Peterson - Sound Speed

I felt quite short today... twice!
(I'm actually 6' 3" / 190cm tall)

First time I was using apple boxes to stand on, because there was a reflective mirror (I mean... "art") which was showing up the boom pole in the wide shot. Thus I took the approach of coming in very high with the boom pole, just under the ceiling, then angling down on the other side (once past the "mirror") to reach down with the mic to where the actors are speaking.
(I'm skeptical as to if this was the right choice in hindsight? As being on an apple box completely removed my ability to move around with my feet to follow the actors, as the actors did move around a lot in this scene. Am kinda thinking maybe instead I should have just kept my arms up at max full extension and been on tippy toes to skim over up high just under the ceiling for the whole scene)

The 2nd time was for the final scene, a blowjob on the bed, and as the DoP was standing on the bed looking down with the B Cam, then by placing myself on a small step ladder I had the optimal position to be able to view the frame while again angling down past where the top of the frame is at the top of the bed without ever letting my boom pole cut the edge of frame.
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Two of my sound bags side by side.
I had a very full on day yeserday!
Cheers to Keria & Darrell for helping me out by manning the other bag.
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Will he be finished mowing the park before the camera department arrives in thirty minutes? Fingers crossed! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

David Peterson - Sound Speed

Don't judge, everyone needs a ladder sometimes while booming.

Don't Be Frank
Frank sees Jimmy reaching new heights as a sound operator on his film set.
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