Hello, my name is David Rickards and I am a Filmmaker/Game Designer working and living in Austin, Texas.Love helping out on sets, and being apart of a great crew. Currently slinging ramen when I'm not on set or designing.


10/12 – 1/13

Second Camera How to Kill a Zombie

Film (Theatrical) — Freight Train Films Details
10/12 – 1/13

I was lead camera in the second unity. I was in charge of capturing b-roll and alternate angles for each shot, and scouting location with the director and DP. Working longs hours and getting the shots makes it all worth while!

4/12 – 4/12

Production Assistant Adam Richman's Best Sandwich In America 1

TRAVEL — Reality/Doc (TV) — Sharp Entertainment Details
4/12 – 4/12

I was a production assistant helping with the transportation and carrying of equipment and releases. Worked with other PA's having the folks who were on camera sign the necessary paper work. Shadowed the DP and gaffer to learn more about camera and lighting. Loved every minute of it!

12/11 – 12/11

Director of Photography Bloody Solstice

Film (Short) Details
12/11 – 12/11

Worked closely with the director acquiring the shot list and executing their vision with my camera placement. Worked with multiple cameras on set consisting of DSLR's, GoPros, with knowledge of Sony FS-700.

6/11 – 6/11

Production Assistant Man vs Food Nation 1

TRAVEL — Reality/Doc (TV) — Sharp Entertainment Details
6/11 – 6/11

Helped the crew move equipment and lights as well as set up. Had the people on screen sign the necessary paperwork. Worked to organize food orders and extras around set. Worked with the gaffer setting up power for the rest of the equipment.


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Class of '12

Southern Maine Community College

Associate's degree/Communication and Media Studies

My Gear

  • Canon 60D - 50mm lens


  • Austin Film Society


  • After Effects
  • Blender
  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Lighting
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Photoshop
  • PowerPoint
  • Premiere
  • Storyboarding
  • Tiled
  • Tortoise SVN
  • Traditional Animation
  • Valve Hammer Editor
  • WordPress
  • Writing