David Freid (Video Journalist)

David Freid

Since joining DFM, David has produced a range of videos, from an investigative multimedia feature about guns in America, to 15 second Instragram explainers, to painstaking videos showing stop-motion food prep . He also worked with the Denver Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photography team at the 2014 Super Bowl, and produced a video about Jimmy Fallon that @JimmyFallon made Twitter-famous.

David is a recent transplant from Los Angeles, where he worked in a variety of functions as a photographer, videographer, writer and editor. Most recently, David mentored in new media journalism for the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California, and for the Tiziano Project, while simultaneously working on the first two seasons of MTV's CATFISH: THE TV SHOW. Consequently, he knows more about the mysterious world of online romance than he ever thought he would.

David has produced sports segments for ESPN and Fox Sports, a documentary about elves in Iceland, and festival favorites such as THE WIND FISHERMAN, CAKE, and WITHOUT PARIS. He has also worked in development at HBO Films and De Line Pictures (Warner Bros), and as producer in interactive media for Disney, Random House, and Dreamworks Animation – creating and spearheading the web experience for SHREK FOREVER AFTER. He is the recipient of three Telly Awards for advertising, and multiple awards for interactive. Additionally, his writing, photojournalism, and travel documentaries have been featured in the Huffington Post, LA Times, PBS, and BBC World News. While working with the Tiziano Project last year, he and his team were nominated for an American Giving Award for their work in community journalism.

David holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, and an MFA from the American Film Institute.

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