Remembering No Film School's Dave Kendricken

On November 23rd of this year, we lost filmmaker and No Film School writer Dave Kendricken after an accidental fall at his apartment. He would have turned 26 today. Dave wasn’t just a personal friend, he was someone I loved like a brother, and that’s why it’s taken so long for me to write this.

You might recognize his name from a post he wrote earlier this year on LED streetlights in Los Angeles that was picked up by dozens of other sites and culminated in him appearing on NPR — but I first met him in college. While it took some time for me to warm up to his personality, once he pulled me into his circle, I never wanted to leave. Dave possessed a nearly limitless amount of positive energy and enthusiasm, and it was contagious to anyone he came in contact with. 

When we finally got to have some real one-on-one discussions, we bonded over technical topics like A to D conversion and Bayer patterns. Conversations that would normally make people’s eyes glaze over were right up his alley, and with both of us being night owls, they would often continue until well after the sun had come up. 

Our love of 35mm adapters also brought us closer, and we utilized them on a number of our shoots:

We spent many late nights talking about the glorious VHS format, and devising ways that we could create something that we knew very few people would appreciate: a VHS monstrosity that combined enough cameras in one rig to equal a resolution of 4096 x 2160. Not being engineers, there were a lot of obstacles in the way of our dream, but we were hoping to someday have the knowledge, time, and dedication to create our 4K VHS camera rig. 

Dave was the most creative person I’ve ever known, and while he had a fascination with very high-tech tools, he also loved all things lo-fi, and was constantly experimenting with low-quality cameras. Here’s just one of the many lo-fi videos he was creating on a daily basis:

He was always taking video of some kind on some device (often his cell phone), and he would frequently post his creations to Vine. It never seemed like there were enough hours in the day to do all of the creative projects that came to his mind. My time with him revolved mostly around filmmaking because that's what interests me the most, but he also had a deep love of music and many other topics that he would research on a daily basis. If there was a topic, Dave wanted to know absolutely everything he could about it.

No Film School

Dave loved this website long before he ever wrote for it, and we occasionally argued about who actually found the site first. Many conversations began with what Ryan was up to over at NFS, and it was a dream come true for him to start writing for this site over two years ago. 

Back in 2013 we talked about New York and Los Angeles converting to LED streetlights, and after deciding it might make a good post, Dave set out researching different forms of streetlight technology and how they affect color reproduction on film and video. Eventually that turned into this post, and he represented No Film School on KCRW's Which Way, LA? where he was a guest along with Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (skip to 13 minutes in to hear Dave's segment, or click here to go directly to it):

Video is no longer available: soundcloud.com/kcrw-which-way-la/should-we-end-los-angeles#t=13:07

Dave before the NPR call with lots of water just in case:

Dave also fell in love with the amazing things Magic Lantern was doing with Canon cameras, including RAW video, and when I got a Mark III, we set out to create something interesting that showed off how much better RAW was than the standard H.264.

I never finished my comparison, but it did turn into a fantastic tutorial that Dave posted on our YouTube channel:

He also shot quite a bit of the narrative footage for our Digital Bolex review. We were trying to make a short film but there were just too many factors working against us in the time we had with the camera, though Megan was a trooper through all of it:

Braving the elements with Dave and his wonderful girlfriend Stef who was our model for this beach shoot:

Dave had been fascinated with Las Vegas for a long time, and he'd never been to Los Angeles before, but because of this site, he was able to explore both of them last April. He helped with video coverage and editing during NAB 2014, and besides all of the incredible hard work, we got to hang out as friends in both of those places.

Our Projects

If you had an idea for a film or a music video, Dave was always the first person you'd want to talk to. No matter how crazy it was, Dave would give encouraging words and want to help figure it out, even if there was nothing in it for him. 

There were countless hours spent talking about timecode and how we could utilize the AJA Ki Pro to create dailies, or use the Teradek Cube to send wireless video to anyone that wanted it. Dave was interested in the Grip and Electric side of filmmaking, but his DIT sensibilities helped him create an amazing cart for our friend Alec's film:

Not only was his cart a DIT/proxy station for the RED we were shooting on, it was also able to charge all kinds of batteries without needing to be tethered to a power source.

The two of us near the end of a very, very long day:

I was working on a short project in October that came together at the last minute, and Dave was the first person I called to come help me. He didn't even need to ask what it was about or how long he needed to be there — he just showed up and worked incredibly hard. We were lacking quite a bit of equipment for this project, and while we would have loved to have had a mirror board, Dave came through with the next best thing, and it worked perfectly:

He was always coming up with homebrew solutions when we didn't have the proper G&E tool, and over the last few months I was encouraging him to develop an inexpensive and soft daylight fixture that I wanted to use on a future project. We had many discussions about how we could make something versatile and cheap, but also flexible to take all sorts of different bulbs. He never got to finish it, but I know I would have put it to good use. 

The last major project we worked on together was a monumental undertaking. Dave had started testing long before we actually shot, and his plan involved quite a bit of post-processing and CRT televisions (he's working and I'm playing video games):

Even though we laughed when he first suggested it, we shot two music videos over two days in a place that had no power. I had another shoot during the second day, and even though I know Dave really wanted me there, he told me without hesitation to go to the other shoot. Those kinds of selfless moments are what made Dave such an incredible person. 

Here's Dave working out coverage with Tony and Sarah:

We spent many long days and nights shooting projects together, and while quite a few are in various states of completion, they were certainly more fun when Dave was working on them.

Thank You, Dave

I didn't tell him thank you enough when he was alive. I was especially hard on him in recent months, because I wanted to see him succeed so badly. He was finally starting to feel confident about his work, and we had so much more planned for the future. I was lucky enough to spend a few days with him just before he died, and he made time to talk about a movie idea I had that he was really excited about. I'll never forget him pacing in my room as we talked about the project. 

There were a few more shots he needed for one of his music videos, so he asked me to borrow some equipment. The last time I saw him in person we were joking and loading my gear into his car, which seems fitting considering our relationship.

Dave did so much for so many people, and never asked for anything in return. He could always see the potential in every human being he came in contact with, even if no one else could see it. We took his kindness and positivity for granted, but it made our lives so much more fulfilling. 

I'm going to miss our long conversations getting distracted by a million other topics. I'm going to miss the voices you made and laughing hysterically at Will Sasso Vines. I'm going to miss you every day for the rest of my life. You helped me in so many ways, and you were an amazing friend to so many people. 

I may not have said it enough, but I'm saying it now: thank you for being yourself, for not caring what people thought, and for inspiring all of us every day. 

Thank you for being my friend. 

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Thank you, Joe, for writing this beautiful eulogy for your friend, and for sharing it with the NFS community.

We've all been shocked and saddened by Dave's passing. I'm glad we have a post to remember him by — other than our memories and his own posts — and this is also a great outlet for us to share more memories. Thank you as well for bringing Dave to the site in the first place!

I was so glad to bring Dave, along with Joe and Micah, to last year's NAB trade show in Las Vegas. Three years ago I went myself and had no idea what I was doing, then two years ago Joe went by himself (and probably had a better idea of what he was doing), and then last year the site was finally large enough that we could send an actual crew to shoot some videos and more importantly get a chance to hang out in person. It was great to meet up with Dave in person and get to know him during meals, during work, and during those "let's figure out if we brought the right equipment and if everything actually works together" sessions that filmmakers — especially indie ones — are all too familiar with. I'll never forget seeing Dave hooking up a microphone to an audio recorder and then using the recorder's output to get the signal into a Blackmagic camera. A dozen extra feet of cable running in and out of a recorder that we weren't even going to use to record — it was exactly the kind of thing Dave would make work, no matter how absurd it looked. I would be saying, "I don't know about this," meanwhile Dave would just be doggedly charging forward with the making the diagram in his head a reality.

I looked forward to many more years of this annual tradition, thinking Dave's passion, humor, and ability would be a big part of our NAB coverage, and suddenly and unfathomably that's just not possible anymore.

Because so much of what we've done here at NFS has revolved around virtual interactions, I went back and read through a lot of the conversations Dave and I had in our NFS group chat program. It's odd to have so much digital history readily available — someone's status on Facebook, in a chat program, etc. does not change when they pass away. There is Dave in our chat list, today, just as he normally would be, but I can't say anything to him, nor do I have any inclination to remove the user from the list. As long as the username is there, so too is our chat history, and it's like being able to go back through a photo album and remember things you've since forgotten.

Joe's description of Dave, that "he could always see the potential in every human being he came in contact with," was absolutely true — and looking through our chat history I found a plethora of examples. One of them came after I had taken a lot of flak in the comments on this very site, back before we had user profiles and anyone could comment totally anonymously. Dave sent me, unprompted, a message complementing me for what I was saying and defending me from a commenter that you can tell he is TRYING to dislike... but he's such a positive guy, he can't do it! Here's what Dave wrote, unedited save removal of the commenter's name:

"By the way, on or off the record, and I don't like saying things like this because I don't think they're constructive or beneficial to a greater common understanding of anything really and I consider myself a bit of an overly optimistic humanist, with too many commas, but [commenter] is a very passionate intelligent but woefully misguided and (again hesitantly stated) childish individual who can't reconcile his envy for your calm and more universal charisma and savviness for inevitable success with his own strangely entitled and polar outlook."

Dave couldn't call someone a name, even in our private chat, without qualifying it with "hesitantly stated" while also describing them as "very passionate" and "intelligent!" This is not to say that he wouldn't state his opinion in no uncertain terms — Dave called them how he saw them — but this was a perfect example of him going out of his way to see the potential in someone, even when all he had to go on was a comment on the internet. Not to mention that he was able to sense through thousands of miles of copper and fiber that I was sitting there in my room, grappling with my own uncertainties of how to respond to these unexpectedly heated and critical responses. Both the fact that he reached out at all, as well as his description of the detractor, show that he was, indeed, an "optimistic humanist." We will all miss him greatly at NFS.

December 19, 2014 at 6:23PM, Edited December 19, 6:23PM

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Ryan Koo
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Ryan,

Thank you for the detailed post. Dave and I were close friends as are Joe and I. In his passing I've been trying to hunt down and rack my brain of all of the specific moments that I can remember Dave by. Unfortunately I couldn't be present for every moment of his optimistic eccentricities.

However, the instances, or more often than not, the quotes from Dave that I read and hear from other people are the ones I cherish the most. This especially from people I don't know personally, because I know that Dave was able to encourage everyone he knew, not only his closest friends, but even his own boss.

So again thank you for putting a quote from him to you on the comments. Means more than you know. I don't need to thank Joe because I see him every day.

Even without Dave's posts I'll keep reading the site that he and we all love.

December 22, 2014 at 7:19AM

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Alec Roy
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Sorry to hear this Joe. May his Soul Rest in Peace, strength to his family and friends like you. Ironically, I thought about him when I posted my last comments on NFS about shooting / lighting a car interior for driving shots. His post on street lighting in LA jumped out of nowhere when I was considering the possible lighting scheme for that shoot. It goes to show that he had the promise of a great filmmaker, someone who notices minute changes around us and reflect it in their works, be it street lighting or human emotions or where we (human race) are going as a world.

This also draws me to the fact that we have lost another voice who was trying to communicate with the world and he was not an alien from a far off spaceship but belonged to a similar alien like group called the "aspiring filmmaker" who couldn't get his voice out there. Sad.

Now, can we do something about such voices is the question? I always wondered why a system did not evolve like start up mentoring, incubators, seed funding, angel investors and all for the film industry just like you have for technology and other business ideas. I really wish that industry veterans (filmmakers with $$$) come up some system which could track such voices, like a signal receiving station in space movies, and transmit the worthy voices back to the world. May be someday...

Till then to all those alien like "aspiring filmmakers", keep trying to get your "Voice" out there.

December 19, 2014 at 7:14PM, Edited December 19, 7:14PM

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Arun Meegada
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Oh man, that's gutting to hear. I had no idea something had happened to Dave. His name was such a regular fixture on this site, and his posts were always appreciatively left of center, or from an angle I otherwise never would have seen.

So sad to hear this, even though I never met the guy or had any interaction with him, he will still be missed.

Thank you for sharing this Joe. May the NFS Community forever hold a special place for Dave in our hearts.

December 19, 2014 at 8:30PM, Edited December 19, 8:30PM

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Ben Howling
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Damn Joe, that's really hard to hear and it hit me in the gut even though I had never met him. RIP Dave. Sounds like he was a stand up guy.

December 19, 2014 at 8:47PM, Edited December 19, 8:47PM

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Luke Neumann
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Love this post, really put a character to Dave instead of just words on a screen. Thanks for sharing and I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine losing such a close, important friend. He seemed like a very rare, hard-working, selfless person that we need more of. It's a shame the good ones get taken away, but everything he taught you will always be with you so he will live on in our hearts and minds. Life can be really cruel and unfair sometimes.

December 19, 2014 at 11:03PM, Edited December 19, 11:03PM

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Brad Watts
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This is really well done, Joe, and I know this because I have written similar things about friends who have passed. You can always know sincerity when you hear it, and your friendship with Dave is apparent. Any given person only comes into contact with so many people with whom they connect on a deep level, so your loss has to be huge. Prayers to Dave, his family, and friends, as they grieve his death.

December 19, 2014 at 11:10PM

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Even though I never met Dave, reading this is heartbreaking. Thank you for posting this eulogy, Joe.

December 19, 2014 at 11:37PM, Edited December 19, 11:37PM

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Jaime Valles
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Wow what a nice eulogy Joe - sad story, so young. I would wish all of us have a friend like you standing by that would take the time to remember us with so much love.

December 19, 2014 at 11:59PM, Edited December 19, 11:59PM

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Lance Bachelder
Writer/Director/Editor
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Joe.....My deep and heartfelt condolences. You were privileged to have a friend like that.........a gift. Some people live their entire lives..............missing that.

December 20, 2014 at 3:25AM, Edited December 20, 3:24AM

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Jerry Roe
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I too echo the strangeness in being able to review the online chats I shared with Dave — it’s really like he’s still here, just waiting to jump to my defense (as he often did) when someone leaves a nasty comment.

Looking back at those chats, we first bonded over our love for Harmony Korine and a back & forth, never-ending one-up quest for the perfect title for a post on external Sony recorders. Fast & Raw we ended up with. It made us laugh. We traded past work with each other and together came to the conclusion that, in his words: “There actually is some good shit out there. It’s a matter of cohesing it, or whatever word should go there.”

“Rallying,” I said.

I then had the pleasure of meeting Dave in person earlier this year at NAB. We were instant friends. He really could change the dynamic of the room. He was curious and loud. He made it easy. We were the men in the bunker — in the press room editing videos and writing posts, making fun of Phillip Bloom’s wardrobe choices, joking about our secret film industry crushes and deflecting evil stares from the rival news squads with our shit eating grins.

I remember standing outside a diner in the warm Vegas air, waiting to head into Joe Rubinstein’s birthday party as Dave smoked a cigarette and asked me how my film was going. I told him the blunt reality, my qualms with the process and running up against walls and feeling lost. I had just laid a bunch of confused parables on him, and as we walked in circles in the parking lot, stepping on and off the curbs, I’ll never forget what he said to me. He said: “You’re doin’ it man. You’re livin' the dream.”

And he was right. We’re all in this because we love it somehow, some way, and he was able to so simply remind me of that — to remind me of what’s important, to give a little perspective at a crucial time. And the way he said it — with such charisma and reassurance, like it was obvious. And it’s ten times more heartbreaking and ten times more powerful to remember him saying those words now. Now those words mean everything because I’m going to have to keep living up to them with Dave’s
strength as a reminder to never take what we have for granted.

Dave made it feel like being part of NFS was something special. It's cool when you can do work you enjoy -- it's even better when you can find friendships in those you work with. Those days in Vegas really made me know that what we have is precious, that we’re actually part of something really cool, that we’re in the driver's seat of this thing.

Dave was a big part of that feeling, and it hurts to see him go. We talked about working together on a film one day, and secretly I wanted to cast him in something. I’m really saddened to know that won’t happen. In the short time I’ve known Dave he made himself felt. A great, great loss.

December 20, 2014 at 6:19AM, Edited December 24, 7:03PM

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Micah Van Hove
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Sounds like we was an amazing bloke. What a sad loss. My condolences to all of you who knew him personally. Thanks Joe and thanks Dave for everything

December 20, 2014 at 6:24AM

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Dean Butler
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Ah man.... what a beautiful post and a heartfelt way to commemorate someone. After all the crap that's come out with the Sony hacks and the way people in this business can treat each other this stands out as a beacon, reminding us of why we persevere with this crazy vocation despite all the crap it throws at us.

So sad.

December 20, 2014 at 7:16AM, Edited December 20, 7:16AM

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Robin Schmidt
Director
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Thank you Joe for this heartfelt post, I'm so sorry for your loss.

December 20, 2014 at 10:45AM

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Devin Pickering
Cinematographer/Editor/Composer
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Being on the periphery of your film-making group as I am, I feel privileged to know you all - but I especially felt a bond with Dave, through his excitement around DIT and storage. (I seem to have a thing for collecting hard drives). It was such fun for an old guy like me to suck up some of the energy Dave constantly exuded and I was tickled the day I was able to get his Teradek system talking to the iPads on the Clocked-In shoot for him.

Someone used the word "gutted" in reference to Dave's passing. I think it's an accurate term. It's unimaginable. Horrific. Mourning Dave is compounded for me as a parent of someone in your approximate age group. I feel for his parents (we are NOT supposed to bury our children) and I feel for all of you who should never have to experience the death of a friend - ever.

My thoughts and love goes out to you all. You post is amazing and spot on!

My age and life-experience tell me you will never forget Dave - and that he would want you all to continue being the fun, creative and exciting group of friends he loved so much being a part of.

December 20, 2014 at 10:52AM

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I am very sad to hear of this. I seem to recall he was a Doctor Who fan, which both surprised and resonated with me. I admire people like him as you describe, and can only take inspiration with melancholy from this. Please accept my condolences to his family and friends.

December 20, 2014 at 11:34AM, Edited December 20, 11:34AM

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Saied M.
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Small tribute, but the L.A. streetlight article is what led me to discover this site. Bummer to learn this.

December 20, 2014 at 12:04PM

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Thanks for this post, Joe. It's really great to hear the story of Dave from a friend like you.

Like many NFS writers, I only had the opportunity to talk to Dave virtually, but we both had a mutual respect for each other's posts on the site, trading compliments back and forth in our chat rooms.

One of my all-time favorite NFS memories was shortly after Dave's LED streetlight post blew up and he had just appeared on NPR. I was up late with a little more than 48 hours to go on my Kickstarter campaign when Micah posted a congratulations to Dave on his NPR appearance to our common NFS staff chat room. Suddenly, the majority of NFS staff was in the chat room congratulating Dave and riffing on his success with all manner of visual jokes (filmmakers first - show, don't tell). It was the closest thing we'd ever had to being in the same place at the same time.

That sense of camaraderie, rooting for each other as filmmakers and NFS writers while making each other laugh, from at least three different time zones in the wee hours of the morning, that is what I love about being a part of this community.

And Dave was a huge part of this community. He will be missed.

December 20, 2014 at 1:55PM, Edited December 20, 1:55PM

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Christopher Boone
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Thank you for writing this, a thoughtful obituary of sorts. It's amazing the things he did during his life, and you were blessed to witness many of them. Rest in peace, Dave.

December 20, 2014 at 2:43PM, Edited December 20, 2:43PM

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Seth Iliff
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He sounds like someone we all would have liked to know. Sorry for his loss.

December 20, 2014 at 6:21PM, Edited December 20, 6:21PM

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The very first thing Dave ever said to me was, "I'm proud of you, bro."

I'd been dealing with some flack from commenters on one of my articles; it was one of my first weeks of being the NFS managing editor; I hadn't slept in well over 24 hours; I was graduating from college. I was so stressed, but there he was…being encouraging and making me laugh.

I never had the privilege of meeting him in person, but when we would talk via our chat system, they were always the most interesting, thought-provoking, hilarious, and bizarre conversations. We could talk about the glory of CRT TVs, the 'brilliance' of Lisa Frank, and our creative side projects all within the span of 10 minutes. We'd send pictures of Tibetan mastiffs to each other when one of us wrote a great post ("You're a beast!") or Tim & Eric gifs when one of us was having a rough day. Stuff like that meant a lot to me and still does.

The last time we talked was two days before he passed away. The conversation perfectly sums up the relationships we share as friends, filmmakers, and co-workers here at NFS -- we're all just a bunch of scared, struggling artists unsure of whether or not all of our efforts are going to count for something, whether or not we're good enough, or whether or not anyone even cares about all of that. We all face that universal fear as filmmakers: even after we somehow find a way to actually make a film, will we end up being the only ones watching it in an empty theater. No support. No one to share that special moment with us. No one there to care.

That night, we talked about the film projects we were working on. These are the last things we said to each other:

V: Dayummmmm! I love stories like that!
Dave: I promise it won't suck
V: Dude, I wanna see it when it's ready. Front row, bruh!
Dave: you're there

Dave would've been in the front row for anyone. He always cared. He brought so much to the NFS family -- not just with his content, but also with his friendship.

Thanks, Dave. Thanks for your brilliant brain and your kind heart. You were a Front Row Bro.

December 20, 2014 at 9:38PM, Edited December 21, 4:20PM

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V Renée
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I'm sorry for your loss. Filmmaking friends are a special breed. We rely so much on each other throughout our lives.

December 20, 2014 at 11:11PM, Edited December 20, 11:11PM

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Very sad news and a great loss.

December 21, 2014 at 2:57AM

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Alex Richardson
Director
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Thank you Joe for writing this thoughtful piece. I know Dave would have really appreciated all the context of his work to himself and the great care and comraderie expressed here. It was an honor to work with Dave at No Film School, and he will be sorely missed.

December 21, 2014 at 4:25PM, Edited December 21, 4:25PM

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Oakley Anderson-Moore
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Aww... Man.... this is just super sad. And at such a young age as well. Rest in peace and I'm really sorry for your guy's loss.

December 21, 2014 at 10:07PM, Edited December 21, 10:07PM

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Gene Sung
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Profoundly moving - thanks.

December 22, 2014 at 12:11PM, Edited December 22, 12:11PM

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How tragic.

Deep condolences to family and friends.

December 22, 2014 at 5:48PM, Edited December 22, 5:48PM

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Dan Leo
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Joe, you just introduced us to someone we all wish we could have known and worked with. Beautiful eulogy.
My deepest condolences to you, Dave's family, friends, and the rest of NFS.

December 23, 2014 at 4:36PM, Edited December 23, 4:36PM

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Charlie K
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Condolences - the filmmaking community seems to have loss a really special person.

December 24, 2014 at 11:02AM, Edited December 24, 11:02AM

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My deep condolences to all the family and friends.
When reading the title of this article, I could not believe it! "What is this? What happened?" Was my instant reaction.
You guys (the NFS staff) have become very "close" people to all your readers. You might not be aware of that, but for all of us how read/check your website one, two or several times a week, at some point you all become very familiar to us, and we get used to see your faces or names on the articles you post, and of course, to the different styles and interests of the whole crew as writers. You all became kind of "good neighboors", those across the street we cross many morning going to work, in this virtual community.
We will miss all of you, when we don't get to read your articles on this site anymore, for whatever the reason it might be. So even if you get married, a bunch of loud kids or super successful in your careers, keep in touch with us guys. We all are growing (older) together.

December 25, 2014 at 12:05PM, Edited December 25, 12:05PM

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Jupiter de la Bâtardise
writer/filmmaker
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Dave sounds a brilliant guy and you must be a fantastic friend because that was a beautiful tribute. By the time I finished reading I felt I knew him too.

December 26, 2014 at 3:36PM, Edited December 26, 3:36PM

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Nick Reed
Writer/Director sometimes cameraman
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His early departure sure puts things into perspective.
Very sad new. RIP

December 26, 2014 at 4:21PM, Edited December 26, 4:21PM

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Sorry to hear about Dave passing away may he rest in peace.

December 27, 2014 at 4:39PM, Edited December 27, 4:39PM

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I'm really sorry to hear it. Dave was the one that I always corresponded with back when I was doing my show. He was always extremely nice and thoughtful. He seemed like a great guy. My thoughts go out to his family & friends.

December 27, 2014 at 5:56PM, Edited December 27, 5:56PM

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Thank you for writing this eulogy like many others I never knew Dave but I wish I had. But this eulogy makes me think more of all the great people who have molded my life and yet I never take the opportunity to really thank them, and this includes all who have taken the time to write their comments on this and other blogs thank you whether good bad or indifferent, The one thing I ask is don't wait till someone is dead to give thanks or recognition give it while they're still alive, So THANK YOU to all who have made their feelings known.

December 28, 2014 at 11:02AM, Edited December 28, 11:02AM

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Peter M Evans
All A/V and Film
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Very sad to hear, his article on his ML raw workflow was very helpful to me. It was extremely concise, well articulated and humble, he's gone too soon.

December 30, 2014 at 2:24AM, Edited December 30, 2:24AM

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Benjamin James Turner
Fimmaker
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A bit late to this, but thank you Joe for your wonderful post. We should all be so lucky to have someone write something up for us like this.

I will echo what the other writers have said, in that I only knew Dave via the web. As a writer, I respected his insight and dedication to film. I ALWAYS read what he had to say. His voice was original and his content was always timely. He succeeded in helping me get from the site what I think we all want -- to be on the cutting edge and "in the know". His passion for film was admirable. As a colleague, he was incredibly friendly, encouraging, and thoughtful. He would actually chat me with an attaboy on articles I was proud of, which was so kind.

He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.

January 8, 2015 at 11:29AM

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Benjamin Dewhurst
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This is such a touching article. Thank you for writing this. It brought tears to my eyes.

November 23, 2015 at 4:09PM, Edited November 23, 4:09PM

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Ethan Swords
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