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"THE PROGRAM HELPED ME TO EXPERIENCE A WORLD BEYOND AUSTRALIA... HENCE STARTING A LIFE IN NEW YORK FROM SCRATCH YEARS LATER WASN’T SUCH A MENTAL LEAP.”

“The student exchange program helped navigate the experience of moving overseas. Hence starting a life in New York from scratch years later wasn’t such a mental leap.”

Stepping into network TV production “My first job was as a production assistant at Channel 7 in Martin Place and came through a referral by a classmate who had already started working there. I’d attribute most of my early jobs to people I knew from university. Even to this day I get referrals in New York City from CSU Alumni in Australia. “Over the next six years I freelanced in production at Channel 7, 10, and Fox, hosted a music TV show for two years and tried my hand at modelling and acting. I shot documentaries overseas, took several world trips, and developed my photography particularly around travel and portraiture.”

A realignment In 2010 David studied a graduate diploma in directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. “This was a big realignment for me, from being a small player in big productions to being a big player in smaller productions. In essence, to originate ideas and leadership rather than executing someone else’s production.” This paved the way for David to work in the United States with Refilmery on Madison Ave in New York. Clients include Newscorp (The Australian), Uber, Samsung, the UN, Telstra, Lendlease, and BBC. “I love crafting films to an exceptional standard. I love happy clients who see the quality of our work and know that we are presenting their best side to the world." It’s a job full of diversity and has seen him on assignment capturing images of Australian fashion designers such as Zimmerman and Dion Lee for New York Fashion Week, the 2016 US presidential

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