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David Allen is a cinematographer and DP based in Tokyo, Japan. Since he was 14 years old, David had a love for production and creating films. He grew up shooting skateboarding and after high school attended Ryerson University's School of Media, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 2012. Upon graduation, David began freelancing as a videographer.
David loves to travel and in 2014 he decided to move to Tokyo for a new experience and to further his career. In the 5 years since he moved, David has refined his style and began working as a DP on documentaries, commercials, music videos, and short films. Recent productions include shoots for Google, iichiko, Netflix, and National Geographic, as well as several independent productions. David is currently available for freelance work in Japan and worldwide.
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spotlight magazine Apr 2019 commercial production
David Allen is a cinematographer based in Tokyo, Japan since 2014. David specialises in documentary and narrative work.
Recent commercial work includes projects for Google, iichiko, and Airbnb. His recent short film "Coin Lunch" will premiere at Short Shorts Asia 2019. David has also shot segments for programs such as The Final Table, Vox Explainers, and Drain The Oceans (Nat Geo).
David is available for work in Japan and worldwide. David is an Arri Amira owner/operator.