My name is David Eklund and I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking. I was also extremely interested and involved with electronic-music improvisation (very early ARP, Electrocomp, and Putney VCS3 synths) sometimes in conjunction with modern dance. I used some of the very first portable video equipment available in the mid 70s ( Sony PortaPak) and made music-videos long before there was anything like MTV. I am a documentary film-maker and event videographer living in the central Virginia area. For the past several years I have worked with the Virginia Film Festival covering actor`s forums, panel-discussions and other special events. One particularly engaging discussion between NPR film-critic David Edelstein and actor Robert Duvall was requested by Mr.Duvall for his own collection. I finally made the transition to high-defintion video and upgraded everything from cameras to new workstations. I am a longtime Sony user and now use the HVR-Z5U, a dual-format camera that will record to HDV on mini-DV tape or compact-flash cards.
Among the various types of events covered by deVIDEO in the past include: weddings for the entire state of Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina,concerts, plays and recitals, sports: including live and Internet-streaming (ACC sports for Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta,GA.) plus demos for student-athletes, business presentations,legal depositions, press-conferences,education-based (including an interactive DVD for reading-teachers), creation of video-content for websites (including YouTube: see Eklundvideo) etc.
Comprehensive multi-faceted projects include:music-videos,televison-programs for broadcast (including creating and producing "Inside New Art" for Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville,Virginia ; which appeared on PBS-affilliate WVPT`s "Local Lens"series and local cable-television) , documentary films,etc.
Accolades include winning both juried and audience awards of the Adrenaline Film Project during the 2004 Virginia Film Festival.
David Eklund-Videography utilizes the very latest in cutting-edge technology including high-end 3-chip digital HD video-cameras
and the newest PC workstations to create custom DVDs including blu-ray (HD). deVIDEO will consult with you to determine your requirements and to configure solutions that are specifically tailored for you.