David George


dgDavid George
School of Visual Art & Design
Phone: 423.236.2094
Email: dlgeorge@southern.edu

David George is a cinematographer and film educator at Southern Adventist University where he acts as the coordinator of the film program that he helped found in 2001.
When asked about what first drew him to film, he recalls seeing the film “Chariots of Fire” as a child. That experience inspired him by the artful juxtaposition of philosophy, character, and competition. It wasn’t until after learning how to use camera and editing equipment as a teenager at the TV station where his father worked that he thought he might be able to be involved in filmmaking himself.His love of the creative and technical challenges of photography eventually lead him to focusing in cinematography.
In 2003 he completed his M.F.A in video/film from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Having shot numerous short form narratives and commercial works, he helped spearhead the production of the family adventure film “Secret of the Cave” in 2005. He was producer and cinematographer for this feature film that earned a prestigious Crystal Heart Award when it premiered at the Heartland Film Festival and then released nationwide in 2007.
Most recently he served as the director of photography for “Old Fashioned” a faith based romantic comedy scheduled to release theatrically on Valentine’s Day 2015.
In his free time he enjoys cycling, taking on overly ambitious projects, and spending time with his wife and daughters.