Dave Schwep

Director of Photography

Dave Schwep began his career as a photographer after dropping out of college to travel the world, experiencing life that couldn’t be taught in a classroom. He shot an array of people, fashion, and events when first working with film, and his introduction to digital media led him to experiment with time-lapse and stop-action photography, discovering a unique process of creating signature art using thousands of individual stills to capture motion within his photos. As he’s naturally advanced into cinematography, Dave’s found himself continuing to shoot a variety of material. From renegade assignments deep in the jungles of Peru, to documenting humanitarian work in Haiti, to high-concept advertising and video promos in studio settings, he is a master of his craft. Having recently been hired by HBO to shoot the Season 3 promo for Cinemax’s Banshee, Dave worked with the new Phantom Flex, shooting at 1,000 frames per second. Instead of speeding up time he now finds himself slowing it down… and as a director, always utilizing constantly evolving technology to mold space and time.