David Stump ASC brings over 25 years of experience as a director of photography, visual effects director of photography, and visual effects supervisor. He has extensive experience in high definition film and video photography, content creation, CGI and visual effects production, and has won an Emmy award and an Academy Award for scientific and technical acheivement. He is a full member of the American Society of Cinematographers, where he currently serves as chair of the camera sub-committee of the ASC technical committee, and was also the founder of camera and equipment rental company Motion Control Rental Services.
He has photographed and supervised VFX on feature film projects including James Bond 22 – A Quantum of Solace, Into the Blue, Garfield, X-Men 2, Hollow Man, X-Men, Deep Blue Sea, Stuart Little, The Sphere, Contact, Batman & Robin, Mars Attacks!, Executive Decision, Batman Forever, Rambo III, Beetlejuice, Adventures In Babysitting, Stand By Me, Runaway Train, and many others.
He is a member of the Digital Cinema Society (DCS), Producer’s Guild of America (PGA), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Visual Effects Society (VES), the Society of Operating Cameramen (SOC), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS).