DAVID MOXNESS csc

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David Moxness csc

In 1985 he applied and was accepted into the Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople starting as a trainee with the electric and grip department on the long running, dramatic, Nelvana television show THE EDISON TWINS. This gave David a "hands on" opportunity to work on set with professional actors and technicians on a dramatic show. In the fall of 1985 David joined the lighting team of renowned Canadian cinematographer Rene Ohashi on the Atlantis mini series production of PHILIP MARLOWE PRIVATE EYE. In 1988 Rene hired David to be his Gaffer (Chief Lighting Technician) on the critically acclaimed, award winning, film WHERE THE SPIRIT LIVES. Over the next 11 years David worked with his mentor, Rene, on numerous films many of which received both Genie and Gemini awards and nominations. In 1993, while working with Rene on the film KISSINGER and NIXON staring Beau Bridges, David was accepted into I.A.T.S.E. Local 873. The International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees is the largest film technicians union in the world.

Projects on the forefront of technology and vision seemed to find their way to David. In 1986 David was the Gaffer on the television series, CAPTAIN POWER and the SOLDIERS of the FUTURE. Funded largely by Mattel Toys this show allowed the viewer to interact with the characters on screen using toys manufactured by Mattel. This was long before the video games of today. The series was very expensive to produce costing more than 20 million dollars for twenty-two 1/2 hour shows. This size of budget was unheard of in the television market. Ultimately the show was ahead of its time and lasted only one season. David has had the opportunity to work on many productions with award winning Director's and Cinematographer's including, David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Ann Wheeler, Fred Murphy ASC, Robert Richardson ASC, Paul Sarossy BSC CSC to name a few.

Many projects have given David the opportunity to travel and work around the globe including almost every province in Canada, the Yukon, Europe, New York, New Jersey, California and Kenya. A highlight came in 1990 while working in Luxembourg on DRACULA: THE SERIES David's son was born.

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