David Stump ASC is a globally recognized and respected Director of Photography, Visual Effects Director of Photography, Visual Effects Supervisor, Stereographer, an educator and an author. A gifted cinematographer who during his illustrious career has earned three Emmy Nominations, received one Emmy Award, along with an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement and an International Cinematographers Guild Award.
His screen credits include such high-profile projects as American Gods, The Unwilling, Immortals, Quantum of Solace, The Resident, Flight Plan, Fantastic Four, X‑Men 1 & 2, Into the Blue, Garfield, Batman and Robin, Batman Forever, Hollow Man, Deep Blue Sea, The Sphere among many others.
David Stump is a true collaborator whose technical and scientific knowledge is recognized by the fact he is currently chairman of the Camera and Metadata Committees of the ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council, a member of the ATAS Technical Awards Committee. He chairs the Next Generation Cinema Technology Work Group and participates in the AMPAS ACES project.
Under his guidance, the combined efforts of the Producer’s Guild of America and the American Society of Cinematographers produced both the ASC / PGA Camera Assessment Series, and the ASC / PGA Image Control Assessment Series, side by side comparisons of virtually all of the high-end digital cinema cameras against film.
When he is not shooting and given his credentials he has lectured and taught Cinematography and Visual Effects at the American Film Institute, UCLA, Arizona State University, Global Cinematography Institute, IATSE Local 600, TV Globo in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He has spoken at many conferences including the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the International Broadcast Convention (IBC), Cinegear Expo, the PGA Produced by Conference, the IMAGO Conference, the Lisbon Film Festival, the Todos En Alta Conference in Zaragoza Spain, and many others.
IMAGO is honored to present cinematographer David Stump ASC with the 2019 IMAGO Technical Achievement Award.
On set «Stand by Me»
Stand By Me with Rob Reiner
Also, here is a short list of all of the Technology efforts in which David Stump ASC participated;
Chair ASC Camera Committee – Consulting with all major manufacturers, Panavision, ARRI, RED, Panasonic, Sony, etc on design of Sensors, Cameras and Workflows
Chair ASC Metadata Committee – Consulting on Metadata from Cameras and Lenses through workflows into post production with major manufacturers, Panavision, ARRI, RED, Panasonic, Sony, Cooke, Zeiss, Fujinon, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – Science and Technology Council (termed out this year after maximum 6 consecutive years service)
Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ACES Committee and also ACES lab testing contributor
Co Chair of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences LUT project
Co Chair of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Next Generation Cinema Technology Committee
Member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Science and Technology Emmies Committee
Academy Award for Science and Technology co recipient for Camera Data Capture
Three time Emmy Award Nominee, with one Emmy Award for “The Day After”
Testing camera person in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Solid State Light Index project
Co author of ASC Producers Guild of America Camera Assessment Series and Image Control Assessment Series tests
Member of ASC, Producers Guild of America, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, IATSE Local 600
Participant – Imago Technical Committee