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Meet David Gido Park

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Gido Park.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Since a young age, I’ve always been inspired and blown away with the art of photography and cinematography.

At 13, I started filming videos with my friends with my iPhone 7 and fell in love with the art of cinematography. During my freshman year of high school, my parents bought me my first DSLR, a used Canon Rebel T3i. To me, it was beautiful even with its imperfections. Everywhere I went, I brought that camera with me never letting go of it. By my sophomore year of high school, I had my first real gig shooting a short recap video. From that point on, I accepted whatever gig that came my way.

Currently, I am shooting mainly event, fashion, dance, and music videos.

Has it been a smooth road?
For the most part it has. I feel the biggest obstacle for me was people not taking me seriously for my age. At the age of 16, I got paid for my first gig for a short recap video for an event and the host got so much backlash for hiring a teenager to do the job. During my time so far as a freelance videographer, I’ve been underpaid and used so many times just because I was younger and less experienced. Other than those negative experiences I would say it has been a pretty smooth road. I’ve met so many like minded creatives that inspire me and push me to be the best version of myself.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I specialize in event videography.

In my beginning years of videography, I love the fact that this can be a tool to capture a specific moment to be able to look back on. I create videos so people can look back to their happiest moments. Being able to look back and relive such an experience is an amazing form of art. From live events to weddings, I shoot all types of events.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes! I believe the LA/OC area to be a great place for businesses like mine. The Creative community within this area are so supportive. Personally, I started out within this area and it’s been a pretty smooth road so far. I’ve been able to meet some of my closest friends from the creative community here. So many artists/friends from this area have helped my journey as a videographer and inspire me to strive for better.

Pricing:

  • Events 300 – 2000 (depending per event)

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Jonathan Nguyen, David Gido Park, Irene Paek

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