David Parrella | LA and Austin based Steadicam Operator | LA and Austin based Steadicam Operator
David Parrella is a Los Angeles and Austin based Steadicam Operator in the film and television industry, ready for international travel. With experience operating for nationally broadcast television commercials, music videos for top Billboard artists, and live broadcast, he is also an accomplished filmmaker with experience in directing, producing, editing, and visual effects. David holds an FAA certificate as a licensed UAS / Drone operator. He is also a certified Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver.
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David Parrella is a Steadicam Operator based out of Los Angeles and Austin. As an 8-year student of the marching arts, he combines thousands of hours of rehearsal and field performance, experience in body movement, and musicianship with an intensely passionate skillset in the cinematic arts to execute shots with great precision and care. The Steadicam rig is an extension of the body, and so placing the camera throughout space at the right moment simply comes down to moving your whole body through time and space with the proper rhythm.


David’s other filmmaking work includes directing, producing, and cinematography. His thesis filmĀ Origin debuted at the Berlin Sci-Fi Film Fest in 2018 where it was nominated for best drama short. It won at the Atlanta Underground Film Festival and STUFF, and was nominated and selected at several other festivals around the country and globe. His documentary seriesĀ Take The Field with collegemarching.com goes behind the scenes of elite college marching bands as they prepare for and perform shows in front of 100,000 fans in some of the most insane stadium environments on earth.


He also holds a UAS FAA license to operate drones up to 50lbs, and is a PADI certified Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver capable of underwater shooting and assistance in both pools and the ocean (open water).


David has worked on commercial projects for brands including Capitol One, Michael’s, DoorDash, BodyArmor, Facebook, Tito’s, Southwest Airlines, the University of Texas at Austin, The Hollis Co., DLX Technologies, Everise, and more…

DoorDash National TV Spot – Steadicam Operator