David Parrella is a filmmaker from Pittsburgh, currently based out of Austin, Texas. His award-winning thesis film Origin from his undergraduate degree in Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin screened at over a dozen festivals and garnered international accolade. He has worked on numerous short films, documentaries, music videos, commercials, and corporate pieces. David specializes in Steadicam Operation, Cinematography, Camera Operation, and is an FAA Licensed Drone Operator. He currently directs a documentary series called Take The Field with CollegeMarching.com that goes behind the scenes of elite college marching bands.
Studying at the University of Texas at Austin, David received his B.S. in Radio-Television-Film and focused his studies on Cinematography and Post-Production. David has a Silver Steadicam Certification from Tiffen Steadicam and AbelCine, and trained and was critiqued under renowned operators such as Rey Reyes. He also holds a Part 107 FAA UAS Drone License. David is a member of the Steadicam Operator’s Association, the Professional Photographers of America, and Delta Kappa Alpha National Professional Cinema Fraternity.
With over a decade of experience in the marching arts, David easily translates his musicality, sense of rhythm, and body movement into his camera work. He has shot music videos for local Texas artists such as Night Cap, Duncan Fellows, Sad Cops, R.C. Cat (now TC Superstar), and Nicotine, as well as Billboard Top 100 Alternative artists like Robert Delong and K.Flay. The videos have garnered millions of views online, on MTV, and in Times Square, as well as taking part in various festivals around the country.