Dave Porfiri

A graduate of USC’s prestigious School of Cinema and Television, Dave spent ten years in the vibrant Los Angeles film production community working on projects that included feature films, music videos, commercials, corporate videos and television films. In that time, he refined his skills as a high-end image maker – working as a lighting director for some of Hollywood’s top cinematographers and eventually serving as Director of Photography on dozens of projects.

Since his time out West, Dave has worked extensively as a producer and director on dozens of hours of programming for National Geographic Channel, PBS, Biography Channel, Fine Living Network, Turner South and many other television networks. In every project he undertakes, Dave regards his cinematography skills as his strongest asset, and understands that image is as important as content.

Dave’s current project is the Pickin’ Up Tennessee Tour. Created by the nonprofit group Scenic Tennessee, Pickin’ Up Tennessee combines music, media, and volunteerism to vanquish, or at least subdue, Tennessee’s persistent litter problem. To find out more about the project, check out Dave’s blog on the Pickin’ Up Tennessee official website.