About

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Aloha. I’m David Ian Fraser Marsh — Photographer, videographer, cinematographer, and author. I began my career in England when I was 17, after I quit school early. Yes, hated school. I apprenticed at Pinewood film studios where I learned how to edit film (real film in long strips and snippets called trims).  Notable show: “The World At War.” for Thames TV - Team Emmy - editing. I began directing and producing direct-to-video feature films in the 80s and 90s including The Lords of Magick” and ”Stormswept,” all told fifteen films.  During that period of time I owned and ran one of the world’s pioneer digital production studios (Digital Post) in Los Angeles. I also taught film students at USC non-linear editing on George’s Lucas’ Edit Droid NLE. A few years later when a friend asked me to film his wedding, I thought to myself, way cool—especially after I’d finished the editing. So when I moved to Kauai in 2008 it turned out to be an obvious choice, to divide my professional time between writing novels and filming brides.  So I’m always busy and I like it that way. My first novel “Into The Abyss” was published by Seachest books.    

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The cameras I mostly use for photography and event production are: Canon full frame DSLRS and the R (mirrorless)  Favorite focal length for portraits: 85mm wide open. Drone: DJI.  Audio: Sennheiser wireless mic system. Rode shotgun mic. Backup sound:  Zooom H1 and H2.   

Samuel Gillilan standing on the wing of a small plane


Samuel is my wingman.  Energetic, with a strong zeal for adventure, Samuel is rarely seen without his camera slingshot.  Sam uses Leica cameras. 

Lana and Steven (for aerials) round out the team.

There’s an old saying: “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” It’s an Englishism, like grub, bangers and mash, Marmite sandwiches. You get the picture.  So take a bite out of any of my video samples / photo galleries. Or call/ e-mail, tell me about your project.