David Elkins

CinematographySchool of Filmmaking, Emeritus

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David Elkins

David Elkins became an emeritus faculty member of the UNCSA School of Filmmaking in 2019.


  • Taught Cinematography in the School of Filmmaking
  • Over 30 years of professional experience as a Camera Operator and First Assistant Cameraman, with more than 125 production credits on feature films, television series, commercials, music videos and educational films
  • Author of “The Camera Assistant’s Manual,” currently in its sixth edition, published by Focal Press
  • Served as the Interim Dean from 2006-07 and retired as the Assistant Dean of Production
  • Most Distingushed Alumni, Columbia College Hollywood, 1991
  • Doctor of Humane Letter, Columbia College Hollywood, 1994
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UNCSA, 2001


B.A. Cinema (Cum Laude)Columbia College Hollywood

B.A. MathematicsUniversity of Connecticut