Work in progress…

January 2014

Mega Man by David Brooks

I started drawing again this past October. I forgot how much I enjoy trying to create the things I see. My hope is to challenge myself and maybe show improvement with every new work. This looked a lot better in pencil than it does now after I inked it, that’s my next goal, improving my inking ¬†skills.


This year, 2013, I was honored with four Natas Emmy nominations for my video work in sports, news, entertainment and human interest. I won two, one in sports and another in entertainment. As an artist I want people to be moved and inspired by my video stories. I craft each scene with the best of my ability but at the same time; there’s always a feeling of doubt and apprehension and almost embarrassment. Is this good enough, am I good enough? It’s a strange dynamic to experience both confidence and insecurity but even through that schizophrenia I wanted to win to prove to myself that sometimes I get it right.

I didn’t prepare a speech… (jump ahead to 5:25)

I was a little smoother this time… (jump ahead to 10:45)


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February 25th, 2013


I am inspired by simple things.


February 12th, 2013

Mardi Gras 2013

When your job is photographing an event like Mardi Gras and your deadline is 7:00 pm that night, while everyone around you is having a good time, you must be disciplined. I had fun and I made deadline!


February 1st, 2013

Me in front of the Canon C100

As an artist my desire is to create. As a photographer, my desire is to create but it’s also to acquire… acquire gear, and all the photographers I know are into gear; the latest cameras, the latest strobes, cables, mics, tripods, bags… I love camera bags! A rep from Canon came into my work and showed off a 12 thousand dollar camera that shoots 4k resolution!

Canon 1DC

Canon’s 1DC is an amazing DSLR but that price point is out of my tax bracket so for now I’m happy with my, very capable, MKll loaded with the Magic Lantern upgrade to clean up the audio. I’m an artist and I love gear, especially reasonably priced gear!


January 28th, 2013

I’ve always wanted to make a movie. So what do you do when you’ve never done something before yet feel compelled to do it anyways? In the words of J.J. Abrams, “… go make your movie, there’s nothing stopping you!” Here’s a collection of shots that will eventually be a short horror spoof. I gathered some friends, convinced them this would be fun, poured fake blood on the floor and started filming. Stay tuned for the completed movie!


January 13th, 2013

Look! It gets cold in San Diego.


©David Brooks 2014 All photographs / video created by David Brooks.

2 thoughts on “

  1. Hi David,
    I’m visiting your blog from the LPalmer Chronicles. I’ve had a great night vsiting all the blogs featured. Well, I’m making my down down the list. I love the idea of your colleague walking past that scene of carnage without saying a word. What a hoot!
    Best wishes,

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