“David is one of the most sensitive and creative people I have worked with. Whether it was shooting video, or editing, David had great ideas for telling the story. And, he always had the latest best equipment to work with. He understood what we were doing from all perspectives and his input always made our work better.”
“David is a talented and passionate media professional!”
“David is, and actually acts as, a real gentleman. Like a gentleman from the last century, with the honour, the compliance with rules and the respect of the efforts of the crew.
He’s a creative mind of the last century with a technical knowledge of this very time.
His skills as cinematographer are awesome too.
So, you guessed it, I really can’t say more positive words about David.”
“David’s films are technically impeccable, but more importantly, they project the passion he infuses them with. He will not choose a subject that does not touch him in an intimate way. And the piecing together of the parts is done with tender loving care. He is a very intelligent, sensitive and gentle man. Working with him was as simple as sitting at a bar with a couple of beers in hand. In fact, he has become a good friend and we hit the bars as much as possible.”
“David has spent hundreds of hours honing his acting skills in my classes and many more refining his skills as a director witnessing other actors work through ongoing scene study and on camera class training.
As a student David regularly attended evening classes and often showed a strong commitment to working toward his goals of being present to the material and his colleagues. As a scene partner David demonstrated a willingness to improve his skill and is generous to his fellow actors.”
“Lavorare con David è un grande piacere, ogni volta.
Lui è un vero gentiluomo.
Come un gentiluomo del secolo scorso, con tutto l’onore, il rispetto delle regole e delle persone che lavorano con lui.
Una mente creativa del secolo scorso, con una preparazione tecnologica attualissima.
Anche dietro alla macchina da presa è un grande professionista.
Insomma, lo avete capito, non riesco a trovare parole migliori per David.”
“David Battistella is an award-winning filmmaker who has had a long and fruitful relationship with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). The NFB is an internationally-respected Canadian film institution created in 1939. It has produced over 13,000 films which have won over 5000 awards.
David is a seasoned filmmaker who places an emphasis on craft. I am pleased to recommend him as an extraordinary creative collaborator.”
“David creates visual poetry through his haunting images and the powerful rhythms of his editing.”
“David worked as an editor on one of my award winning documentaries. He brought passion, precision, intelligence, craft, and intensity to every every moment of the project. He’s a talented story-teller, who also knows how to use imagery and digital technology like a master : with reverence for the past combined with a shrewd understanding of future trends.”
“I’ve known David since before he made the bold move to Italy to change his life around a pursue what made him curious. I appreciate anyone who works hard toward even seemingly impossible goals because I’ve set high standards my whole career. David and I are in different fields, but I recognize his drive and commitment are universal themes needed to achieve any dream or desire of any magnitude.”
“I continuously meet new people, but rarely do I meet someone who’s ideas become part of my mindset. David is one of those people, I see him as a second sun circling his beloved Florence. In the near future, I hope assist in the premier of his feature film about Brunelleschi.”