David Max Steinberg

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Theatre, Television and Film
San Diego State Univeristy
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA, 92182

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David Max Steinberg is a producer, filmmaker, and former I.A.T.S.E. Local 600 Director of Photography out of NYC.


  • M.F.A., New York University Graduate Institute of Film & Television (1985)
  • B.A, UCSD Visual Arts (1980)


At 27, Steinberg's feature directorial debut, an NYU grad thesis film, ("Severance" 1988), won an invitation to appear in Italy at the Florence Feature Film Festival where it was picked up for international distribution by Fox/Lorber Associates in New York.

He was subsequently signed as a young director/DP with the William Morris Agency in NYC in the fall of 1989.

He was invited to join I.A.T.S.E 644 in 1991 while shooting a Nickelodeon feature starring Abe Vigoda, Sherman Helmsley, and "Champion Joe" Frazier. In 1993, Steinberg moved to Los Angeles where he photographed the feature, "Silent Victim", directed by Menahem Golan of Cannon Films (Michele Greene, Kyle Secor).

Music video credits involve projects for Prince, Roxy Music, Lee Ritenour, Diamond Rio, and Miles Davis, Donald Fagan.

Commercial clients include Booz Allen Hamilton, Harvard University, “Good Morning, America”, Mike Nichols & Diane Sawyer, The DuBois Institute, Katherine Dunham Dance, PBS and many others.

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