A visual storyteller from the start
David has been involved in the stage and film since his youth, and has dedicated his life and livelihood toward making celluloid memories. After graduating college with a degree in Radio & Television Production and a Minor in Theater, he began his career in film in Los Angeles. Since that day, he has worked in every facet of film and stage production, from production assistant through producer and director.
An entrepreneurial spirit with a corporate eye
In 1998, he founded D. Hudson Productions and the Skitz-N-Sketchez Arts Academy, film production firm and acting school for children ages 8 to 18, with the vision of bringing these two business ventures together to produce childrens films. Since then, Hudson has produced more than 25 childrens short films of every single genre, not even including the countless commercials and corporate film projects hes done along the way. He recognizes that his background getting the most from children has helped tremendously during his corporate projects when hes often working with company personnel that has limited acting experience.
Then the funny came
Dave and Joe were partners-in-crime and troupe members at the esteemed improv comedy haven, I.O. Chicago, and became fast friends, working on several projects together. Every comedic car sales video youve ever seen of Joe had Dave behind the camera (and sometimes in front of it). He has directed, produced, shot, and edited for 19 years as a business owner, with projects for international corporations, local municipalities, health care systems, commercials for small and large businesses including car dealerships, and over 60 original short films. Suffice it to say, with Joes brain being the idea engine and Dave being the talented eye, their mutual collaborations and videos are well known in the automotive space.
Award-winning talent that makes your videos memorable
David is proud to say the commercials, films and projects he has personally created/directed/produced and shot have won Davey Awards, Tele Awards, Communicator Awards, and Admissions Awards. As he heads up the DealerKnows Video Production efforts, he is able to orchestrate projects large and small to deliver your brand message. He participates alongside DealerKnows clients in the creation of the material, gets the most out of the talent available, captures the right shot in the perfect light, and makes your company memorable. Video is not just the wave of the future, it is the record of the present. David has been focused on making clients stand out for almost two decades, and is just getting started.
Random Facts About David
- His son is his world.
- Dave is a musician, playing guitar and singing, often hired for gigs at bars.
- Fulfilled a lifelong dream by performing in Nashville at some of the main clubs for up and comers.
- Born in Elgin, IL and raised nearby in Carpentersville.
- David currently resides in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, IL.
- David graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
David’s 5 Favorite Movies
- Return of the Jedi
- O’ Brother, Where Art Thou?
- The Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Pulp Fiction
- Guardians of the Galaxy
Favorite TV Shows
- Sunny Side Oyster Bar, NC
David’s 5 Favorite Songs
- Sympathy for the Devil â€“ Rolling Stones
- I Know You Rider â€“ Grateful Dead
- Cant Find My Way Home â€“ Blind Faith
- Over When Its Over â€“ Eric Church
- Rita Mae Young â€“ The Record Company
Places to Visit Bucket List
Lesson from Dave’s Parents
- If you’re going to do something, do it well or don’t do it at all.