Dave Chameides has been a Local 600 A Camera - Steadicam operator for the past 20-something years. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards, received an SOC Operator of The Year nomination in 2014 for his work on the film St. Vincent, and won the SOC Operator of the Year Award in 2023 for his work on the TV show Ozark.
When not working in the film industry, Dave spends his time teaching students about their impact on the environment and how they can make a difference in the world. His seminar Chasing Sustainability has been heard around the world and a 2008 experiment to not throw anything "away" for a year gained him international recognition as an outspoken environmental educator.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two kids, and their fairly stupid dog.