David Valdez Presidential Photographer, On George Bush, 911, and Corvettes

David Valdez, interviewed on OWC Radio with Host Cirina Catania, is a former Presidential photographer who worked with George Bush 41. He also photographed LBJ, worked for the National Park Service, the Habitat for Humanities, and the Republican National Committee. On the morning of 911, he was only two blocks away from the U.S. Capital and heard the plane hitting the Pentagon. He hasn’t stopped working and volunteering his skills for over 50 years . It’s a sure bet you’ll find him at the yearly Texas Corvette Invasion wielding his 500 mm lens. This was a fascinating conversation!

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ABOUR OUR SHOW RUNNER & HOST: Cirina Catania, is a successful filmmaker, former Sr Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at MGM-UA and United Artists and one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival. She is the founder, CEO and Executive Director of the 501(c)3 High School Media Collective. Cirina is Founder/Lead Creative at the Catania Group Global est. circa 1989, partner, Lumberjack System, as well as Tech Ambassador for companies such as Blackmagic Design.  She is a long-time member of the Producers Guild, Writers Guild, Cinematographers Guild, the National Press Club, National Press Photographer’s Association, and more. She has worked as a writer, director, supervising producer, cinematographer, post-producer, or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic and Discovery.

OWC RADiO is recorded in the Catania Studios in San Diego, most of the time on a Shure SMB via Zoom and Audio Hijack. Cirina edits this show on Final Cut and Lumberjack’s Builder.

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