Davin is an award-winning director with a sharp eye for detail. His perspective is drawn from unique life experience and his outlook is transmitted in front of the lens. Davin started his career making music videos for artists like Drake, The Sheepdogs and The Arkells where he collected numerous awards and skills before shifting his focus into the commercial world. Davin’s work has garnered millions of online views and has many nationally televised broadcast projects under his belt including work with clients such as Google, Nike and Uber. Davin is a collaborator who understands branding and deliverables and how to make the desired emotion become a reality on camera. His extensive production knowledge allows Davin to make things happen and attack projects in ways others can’t. He is a world traveller with shoots on location in many countries as well as a vast experience in studio. Always looking to push forward, there is no challenge or technique that Davin runs from.

ACCOLADES

2016

Applied Arts Magazine Awards

Winner - Television Advertising - Craft - Cinematography - CFL "What We're Made Of"

Winner - Television Advertising - Craft - Editing - CFL "What We're Made Of"

CSC Awards

Nominee - Commercial Cinematography - CFL "What We're Made Of"

MuchMusic Video Awards
Nominee - Best Rock Video – Monster Truck "Don't Tell Me How To Live"

2015

MuchMusic Video Awards
Winner - Best Hip Hop Video – P. Reign ft. Drake & Future "DnF"

 

2012

MuchMusic Video Awards
Winner - Best Rock Video – The Sheepdogs “I Don’t Know”

Reel World Film Festival
Nominee – Music Video Category – The Sheepdogs “I Don’t Know”

2011

MuchMusic Video Awards
Winner - Best Rock Video – Abandon All Ships “Geeving”
Nominee - Best Director - Abandon All Ships “Geeving”
Nominee - Best Cinematography – Stereos “Uncontrollable”

 

2010

MuchMusic Video Awards

Nominee - Best Indie Video – Arkells “Pullin’ Punches”

 

2009

Juno Awards
Nominee - Best Video – The Saint Alvia Cartel “Blonde Kryptonite”

MuchMusic Video Awards
Nominee - Best Director – Theory Of A Deadman “All Or Nothing”
Nominee - Best Rock Video - Theory Of A Deadman “All Or Nothing”
Nominee - Best Cinematography – Theory Of A Deadman “All Or Nothing”

2008

MuchMusic Video Awards
Nominee - Best Post Production - The Saint Alvia Cartel “Blonde Kryptonite”

Cravefest Music Video Awards
Winner - Best Over-All Video - The Saint Alvia Cartel “Blonde Kryptonite”
Winner - Best Production/Directing - The Saint Alvia Cartel “Blonde Kryptonite”
Winner - Best Rock/Punk Video - The Saint Alvia Cartel “Blonde Kryptonite”
Winner - Best Song - The Saint Alvia Cartel “Blonde Kryptonite”

2007

Cravefest Music Video Awards
Winner - Best Hip-Hop Un-signed Video – Solitair “Make A Movie”

DAVIN BLACK // BIO

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