I'm a director, cinematographer and producer originally from Cornwall, England who works all over the world.
I aim to involve myself in as many creative areas as I can. It's all part of being a better director. I will film anything (within reason) and enjoy working within a team. A lot of my work comes from the music industry, however I don't really like to pigeonhole myself into single categories. We all need to be flexible in our fields. My aim is to be a features director.
My other loves include surfing, music, swimming and the wild. I'm a film geek. I try to twist many things in my life with as much dry humour/weird humour as possible.
This site is a break down of my work, my life, my daily creative inspirations, antics on the road and various other random insights.
David Haik - Pianos Become The Teeth - Scotland, August, 2012
Dave Rave. The drummer of Pianos Become The Teeth. Out of all the bands I’ve ever met, these guys were one of the most inspirational and forthcoming. Very rarely do I feel like ‘I’ll do anything to help these people no matter what’, but these people were indeed in that category. Touring is often very hard, but when you’re around good, honest individuals, it turns into the most inspiring time of your life. Selfishness is a human trait, lets be honest, but these guys really are self-less. They never complained about a single thing I asked them to do for the ‘I’ll Get By Video’, and for me, that is one of the best things any director could ask for. There was never any question to the dedication to the project, and dedication to anything is by far the most important thing. We give ourselves to many causes, but how many causes give us the same thing back? That question I’ll leave you to answer. For me, I will always remain dedicated to the people who deserve it. Pianos Become The Teeth have my dedication.
This summer I had the chance to work with (and earn a friendship) with Pianos Become The Teeth. Probably the nicest band I’ve ever worked with (sorry everyone else but they just never were not negative, at all EVER, and we all know bands can be like that). This guy (Dave) was 1 of the 5, and his weird ass rap/hip hop side project (that sounds like dr.dre on acid and helium at the same time) just had me in absolute stitches when it was on the stereo in the van one night. Please check out Pianos if you get the chance and support them. They deserve all the success in the world and I walked away feeling like I had truly gained some great friends from this single endeavor There is a high chance we’ll be back together working on something of a different nature next year, so watch this space.
Mike you may know from the awesome band called Pianos Become The Teeth. He’s offering his recording services over in the USA over the next 3 weeks before he heads off on tour. If you’re a band looking to get involved then please give Mike a shout. He’s a top guy and does a great job. I can guarantee by the time you’re done working with him you’ll have gained a friend, because that’s what happened with me when I hit the road with them back in August (this is true for the entire band).
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We begin shooting the video for this song tomorrow at Hevy Festival. We then continue on a short UK run with Balance And Composure and Seahaven. If you’re coming to a show then please get involved and give it your all, especially people at Hevy. The guys played this last in their set at Vlam rock so I suspect it will be the same in the UK. Your involvement at a show can really make the difference to a video.