Dave Powers was the producer and director of this MTV2 documentary-style show about the history of professional skateboarding. It was a promotional special for the film Lords of Dogtown (directed by Catherine Hardwicke, starring Emile Hirsch and Heath Ledger) that was hosted by Jim Shearer and features interviews with skateboard legends Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva, as well as the cast and director of the movie.
Dave Powers was the writer and producer of the investigative, news magazine-style series Playlistism on MTV2. He also field produced/directed some of the pieces in the show, including this segment about the SwiMP3, a revolutionary underwater MP3 player.
Dave Powers was the co-producer and co-shooter of this MTV2 documentary-style special about the global car culture phenomenon. The show follows car customizer RJ DeVera and pro drag racer Christian Rado.
Dave Powers was the co-creator, producer and eventually supervising producer of the hit MTV2 show Hip Hop’s Toughest Rhymes, one of the most popular and longest-running original series in the channel’s history. This is a portion of Act 1 of a 2005 episode. It includes videos by Trick Daddy and Busta Rhymes.
During his time as Supervising Producer of Sprint TV’s SEE Music—a music television channel exclusively available on Sprint mobile phones—Dave Powers co-created several weekly shows, including Crash Course–an in-depth look at an album and/or an artist. The Fat Joe Crash Course on his album “The Elephant in the Room,” profiled both the artist and his latest album, and included an interview with Fat Joe. For this particular Crash Course, Dave wrote the script, directed the host reads in the studio and post produced the finished segment.
Before assuming the role of Supervising Producer of Sprint TV’s SEE Music—a music channel exclusively available on Sprint mobile phones—Dave Powers produced several segments for the fledgling channel. He field produced this artist profile of Louisiana rapper Hurricane Chris on the set of his “Hand Clap” video (while simultaneously shooting a “Making the Video”-style segment), then post produced both segments back in the Sprint TV studios. This is an example of a profile without any voice-over narration. The entire story is told by the relevant characters’ interviews, music and images.