Decebal Dascau's career is strongly tied to the Romanian Revolution of 1989, which found him as a freelance photographer and videographer. He captured shocking images of the revolution which were broadcast around the world. In the first stage of his career, Dascau participated in Romania's Image Festival in 1989, where he was awarded the first prize. He was one of the pioneers of the first independent television station in Romania, Timisoara '89 Television (TVT'89).
From December 1989 to 1995, Decebal Dascau worked as producer, videographer and news reporter for TVT'89. Dascau worked in both the drama and news/documentary units. As an artistic producer Decebal Dascau produced, filmed and directed: musical video clips, concerts of Jesus Jones,
Phoenix, Anathema, Iris,, Schinitt 8, and original short stories.
His production in news and documentaries included: Timisoara – a documentary about the Romanian Revolution in1989; It is my choice – a documentary about the first free elections in Romania; The Shareholder – a documentary about the influx of foreign capital coming to Romania. He directed Pozitii – Opozitii - a political talk show akin to CNN's Crossfire). He covered, as a videographer and reporter, civil unrest, street demonstrations, union fights, visits of international officials and heads of state, the return of the Romanian Royal family, and so on. Essentially, all of the important moments of the Romanian transition to democracy were caught on tape by his camera.
Due to his bravery covering the Romanian Revolution Dascau was invited to the United States to participate in workshop for Romanian Broadcast Journalists at California State University and CNN in 1991.
In 1995, Dascau took his career in a new direction founding Skyline Series Production Ltd. in Timisoara, Romania. Skyline produced programming for Romanian and international broadcasters, including programmes covering the Bosnian War (where Dascau filmed on the front-lines), Romanian elections, and other news-worth events in Eastern Europe. Dascau and Skyline also provide campaign video's and promotional material for many of Romania's political parties. His work as an Image Consultant was widely regarded across Romania.
Before moving to Canada in 2004, Decebal Dascau was working as Creative Director of Euroholding Inc., again in Timisoara, developing marketing plans for the company, producing advertisements and other promotional items (brochures, fliers, banners, flags, etc.).
Dascau is now living in Toronto, Ontario working as a freelance Cinematographer, Editor and Director. He graduated from the Toronto Film School in 2006 and has directed, shot and edited several commercials and corporate videos as well has having a self-produced documentary short, Happiness, air on the Independent Film Channel in the United States.
Also, in 2006 Dascau was trained in DALSA's new cutting edge camera the 4K and took on a variety of assignments for New York based KPI, Romedia and Ballinran Entertainment.
With Romedia he served as Director of Photography on the documentary The Hero and The Queen, which aired on Omni Television. Currently he is working as an editor and cinematographer for Ballinran Entertainment. He contributed to the hugely successful and four-time Gemini nominated docudrama Death or Canada and was a driving creative force behind Ballinran's documentary, Hangman's Graveyard, which aired in December of 2009 to critical and popular acclaim.
In 2010 and 2011 he served as Director of Photography and Editor on the Ballinran feature documentary The Captains, directed by William Shatner.