I hate written bios. Talking about yourself as a filmmaker seems like dancing about architecture, but here you go.
I’m a broadcast commercial Director and Director of Photography. I live in Richmond, Virginia in the United States. I love filmmaking, cinematography, communication, photography, design, writing, advertising, storytelling, editing, color, graphics, sound, and the web. I started with photography, and then started making films and video art. I got in early on the digital wave as film was going away, but I still shot tons of film. I miss that magic. I started over 18 years ago, and I’ve been a working professional in production for over 10 years.
I received my degree in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004. Since graduating, I’ve worked on Broadcast Commercials, Feature Films, Television Shows, Branded Content, Documentaries, Music Videos, Pilots, Web Content – If you have seen it, I’ve probably worked on it at some point.
I shoot with Alexa, Red (Epic and Scarlet), Canon C500 / C300, Canon D-SLR, Sony FS-700, Blackmagic, GoPro, iPhone, G7X. The best camera in the world is the one you have with you – and generally I’m much more concerned with light and what we are really trying to say.
I’m trained to pitch jobs by creating snappy treatments and deep visual presentations. Since I’m a Director and DP – I can function as cinematographer on a job. I can also edit if needed. I can edit in final cut pro and AVID, but I prefer Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. I have plenty of experience in animation and motion graphics.
I’m very comfortable working under constant pressure with deadlines, keeping high quality results as the priority. I’m very fast if need be and I know how to make clients and agencies happy.
Specialties: Cinematography, Film Production, Broadcast Commercial Production, and Post Production.