The most specialized generalist.
A rare blend of technical knowledge and creative leadership allows me to direct productions - or make them. (Or both.)
I learned quickly how important it was to have an explicit understanding of your craft. Through my career, I nurtured that urge to learn by pursuing many highly technical skills. As a result, I can both create a vision or execute it.
At the core of every great video lies a great story, but creativity doesn’t materialize out of a void. I firmly believe it takes concerted effort, candor and curiosity to arrive at the core story of every project. So whether it's realizing a project in it’s entirety, or coming on to provide strategy, my artistic vision and technical know-how help bring your projects to life.
One of the most rewarding things is to see beautiful artwork come to life through animation. Building micro universes with rich environments and charismatic characters has always been a passion of mine. I use my strong graphic design foundation and the 12 principles of animation as the guiding principle in all of my projects.
Modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering sit comfortably on my tool belt thanks to my schooling as a 3D animator. It's my secret weapon for creating photorealistic physically based CGI and animation. Versed in Autodesk Maya, VRay and Arnold, I use 3D to realize projects from product renderings, VR/AR assets, complex VFX, and stylized animations.
A great story without great delivery falls flat. Editorial locks your attention on what is important and guides you through the narrative. Having worked for years as a video editor, it is one of the foundational skills that I use daily - across all manner of projects.
Color science is ... well ... a science. But color also offers another opportunity to weave the narrative and aesthetic choices together. With LUTs, color profiles and gamma - it can get complicated. Making a shot look beautiful is equal parts artistry and arithmetic. Leaning on my technical degree and years of experience helps me wade through the deep waters of color grading to ensure every shot lives up to it's potential.
We stand at an interesting moment in time for filmmaking. The availability of virtual reality and augmented reality technology means, for the first time, we can create truly immersive experiences that challenge our expectations of what storytelling looks like. Without hesitation, in 2014 I dove headfirst into this innovative new technology, taking clients along for the ride into this exciting new medium.
I have had a camera in my hand ever since I was a young child. From my first 35mm stills cameras to the RED WEAPON cameras I shoot on today, my eye has been refined with the creation and curation of countless exposures. As a technical cinematographer, I am also simultaneously thinking about the color pipeline, VFX and editorial requirements every time the camera fires up.