I want to tell compelling, visual stories.
I follow the philosophy that directing is equal parts having a vision, being able to clearly and effectively communicate that vision, and surrounding yourself with the right people to best execute that vision.
I like to get my hands dirty; I’ve worked in nearly every role on set coming up in the industry.
FILM CREW (PRODUCTION COMPANY)
Director | 2014-Present
I created FILM CREW as a company to create personal film projects (as well as to bill as a loan out, like many freelancers). I like finding visual, compelling stories in all subject matters. My own stories often involve kids or teenagers, townies, suburbia, Americana, and period elements.
Cosmic Bowling and The Holes Beneath the Trees were produced in collaboration with Konrad & Paul, the production company founded by the director of photography of both films and with whom I have frequently worked with as a freelancer.
DIRECTOR \ PRODUCER - FREELANCE
Director, Producer, Production Manager | 2016-Present
Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Assistant Camera | 2013-Present
I began freelancing out of college as a camera operator with various production companies. Over time, I’ve moved the majority of my work from Camera Department to Directing, Producing, or Production Managing for those same production companies.
Recent productions include directing a series of spots for Spotify with Andre Drummond, directing and producing event coverage for Samsung through McKinney, and production managing the Yves Saint Laurent 2019 Men’s Spring Summer show through Northbound.
NBC \ USA NETWORK \ TALK STOOP WITH CAT GREENLEAF
Director of Photography | 2015-2018
Camera Operator | 2013-2015
Out of a college internship at NBC, I was hired as a camera operator on Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf with John Christon as the director of photography. After he left, I was asked to take over the role. Talk Stoop was functionally two shows, one a half-hour interview show on NBC, and the other the daytime host of USA network.
During the time I worked on Talk Stoop, we won two New York Emmy's and were been nominated for a third.
Co-founder | 2015-2016
Protoscience was a joint venture between myself and the brilliant adventure-filmmaker and photographer Adam Nawrot. Protoscience was an aerial media and movi specialty camera movement company.
Interchangeably flew a Freefly Cinestar 8 HL copter and operated a camera attached beneath it as part of a two man team.
Rigged and operated at Movi M15 and M10, both as a two man team and as a solo operator.
Rigged and operated six to eighteen foot jibs with remote heads attached beneath, both for live events and for narrative productions.
Ultimately, we closed Protoscience when we felt the regulation of the industry (which I do believe is a good thing) drove us farther from filmmaking and into increasingly technical fields. Before the Part 107 remote pilot license existed, it was looking like we would need to acquire a manned aircraft pilot’s license to continue to operate UAVs commercially, and that did not interest us. We wanted to tell stories in innovative ways, not move farther into the technical solutions side.
INTERN - OSCILLOSCOPE LABS \ NBCUNIVERSAL \ MERCK \ GIRLHATTAN
Interned at multiple companies during college, trying to soak up all areas of the industry. I interned at Oscilloscope Laboratories (2013), NBCUniversal (2013), Merck (2012), and the unreleased KarmaloopTV show Girlhattan (2011-2012).
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY \ TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television
Graduated December 2013
Camera Operation, Assistant Camera
Experience operating nearly every digital camera system for both video and still production.
Drone operation, Movi and gimbal operation, remote head and jib operation
Focus pulling (Arri WCU-4 is by far my preferred wireless control system)
Specialty camera rigging and derigging
Continuous and strobe lighting and safety
Editing, VFX/Motion Graphics, DIT, and Color
Nuke (admittedly a bit rusty)
Basic web and graphic design
Standard communication software
Evernote (I live my life in Evernote)