I’ve worked in all capacities of video production — pre-production, production and post-production. I’ve written, produced, directed, designed and edited projects of varying types. Most of my professional work to date is video marketing. As a result, I have not worked as much as I’d like in the narrative realm, though that will not remain the case forever.
My video directing experience is diverse. I’ve directed live-action, animation and projects that feature a combination of both. Directing videos is where I’m most comfortable. The thing I enjoy most about directing is collaborating with all the talented people involved in a production — producers, writers, DPs, ADs, talent, editors, motion designers, and sound designers. They all speak their own language and bring unique insight to the project. The director is the leader but good leaders are capable of interdependence. I take pride in my ability to accept input from everyone involved in a production without compromising my vision for the project.
There’s nothing more satisfying in this business than piecing together a project and presenting it to others. I began my career as an editor and have edited video projects of all shapes and sizes — ads, corporate, short form documentaries, music videos and anything in between. My extensive time editing has improved my ability as a director. Understanding what’s needed during production to have a good edit allows for greater confidence and creativity onset.
Motion Graphics & Animation
My fascination with motion graphics started while watching movie title sequences as a kid. My early motion graphic work was purely supplemental; adding basic motion graphics to an assortment of video productions. As I learned more and more about Adobe After Effects and Illustrator, I began creating more complex animations. Now many of my projects are entirely motion graphics and animation. What began as a functional fascination is now a vital component of my work.
Graphic Design & Illustration
My desire to create good-looking motion graphics prompted my interest in graphic design. I’ve studied graphic design and taught myself Photoshop and Illustrator, but never really thought of myself as a graphic designer. I love and respect the art tremendously, but most of my graphic design work is for motion and personal projects.
I can take a good picture. I have way too much respect for photography to call myself a professional photographer. I would love nothing more than to master the art but, at present, I am nothing more than an interested and experimental amateur. I work primarily with Canon equipment; taking pictures whenever possible to improve the quality of my work. To get a better sense of my ability to capture and process images, checkout my Instagram.