3 Weeks In Costa Rica
August brought me to Costa Rica, which included some of the most beautiful mountains, rivers, and beaches I'd ever visited. It was a photographic playground. Shots are up over on my Flickr page.
New Spot for CAC!
Following the success of Chicago Athletic Club's 2013 commercial campaign, a new spot has wrapped. After two full shoot days and a fun edit, we're ready to air. Keep an eye out!
Emmy Nomination #6!
I'm proud to announce that my recent commercial for LaSalle County, IL received a Chicago/Midwest Emmy nomination! Big thanks to the folks at LaSalle County CVB, the crew of Louie Flores and Hunter Bradley, and a terrific edit by Anthony Marzilli.
For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.
― Henri Cartier-Bresson
To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.
― Ansel Adams
Having worked professionally as a grip, editor, director, producer, and DP, I've built a strong knowledge of many jobs in the production process- an essential trait to effective collaboration. I've directed crews and casts of all sizes and levels, and have developed the ability to think on my feet and adapt under changing conditions.
Organization, collaboration, efficiency, and smart budgeting are my cornerstones to effective producing- because "Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance". My work has resulted in five Chicago/Midwest Emmy nominations since 2010.
From shooting and lighting to sound and gripping, I know my way around a set, and earned a 2011 Chicago/Midwest Emmy nomination for photography.
I'm no stranger to the creative process. In addition to consulting with clients to create and pitch original creative concepts, I'm constantly writing independent projects.