Dynamic Resume

Recent Projects

2014
Detroit, Michigan

Inner Sunlight Music Video

This is the first video for artist "B. Aware" who produced, mixed and arraigned this piece with lyrical help from Audiological and Deuces July. Shot w/ just a $600 Budget in 2013 this video explores the artists' darker sides. Download the song here http://lostscience.bandcamp.com/track/inner-sunlight

Credits:
Director, DP, Camera Op, Producer
2014
Detroit, Michigan

2014 Theater Bizarre

Theatre Bizarre presented DAVID J, artist and seminal member of Bauhaus & Love and Rockets, at this years 'The Illusionists’ Ball'. David J & Planet D Nonet performed a very special version of Bela Lugosi’s Dead for the masqueraders at our Preview Gala on Friday, October 17th.
Produced by: John Dunivant
Director: RSSR
Music Director: Joshua James for Planet D Nonet
Arranger: Joshua James for David J
Gimbal Operator: Logan Siegel
Camera Operators: Kevin Knecht, Leland Stein IV, David Broad, Sara Rector, RSSR
Edited by: RSSR
Color Lab: hawkhaus
Title Graphics: John Dunivant
Music: Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus
Performed by: David J and Planet D Nonet
Live Audio Recording and Mixing: Jim Diamond

Credits:
Gimbal Operator
2014

Bob Seger (John Haitt) - "Detroit Made" Music Video

Client: Capital Records

This is the official music video for Bob Seger's 2014 release "Detroit Made".

See Video Here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYygx1F0Bmw

Credits:
Director of Photography / 1st Camera Op / Producer
2014
Detroit, Corktown, Michigan

Setting Up Shop: Batch Brewing Co.

Published on Jun 30, 2014
Mashable is documenting two small business owners' journeys as they're setting up shop in Detroit and San Francisco.
In episode 1, we meet Stephen Roginson, a former corporate marketer turned home brewer who's working to open Batch Brewing Company in Downtown Detroit. He's on a mission to help revitalize the city he loves, and there's a lot at stake: his life savings, a $50,000 grant, an Indiegogo campaign, his reputation and the hopes of a neighborhood.

Credits:
Camera Op
2014
Detroit, Michigan

VICE on HBO - "American Scrap"

Client: VICE Media Inc

"American Scrap" is a short documentary produced by VICE for HBO chronicling the devastating causes, effects and lives effected by the underground economy of scrap metal theft & recycling. This piece was shot in the summer of 2013 and opened the second season of VICE's hit TV show on HBO. I was hired to both work as lead consultant for production while filming in Detroit as well as Director of Aerial Photography in conjunction with Steve Wasko (UAV Pilot) and his company Motor City Copters.

FULL EPISODE AVAILABLE ONLY ON HBO, sorry!

Credits:
Detroit consultant, Aerial DP
2014
Detroit, Michigan

Work It Out!

This is a short film about who DKWIO is and what they do in the city of Detroit to teach students the practice of yoga. Shot in the Spring of 2014 this video gives an inside look into an organization that is changing the educational landscape. The difference in these kids after the program is truly eye opening.

Credits:
Director of Photography / Editor / Producer
2014
Crestone, Colorado

VICE - Apocalypse, Man (featuring Michael C. Ruppert)

Client: VICE Media Inc

Shot in October of 2013 this documentary produced by VICE explores the life of Michael C. Ruppert in the years following his hit film "Collapse". We spent 8 amazing days in the desert filming with Mike and seeing how he is enjoying his new found spiritual freedoms.
You can see the entire 6 piece mini-series documentary on VICE or just simply click the video to go to youtube for viewing. http://www.vice.com/vice-special/apocalypse-man-part-1

Credits:
DP, Time-lapse, Drone Camera
2013
Detroit, Michigan

CNN: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown - Detroit

Anthony Bourdain Visits Detroit in his Season 2 Finale and looks at the good, the bad and the parts unknown. I help produce, scout and shoot on this episode. My Motion Time-Lapses can be seen through out the episode as well as the promo. Read more about what Anthony had to say about his awesome tour of Detroit's local grub houses. http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown/season-2/d...

Credits:
AC & Time-lapse DP
2013
Mid-West , Nebraska

Sick Puppies - Live On Tour 2013 Teaser

Client: EMI

EPK package shot for EMI & Capital Music record label for the Sick Puppies new album (Connect) and summer tour 2013. Filmed Live in concert during 3 stops on the US tour in April 2013 @ Des Monies Iowa, Omaha Nebraska & St. Louis Missouri.

Credits:
Director of Photography / 1st Camera Op
2013
Detroit, Michigan

Whole Foods Market - Grand Opening Detroit

Client: Whole Foods

This is a piece I filmed and edited for the grand opening of the new Whole Foods Detroit store. This video was used as a marketing piece for the festivities and is being featured online @ the corporate website for Whole Foods.

Credits:
Director of Photography / Editor / Producer
2013 - present
Anywhere, Michigan

Manufacturing Marvels - TV Cable

Shot for the cable broadcasting of "Manufacturing Marvels" in Michigan during 2013. This program highlights the efforts of American manufacturers to lead the industry in Hi-Tech manufacturing processes. Manufacturing Marvels airs on the FOX Business channel and is produced by 617 Productions located in Texas.

Credits:
Director of Photography / 1st Camera Op
2012
Detroit, Michigan

Jessica Hernandez Live in Concert

Client: Capital Records

This release is the follow up to "Introducing Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas" shot in Detroit 2012. Shot in Multi-Cam this is a great look at the intimate atmosphere Jessica creates while preforming on stage. She sings, she plays a mean organ and the guitar and even cracks jokes to a buzzing audience of loyal listeners, industry insiders and newly found fans at the Magic Bag. Heavily influenced by Rock-&-Roll, Latin American music and Jessica's own multi-ethnic upbringing on the South West of Detroit her sound is distinct and her vocal textures gritty but yet polished like the voices of Motown legends; Aretha-Franklin & Diana Ross .

Credits:
Director of Photography, 1st Camera Op
2012
Detroit, Michigan

Jessica Hernandez - EPK Package & Behind the scenes

Client: Capital Records

This is a "Behind the Scenes/ EPK package" shot in Detroit in the Summer of 2012. Jessica and the band prepare for their record release and concert gig. The shoot covered the three days leading up to the show at The Magic Bag in July. We visited some of Jessica's local favorites, including Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak, and the group during rehearsal at their Mexican Town loft space.

jessicahernandez.net

Credits:
Director of Photography, 1st Camera
2012
Detroit, Michigan

BURN: One year on the frontline in the battle to save Detroit

This is the story of "BURN". Spanning the course of nearly three-years filming in Detroit, this is the tale of a big city fire department struggling under massive lay-offs, budget cuts, and a serious crime epidemic. These firemen & women work hard, long hours and our crew worked alongside them in 24-hour shifts to document their story in a way it has never been told before. Using a combination of DLSR cameras and Contour helmet-cams, the footage seen in "BURN" is some of the most compelling in the world of cinematography. Executive producers Dennis Leary and Jim Serpico helped bring this film to the finish line in April 2012 where it debuted in New York winning the "Audience Choice - Best Documentary Award" at the prestigious Tri-BeCa film festival. The film is currently screening at various cities around the country and raising money for both the Leary Firefighters foundations, the DFD and further distribution cost. If you'd like to donate money to this worthy film and support first responders across the US please visit the films web page: http://detroitfirefilm.org/

Credits:
2nd Camera, location scout, 1st AC
2012
Tichino, Shishelweni

Un'altra America (Another America)

Produced for Swiss Public Television with an intended European audience this documentary tells the stories of eight people who have remained in Detroit trying to give a meaning to the chaos and uncertainty that comes with living in one of America's most distressed cities. Refusing to give up hope and the possibility of creating a better future, even when everything seems lost, this film produced by Patrick Soegel, is a reflection on the evolution of the post-industrial American society.
FULL FILM HERE: http://la1.rsi.ch/home/networks/la1/cultura/Storie/2012/10/09/altra-amer...

Credits:
2nd Unit Camera, Time-lapse DP, Motion Control Op
2011
Detroit, Michigan

Nain Rouge - Short Film

"NAIN ROUGE" is the story of Jason, a young man visiting the city of Detroit for the first time. When he finds himself lost and unable to find a way home, Jason learns the true consequences of his actions and what it means to trespass in places he does not belong on Devil's Night. The title of the film refers to the legendary Nain Rouge, or Red Dwarf, of Detroit. This mythic figure has been a part of Michigan lore for more than 400 years and is said to be a harbinger of doom for the Motor City.

Credits:
Creative Editor, 1st AC, 2nd Camera
2011
Detroit, Michigan

Eminem - Fast Lane (Behind the Scenes)

This was the official Shady Records behind-the-scenes look at the music video shoot for Fast Lane featuring "Bad meets Evil" ,the alter egos of both Royce Da 5'9 & Eminem. Shot in May 2011 this was for the first single off the Fast Lane EP. Marshall and Royce get dirty in an old warehouse in Detroit while animated words interact with the artist during their equally animated performances.

Credits:
DP, 1st Camera
2010
Detroit, Michigan

Eminem - Recovery Album Documentary

Produced in 2010 this EPK was shot to promote both Eminem's "Recovery" album & concert series in Detroit & New York. Speaking to "those in the know" about Detroit, its music scene, and the city's impact on the life and career of Marshall Mathers (aka Eminem), the film documents both Detroit and Marshall's ongoing recoveries. My responsibilities as 2nd Unit DP included shooting the Detroit B-roll footage, interviews with locals as well as Eminem himself, and live DSLR video of the two concerts at Comerica Park.

Credits:
2nd Unit DP, Camera Op, location scout
2009
Detroit, Michigan

Requiem for Detroit?

Client: BBC Europe

Requiem for Detroit is a critically-acclaimed BBC Europe documentary. Shot by Julien Temple in 2008 (released in 2009), it is a work of artistic expression rarely seen in television documentary films. Temple's ability to capture the abstract as well as the real is beautifully mixed with a blend of actual news reel footage of some of Detroit's most important historical events, present day cinematography of Detroit's famous ruins and projected images of people and events that shaped the city.

Credits:
consultant, location scout, AP, on-screen talent

Skills

Pre-Production

Skills include: Location scouting & logistics, waiver writing, licensing agreements, copyrighting, budgeting, and research writing. A strong overall knowledge of the operations needed to complete a shoot and take it through to the post-production stage. Production & pre-production location work done for the BBC on the feature film “Requiem for Detroit” (Dir. Julien Temple). Campaign concept and script writing work seen in Reuther Middle School web campaign, "Making the Connection" & "College Ready, Career Ready, Life Ready" as well as the doDetroit TV pilot "Nikki Does Detroit....A food lovers guide to the D".

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Production

Skills include: Expertise in both studio and on-location production. A broad and vast knowledge of HD digital cinematography using Canon EOS Cameras. Specialty camera work in the areas of Time-lapse and Motion Controlled photography as well as 2 years experience as a Glide-Cam operator on location. Familiar with all standard analog & digital formats including mini-DV, Beta, Digital Beta, SDHC, P2, and all forms of Compact Flash media. Extensive experience working on both independent films, live concert and performance events and documentary projects as a Director of Photography, 1st Operator or 2nd Unit shooter.

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Post Production

Skills include: A well-rounded knowledge of non-linear editing for broadcast and web. Advanced knowledge of Final Cut Pro software including; DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, After Effects, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop. Fluent understanding of media management for both Mac and PC platforms. Advanced understanding of all standard NTSC codec’s including XD Cam-EX, H.264, mp4 and Apple Pro-res. Examples of creative editing shown in the award winning Short Film "Nain Rouge" and the mini-documentary "Young Detroit Builders". Commercial editorials include the 2007 Mustang & 2009 Ford Flex display videos.

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Education

2005 - 2009
Southfield, MI

Media Power

Received advanced specialized training on non-linear editing platforms for certification on Avid, Final Cut, After Effects, and Adobe applications.

2004 - 2005
Southfield, MI

Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts

Completed accelerated certification program in broadcast media specializing in video productions and shooting techniques for both studio & remote applications.

2001 - 2004
Auburn Hills, MI

Oakland Community College

Enrolled in the Associate’s degree program for Electronics Technology. Completed training in designing, building and testing circuits and circuitry components.

2000 - 2002
Pontiac, MI

Oakland Schools Technical Campus, N.E.

Completed a two-year program in the industrial electricity and electronics program. Served as the assistant instructor for an additional year upon graduation earning college credits while in high-school.