Greetings and welcome to my online portfolio. This web-space exists as a record of the recent work I have published in the areas of broadcast arts, cinematography, photography, and film editing. I am a professional cinematographer, editor and digital media producer living in Detroit and working in the S.E. Michigan. I specialize in Digital Cinema camera operations for Film and T.V. My specialized skills include; motion-controlled Time-lapse, 3-axis brushless gimbals for Steadicam style shooting and aerial cinematography.
In December 2014 I began working for the company Detroit Lives! Previously a client of mine, DL! was looking to add more production capabilities to their arsenal of services and thus led to my collaboration with these talented folks. Now headquartered in the Penobscot building, our reach is far in the Detroit Community. With projects ranging from documentaries, to web & TV commercials, narrative film to entire marketing and branding campaigns we do it all.
Before my work at Detroit Lives I worked as a freelance shooter, editor and producer. In that time one single project stands out more than any other. From 2010-12 I worked as a camera operator on a very special documentary about the Detroit Fire Department Called "Burn". In April 2012 I was fortunate enough to travel to NYC to premier the film at the Tri-Beca Film Festival. The film, which documents the struggles of the Detroit Fire Department (2009-2011) received the audience choice award for "Best Documentary".
Another standout project for me has been my time spent working with legendary rapper Eminem, whom I have shot for several times documenting various events and concerts. In addition, during October 2013 I had the pleasure of traveling to Colorado to film a documentary for VICE; "Apocalypse, Man!" A dark look into America's peak oil crisis through the eyes of Michael C. Ruppert ( R.I.P.)
Before freelancing (2005-2009) I worked full-time for the esteemed J. Walter Thompson (now Team Detroit Inc.) in their Park Broadcast Studios as both an editor and digital media coordinator. While working for JWT (TDI) my clients included global industry leaders and technology firms such as Ford Motor Company and Compuware. While there I worked closely on national accounts such as; White Castle, Barnes & Noble Books and Bell Helicopter, as well as smaller regional businesses like Oakwood Hospital and Warrior Lacrosse.