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Like a lot of people already in Hollywood, I have spent the better part of my life telling stories in one way or another. Whether it was writing wild tales at school, making movies in the backyard as a kid, or working on some of the biggest feature films ever made, my life has been geared toward being active in the motion picture and television industries.
I began my career as an Editor, Videographer, and Producer at WBGU-TV27 in Ohio and have shot Top Fuel Dragsters, classical music concerts, movie premieres and just about everything in between. As a motion-picture Camera Assistant for over a decade, my resume includes films like Titanic, Broken Arrow, Murder in the First, Star Trek Generations, and Pirates of the Caribbean to name a few. Television credits include such popular shows as NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Star Trek Enterprise, Star Trek Voyager, Strong Medicine, The West Wing, Charmed, and Tales from the Crypt.
I've transitioned from "production" into shooting "behind-the-scenes" that are used for marketing and promotional purposes. (see next column right over there --> )
What I Do and Have Done
A member of IATSE Local 600 Cinematographers Guild and an Associate Member of The Society of Operating Cameramen (SOC), I currently work as a freelance Cameraman based in Los Angeles and travelling around the world, primarily shooting behind-the-scenes footage and interviews for television and DVD use.
My behind-the-scenes/marketing credits include:
FAST AND FURIOUS 6
THE BOURNE LEGACY
GI JOE: RETALIATION
WE ARE MARSHALL
YOU, ME & DUPREE
KICKING & SCREAMING
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT/DARK KNIGHT RISES
...and many more! (See Resume/CV page for complete list)
Where I've worked and played around the world....
- Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, USA
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Lexington, KY, USA
- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
- Runaway Bay, Jamaica
- Mill Valley, CA, USA
- Monterey, CA, USA
- Napa, CA, USA
- Big Sur, CA, USA
- Flagstaff, AZ, USA
- Mystic, CT, USA
- Venice, Italy
- Bora Bora, French Polynesia
My Book. Yep! I'm a published Author too!
If you are an aspiring "filmmaker" or already in the professional industry, my book "What I Really Want to Do: On Set in Hollywood" is full of information about working on set. EVERY job on a typical movie set is discussed in detail explaining what everyone has done to get themselves those jobs, what they all actually do all day, and what those professionals can do to move up in the industry.
"What I Really Want to Do: On Set in Hollywood" is available at bookstores as well as online. Get your copy today!
Also read my article about shooting Behind-the-Scenes in ICG Magazine
And my contribution to ICG's focus on GoPro Cameras
I'm one of four alumni featured in BGSU Magazine's Spring 2013 issue in an article entitled, "Bright Lights, Big Stage, BGSU," by Jennifer Sobolewski.