It's nice to meet you.
It's nice to meet you.
Ever since I picked up my first 35mm B&W Film camera in high school, I knew I wanted to take photos. My love of stories and writing meant that my interest in creating powerful imagery morphed into an obsession with film. From there, the music and it's relation to the rhythm of cuts and the visuals drew me in. In everything I make, I utilize this audio/visual relationship.
Every year, I create a Reel to show what the past year was like. Each time, I try to create a piece that shows not only what I've done, but gives you a little slice of how it feels to read, listen to or watch something I've made.
One of my favorite things to do is shoot weddings. It's a huge responsibility to capture the most important day of someone's life, but it's something that I'm very passionate about. Why? Because when I'm shooting, I'm not just getting pretty images. I'm capturing a time and place that you'll remember forever.
Instead of just documenting the day, I want to create a film that takes you back every time you watch it. The sounds, the feelings, those butterflies you get at the first look and the goosebumps during the vows. It's more than just documenting what happened.
I've always been enamored with writing for the screen or stage. The freedom to write with visual precision and specificity is what makes this medium so exciting for me. I've written features, all the way down to micro-shorts.
Writing scripts helps communicate ideas and concepts even when working on non-fiction pieces like promotional videos.
Where scriptwriting is a medium of format and rules, narrative fiction is an open expanse of creative freedom. I've been lucky enough to have been published twice for my short and flash fiction.
I write minimal, dark pieces heavily based in relevant themes and concepts. It's not about the happy ending, it's about what we learn along the way.
Writing journalistic pieces isn't something that came naturally to me. I had to work to find my voice when writing fact based pieces. Writing five to ten pieces a week for a camera and media news blog taught me unique effective ways to adapt my creative voice.
I use the past and the speculative future to put the present in context. In this way, I make esoteric subjects like camera tech relatable to the widest audience possible.