Summary

Born and raised in Hawai'i. Got hooked into filmmaking in 1998. Fine tuned my skills in High School and College. Earned a degree, founded a #1 fastest growing company in Hawai'i. I specialize in Directing, Camera Op. & Producing on land, air and water.

Credits

11/14 – 12/16

Producer/Shooter Hale Mua Initiative

Reality/Doc (TV) — Sam Kapoi Productions Details
11/14 – 12/16

Produce. Shoot. Edit.

7/15 – 7/15

Camera Operator (Canon C300) Vanderpump Rules 4

BRAVO — Reality/Doc (TV) — Evolution Media Details
7/15 – 7/15

Charlie Crew on travel episode in Hawai'i.

2/15 – 4/15

Camera Operator (Canon C300) Dog & Beth: On The Hunt 3

CMT — Reality/Doc (TV) — Electus Details
2/15 – 4/15

Camera B operator

8/14 – 2/15

Camera Operator (Sony PMW-200) Dog & Beth: On The Hunt 2

CMT — Reality/Doc (TV) — Electus Details
8/14 – 2/15

Camera B operator.

10/13 – 10/13

Camera Production Assistant – Bank of America (Hill Holiday)

Commercial/Ad — Point Blank / Nola Pictures Details
10/13 – 10/13

Camera A & B. However, I was pulled to be strictly on Camera A per the DP's request (Mandy Walker, ASC) I ran lenses, filters and anything else that Camera A needed. We also did a full day in the ocean at Kane'ohe sandbar, handled all gear on C4waterman's iBoatsled.

4/13 – 10/13

Camera Operator Dog and Beth: On the Hunt 1

CMT — Reality/Doc (TV) — Electus Details
4/13 – 10/13

I was primarily assigned to Leland Chapman because I was the only one that could keep up with him when running to catch the fugitive. I also shot ariel footage with a phantom drone that mounted a GoPro Hero3 Black Edition with a gimbal stabilizer on the final Hawai'i episode.

1/06 – 6/10

Camera Operator (Sony EX-1, Sony EX-3, Canon 7D, RED Scarlet, RED Epic, Arri Alexa, GoPro Hero1-3) – Makaha Studios

Commercial/Ad — Makaha Studios Details
1/06 – 6/10

Clients Include: HMSA (Hawa'i Medical Service Association), INPEACE, Kamehameha Publishing, Koauka, Mālama Hawaiʻi, SATO Pharmaceutical Company, State of Hawaii DLNR, STEM. Hawaii, University of Hawaii at Mānoa & West Oʻahu, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

1/06 – 6/10

Executive Producer – Makaha Studios

Commercial/Ad — Makaha Studios Details
1/06 – 6/10

Primarily dealt with clientele. Organized: budgeting, time scheduling, crew management, and production coordination. Clients Include: HMSA (Hawa'i Medical Service Association), INPEACE, Kamehameha Publishing, Koauka, Mālama Hawaiʻi, SATO Pharmaceutical Company, State of Hawaii DLNR, STEM. Hawaii, University of Hawaii at Mānoa & West Oʻahu, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Media

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Education

Class of '07

Art Institute of California - Los Angeles

BS Degree in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production

My Gear

  • DJI Phantom 3
  • DJI Ronin
  • GoPro Hero 4
  • Sony A7S