Summary

From Kawasaki and L'Oreal commercials, to feature-length documentaries, I collaborate with creative teams like yours to disrupt and inspire through the power of story. Click my website to see who I've worked with and what I've done as a Director and DoP.

Credits

3/17 – Current

Director of Photography (Panasonic GH5) American TIme Bomb

PBS — Reality/Doc (TV) Details
3/17 – Current

I created a look for the Feature Documentary based on Joshua Melville's autobiographical novel American Time bomb. Responsibilities centered around run&gun footage of the American Northeast documenting Joshua's journey to uncover the truth of his father's death in the Attica Prison uprising of 1971. Captured in 4K at 30p for Broadcast. Responsibilities included creating a nostalgic look of Joshua's youth with specially chosen vintage camera lenses to work in conjunction with modern digital-made lenses. On-location and in-camera sound recording were my responsibility as well.

8/10 – Current

Cinematographer (RED Scarlet, C100, C300, C500, Canon 5D, DJI x5pro, DJI Ronin, Movi M5) Independent Film maker

Internet — Freelance Details
8/10 – Current

I've worked with teams on both smaller run & gun films and global marketing campaigns. Regardless of the creative hat, from Camera Operator to Director, I look for the "story" in every shot to frame content in a way that engages a target audience and produces higher click-through rates and retention for clients. Collaboration with a creative team driven by a clear vision is my favorite part of the process. Commercial Clients • L’OREAL Commercial Campaign (web)....................................................Director, DoP, Camera • SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY Commercial Campaign (web).............Director, DoP, Editor • TEMPUS - “Data-Driven Cancer Treatment” Commercial (web & broadcast)....DoP • EPE KAWASAKI Commercial (web)..........................................................Director, DoP, Editor • TV HOUSE (Charlie Rose CBS) News Events (broadcast):.............................Camera Op, Gaffer • ESCAPE POD AGENCY (Toys “R” Us, Feeing America) Commercials (web)......DoP, Camera Op • REACH FIELD HOUSE Commercial (web)..................................................Director, DoP, Editor Narrative and Documentary Films • AMERICAN TIME BOMB (Documentary in Production for PBS)......................DoP • CHICAGO: CITY GOES TO WAR (Documentary Pilot in Production for PBS).....DoP • A PERFECT MANHATTAN (Narrative Short)................................................Director Juried: L.A. Shorts International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Illinois International Film Festival •THE UNEARTHENING (Narrative Short)....................................................DoP Juried: The Sound of Silence Horror Film Festival

10/16 – 12/16

Director of Photography – Evoker (Currently under NDA)

Commercial/Ad — Evoker (Currently under NDA) Details
10/16 – 12/16

We filmed 25 "run & gun" commercials on Location in Austin and San Antonio Texas within a 7 week schedule. Responsibilities included developing a cinematic visual style across all films while working with non-talent personalities quickly and effectively to capture unscripted interviews and candid lifestyle scenarios. Anticipatory problem solving, on-the-fly adaptability and critical multitasking were vital tools, keeping production footprints small and workflow nimble.

8/14 – 8/16

Director – Evoker (Currently under NDA)

Details
8/14 – 8/16

As a founding team member of a West Loop branding house, I co-development a film studio responsible for end-to-end motion picture production of both local and international advertising campaigns focusing around personal, story-driven films. I worked closely with both a growing in-house creative team and clients to produce and deliver rendered content.

3/13 – 4/14

Camera Operator (Black Magic Cinema Camera) TV House

CBS — Live / Special Event (TV) — TV House Details
3/13 – 4/14

Responsibilities involved Gaffing and filming 15 minute live and pre-recorded interviews for immediate network primetime broadcast. Teams comprised a Producer/Director, Sound engineer and 2 Camera Operators in a Kino-Flo based studio.

Media

  • L'Oreal Professionnel: Leah's Journey

  • Welcome to Reach Fieldhouse

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Education

Class of '92

University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature

Affiliations

  • Chicago Film Makers Documentary Support Group

Skills

  • - Canon C series cameras
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • DJI Ronin
  • Movi M5
  • OSMO X5pro
  • Panasonic GH4
  • Super16mm