Owner: RED Scarlet W and Sony FS7 camera packages, DJI Ronin, and a variety of other equipment. Director of Photography and Editor. Work featured on CBS, ESPN, ABC, FOX Sports, BTN, and CNN. email:


6/17 – Current

Producer NFL Digital Diaries 4 — Internet — Torrential TV Details
6/17 – Current

I'm currently producing a six-episode digital series focusing on NFL players during their off-days. Players include Josh Norman, Landon Collins, Jordan Howard, Michael Thomas, Tyrod Taylor, and Darren Sproles. 2017 Telly Award Winner.

10/17 – 10/17

Director of Photography (Sony FS7) U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach Digital Series

Internet — Intersport Television Details
10/17 – 10/17

I served as the Director of Photography for six vignettes focusing on coaches throughout the Midwest. Formal interviews, run-and-gun, and beauty shots with stylized lighting and framing.

4/17 – 10/17

Producer 30 Years: A Celebration of the James Beard Foundation

ABC — Reality/Doc (TV) — Intersport Television Details
4/17 – 10/17

Producer and Sony FS7 operator for several segment shoots for the James Beard Foundation 30th Anniversary Special on ABC. Responsibilities include filming documentary-style footage of several events at the James Beard House and filming three-camera interview setups of several high-profile chefs including Marcus Samuelsson, Jacque Pepin, Ted Allen, Gail Simmons, and Art Smith. Will air November 2017.

3/15 – 10/17

Director – Intersport Television

3/15 – 10/17

Serving as the Director of Creative Services within Intersport, my responsibilities included the production of video content across both broadcast and digital platforms from initial concept to final delivery. I've also served as the company's Director of Photography and am fluent with a variety of cameras, lighting, and sound equipment. I also oversaw the creation of video content throughout our properties, including the State Farm College Slam Dunk and Three Point Championships, 7/11 City Slam presented by Brisk, the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby, and the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and Three Point Championship. I've produced video content for 70+ brands including PlayStation, Tropicana, Mercedes Benz, Quicken Loans, and TD Ameritrade. I oversee the day-to-day operations of 15+ Associate Producers, Editors, Production Assistants, and Interns. My work has been featured on ESPN, CBS, ABC, and Fox Sports 1.

7/17 – 7/17

Director of Photography (Sony FS7) – United Healthcare (Intersport)

Commercial/Ad — Intersport Television Details
7/17 – 7/17

Filmed a blind surf camp for four days in North Carolina for a United Healthcare campaign. Two camera shoot.

7/17 – 7/17

Director of Photography (Arri Amira) Tropicana Spark and Shine Digital Series

Tropicana Website — Internet — Intersport Television Details
7/17 – 7/17

I served as the Director of Photography for a one-day shoot in Tampa for Tropicana's "Spark and Shine" digital series featuring Tampa Bay Buccaneers All-Pro Gerald McCoy. Responsibilities included setting up lighting schemes, working with talent, and coordinating between the producer and camera operators. Final product will be released in September 2017.

5/17 – 5/17

Videographer (Sony FS7) – BMO Harris Bank (Intersport)

Commercial/Ad — Intersport Television Details
5/17 – 5/17

Filmed part of a BMO Harris campaign in Wisconsin in relation to the 200th anniversary of BMO Harris.

3/17 – 3/17

Camera Operator (Sony FS7) State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships

ESPN/ESPN2 — Sports (TV) — Intersport Television Details
3/17 – 3/17

I served as the mole camera operator during the event. I switched between handheld, tripod, and DJI Ronin throughout the night to capture the essence of the competition including the 3-point contests, dunk contest, judges table, and the crowd. Footage was used for both live television and digital.


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Class of '08

Ball State University

Telecommunications - Production Option

My Gear

  • 6' Dana Dolly
  • Astra 1x1 Light Kit
  • Canon 16-35mm f2.8 Lens
  • Canon 24-105mm f4 Lens
  • Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS Lens
  • DJI Ronin
  • Kino Flo Diva Kit
  • Manfrotto 504HD Tripod
  • Quasar Science Q-LED Light Kit
  • Red Scarlet W
  • Sony FS7
  • Westcott 1x2 LED Light


  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Media Composer
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Budgeting
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Director
  • Director of Photography
  • Editor
  • Final Cut X
  • Interviews
  • Lighting
  • Post-Production
  • Pre-Production
  • Producer
  • Production
  • Storyboarding
  • Timelapse
  • Videography
  • Virtual Reality