Summary

Director of Photography and Camera Operator for film and television. Over 18 years experience with all film and digital formats for reality/documentary TV, films, music videos, and commercials. Available for travel.

Credits

9/20 – Current

Camera Operator Daily Wire Backstage (Season 1)

Daily Wire — Digital — Bentkey Ventures (Daily Wire) Details
9/20 – Current

Operated slider camera in a control room directed live show.

1/05 – Current

Director of Photography (DP) (Sony/Panasonic/ Canon Cinema style, Studio, & ENG) Freelance

TV — Freelance Details
1/05 – Current

Lighting and shooting of Narratives/Concerts/Docs&Reality/Corporate in multi camera and single camera styles.

12/20 – 4/21

Director of Photography (DP) (Sony FX6) The Adventure: Life Changing Travel (Pilot)

Travel — TV — Arrivals Club Productions Details
12/20 – 4/21

As the DP of this new travel show that travelled to Morocco, I selected the gear needed and oversaw the lighting and camera operating in a quick paced shooting environment. Whether shooting by camel, motorcycle sidecar, or hot air balloon, the shot was got.

11/20 – 3/21

Camera Operator (Sony FS7mkII) You, Me, and My Ex (Season 1)

TLC — TV — Bodega Pictures Details
11/20 – 3/21

Worked alongside DP to capture the first episode of this new show that will likely be a hit.

2/21 – 2/21

Director of Photography (DP) (Sony FX9) OBS (Pilot)

Hasn't aired yet — TV — Martin Michael Productions Details
2/21 – 2/21

Directed cameras, developed overhead lighting grid, and helped shape the look of the show.

7/20 – 11/20

Director of Photography (DP) (Sony FS5) The New Resistance (Season 1)

Vice Media — TV — VICE News Details
7/20 – 11/20

Directed & shot the Nashville segment of this new show.

6/19 – 8/19

Camera Operator (Sony FS7) Love & Marriage: Huntsville (Season 1)

OWN — TV — ITV Studios America
6/19 – 8/19
10/18 – 10/18

Camera Operator Studio Shakeup (Pilot)

CMT — TV — WhaleRock Industries Details
10/18 – 10/18

Lit and shot OTFs and other house reality

Orgs

  • Nashville Filmmakers Guild

Media

  • Riverside Aarburg Fest Aftermovie

  • DEMO REEL

Recos

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Education

Class of '17

Abel Cine

Alexa Mini Certificate
Class of '03

Anderson University

Bachelor of Arts: Majored in Communication Minored in Philosophy

My Gear

  • Cartoni tripod
  • 3 1x1 lite panels
  • Cinevate Hedron 36" slider
  • DJI Phantom 3 Professional
  • Follow Focus
  • mattebox
  • wirecast live streaming setup
  • Sennheiser G3 wireless system
  • Quasar 4' LED tubes
  • Aputure 300x
  • Aputure Nova P300c with softbox
  • DJI Mini 2
  • Sony FX6
  • Aputure 60D

Skills

  • Music Videos
  • Interviews
  • international travel
  • Aerial Photography
  • Arri Alexa Certification
  • green screen lighting
  • multi camera reality
  • renovation shows
  • Single camera commercials
  • slider movements
  • FAA part107 Certified