VERSATILITY, LEADERSHIP AND EXCELLENT WORK
I am an Director of Photography located in Atlanta, GA, breathing life into commercials, documentaries, corporate, music and narrative productions. Hard working, visual storyteller, with a positive energy on set.
Equally comfortable in large and smaller crews, on location, be it working with LED volumes, or more simple set ups.
Additionally, I have a solid gear package at my disposal constantly, and offer clients a multitude of excellent, and versatile camera, lighting and grip packages, from single to multi-cam, gimbal to drones. I am also an FAA Part 107 drone operator.
I am a big fan of constantly pushing the boundaries, and never stopping one's education, in an ever-evolving industry. You never stop learning. No matter the age. Proudly educated by the some of the very best cinematographers in the world, with 5 X ASC Master Classes, including virtual production with LED Volumes,
Showtime | Condé Nast & Architectural Digest | Clorox | Bladonmore | Idemia | EPIX | ARQ | Ahlstrom Munksjo | JPA Health | The Whistle / Whistle Sports | Taikuli Productions | The Players Tribune | Sientra | Westfall Gold | Autoguide Mobile Robots | Go Sun Grill
Constantly improving one's self in an ever-evolving, competitive industry is a must for any filmmaker. This is what I've chosen to invest in over the years:
DaVinci Resolve 18 Advanced Color Grading - Ripple Training.
ASC Master Class on Virtual Production - Greig Fraser, ASC, Craig Krief, ASC, Matthew Jensen, ASC, Baz Idione, ASC, Richard Crudo, ASC, Charlie Liebrman, ASC and Virtual Production Director for Epic Games, Matthew Madden.
ASC Master Class on Film - Dan Mindel, ASC (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Trek) , Linus Sandgren, ASC (La La Land, First Man), Mikael Salomon (The Abyss, Far and Away).
ASC Master Class - Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, Bill Bennett, ASC, , M. David Mullen, ASC, Don McCuaig, ASC, Rodney Charters, ASC, Jacek Laskus, ASC, Oliver Bokelberg,
ASC Master Class - Ueli Steiger, ASC, James Neihouse, ASC, Robert Legato, ASC, Curtis Clark, ASC, Bill Bennett, ASC, Jacek Laskus, ASC, Theo Van de Sande, ASC.
ASC Master Class - Shelley Johnson, ASC, Stephen H. Burum, ASC, Robert Legato, ASC, Don McCuaig, ASC, Bill Bennett, ASC, Euli Steiger, ASC, Curtis Clark, ASC.
FAA Part 107 UAS Certified - Trained by DART Drones (Professional Operator Certfication).
Director of Photography Master Class - Studied under Rodney Taylor, ASC. - Maine Media.
Feature Film Lighting - Studied with Morris “Mo” Flam ("The English Patient," "Black Mass," "Black Swan," "All the King’s Men," "Cold Mountain," "I Am Legend") -Maine Media.
Location Lighting - Studied with Travis Nathan Trudell (Shutter Island, Gone Baby Gone, Black Mass, Captain Phillips). Maine Media.
Abelcine Movi Operator training - Abelcine. Officially listed by Abelcine on their site - http://training.abelcine.com/movi-operator-list/
REDucation training with RED Digital Cinema - Abelcine.
Digital Imaging Technician with Andy Shipsides - Abelcine.
Advanced Camera Operator - Studied under Rodney Taylor, ASC. - Maine Media
Steadicam Workshop - Studied under Paul Taylor - Maine Media
Camera in Action - Studied under Zach Zamboni - Maine Media
RECOMMENDED READING FOR BUDDING CINEMATOGRAPHERS & GAFFERS:
These are highly informative, must-reads:
American Cinematographer's Manual.
Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood Cinematographers and Gaffers by Kris Malkiewicz.
Digital Cinematography by David Stump, ASC.
Set Lighting Technician's Handbook by Henry C. Box.
Cinematography by Kris Malkiewicz and M. David Mullen, ASC.
The Filmmaker's Guide to Digital Imaging by Blain Brown.
Motion Picture and Video Lighting by Blain Brown.
The Five C's of Cinematography by Joseph V. Mascelli.