I am a Director Of Photography and Television Photojournalist based in Nashville Tennessee. My passion is helping producers create riveting stories with striking images. I am equally at home in the studio creating images from the imagination as I am in the field capturing genuine moments under available light.
I am a mature level-headed worker. When things get crazy on a set, I just remember the ten days I spent on assignment in a Rwandan refugee camp. Any job not involving armed thugs is not so bad.
As Staff Cinematographer with a 3-ton grip truck at my disposal, I really got to show off my lighting skills. I shot commercials, music videos and training videos. All shot on DigitalBetacam and some 16mm. I hired and managed freelance crews, maintained camera and light equipment, and kept the clients happy.
Photojournalist. Nine years of getting it done, under the gun, everyday. Here I got to hone my storytelling skills. I learned to shoot with my eyes, my ears and my heart. I particularly enjoyed doing features as part of a team or working solo. 3 years AVID Newscutter experience.
Narrative Films 1994-1998:
While I was working at WMC-TV I also served as Director of Photography on 5 films for student filmmakers. I learned how work with first-time directors and how to run a crew. I shot over 15 thousand feet of 16mm film and supervised Rank transfers
Freelance segment producer/videographer/editor, "Local Color" magazine show. Feature stories and "Sketches" included The Pow-Wow Trail, Parke's Circus (later featured in The Best of Local Color), Are We Having Fun Yet?, and Anita Whatley.
Member of the National Press Photographers Association from 1995 to 2000.
Memphis State University, 1987
BA, Theater and Communication Arts, Film and Video Production