Director Cinematographer
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I'm an industry filmmaker since 1990 making motion pictures for broadcast outlets, cinema and b2b communication. I produce films where a concept already exists and some shake & bake is needed to get a finished product. I work as a DP where I help execute a photographic style that hangs the clothes on a good story. I also work a lot directing actors and 'real people' to get a delivery that connects with the viewer.

The three fields I work in most are commercial directing, television camerawork and corporate communication. I'm skilled at leading actors and real people to visualize and "work into" the process of on camera delivery. I have a proven feel for story design and keeping things moving and the viewer involved. I have a good eye and technical mastery of camera & lighting.

I started out as an indie filmmaker with a bolex camera shooting films with friends in boston. We wrote, shot, edited and acted in them. We didn't know the industry or the rules- and learned by doing. I have since learned the industry methods by working as an Operator, DP and Director in the film crew trenches on thousands of production call times. It takes a real fan of cinema to suffer that much punishment!

It's almost always unglamorous, demanding work but you stick with it just like an actor lucky enough to have heard an audience laugh and applaud. When it's done right - it's pretty good.

One night in the early 2000's on an overnight exterior in New Orleans we were all striking set in the dark an hour or so before dawn. We had some trucks and a gennie so for the electric crew that meant miles of heavy black cable to haul in and flemish down, and when it's an exterior that means heavy, wet mucky cable. I walked by Little Joe who was steadily wrapping the snake down- splattered head to toe in cold mud. I muttered something friendly as I passed him and he looked up and said "Show business baby, don't ever leave it".

I'll never forget Little Joe at that moment. And it
never fails to bring a smile. There is actually a bit more to this story (we're talking New Orleans here) so remind me on set sometime
; - )

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