Camera and Electrical Department | Producer | Cinematographer
A few years of photojournalism then ten years of commercial stills in his Denver studio, followed by an apprenticeship with a news shooter for the local NBC affiliate which led to a job on a feature, starting as the assistant cameraman and finishing as the cameraman.
Then came the move to Hollywood, where he worked on hundreds of assorted features, music videos, commercials, industrials, documentaries, cable fillers, and episodic TV shows in capacities ranging from technical support, to design, to camera, to direction and production.
Music Videos & Shorts
Extensive: from Bolex to Panavision in both 16mm and 35mm, including specialized high-speed cameras in both formats along with the usual industrial cameras.
Special Skills: Miniatures
Wide range of experience in mixing and matching miniatures with live action, including explosions and crashes of every imaginable means of conveyance.
Special Skills: Survival
He has, in the course of his endeavors, been: shot at by Navajos in Utah, seized and threatened at knifepoint by rednecks in Arkansas, chased by AK-47-toting soldiers in Hungary, run out of town by the Penitentes in Truchas, shaken down by the Federales in Baja, and forced to be rude to secure a cab in Rome. He has hung out of and over: planes, balloons, helicopters, boats, rafts, race cars, elevator shafts, too-tall cliffs, and real deep canyons — and yet, he still has enthusiasm and a good attitude.
He has shot film or tape in 50 states and 13 countries. He has an active U.S. passport, an international driver’s license, and a clear and present willingness to travel.
He has wide-reaching production experience in New York, Denver, and Los Angeles, as well as other cities, with the ability to pull together crews, equipment or other support services.