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Film Production



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I have been steadfastly creating images and stories with a cinematic quality throughout my adult life. I have produced, directed, DP’ed, Photographed, written and edited narrative films, commercials, and documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, A&E, and many other television, theatrical and independent outlets for over 20 years. I have followed a calling and have amassed skills that have allowed me to create projects with affective and meaningful messaging.

ExperienceAccomplished Director/Producer/Writer/Editor/DOP with a demonstrated ability to deliver cinematic results. I am a highly
motivated content provider with the ability to compose striking and technically complex compostitions and tell a story
with precision. I Write, collaborate, innovate, mobilize, and inspire teams in the creation of awardwinning projects from the
ground up. 20+ years of editing experience has enabled me to have a unique understanding of coverage, timing, and story
structure. I am a seasoned, self directed, detail and deadline oriented creative who is well qualified to enhance a vision
from beginning to end.

Wondermouse Studios Ventura, CA 2008-2019
Director/Editor/Producer/Writer/DOP: Managed large teams of 30+. Create documentaries, feature films,
shorts, commercial projects, Industrial, Web, and live events for variety of clients including: TV, web, theatrical.
BIG Picture Ranch - 2015-2018
DOP: Kiss the Ground(Feature Doc), Good Fortune (Feature Doc), Down to Earth (Feature Doc),
Generation Y (Feature Doc) Heartland(Dramatic Feature).
Briitestar - 2008-2010
Director/Editor/Producer/Writer/DOP: 26 episodes Inspiration PBS (TV Doc episodic)
SNL 2010-2014
Director/Editor/Producer/Writer/DOP: 200+ episodes short form web content: Commercial, Studio interviews,
Expert based video content for natural products industry.
HolmesMillet - 2006-2008
Art Director/Editor/DOP: 20+Commercials(Spirits branding: Smirnoff, Johnny Walker, Baylies, and more)
Art Director: Designed for print & online interactive sales/marketing collateral. Create pitch presentations
National Geographic - 2005-2006
Editor/DOP/Producer/Editor: 2 episodes Rescue Warriors (TV Series documentary) Nightfire (TV Movie documentary)
Thrill Zone (TV Series) (1 episode) Thrill Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
AMC (American Movie Classics) - 2000
DOP/Producer Behind the screen: Interviewed celebrity guests for documentary series
Warner Brothers -1997
Editor: Extra Entertainments television 100’s of short form stories
Full Motion - 1996-1999
DOP/Producer/Editor/Director THQ in game cinematics, commercials trailers: grand theft auto, jurrasic
park,Disney Toy Story 1,2 and more..., commercials, Industrials, Little Heart Feature Film)

EducationBACHELOR/DEGREE
Fi l m S t u d i e s
University of California -Santa Barbara
1986-1989
SpecialityDirector, Director of Photography, Producer, Editor.
Hardware ProficiencyGaffing (Owner 1 ton LED/Frenel Package)
• Grip (Owner 1 ton Package: 2017 Mercedes
Sprinter )
• Commercial, Documentary, Episodic, Industrial,
Music Video, Narrative short, Features)
• Formats: HD-8k workflows
• VR, 4:3 through Anamorphic Experience
• Multicam -- Narrative, live event, streaming
Software ProficiencyPremiere, AVID, Finalcut,
• Compositing: Adobe Affter Effects
• Color Grading (Davinci, A.E., Premeire)
• Complete understanding of complex work flows
• Color Grading (Davinci, A.E., Premeire)
• Formats: HD-8k workflows including social media
formats
• VFX/Compositing with 3D/Storyboard Artist

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