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Pacific Palisades, California - 90272 - United States



ExperienceDecades of experience in News, Documentary, Commercials, Music Video and Corporate productions with clients including ABC, CBS and NBC News, PBS Newshour, CNN, Entertainment Tonight and the Oprah Show. While I started in 16mm film, I made transition to video when my client at the time CBS's 60 Minutes did so, and now to digital cinematography. I'm especially skilled at Camera Operating, Lighting and Engineering and in my spare time I continue to make socially conscious Documentaries with my wife and partner who also does audio.
EducationStudied at UCLA Film School where I received both a BFA and MFA in Film Production and now belong to the IATSE Local 600, NABET Local 57 and IBEW Local 45.
SpecialitySpecializing in helping other producers, directors and filmmakers in telling important stories about the people, events and struggles of our times. Whether by operating, lighting or just driving the grip truck I try to promote the strength of a small dedicated crew towards accomplishing meaningful, important and artistic work.
Hardware ProficiencyMy practice includes the mastery and use of all the latest technology which I own and use myself as well as offer on a boutique rental basis to other like minded technicians; including three ARRI Alexa and three Sony F3 digital Cinema Cameras with Alura, Optimo and Zeiss Lenses. In the ENG realm, I offer Sony PDW700/800 Cameras with Canon Optics and Telecast Fiber Cable Systems, as well Leader, Evertz and eCinema infrastructure and a complete G&E Package aboard a 22' Freightliner Truck with a liftgate and Backstage Studio Equipment Carts for speedy load in and out. Dolly Systems and now a 5' Slider provide a big-time production look with a small footprint. HMI lights (as large as 4K and 1800w's that plug into the wall), Tungsten, Kino Flo and most recently Arri LED units provide the proper kit for most any lighting situation. When necessary I also have 400' of Feeder Cable and Distro to attach to a subrented generator.

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