I'm a multidisciplinary professional with over 12 years experience as a video content creator. I have the video and audio skills and tools necessary to provide a turnkey solution producing, directing, shooting, and editing videos ready for online delivery. From tech conferences in Santa Clara, Las Vegas, and Sarasota to a political ad in Yellowstone Park, to training videos in Canada, to a web series in London, to vertical media campaigns in New York and Los Angeles –– I've clocked hundreds of hours producing, directing, shooting, and editing on-site in hotel rooms, ballrooms, war rooms, and edit rooms.
My expertise at shooting and editing highlight videos, interviewing customers and executives on the conference floor, and delivering final edited videos on-site is a culmination of years of practical firsthand experience. I also bring a hardware & software knowledge which can help creatively and technically to ensure your video stands apart while keeping expenses on track. For more demanding jobs, I enlist colleagues from a collective of versatile, reliable and experienced industry professionals including; videographers, editors, gaffers, grip crews, location audio, and talent. This ability enables me to quickly scale, providing complete and customizable pre-pro, production, and post services that precisely align with any job.
In addition to keeping up with the latest in video technology and my never-ending pursuit of aesthetics, I maintain a sharp focus on capturing a social and emotional intelligence that resonates with all of us. My approach to video is informed by virtues such as truth and authenticity. I set about every job highly motivated and inspired to do my best work. The simple truth is I love what I do and I am fortunate to do what I love for a living.
This was a quick camera exercise using the Sony FX9. The footage was shot over a couple of hours one afternoon. The raw footage was a 15-minute impromptu interview along with about 20 minutes of B-Roll. The final edit is 2 mins. All shot handheld with mostly available light – we bounced one small LED for the interview. Eric is a friend of a friend who agreed to participate on short notice. We'd only just met moments before the camera rolled. I acted as director/producer and did all the post. Adam Schwartz was the dp.
I shot the content for this short brand film over a 4-hour period at Salon 1150 in Austin, TX. All available light. I also provided the post and editorial. Starting with almost two hours of raw footage I trimmed it down to 30 minutes of selects before cutting that down to 2 minutes and then to the final 30-second edit posted here.
All shot at Canada House over 4 days during SXSW in Austin, TX. I shot B-roll, photography, and conducted multiple interviews. All available light. I also provided the post and editorial. I delivered this highlight video in addition to individual edits for each interview.
The content for this video was shot over 2 days in Las Vegas. I shot B-roll and a dozen interviews. I also provided the post and editorial. I delivered this highlight video in addition to individual edits for each interview. I also researched and provided the music track.
This clip is from the annual CES conference held in Las Vegas. The client is NXP Semiconductors. I shot B-roll and a dozen interviews over 2 days. I also shot this 16-minute non-stop, unedited, "walkthru" in which NXP CTO, Lars Reger highlights their catalog of technology demos on display. In addition to the obvious challenges shooting an uncut (and unrehearsed) 16-minute performance brings, the immense WiFi and RF interference presented unique complications for capturing audio with a wireless system.
This is a motion graphics example. Typically I'm asked to include some simple graphics –– logos or lower thirds. But I have years of experience working with After Effects and I am capable of doing more. This was a job that allowed me to use some of my animation skills. I was provided a script, approved copy, and the direction that it be a simple and clean design. The rest was left up to me. As in most cases, I also researched and provided the VO talent and music track.
This brand video was a passion project and collaboration with my good friend, Kirk Tuck . We each shot whatever inspired us with no direction beforehand. I also provided all post and editorial.
Born and raised in Louisiana, I've been a Texas resident since 1991 and a resident of Austin since 1999. I earned advanced degrees in Design, Fine Arts, and 3D Animation. I've also dabbled in music for most of my life. After graduating college I began a professional career in Photography. Five years later I returned to school and earned an Associate of Arts degree in 3D Animation and started a new career in Game Development –– specializing in Lighting Design and 3D Camera Animation. In 2000, I moved from Dallas to Austin and in 2001 pivoted to Video Production and Post.
As an award-winning Director of Photography, my work has been recognized by Canon, Chrysler, HBO, Panasonic, and Vanity Fair. My short films have screened at the Dallas Video Festival, DGA Theaters in NY & LA, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, NY Tribeca Film Festival, Santa Fe Film Festival, SXSW, and The Isfahan International Short Film Festival.
Jobs/Clients : 3M, ACL Music Festival, AMD, Applebee's, Baylor College of Medicine, Candoris, Chaotic Moon, CompassLearning, Credit Karma, Dell, Gemalto, HBO, HCB Health, Hewlett Packard, HID Global, HomeAway, Humana, Keller Williams, MasterCard, McGarrah Jessee, Media Event Concepts, Media One Creative, Motorola, Nestlé Purina PetCare, NSS Labs, NXP Semiconductors, Phelps Dunbar, Rooster Teeth Productions, Samsung, Sara Lee, Southwest Airlines, Spiceworks, St. David's Hospital, SXSW, TD Ameritrade, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, The Campaign Workshop, The Wall Street Journal, Time Warner, USAA, USA Technologies, VMware, WellAware, YMCA, and Y&R.