I’ve been a Nikon guy since carrying an FE-2 and a bunch of manual focus lenses up to the Mount Everest base camp twenty-five years ago. There have been many Nikons between it and my present D800 that’s part of a package of over twenty lenses and accessories. I like the durability, ergonomics, and image quality of Nikons, even the way they feel in my hand versus other … [Read more...]
At this point, I’ve directed, shot, cut and/or written several hundred spots, industrials, features, docs., shorts and television shows. My work has appeared theatrically, on most major television/cable stations, and has won several awards. My start with photography began with an Olympus OM-1, a good chance of what I know about exposure and composition comes from early experiences with that camera.
I primarily direct and shoot, though I’m often involved in the edit — as a director, my method is to previsualize the whole piece shot-by-shot, cut-by-cut. In all roles, I consider myself fundamentally a storyteller, be it straight drama or getting across a corporate message.
I’ve been NY -based since completing the NYU Graduate Filmmaking Program. Upon graduating, I bought a Super16mm camera package and began my professional career shooting indie features and docs. I’ve shot on five continents, from 18,000 feet above sea level on Mt. Everest to 100 feet below it in the Indian Ocean. Crew sizes have ranged from a few to nearly a hundred.
I presently have two feature films in development based on screenplays and treatments I wrote: ‘Roy’s Last Run’ and ‘Deep Down Dead’.