An Engaging, Award-Winning Filmmaker & Storyteller
I am an Emmy, a Telly, and an Associated Press Award Winner. In being a jack-of-all trades and I have worked on small independent film projects to big Hollywood TV productions. I was WSJV-TV's Chief Video Editor, a FOX affiliated station in Indiana. Previously, I was a Video Journalist for WLNS-TV, a CBS affiliated station in Michigan. Before that I was an Associate Producer at WSIL-TV, an ABC affiliate in Illinois. I've created promos and commercials for WGN-TV, which have aired locally and nationally. Was a contract Video Producer for CBS/MaxPreps. I have a Bachelors in Film & Video from Columbia College and a Masters from DePaul University in Digital Cinema Production. While I was earning my Masters at DePaul I assisted and trained journalism students at DePaul's School of Communication in video editing and camera operation and composition. I also earned membership into the International Golden Key Honours Society.
My skills in media range from the conception and consulting of a project through to its delivery: Development, Writing, Producing, Directing, Shooting, Editing, Audio, Titles, Color Correction, as well as Compression and Digital (FTP) Delivery. In having a hands-on approach to media development and a solid practical knowledge of video and photographic techniques, I possess the communication and interpersonal skills to work and communicate with a wide, and diverse, range of personnel and clientele. I take great pride in seeing projects completed and I'm very results driven.
I present energetic, real world ideas and topics that generate thought and conversation. However, in having technical know-how and skills, such as video/photo composition, proper audio recording, and editing & post production of a well packaged video project is always my main focus. I bring a comprehensive package to the table when it comes to any aspect of visual media development.
- The Humane Society
- University of Chicago
- Encore / Deluxe Entertainment
- Good Morning America
- Baby Wants Candy Improv Comedy Group
- Chicago Red Stars
- Cellular One
- Archdiocese of Chicago
- General Mills
- Haemoscope, Inc.
- Loyola University Medical Center
Equipment and applications own and/or utilized:
- XDCAM & HD Professional Video Cameras
- Canon DSLR cameras
- RED 4K
- Tungsten, HMI, Fluorescent and LED Lights
- Wireless Microphones
- Avid, Final Cut, Edius and Premier
- Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator