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.

Clients included:

  • 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