Although I am primarily known for still photography, my love of the moving image continues to drive me. Despite extensive experience creating videos, I hesitate to brand myself too strongly as an expert at video. To me, if you call yourself that, you better be ready to deliver whatever a client can throw at you.
I’ve regularly used non-linear editing systems like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and Sony Vegas to splice imported video to create clips for YouTube or social media posts.
When I was a kid, I idolized filmmaker Steven Spielberg and wanted to become a film director. Life threw other circumstances my way, and after studying Mass Communications at Auburn University, I became a journalist/photographer/marketer who gets to do video as part of my jobs.
Now that I am making some career changes, it is my sincere wish to finally explore video production to the fullest possible extent. I’ve watched my college buddy make movies and enter them in film festivals while my screenplays have sat in a chest at home. I really regret that I haven’t done more to pursue this dream of mine, but the good thing is that it is never too late to start. Actually, I’ve got a decent foundation already.
One of my past jobs was working for a television network, MAV TV, taking the raw footage from the production studio to create teaser clips to use in marketing, altering the graphics, adding music, adding voice-overs, etc. I have experience as a videographer on a couple of TV shows produced by that network.
At the marketing agency, I have produced a series of videos for the TRACE restaurant inside the W Hotel in Atlanta where the chef shared recipes.
Here’s another one I created for Acropolis Grill.
I had a lot of other videos uploaded to MavTV’s YouTube, but these were taken down when the channel rebranded with a different programming format. When I was at Savvy.com (2004-2008), I would art direct photo shoots with the models, getting the footage. A link to view those videos is available by request.
I intend to make the most of this time and produce new videos for to inform and educate you.