Throughout my life, I've held a deep fascination with films and fantasy artwork. I started my artistic journey as a pen & pencil artist, focusing mostly on Dragons. Eventually, I discovered photography and cinematography, which changed everything for me.
My film career began in New Orleans, working in over 20 full feature films, commercials, and TV shows. Mostly as a stunt actor, body double, and stand-in. It wasn't until one film I was in, where a friend asked me a pivotal question... "Who do you think is having the most fun right now?". After a brief moment of observation, it dawned on me... it was the Director and Cinematographers. This was their office, their workplace, their playground... and from that moment, I began focusing on my career behind the camera rather than in front of it.
Through years of hardships, sacrifices, and struggles, I found myself in Southeast Florida. I had the great misfortune to direct, film, and edit the worst film experience of my lifetime. A 3 year nightmare which iconically/ironically opened doors to new opportunities.
I ended up landing a position of Director of Photography a 1.2 million dollar film in Puerto Rico... which ultimately died before it had a chance to breathe. Remarkably, this led me to the best filmmaking experience of my life... working with See~Worthy Films, where I became the Director of Photography and Editor for two of their Series, "Tweet: Season 2", and "In Sanity, Florida", featuring Burt Reynolds.
I'm a Wisconsin native who's passionate about life and experiencing it's great many wonders.
Since early 2006, I've been an active volunteer and sponsor at Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue in Rock Springs. This has been one of the single most rewarding aspects of my life. I helped the rescue acquire their funding to be relocated, along with helping to actually build it. I bought their first four-wheeler, and have continued to volunteer as often and whenever possible to assist them. The owners are great friends and among the best people I know.
I'm excited to be a part of the Reedsburg community and be near the big cats I've taken care of fo so long. I love this area with all of it's beautiful lakes, rivers, waterfalls, bluffs, rock formations, and rolling valleys.
You'll often find my out Kayaking, Hiking, or touring the roads on a motorcycle. Some other interests are drawing, mountain skiing, skydiving, and learning to play instruments.
My ultimate passion has always been Martial Arts. I began studying when I was 12, and teaching when I was only 16. Throughout the course of several years, I trained in France and Tahiti, and experienced an entirely new method of training, one I have fully embraced and now provide to my students. The men who trained me elevated my understanding in combative arts to levels I could have never comprehended on my own. I have never in my life encountered their equal both in skill and friendship.
Martial Arts training is a part of who I am. It is how I define myself. Teaching others and sharing my knowledge and experience is my passion.
I'm committed to providing my unique method of training to those seeking expert quality martial arts instruction.
CINEMATIC: most often refers to the emotional, captivating quality of cinema that is unique to the medium. Perhaps "cinematic" is best described by its absence. Cinematic images are always rooted in - and motivated by - story and emotion.
VISUALS: a picture, piece of film, or display used to illustrate or accompany something
Wedding; Maternity; Save-the-Date; Boudoir; Senior & Family Pics, Cosplay; Fitness; Pets; Event; Tourism; Real Estate; Product; etc.
Weddings; Music Video; Indie Film; Full Feature Film; Documentary; Testimonial; Product; Real Estate; Commercial; Educational; etc.
Logos; Websites; Business Portfolio; 3D Animations; Visual FX; Editing; Etc.
We don't make movies to make money...
We make money to make more movies.
I would travel down to hell and wrestle a film away from the devil if it was necessary.
When people ask me if I went to film school, I tell them, ‘no, I went to films
Filmmaking can give you everything, but at the same time, it can take everything from you
Pick up a camera. Shoot something. Now you’re a director.
Let me just pause a minute and drink in this moment. And if you film it, I’ll be able to get free refills for life