My claim of having a fully equipped Professional Studio is backed not only by my experience and creativity... it also comes from the top of the line Video and Photo equipment I utilize.
Since I am both a Cinematographer and Photographer, I utilize Canon DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras. I'm currently shooting with 2 Canon 5D Mark iii and 2 Canon 5D Mark iv cameras. Soon, I'll be adding my prize camera to the collection... a Canon r5 C.
When it comes to lenses, the quality of glass and filters are my priority. I don't shoot with generic lenses. Within my collection, I shoot with Canon EF (soon Canon RF) glass and Tiffen ND filters.
Adding to the power of these cameras, I record on Atomos Ninja V+ monitors, meaning I'm capable of producing 4K & 8K raw footage.
Audio is 70% of what we see. Without quality audio, the best footage in the world can lack impact and emotion.
When it comes to recording audio, I use 4 Sennhiezer G3 Lavaliers, 2 Rode Shotgun Mics/Booms, and Tascam Pros capable of recording 4 individual WAV format audio tracks.
Lighting makes for great cinema. I use a combination of natural lighting and studio lighting for both my Photography and Cinematography projects. Fiilex, Lowel, and Godox are among some of the lighting brands I use.
Whether it's through speedlites or constant lighting, I bring massive lighting kits, umbrellas, filters, soft boxes, diffusers, and more to my productions.
My Studio is fully equipped with cutting edge technology for Video, Photo, Editing, 3D Motion Graphics, and more!
Utilizing the latest edition of Mac Pro processing power, Adobe Creative Cloud, and dozens of software plugins and add ons, I'm capable of editing and rendering 8K Video, and UHD RAW Images. Meaning I can create billboard size prints.
My studio is also equipped with every necessary component to create stunning visuals. It's not only the cameras, lighting, and audio equipment I utilize, but also massive Umbrellas, Soft-Boxes, Filters, Diffusers, Manfrotto Tripods & Fluid Heads, Tilta Float Steadicam, DJI RS2 Gimbal, DJI Mavic 3 Cine Drone, ProMediaGear Sliders, Heavy Duty Jibs, Dollies, and Backdrops, all within a 5,000 sq ft studio.
From originally working in front of the camera in full feature films, TV shows, and commercials, to now loving life behind the lens, I started this journey literally with nothing. No money, no experience, no reputation. But the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
The day I signed the lease on my studio, I had exactly $6.41 to my name and was drowning in debt. What I lacked in finances and equipment, I more than made up for with passion, critical thinking, and creativity. I refused to ever let anyone outwork or outperform me, no matter the odds... and I never will.
I Am Cinema has become a powerhouse production studio through my commitment, sacrifice, ambition, determination, and fortitude. Most importantly, I fought for my reputation not only by the quality of my work, but also my work ethics and how I treat my clients. Throughout the years, I re-invested in my company as my reputation grew, and with each production my arsenal expanded as did my professional capabilities.
The ability to fly a camera for capturing epic video and photo has become an absolute necessity for professional cinematographers and photographers, and now the quality is better than ever.
With the DJI Mavic 3 Cine Drone, I'm capable of capturing truly epic visuals from any vantage point.
Whether it's a camera, lens, filter, tripod, fluid head, jib, slider, gimbal, steadicam, drone, microphone, or lighting kit... one thing is certain for me... I use nothing but the best in my profession.
My reputation rests upon the quality of visuals I create. I'm not willing to trust generic or cheap equipment with the reputation I've spent a lifetime to create.
Beyond equipment, I put my trust in the latest Mac Pro Computer, 4K monitors, and cutting edge Software.
I never rest upon my accomplishments. In this industry, you're only as good as your last project. Also in this industry, the technology, equipment, and software is rapidly expanding and changing, and if one doesn't keep up with it, they can be lost in the shadows.
This is why I continue building my arsenal of professional equipment as needed. Doing so allows me to provide the best possible video or photo quality needed and deserving by my clients.