I've spent more than two decades on film sets working on everything from commercials to independent films. My style, a blend of art, craft and technical know-how, grew directly out of that experience. Having started out as a grip, then moving up to gaffer and then DP, I believe there is no substitute for working your way up, understanding all the roles and power of teamwork, and constantly learning and growing. Spending so much time on the lighting side allowed me to observe how other DP's worked, so I picked up many tricks from them. I also gaffed for a few ASC members including Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, Stephen Lighthill, ASC, Hugh Gagnier, ASC and Xavier Grobet, ASC. I think one of my strong suits is being able to make the most of any situation regardless of lighting package, crew or location. Oh and a good sense of humor is high on the list too.
I own BLUE MOON LIGHTING & CAMERA, a lighting, grip and camera rental company and am also an owner/operator of an ARRI Amira.
Clients and brands include: Budweiser, Mercury Marine, Pro Health, Wisconsin Lottery, Avera Health, Summerfest, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Goodwill, Walgreens, Miller Brewing, Harley Davidson, Verizon, HBO, ESPN, Scheels and Toyota.