July 4th, 1996. Opening weekend of 'Independence Day'. I was 9. I still remember the buzzing energy at the local multiplex. Lines out the door. Sold out showings throughout the day. Every seat in every auditorium was taken. The lights dimmed, and what I experienced changed my life. It wasn't the film itself but rather the excitement and energy generated in the audience that hooked me. Everyone was clapping, and hollering. I'd never seen or heard or experienced anything like that.
My fascination and passion for the power of cinema was ignited that day. From then on, whether making films with my siblings at home or peers in school, all I wanted to do was tell stories in film and that drive led me to Full Sail University, where I earned my BA.
Cut to now: Emmy-nominated. 10+ years of experience. Extensive work on music videos and narrative projects but primarily in the documentary and commercial space for the last couple years. However, whether large-scale or small, the goal on every project: not only to create imagery that’s cinematic, but authentic and intimate. I love what I do, and I'm both proud and grateful to call myself a cinematographer.
2021 | NAACP IMAGE NOMINEE | Outstanding Short Form Series
2018 | WEBBY NOMINEE | Online Film & Video: Music
2018 | OFFICIAL SELECTION | Hawaiian International Film Festival
2018 | HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE | NFL Hall of Fame
2017 | WEBBY NOMINEE & HONOREE | Online Film & Video: Music & Documentary: Individual Episode
2017 & 2015 | EMMY NOMINEE | Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary
2015 | EMMY NOMINEE | ESPN'S 30 For 30
2012 | TELLY WINNER | Outstanding Local TV Commercial (2X) & Online Video Entertainment
Amazon, Springhill, SMAC Entertainment, NFL Network, BET, Red Bull Media House, ESPN, Discovery Channel, Hulu, Marshalls, Journey's, Jockey, Maurice's, Steve Madden, FedEx, Hollister, Sephora, Bebe, EA Sports, Yahoo!, Intel, Rachel Zoe, The Honest Company, Activision, Infinity Ward and many more...