How did you get into directing?
Being an editor. I’ve had the honor to work and learn from some great directors. But a few years back I was given a camera by my wife who said, “It’s time. Go make something.” I started to travel with the camera and found that I was really comfortable meeting people and having them allowing me to capture there craft or passions and from that point I have not really stopped. Every individual is different and we all have a great story and I am drawn towards the realities of life.
What is your most recent project?
I just finished a spot with Y&R San Francisco for NCAA which aired during the NCAA tournament. Its a really simple spot about a ball’s journey as it seeks its destination of a schoolyard. It was a journey of just a ball so I found that it was a story but that it was also important to focus on composition as well to create a tone.
What is the best part of being a director?
Having that drive and focus to create something that your passionate about. It truly is about making something that can touch other people in some way. Or even make them think different.
Have you a mentor and if so, who is that person (or persons)
and what has been the lesson learned from that mentoring which resonates most with you?
My greatest mentor was FilmCore editor Steve McCoy. I was just a kid who was not quite sure what I was doing yet Steve saw something in me and the rest was history. We spent many years working together and he truly is a man with a great heart and soul.