I had always played around with a camera, or handycam as they were called, when I was a kid. I made a documentary about my 8th grade class, it was terrible, but I got to skip class to film (side note - I still get that feeling when I'm creating a project today, like I'm getting away with not having to be a part of "real life") When it came time to go to college I chose Journalism, I dropped out. I thought I wanted to be a helicopter pilot so I took an introductory flight, it didn't go well. Then I thought I wanted to be an organic farmer, luckily I was outbid at the auction. Then I picked up an Arri SRII 16mm for the first time and instantly knew this was right where I was supposed to be.
Missouri, United States
A finished project
Because with every project we finish I learn something about the world, myself, and our team that I didn't know before.
The people I've met
Everyone has a different perspective on life but we can all somewhere, deep down, find a commonality between us.
The power of film
I can't explain this in 140 characters, but it is pure joy every time I have the opportunity to tell someones story through this medium.