Director of Photography/Videographer
These are projects I shot either as a videographer or the director of photography.
This is a music video for which I was the Director of Photography. I was offered this job because of my great working relationship with the director Ethan Young, but also because of my particular comfort with and eye for shooting natural landscapes. I was involved from fairly early on, helping to select gear and prep shots even before the shoot began, and then I operated the camera for the majority of the production. I was not actively involved in the post production process once the main production had ended.
I have included this because I find it to be another example of a beautiful project I was lucky enough to be a part of. It also posed particular challenges because of the effects-heavy nature of the shoot, and I especially enjoyed the simultaneous consideration of natural beauty and high-tech requirements.
This is a music video for which I was the director of photography. I was part of a small crew including Ethan Young, who was the director and creator of the music video concept. During the shoot I was the point person for lighting decisions, and Ethan and I traded off the camera operating duties. I was not heavily involved in the post production process.
As a director of photography and camera operator, this video highlights my ability to be a part of a project with a bold, chaotic look, and contribute to a visual style different from much of the other content with which I am often involved. This is also another example of a project where themes of technology and morality have crept into the story, and feels like a predecessor to potential future work in which I hope to bring technology out of the proscenium and make it part of the presentation of the work itself.
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For a few years before moving to New York City I worked for a wedding video production company. Once I had moved to NYC, I teamed up with another videographer friend to shoot a few additional wedding videos as freelancers, including this one. As the one with more extensive experience, I was in charge of planning our shooting schedule and organizing the gear. I was also the primary shooter on the day of the event, with my friend Chris filming secondary angles. I then served as the assistant editor on the final product.
This project is not as purely creative as some of the others I have included, but I find that it not only further illustrates my comfort in operating a camera, but also presents an example of a more documentary style video. In addition it represents my creative expression even within the restrictions of work for a client.