Being a cinematographer is a bad ass dream that I am making real. I get to work bringing stories to life through lighting and camerawork. Every step of the process starting with prep work is fun in its own way. The way I work is to always find the motivation. My job is to make whatever scene I am lighting and shooting motivated by the story, the mood, and the director’s vision.
Preparation is the number one priority of all good cinematographers. Preparation entails continuous learning of techniques, technologies and equipment. It also includes building a reference library and mood boards, communicating with the director, client, and crew, creating lighting plans, previsualization diagrams, and a ton of other details that allow the set to run as smoothly as possible. I also check and double check and plan for the worst case scenarios.
But when the shit eventually hits the fan, which it definitely will, my strongest skill is to remain calm and find a solution to the problem at hand.
I am also always looking to meet new cool and talented people to both work for as well as collaborate with. I love tackling all kinds of subject matters and would be happy to help you bring your story to life, so feel free to drop a line whether you are a director, cinematographer, production company or just someone with a great story to tell.