My passion for cinematography started early - I remember coming home from a busy day in second grade, heading downstairs, and getting out my box of Legos. From there, I built a makeshift tripod and camera and imagined broadcasting the current events of second grade, to the bowling alley across the street. I really thought they could see and hear me!
As I got older, I started DJ'ing for weddings at the age of 15 - I called my service "McDisc, Inc," and by my 30's I was doing wedding videos - Something that I still enjoy to this day.
I love to tell a story, which draws me to writing and producing documentaries. I am currently working on a full-length documentary about the Missouri State Penitentiary. This was one of the most violent prisons to exist in the American prison system and housed high-profile inmates, such as Pretty Boy Floyd, Sonny Liston, James Earl Ray, Firebug Johnson, and more. This prison was built in 1836 with inmate labor, and it has a fantastic story to tell!
While filming has always been close to my heart, I have made a living working in IT… Specifically, Information Security Engineering. For more than 20 years, I have worked with some of the largest companies in the world, such as Cessna Aircraft, MasterCard International, IBM, Monsanto, Enterprise Holdings (Rent-A-Car) and Bayer. It has given me the means to attend Full Sail University, where I have obtained a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Cinematography, and a certificate in Media and Communications. Full Sail has been a dream of mine since I was 17 years old.
While I still enjoy wedding video production, some of my favorite areas of cinematography are documentary production, post-production, colorization, and small business commercial production.
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Unique traits: Interpersonal skills is one of my top traits! At the same time, I have a solid background in cinematography, and proven track record in Information Technology, which blends very well together. I am a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and also have a strong background in cloud computing.
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