I'm a Kansas native but considers Sacramento, CA my home after living there for the past 13 years. I could go into all the ups & downs of my life but I won't. I have been taking pictures since I was a child, using old pocket, then compact, and now professional cameras. I greatly enjoys capturing the world and its inhabitants. This includes providing portraits, head shots, event, and product photography for clients.
Video is another passion, I have an extensive library of films and television series and have worked in varying degrees in the industry over my lifetime. I have provided voice over and acting for commercials, lighting and shot composition direction, and video editing for projects. As a director, I seek the emotional core for every project. After a lifetime of storytelling and filmmaking, I'm continually honing my craft by balancing actors, images, sound and music to convey the ideas and feelings the audience must experience. Whether directing comedy, drama, promotional videos or music videos, I balances passion and skill to assure the results are evocative and memorable.
As an editor, I focus on the pace and feel of a project. An important part of editing is intuition. There is a physical response to a scene that is paced well and I have learned that trusting your "gut" is critical for making good editing decisions. I approach each project with a unique perspective to assure the audience is captivated.
Also a graphic designer and video editor that felt like I needed to open my horizon and branch out. I am open to try new things when it comes to taking photos and shooting film. After graduating from Sacrament State University for Communication Arts, I stated working with a long time friend Jae Synth at photo SYNTHesis films as an assistant director, editor and photographer as well as establishing Phase 2 Films.
Souljah Snoop Loc - "Get High"
Video by Phase 2 Films/Manish Wayz Director/Director of Photography/Editor
California State University-Sacramento (Sacramento, CA)