I have been involved in television and video production in one form or another since 1980. I started out as a studio camera operator/master control operator for a local UHF station, then stepped over to cableTV where I ran programs on the local access channel. I relocated to Florida in 1985, also working at the local cableTV system, where I eventually became the studio engineer. I designed and built the local access studio and remote production truck, and was the engineer for many live and live-on-tape productions for several years.
During that time, I was also getting into underwater videography and began creating a part-time career path for myself in that area. In 2008, I left the cableTV world and went full-time into video production, using my experiences on several projects, both locally and nationally, to create projects for various clients. Also during this phase, I came up with the idea to create a REAL reality show using all my contacts in the underwater world - "Dive Charter" (divecharter.tv). It's a behind-the-scenes look at the daily operations of 2 dive boats and crews, and has an element of education behind the overall topic for each episode. It's been a long haul to get the shows done, as I am primarily funding everything myself, getting production crew to volunteer their time, and getting the dive boats to give us free access. Hopefully networking through Stage32 can help with that!
Lately, I have expanded my clientele in the above-water world as well. I provide video (and editing) services for businesses looking for video for their websites, powerpoint presentations and office presentations.
Unique traits: Experienced in a wide range of video production, I specialize in Underwater Video, but also have experience above water. I have been involved with TV Production and Engineering since 1980. I am also the creative force behind the web-reality series "Dive Charter".
Dive Charter: A Day in the Life of a Dive Boat
Series by Video Dude Productions, Inc. (Reality-TV) Principal Videographer A behind-the-scenes look at REAL dive boats, REAL dive crews and REAL divers, along with an educational component for the general public. Previous subjects include: new diver certification, lobster mini-season, lionfish invasion, sharks, wreck diving, tech diving and disabled divers. Now in production for season 2.
Sea Turtle Research Trip
Documentary by Florida Hawksbill Project (Documentary) Principal Videographer Research documentary for the Florida Hawksbill Project, documenting and tagging hawksbill turtles for research into their migration patterns and breeding grounds. All research done under permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchout
Documentary by Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (S.T.O.P.) Principal Videographer Documentary of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle nest hatchet on Hallandale Beach, FL. Done under permit by Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (S.T.O.P.) in Broward County, FL.
Series by National Geographic Underwater Videographer Shot underwater segment for an episode featuring the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) divers as they inspect a freighter for drugs before allowing it to come into the port of Miami.