shooter / editor
Early in my career, I was in sales and production in the commercial printing industry where we catered to high-end product delivery. My clients were meticulous and demanding. I quickly learned that in order to deliver a quality product, I had to master the art of communication. Engaging in a conversation, listening to needs, exchanging ideas — these are all skills that serve me well today for different clients, but no less demanding.
Studying communications at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), I learned editing using film and the cutting board. The technology has changed, but those early years gave me a solid foundation in the rhythm and timing in motion. My experience in print production — the hours of perfecting the color in a print run — has made color grading an integral part of my editing process. Anyone can learn software and point a camera, but it is mastering motion, color and communications that makes your work reach out and resonate.