The videos below are experiments of various kinds.
SO ALL ALONE is a music video shot on the old Canon T2i at my old apartment in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC.
OBSCENE was made entirely out of stock footage from a company called Video Blocks! The track was recorded in the 1990s. It was greatly shortened for this video. The shorter version and the original are available at pretty much all online music stores. The video has had over 10,000 views at YouTube (which is a lot for me) and close to 30,000 views on other platforms.
ON ACCOUNT OF THE RAIN is, if I do say so myself (and I do), a flat out gorgeous, wet, instrumental-chillout-downtempo track. And I love it. I used an old acoustic guitar on this one---some of it is actually backward---and sometimes that's what electronica really needs: an old guitar with really bad strings! You can't get that out of synth. Anyway, when I'm freaking out from too much work and too many people and too much stress, I watch this and it calms me down.
RANDOMNESS was done on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. In 12bit RAW. I was playing around with the idea of moving the light source instead of the camera. If you watch this one you'll see the shadows moving around. I like that effect because it looks eerie (to me at least) when the shadows move but the subject doesn't.
THE MAN IN 813 is a short narrative film I made in the fall and winter of 2010--and to my great surprise, it was accepted and screened in competition at the 2011 DC Shorts Film Festival (thank you Jon Gann) and picked up one of the 16 awards given to the winners that year---mine being the award for Outstanding Local Film.
THUNDERSTORM is just that---a deluge of rain with lots of lightning---shot from my home studio window a couple of summers ago.
Over the last 15 years or so I've spent a great deal of time working as a designer for a big network affiliated television station in Washington, DC. Woo hoo!
Before that I worked for an even bigger post-production company and did stuff for HBO, Comedy Central, ESPN, The Discovery Channel, BET, Animal Planet, CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, VH1, Polygram Records and Sony Music to name a very few. I also worked on 3 U.S. Presidential campaigns as a graphic designer and video editor. That was interesting.
I've been taking photographs since I was about 10 years old. Learned how to develop film negatives as a kid and would take over the family bathroom when I needed to---stuffing towels under the door to block out the light while I worked.
Shot my way through a lot of cameras over the years. And by the time I was a teenager I had become enthralled with movies and movie making. I would force my childhood friends to be in little Super 8mm productions and my senior year in high school made a half hour horror film which played for a packed house on Halloween in my home town of Pensacola, Florida. I was about 17 years old.
I still carry cameras around with me. In the last several years I've played around with the RED and Blackmagic Cinema cameras, the GH2, Canon 5D, 7D, and I own a Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K camera.
Below is a small collection of photography, television designs and stills from some of my short films.