IT ALL STARTED WITH DEPECHE MODE.
There I was, a Texan at the tender age of 12, watching MTV and seeing “Enjoy the Silence” for the first time, when it became crystal clear: I had to make narrative for television.
Seven years later, I filmed my first documentary while attending Southern Methodist University. It featured a local group of body modification enthusiasts and I captured their story using 500T Fugi film, a Canon Scoopic and my newly purchased Canon XL1. Though the process was emotionally grueling for a 19 year old, it helped define my vision as an artist: to create socially challenging, tech-driven content that constantly pushes the envelope.
Transferring to the Intensive Production Sequence at the University of Texas, I continued to hone my skills and started directing. My first project was “Let’s Go Arcade,” a short musical set in a hand-made arcade I built with my friends. Totally ambitious and crazy, but easily one of the most rewarding films I’ve worked on.
After graduation, I moved to New York to pursue my Masters of Design and Technology at Parsons. While the experience was totally different from my background in film, it refined my skill set by pushing me to think in terms of strategy and concept. The result? A lean, mean process and the knowledge that a pretty picture is nothing without meaning.
I currently work as an Assistant Editor in Scripted Television and Film in New York City, continuing to learn more about narrative and storytelling. Design wise, I keep my chops up by taking the role as the Creative Director of Death Angeles, a trend clothes apparel line. In my free time, you can often see me out at shows checking out bands or with a camera in hand, taking photos of my friends. I also produce music in Ableton Live and share my work on Bandcamp.