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The Hollywood Masters Comes to NETFLIX !

Starting on August 1st, three seasons of The Hollywood Masters will be available for streaming on Netflix! “Personal. Provocative. Hollywood’s greatest successes reveal the secrets behind their careers,” teases IMDB. Alfonso Cuaron, David O. Russell, Sherry Lansing, Judd Apatow, John Singleton, William Friedkin, Michael Mann, James L. Brooks, Billy Bob Thornton, Hans Zimmer, Hilary Swank, Sean […]

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MORE PAWSome Experiences

In addition to my volunteer work at PAWS, I was also contracted to create several promotional and marketing videos for them that I thought I’d share with you here. Last summer I attended the 25th annual PAWSwalk at Marymoor Park to shoot promotional footage of the event.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many […]

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Shooting UW Athletics LIVE – Go Huskies!

Last year my work at UWTV got even more interesting, because in addition to working on the national PBS television show  Well READ (which I really enjoy), I had the opportunity to be a part of the TV crew for UW Huskies Football home games at Husky Stadium. Being on the field was exciting because I got to […]

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Too Busy to Blog!

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve added anything to my blog or updated my website, but I’ve been CRAZY busy all year.  #NOTcomplaining. I’ve been working regularly as part of the UWTV crew, adding camera operator to my list of jobs there.  My ongoing gig with Well READ — seen on over 250 public television stations, covering 84 percent […]

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PAWSome Experiences

Volunteering at PAWS is a great way for me to spend more time doing what I love most — shooting and editing video — while getting my furry animal fix at the same time.  It’s also a way to help animals in need, and what could be better than that? Through my picture-taking at PAWS, I’ve learned the hard way […]

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Are YOU Well Read? … or, “The Best Part of Crewing My 1st National TV Show”

This summer I signed on to be a member of the production crew at UW Video. UW Video, located on the University of Washington Seattle campus, is a complete video production studio with state of the art equipment, professional staff (including me) and technical expertise. When I joined UW Video, my first gig was working […]

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Choice Cuts: My New Editing Reel

Now that I’ve graduated from LMU and have begun to add professional projects to my portfolio, I decided it was a perfect time to update my editing reel. The reel begins with a clip from a Cloud Atlas trailer I created during my early-2015 internship at Mark Woollen & Associates in Los Angeles. The challenge with that project was that […]

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PRIEST 2.0 (Short) Wins First Honors: LAIFF “Best Student Documentary,” NOFI Selection

I just learned that Priest 2.0, the short version of my new documentary about the life and times of Father William James Fulco, is an Official Selection at both the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, where it won “Best Student Documentary,” and the NOFI World Festival of Student and Non-Commercial Films. Forget what the fine people […]

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The Art of Movie Trailers (aka Learning How They Make Magic @ Mark Woollen & Associates)

Fifty Shades of Grey.   Gone Girl.   Birdman.   The Theory of Everything.   Boyhood.   CitizenFour.   The Social Network.   Black Swan.   The Tree of Life. ALL of these wildly diverse Hollywood hits share a wonderful common connection. Have you watched a movie trailer that really drew you in? And, when it was over, you knew you just HAD to see the film? […]

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It’s STRICTLY TEXTUAL

Recently, I took a stab at directing my first rom-com, Strictly Textual — a contemporary look at relationships in our digitally-driven age. This was a shot at going outside my comfort zone, not just in terms of genre, but also in directing a short film written by someone else. It’s one thing when you direct a story you […]

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Interviewing MEL GIBSON at Icon Productions for My New Documentary, PRIEST 2.0

Production on my new documentary, Priest 2.0, is in full swing! For reasons that will become clear soon enough, earlier this month, my crew and I went to Icon Productions in Santa Monica to interview its founder and the director/producer of 2004’s powerful The Passion of the Christ — the one and only, Mel Gibson. Behind-the-scenes tales of the making of The […]

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PLAY DATE – A Short With a Purpose

I’m grateful and proud to have had the opportunity to work on a wonderful film this summer. Currently in post-production, Play Date, is an important film that is trying to make a difference. 5% of all of the fundraising campaign proceeds for this film went directly to the OPCC (Ocean Park Community Center) in Santa […]

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My First DIT Gig on a Feature Film

Film editor Rachel Pearl, one of my past professors from LMU, recommended me to another director this summer. Rachel had gotten me the gig working with her on Courting Chaos last summer, and now this summer we had the chance to work together again. Aminah Bakeer Abdul-Jabbar was directing a feature, Muslimah, and I got […]

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HELL NIGHT (Director’s Cut) Trailer

As soon as my third year at LMU came to an end last month, I got right to work on the “director’s cut” of my 300 film, Hell Night, to submit to film festivals. The version I turned in for my LMU film production class had to be under 10 minutes, forcing a couple of my […]

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The Hell of HELL NIGHT Post-Production

Hell Night, my junior thesis film, is currently in post-production. When I completed the first rough cut of the film — which can’t exceed 10 minutes, including credits — it turned out to be 14 minutes, without credits and the very brief opening scene that I have to re-shoot. I’m very happy and proud of the work, […]

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HELL NIGHT – That’s a Wrap!

I just finished principal photography on my junior thesis film, Hell Night. Or, at least I hope it’s finished. There’s one important and very difficult shot that might not look the way I was hoping it would, so there’s a chance I might shoot it again. Making this film was quite an experience and there […]

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COURTING CHAOS World Premiere

It’s been a busy time, but one of the cool things I was able to do recently was to attend the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival where Courting Chaos had its World Premiere and was named Best Comedy Film of the festival. It was also nominated for the People’s Choice Award and the voting has […]

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My Fall Semester SFTV Film Projects

Last semester was a busy time. I worked on several film projects, for both my cinematography and directing courses, as well as those of my fellow film students. Cinematography — Short Film in 16mm Here is my first cinematography project. The initial assignment was to take seven outdoor stills that told a story. Then, we used those […]

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Standing in for SOA Creator Kurt Sutter on ANARCHY AFTERWORD

In the midst of the first week of Fall classes at LMU, working on Alan Clay’s feature film Courting Chaos, finding out I was nominated and selected to participate in the LMU Regent Mentor Program, and getting involved in the early stages of preparations for Film Outside the Frame 2013, I received an unexpected email from the multi-award […]

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COURTING CHAOS – Crewing on a Feature Film in Venice Beach

On location in Venice Beach – working on a feature film – not a bad way to spend your summer vacation! For the last few weeks I’ve had the privilege of serving as a PA, and even an extra, on the set of New Zealand writer/director Alan Clay’s Courting Chaos. Over the next few weeks, […]

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