Tell me about your professional situation.
Are you freelancing full-time?
Yes, for more than eleven years starting in 1992 as a camera op at WJYL-26.
What do you consider your best qualities?
A consistent professional appearance, demeanor, and
A sense of humor, a love of learning, and an appreciation for hard work.
At 6'6", I can get shots that would normally be blocked, and work in other high-reach situations, such as projector placement, easily.
I simply want to give you the very best. If your client is impressed, that means more business for both of us. My future depends on growing with you and your clients.
What are your main specialties? What areas could you honestly describe yourself as an advanced or expert level technician.
Camera Operator (ped, eng, hh) for film & hd
Director Of Photography
Presentation Graphics (PowerPoint XP / Photoshop 7.0)
Non Linear Post Production (Media 100 / Avid)
What equipment do you typically work with?
Ikegami HL45, Sony D30/35, DVCAM, HDCAM,
Panasonic and Hitachi video cameras(studio and EFP config)
Canon & Fujinon sports glass
Vinten Vector 70 and other heavyweight sticks
Christie Digital System's Roadie S12, X10, Roadster X4 & X6, Barco Reality 9300s
Sony and Grass Valley Component Switchers and
Folsom ScreenPro Series.
Sony and Panasonic Videocasette Recorders
(BetaSP, SX, Digital Betacam, DVCAM, HDCAM)
Microsoft PowerPoint XP, Adobe Photoshop 6.0, Illustrator, Premiere 6.0, Media 100, Avid Media Composer, Newscutter.
What were the LAST THREE big shows you worked?
Have you worked any sporting events?
IHRA Nationals, ESPN2
Richard Petty Driving Experience
Have you worked with celebrity talent?
Brooks and Dunn
Blue Man Group
James Carville (Political Strategist and Columnist)
Hugh Downs (ABC News, 20/20)
Former President George Bush
Current President George Bush (God Bless America)
Senator John Glenn
The Goo Goo Dolls
Sophie B. Hawkins
Who are your Clients, the people who book you?
Typically I'm booked by account executives, project managers, and labor companies working for television production and staging companies throughout the U.S., and I also have a clients in Hollywood, Hawaii, the Carribean, and the U.K
Are you willing to travel? Under what terms?
I enjoy traveling and am willing to travel if the client provides single-occupancy accomodations, and a daily perdiem to cover some of the out of town expenses. I'm flexible, if all or most of our meals are provided for, then I will usually not ask for perdiem. I'm also flexible on overtime; I don't bill any overtime unless I'm held more than 20 min. into the first hour over. I'll work with you.
What are your plans for the future?
I have a real desire to work on projects that will make a real difference in people's lives. I'm volunteering more of my time to that end, and I'm really looking for a full-time opportunity where I can dedicate all my time to something real, and something meaningful.
I just want to keep having fun providing quality service. That makes it easy to get up in the morning.