I ADD VALUE BEYOND VIDEO AND PHOTO
I’m not always looking through the lens—Isee the big picture, too.I operate with a business mind in startup mode. Why? I was the first and only employee at ActiveJunky.com for a long time. I did all the jobs. Literally. All of the jobs: photographer, videographer, copywriter, editor, marketer, salesman, customer service rep, account manager… they let me try everything! I’m incredibly grateful for those opportunities because they taught me how to deliver results from every angle. Whether you need to launch a product, tell your brand’s story, or recap your event, I understand that there is always a larger goal behind the video and I will help you achieve it. When we work together, your ROI is my ROI.
I EXCEL ON-LOCATION IN ONE-TAKE-ONLY SITUATIONS
I've been fortunate to hone my craft while working with exceptional outdoor athletes in remote, rugged locations around the world. Some projects have pushed me to my physical and emotional limits, and in turn taught me the importance of patience and execution during high-stakes moments. Whether you’ve spent 6 hours climbing a powder-covered mountain to ski a line at sunset or $600k flying your team in from around the country, I understand exactly what “we-only-get-one-shot” truly means, and I deliver on that expectation.
I FLEW REAL PLANES Before drones
These days, anyone can read a few manuals and take a test to get a drone license. My passion for flying, however, is deep-rooted, and it extends back into my childhood. My uncle was a navy pilot and continues to fly for commercial airlines. My favorite movie of all time was/is Top Gun (I've watched it hundreds of times), and I’ve known since I was a kid that flying was in my blood. Something about a bird’s eye view had me hooked.. After college, I followed up on those childhood dreams, and invested in 40+ hours of pilot flight training to get my FAA Private Pilot’s license, and my creative eye naturally transitioned into aerial media.
I'M active in art direction
Simply pressing record is not enough. Many content creators will do what you tell them to do, and only that. I pride myself on taking a hands-on approach. I present ideas to you beforehand,making strategic suggestions and outlining the look and feel of the video with you. Visualizing the story generates our shot-list, which is then tweaked by me in the field to achieve the desired outcome.